Weekend Getaway Diveagar

Weekend Getaway from Pune Diveagar
Divagar is the closest beach to Pune. This is coastal Konkan about 160 KM from Pune.  Its a small village densly coverd by coconut and betel nut trees. Diveagar has a 6 KM long beach. The beach contains a number of Suru trees(cassurina), 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. Another major attraction in Diveagar village is a temple of Lord Ganesh Suvarna Ganesh. It has an idol which is made of pure gold. This idol was discovered by Mrs Patil, a few decades back buried along with other treasure in a thick copper trunk in her betel farm. Diveagar is a popular beach destination along with nearby towns of Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar.
There are quite a few resorts in Divegar some of them are Srushti Villa  they provide rooms at reasonable price morning tea, breakfast lunch and dinner is also provided. Anand Yatri  is another wadi cum resort and they too provide rooms at reasonable price. Some of the high end resorts are Exotica Retreat, Prathamesh Holiday resort, Woodland Resorts
Getting to Diveagar Via Tamhini Ghat
Pune to Diveagar Driving Directions
Aapprox 165 km Road map: Pune – Chandani Chauk – Paud – Mulshi – Dongarwadi – Tamhini Ghat – Vile – Nijampur – Mangaon – Lonere Phata – Goregaon – Mhasala – Arathi Road Junction – Shrivardhan Diveagar. There are 2 ghats to cross.

Diveagar Nearby Attractions:
Srivardhan Beach
Harihareshwar located at only 18 kms. from Srivardhan is also a beautiful place with
with an ancient Shiv Temple and Kalbhairav Temple situated on the beach.
The Kuda caves near Tale are also worth your visit but are slightly off the road. Kuda (T. Manganv 18°55′ N. 73°35′ E; P. 673; RS. Mumbra 96 m.) Visiting Kuda while coming to Srivardhan is more convenient as it is on the way to Mhasala near Mangaon. The view of the sea from the caves is awesome.
Murud Janjira Fort, don’t miss the boat ride form dhigi to Murud Janjira fort.

External Links:
Suvarnaganesha Temple Divegar
Maharashtra Government Website Kuda Caves
Kuda Caves Pictures
Kuda Caves Art
Kuda Caves Weblog
Raigad District Map

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