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Shriwardhan/Shrivardhan (श्रीवर्धन)

Shrivardhan which means "increase of prosperity", is a city in the Raigad district of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Shrivardhan also Srivardhan is an ancient place of historical importance and is mentioned as being visited by Arjuna Pandav in his is well known place for traders in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries under Ahmadnagar and afterwards under Bijapur shrivardhan was a port of consequence.

Places of Interest


One of the finest sea shores in India, Harihareshwar is a nice tourist destination located in the Konkan coast in Maharashtra. Harihareshwar is renowned for its tranquility and picturesque beach. Harihareshwar is also known as Dakshin Kashi by virtue of its importance in the spiritual arena of India, especially with an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Harihareshwar, as the name suggest is an abode of Lord Shiva.

The city Shrivardhan nearby to Harihareshwar is connected to the city by sea as well. The tourists who like to enjoy the marvelous travel by water can opt for the launches to reach Harihareshwar from Shrivardhan. A hill known as Harihar or Pushpadri closer to the Harihareshwar beach encloses the natural beauty in its full glow. The hill adds the beauty of the beach with its lush green thick vegetation.


The village of Diveagar is a popular tourist destination in the Indian state of Maharashtra. This village is a quaint little place that is located in the Raigad district in the state.

The village of Diveagar is mainly famous for its beach, which is a very beautiful and serene location that is not to crowded and infested with tourists. For this reason, if you’re looking to spend some quiet time in a pristine beach, at peace with yourself, Diveagar beach is the place for you.

Kondivli Beach

If the beaches along Srivardhan are marvelous then the adventure sports available at the Kondivili beach are out of this world. Situated at almost 4-5 km from Srivardhan the Kondivli beach simply refuses to be faithful to the general definition of a beach.

The long soft white sand beach has been remarkably spruced up to realise the dreams of every Water Sports adventure buff. Kondivili beach is just the option if you are wondering how it feels to cut the waves at 100 mile an hour or Para glide on the surf or even surfing on the clear water waves of Kondivili. The adventure doesn’t start at the beach actually, one has the option of trekking down the lovely cliffs of Shrivardhan.


The land of Shrivardhan has been aptly called the land of temples and beaches, for the number of temples and the history they represent are mind-boggling. As example the temple of Kusumeswar temple can be sighted as another link in the long chain of temples spread across the roaring Arabian Sea.

The other temples such as Bhairav and Jivaneshwar also coexist the area. The Kushmeshwar temple has several attention-warranting delicate stone carvings and the temples itself is surrounded by lush green valley of Kushmeshwar hills. There is another of those wonderful prehistoric architectural marvel at Devkul village approximately 9 km away.

Shankar Temple

The route to spiritualism goes through many doors and as we leave the Somaja Devi Temple we encounter the Shankar Temple. This ancient Mahadev (Shankar) 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.

It is believed that anybody fasting and praying for all the 4 consecutive Mondays during Shravan Month (Hindu Calendar Month) would be blessed by the Godly couple and would have the fortune of even witnessing them in flesh and blood. The temple is primeval of Pandav era.

Somaja Devi Temple

If we talk about Gods and Temples can miracles be left behind. Enter the exceptional Somaja Devi Mandir (Temple) where despite of the unbelievable claim of "Venom Neutralisation" it is pretty common to see serpentine queues of snake bite victims requesting the Goddess to extract the venom from them body and heal them. Tall claims, one may think but the confidence, faith and conviction with which the victims pray and undertake the arduous Pradakshinaas/ Dandvat (Circumventing the temple lying flat on stomach) is to be seen to be believed. There are stories abound of how patients rejected by pronounced Doctors have been miraculously cured by the blessings of Goddess Somaja.

Kalbhairav Temple

Kalbhairav Temple in Harihareshwar is one of the ancient renowned temples in Maharashtra. The main deity enshrines the temple is Lord Shiva. Kalabhairava, a lord of all manthrasastras, is also placed as one of the idols. Legends associated with the temple say that Lord Shiva created Kalabhairava and blessed him with all manthras.

The architectural style of the temple is attractive. Temple Yogeshwari known as Dakshin Kashi is located in the premises. In most of the special occasions like Mahashivarathri, one can view long queues for Darshan. Cool breeze from the Harihareshwar beach makes the temple premises a nice place to relax as well.

Ganesh Gully

Ganesh gully as the name suggest is a culvert which is very narrow of about 3 feet wide in between two hard Rocky Mountains. It is believed that at the end of the culvert, there is a holy niche, a place where Lord Ganesh Idol is placed. The niche is about 30 feet under water and it is assumed that during the tidal periods one can observe the Ganesh idol placed perfectly at the niche.

Many tourists visit this place to have a glimpse of the Ganesh Idol. The place Ganesh gully itself is in the backdrop of natural beauty and calm smoothening winds.


Bagmandala is a lovely small village a few miles away from the holy city of Harihareshwar. This is the place where the Peshwa (Prime Minister) of the Maratha Kingdom lived for many years. Bagmandala carries the legacy of Peshawa in a Peshwa Smarak as well as in an ancient fort named as Bankot fort.

The prime attraction of the Bagmandala is the jungle jetty (sea harbor in the forest). This small port ferries the local people across the Bagmandala creek. Those who like for a ferry travel can cross over Bankot fort and enter the nearby Ratnagiri fort.

Lord Suvarnaganesha Temple

Hotels in Shrivardhan

One of the very peaceful and quiet Family Hotels in Shriwardhan. Out of many hotels in Shrivardhan, one of the best hotels your family can feel and enjoy the comfort of nature is Savli Resort. Hotels in Shrivardhan have a very unique village type style and Savli Resort is one of it where you can feel at peace.

Konkan / Kokan

Shrivardhan (Savli Resort / Hotel) is situated in the Raigad district of the Konkan (कॉंकण) region, also called the Konkan Coast or Karavali. Raigad district of Konkan region is a rugged section of the western coastline of India which starts from Thane district and ends at Mangalore. Raigad is famous for its clean and natural beaches, its coastline, the konkani food (fish), cocunut trees, waterfalls and lush green valleys. Its is fast emerging as the favourite tourist destination.

Residents of Konkan and their descendants are called Konkanis. The name may also refer specifically to the Konkani people, ethnic group of the region; most of whom speak the Konkani, Marathi and Malavani language.