Harihareshwar, India, a serene, calm beautiful small town is a place of tranquility etched along the Konkan border in Maharashtra. This little place is nearly 200 kms. from Mumbai. Harihareshwar is a great weekend getaway to relax for the busy and workaholic Mumbaikars.
From Pune to Harihareshwar the road stretch is approximately 140 kms. One of the best features of this place is that it combines your religious and rejuvenating trip at the same time – that is, this place is known for its temple along the seashore. It also boasts of silent and clean beaches with shallow waters. The nearest place to Harihareshwar is called Shrivardhan. Shrivarshan can also be visited along with Harihareshwar as it has a long clean beach as well.
Harihareshwar is popularly known as Kashi of Southern India. Harihareshwar is surrounded by four holy hills named as Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri. The temple is situated near these hills and it consists of idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Maheshwara. It was in the 16th century that these temples were constructed. It also consists of idol of Goddess Parvati. There are other temples in the vicinity too. These temples are of Shri Kalbhairav and Shri Yogeshwari.
What is truly enticing about Harihareshwar is that the place offers one of the most splendid mélange – deep dark woods, unruffled and silent seashore, pristine beaches and lovely temples by the beach side.
Harihareshwar offers good places to stay and there are lot many hotels and resorts to your comfort. Resorts in Harihareshwar offer all kinds of facilities to the comfort of the visitor. For visitors interested in trekking and boating, the facilities can be organized on a prior request. There are a lot of other places near Harihareshwar that can also be visited. Harihareshwar is indeed a great weekend getaway for the whole family.
Harihareshwar is famous for a temple on the seashore. It is through this temple that Harihareshwar came to be known as a tourist destination. Popularly, Harihareshwar is known as ‘Kashi’ of Southern India. The place invites religious people as well as the adventure seekers.
There are many hotels and resorts in Harihareshwar that offer comfortable stay. The place here in Harihareshwar is surrounded by four holy hills named as Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri. The temple is situated near these hills and it consists of idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Maheshwara.
It was in the 16th century that these temples were constructed. It also consists of idol of Devi Parvati. There are other temples that tourist visit along with the temple of Harihareshwar. These temples are of Shri Kalbhairav and Shri Yogeshwari.
The temple of Harihareshwar is a ten minute walk from Harihareswar beach. There some steps that one needs to climb to reach the temple. During the rainy season, these steps become moist and there are chances to slip. Hence adequate safety should be ensured while climbing these steps. The temple is extremely calm and silent and is indeed a great place for prayer and meditation and remembering the creator of the nature. People come up here and offer ‘Pradakshina’ (prayers and rituals). The beach view from the temple is breathtaking.
Harihareshwar is often referred to as Devghar or house of God because towards the north is the temple of Harihareshwar which is said to have been blessed by Lord Vishnu. Even the sacred river Savitri enters the sea from the town of Harihareshwar.
In fact the whole town of Harihareshwar is known for its tranquility, silent winds and picturesque images. Devotees from all around the country come here to experience God and offer their prayers to the almighty. When this is coupled with a beach-and-a-resort type of a holiday, it almost become like a dual holiday package for the same amount!
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