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Located in the Konkan Coast of Maharashtra, Harihareshwar has one of the best beaches of India. Known for its serene and panoramic beauty, it is also known as Dakshin Kashi, as it is the house of an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. The name Harihareshwar means the “Abode of Lord Shiva.”
As per the historians, the city of Harihareshwar is closely related to Shivaji and also with the very first Bajirao Peshwa. It is believed that he visited the place in 1723. The ancient temple is the main highlight here, which mesmerizes tourists with its spectacular beauty. A predominance of the Maratha style of construction can be seen in this temple. It is the perfect blend of Maratha style and other styles of Indian architecture, which helped Harihareshwar, attain a renowned position on the tourist map of India. The sculptures on the walls of these temples are another attraction, which depict the Hindu epics and are the finest examples of the great art work of yesteryears.
Harihareshwar can be reached easily from the city of Shrivardhan through sea. This is an amazing way to enjoy the beauty of the whole area. Another must visit place of Harihareshwar is a popular hill, known as the Harihar or Pushpadri, which is located near to the beach. It is the place from where you can enjoy the beauty of this place at its fullest. The serene water, along with the background of lush green hills, will surely leave you spellbound.
Harihareshwar attracts large number of tourists throughout the year. It is the perfect location for those who want to spend some time away from the hectic life of the city. Truly, Harihareshwar is the best place to spend your vacation close to nature, among temples, beaches and dense forests.