Let’s take a sojourn at the naturally gifted piece of land in the Konkan region, called Diveagar. This is a small village beautifully tucked amidst thick, cool cover of swaying palm trees and betel nut trees, best known for the Golden-Ganesh Temple, Rupnarayan Temple, Uttareshwar Temple, clean and tranquil beaches, fishing settlement, exquisite Konkani cuisine and mouth-watering varieties of sea food. Naturally it has emerged as one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Maharashtra. Being one of the hot tourist attractions in Maharashtra there are some beautiful beach resorts, home-stays etc coming up in the area.
This mesmerising locale in Shrivardhan Taluka, Dist. Raigad, is easily accessible from cities like Mumbai and Pune. It is approximately 170 km. away from Mumbai on the South. This place can be reached from Pune as well and the nearest convenient route is through Tamhini Ghat. From Pune it takes around 5 hrs, by car to reach this beautiful location. Diveagar is surrounded by number of scenic beaches like Velas, Shrivardhan, Murud Janjira, Alibaug, Karle, Harihareshwar and Velneshwar. The place offers best accommodation facilities in the form of resorts, cottages, motels and private bungalow apartments for spending a memorable weekend.
Apart from Diveagar, places like Murud Janjira, Harihareshwar, and Srivardhan promise the best tourist experience. These tourist destinations have great historical background. The Sea-fort of Murud-Janjira was once known to be an impregnable fort. Shrivardhan also has distinct historical significance because it is the birth-place of one of the most dynamic Peshwa of Maratha empire, Balaji Vishwanath. Village Velas has come to light in the recent times for annual turtle festival. This has become great tourist attraction because different species of turtles visit the beach during their breeding season. Prominent amongst them is Olive Ridley.
Harishareshwar is one of the prominent religious place in the vicinity known for beautiful Shiva Temple and Kal-bhairav temple. The Suvarna-Ganesh Temple is the most popular shrine of devotees visiting Diveagar. This temple had the Ganesh Murti made of gold, weighing up to approximately 8 kg. In the recent times, however, it was stolen and believed to be melted. Yet the temple still remains as popular tourist spot in Diveagar.
All in all if you stay closeby and are looking for a weekend getaway Diveagar is the place to be at. Being a tourist attraction the place has beautiful beach resorts, villas and cottages. You can stay indoors and enjoy at your resort or be outdoors. There are some really beautiful beaches with various water activities and also many beautiful temples if you wish to visit any.