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Harihareshwar Tourism

Surrounded by four hills and with river Savitri flowing through the town, Harihareshwar is famous for its temple of Lord Harihareshwar and is a popular weekend beach destination especially for people in Mumbai and Pune.

Harihareshwar comes across as a pleasant surprise with some of the most peaceful and beautiful beaches along the Konkan Coast. The nearby Pushpadri hill and surrounding dense woods only make the beaches more attractive. The name literally translates into the abode of Lord Shiva and the place assumes significant spiritual and religious importance. Harihareshwar's ancient temples also let the visitors view a unique blend of the Indian and Maratha architecture ."

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The Temple Town

Known as the temple town, this place has some beautiful temples you can pay a visit to while in town. Some of the very famous and stunningly crafted temples, including the Kalbhairav temple, Soja Devi Temple and the Shankar temple is a treat to the eyes of all the visitors visiting Harihareshwar for the first time. There are grand festivities which are being held every year in the Kalbhairav temple and the Shankar temple during the time of Shivratri, which attracts a lot of tourists over to the place. Ganesh Vandana is also an important ritual of this location, and thus the Ganesh Gully is one of the most frequently visited locations in the town, which has a 30 feet tall statue of Lord Ganesha.

Restaurants and Local Food in Harihareshwar

Konkani food is the best option here. Authentic Konkani dishes full of flavour and original elements is sure to be enjoyable. One must try the famous and refreshing Kokam Sharbat here. Since this is a temple town, most common eateries are vegetarian, but you will find non-vegetarian menus at a few joints as well as options from a typical North Indian cuisine.
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Suggested Itinerary for Harihareshwar

Day 1: If you make it to the town by morning, freshen up a bit in your hotel and then head out to explore the beautiful place Harihareshwar is. You can visit the major temples of the town on Day 1.

Day 2: Utilise the second day of your trip to head out to the beautiful beaches of the city. Spend either you sunrise or your sunsets in one of those beaches to witness the beauty of these moments. And if all this doesn't make you tired, then head out to roam around the small, beautiful streets of the city to shop for yourself and to remember the parts of this place forever.

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How to Reach Harihareshwar

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The nearest railhead is Mangaon (57 km from Harihareshwar) and is well connected to Pune and Mumbai. The Mumbai airport at a distance of 188 km from this town is the nearest airport. Taxis to Harihareshwar are easily available. The bus service is quite good too. Srivardhan (another major tourist attraction nearby) and Harihareshwar are connected by sea launches, the distance of the travel is about 25 km.

How to reach Harihareshwar by flight

The nearest international airport to Harihreshwar is the Mumbai Airport, located at a distance of about around 195 km. Pune Airport, located at a distance of approximately 175 km from the town can also be an option for the travellers travelling through airways. Take up a private cab or taxi to make your way further to Harihareshwar.

How to reach Harihareshwar by road

The roads to the town are well constructed, and thus the roadways act as a comfortable medium for the tourist planning to visit the city. Private and state buses can be boarded from many major cities in the adjoining areas by to reach Harihareshwar.

How to reach Harihareshwar by train

Mangaon is the nearest railhead located to Harihareshwar, located at a distance of about 60 km from the city. The trains from many cities in the country halt at Mangaon or Pune railway station. You can get down at any one of these stations and then make their way to Harihareshwar by booking a taxi.

How to reach Harihareshwar by waterways

Mumbai port is the nearest port located to Harihareshwar, and thus, is the only station for the people looking to travel through the means of waterways.

Local transport in Harihareshwar

Auto rickshaws are also the main mode of local transport and they are available extensively. Rates are typically negotiable. Covering the town by foot is also possible depending on the weather.

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FAQs on Harihareshwar

What is famous about Harihareshwar?

Harihareshwar is surrounded by beaches on its two sides, thus ensuring your peace of mind and without cutting on your share of fun.

What is not so good about Harihareshwar?

Connectivity might be a problem for people looking forward to visiting the place as the town doesn't have stations of its own and rely on nearby towns for the same.

Who should visit Harihareshwar?

Anyone looking for some peaceful time can head to this surreal place. The place is suitable for all types; families, groups and couples.

What is the best time to visit Harihareshwar?

October to March are the best months to visit Harihareshwar when the hot weather is a bit at rest. The Diwali and Shiv Ratri celebrations during this period along with Ganesh Chaturthi in September can make a visit to Harihareshwar a more enchanting one. The summers are quite warm, followed by a humid monsoon and pleasantly cool winters.
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What is the local food in Harihareshwar?

Konkani food is the best option here. Authentic Konkani dishes full of flavour and original elements is sure to be enjoyable. One must try the famous and refreshing Kokam Sharbat here. Since this is a temple town, most common eateries are vegetarian, but you will find non-vegetarian menus at a few joints as well as options from a typical North Indian cuisine.
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What is the best way to reach Harihareshwar?

The nearest railhead is Mangaon (57 km from Harihareshwar) and is well connected to Pune and Mumbai. The Mumbai airport at a distance of 188 km from this town is the nearest airport. Taxis to Harihareshwar are easily available. The bus service is quite good too. Srivardhan (another major tourist attraction nearby) and Harihareshwar are connected by sea launches, the distance of the travel is about 25 km.
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What are the things to do in Harihareshwar?

The top things to do in Harihareshwar are Harihareshwar Beach, Kalbhairav Temple, Ganesh Gully, Diveagar Beach, Bagmandala, Shopping in Harihareshwar. You can see all the places to visit in Harihareshwar here

What are the places near Harihareshwar?

The top places near to Harihareshwar are Mahabaleshwar which is 67 km from Harihareshwar, Murud janjira which is located 34 km from Harihareshwar, Alibag which is located 75 km from Harihareshwar, Diveagar which is located 19 km from Harihareshwar, Lavasa which is located 68 km from Harihareshwar

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Devyani Chandra

4 years ago
- Avoid visiting this place during summers as even a walk on the beach seems unbearable.
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