Shrivardhan

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Shrivardhan which means "increase of prosperity", is a city in the Raigad district of Maharashtra.


Understand[edit]

Srivardhan (taluka) is an ancient place of historical importance and is mentioned as being visited by Arjuna Pandav in his pilgrimage.It is well known place for traders in the past.In sixteenth and seventeenth centuries under Ahmadnagar and afterwards under Bijapur shrivardhan was a port of consequence. It appears in the accounts of leading European travellers as Ziffardan. In 1538 Dom Joao de Castro described it as with little water in the pier at low tide but inside large and roomy. [Primeiro Roteiro da Costa da India, 47.] It is notable as the birth-place of Balaji Visvanath , the first Pesva (1713-1720) who was the desmukh of the town. In 1713 Srivardhan was one of the sixteen fortified places in the Konkan ceded by Balaji Visvanath Pesva to Kanhoji Ahgre of Kolaba.Balaji was the first Peshwa of Maratha Empire appointed by Chhatrapati Shahu.

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By Car[edit]

  • Mumbai, 185 Kms via roads; Route: Mumbai -Panvel -Pen -Kolad -Mangaon (Take right turn after 500mtrs of ST stand) -Mhasla-Shrivardhan
  • Pune, 165 Kms via roads; Route: Pune -Paud -Mulashi -Tamhini -Vile MIDC -Mangaon (Take right turn after 500mtrs of ST stand) -Mhasla -Shrivardhan.
  • Kolhapur, 250 Kms via roads; Route: Kolhapur -Karad -Satara -Wai -Mahabaleshwar -Poladpur -Mahad -Goregaon -Mhasla -Shrivardhan.

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Srivardhan Panorama.jpg

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.

Apart from Kondivili beach you can also go to Dive Agar or Harihareshwar which are villages near by the Taluka place Shrivardhan which is the main town in Shrivardhan Tehsil.

Do[edit][add listing]

Visit the birth place of Balaji Vishwanath, Peshave Lane, Shrivardhan.

Visit various temples from the town. Understand the culture, people and nature.

Witness the sunset from Shrivardhan beach. Take a walk on the golden sand on beach. Play various water sports.

Visit local market.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Subhan Beach Resort, Kalcha Jivana, [1]. Subhan beach resort is on the Shrivardhan beach  edit
  • Savli Resort Shriwardhan, Shriwardhan (Juneshwar Pakhadi), 9869315145/02147222080, [2]. checkin: 7am to 11 pm; checkout: 11 am. 800.  edit

Contact[edit]

Emergency

Government Hospital: 02147-222329

Police Station: 02147-222228

Get out[edit]

You can get out to various directions

  • Kelashi/Dapoli/Guhagar: Go ahead from HariHareshwar and you will get a boat service(passengers along vehicles) to go to other end of the backwater. After crossing it, you are in Ratnagiri District. Kelashi is approx. 20km from here.
  • Murud-Janjira/Kashid Beach/Alibaug: Go ahead from Diveagar towards Dighi port(30km from Shrivardhan). After crossing the backwaters you will be in Murud-Janjira.
  • Raigad Fort: Raigad fort is near to Mahad (on NH17). About 2 hours drive from Shrivardhan.




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