About Shrivardhan

Shrivardhan or Shriwardhan is a taluka, city, and municipal council in the Raigad district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It has developed into a seaside resort, along with the nearby town of Harihareshwar, which also has a Shiva temple. Located on a peninsula, the town itself boasts many beaches, in addition to proximity to numerous other beach destinations such as Diveagar Beach and Kondivali Beach. People from across Maharashtra come to Shrivardhan and the nearby beaches all year round. The taluka of Shriwardhan is an ancient place of historical importance and is mentioned as being visited by Arjuna Pandav in his pilgrimage. It was an important port in the past, well known to traders of Ahmednagar and Bijapur in the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1538, Dom Joao de Castro described it as having little water under the pier at low tide, but that the interior of the city was large and roomy. It is notable as the birthplace of Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa who was the Deshmukh of the town, where there is now a monument to him.
Harihareshwar Beach

Harihareshwar alone has two beaches one straight beach about 2.4 km long in front of Harihareshwar Temple, and the other beach is about 2 km in an L shape just in front of MTDC Resort. Harihareshwar is an evergreen place and one may visit it in any season.
Diveagar Beach

Diveagar beach contains a number of suru trees (Casuarina), which are common to coastal Maharashtra. The access to the beach has a dense cover of belu trees, which are otherwise uncommon in the area. Diveagar is a popular beach destination from the nearby towns of Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar.
Harihareshwar Town

Harihareshwar is a town in the Raigad district and is surrounded by three hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, and Pushpadri. The river Savitri enters the Arabian Sea from the town of Harihareshwar.
Peshwa Memorial

Peshwa Memorial was built in honour of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire. The statue of Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa, was built in 1988.
Kondivali Beach

Kondivali Beach is located 5 km from Shrivardhan and is known for water sport adventure activities available here.
Ganesh Gully

Ganesh Gully Place of Worship and the Ganesh idol is submerged 30 feet under the water.
Bagmandala Village

Bagmandala is a village in Shrivardhan Taluka and belongs to Konkan region. Bagmandala is surrounded by Mhasala Taluka towards North, Mandangad Taluka towards East, Dapoli Taluka towards South, Tala Taluka towards North.
Shankar Temple

This ancient Mahadev mandir is devoted to Lord Shiva and his Goddess wife Parvati. The temple bores an ancient look and is believed to be as old as Srivardhan. The royal Bull Nandi guards his master inside by blocking the entrance to the temple. The idols of the Lord, his wife Parvati, and Nandi the bull are wonderfully lifelike
Bankot Fort

Bankot fort was known to be under the control of Adilshahi and later in 1548, the Portuguese took control over it. Later, Marathas, under the able leadership of the great Kanhoji Angre, took control over Bankot. They rechristened the fort as Himmatgad. It is a historical place because it was the first residency in the Southern part of the Konkan coast of British.
Best Time To Visit Shrivardhan

Shrivardhan is a year-round destination, however, the months from October to March are considered to be the best months to pay a visit to this beach town. The summer season of this region is blistering with the highest temperature of 39°C. Sometimes, it also decreases up to 20°C. The monsoons start from the month of June and end in September. One will surely enjoy the frequent rainfall here. It is considered a good time to visit Shrivardhan. Winters in the region last from December to February. Temperature ranges between 15°C to 31°C. Because of such pleasing weather along with the cool nights, tourists take this period as the best season to visit Shrivardhan.

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