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Shrivardhan beach is in the Raigad district on the Konkan in Maharashtra.

The beach looks calm and serene and has a nice walkway built by the municaplity.

But don’t be fooled by the calmness of this beach, as there are plenty of things to do here! You can try para-gliding, speed boats, or even ride a motorbike on the sand. Of course, you can always stick to the classic beach activity of swimming in the calm waters. Plus, there are some amazing beach resorts here that offer not just beautiful swimming pool facilities but also scenic landscape-fringed complexes and congenial room services. So you can even spend your time enjoying your favorite novel poolside.

The local shops here also offer some delicious snacks, perfect for a quick bite on the go. And let’s not forget the sunset photoshoots! This beach is famous for its stunning sunset views, making it the ideal location for a romantic walk with your loved ones.

If you have time, you can even visit the neighboring beaches of Harihareswar and Divegarh to make it a full beach-hopping experience. Just make sure to avoid the weekends, as it can get crowded.

And the best part? This beach is family-friendly, with no alcohol allowed on the premises. So grab some Chai, Maggie, and special Coconut water from the outside beach and enjoy a fun-filled day with your loved ones. This beach is a must-visit, and you’ll surely love it!

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

The taluka of Shriwardhan is an ancient place of historical importance and is mentioned as being visited by Arjuna Pandav in his pilgrimage. It was an important port in the past, well known to traders of Ahmednagar and Bijapur in the 16th and 17th centuries. It appears in the accounts of leading European travellers, for example, Ziffardan. In 1538, Dom Joao de Castro described it as having little water under the pier at low tide, but that the interior of the city was large and roomy. It is notable as the birthplace of Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa (1713–1720) who was the Deshmukh of the town, where there is now a monument to him. In 1713, Shriwardhan was one of the sixteen fortified places in the Konkan ceded by Balaji Vishwanath Peshwa to Kanhoji Angre of Kolaba. Balaji was the first Peshwa of Maratha Empire appointed by Chhatrapati Shahu, grandson of Chhatrapati Shivaji

Shrivardhan is one of the oldest towns in Maharashtra. It is a town of Peshwas. The Bhat Deshmukhs of Shrivardhan – later popularly known as Peshwas – witnessed the rise and the fall of Marathas after the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj period. Though the capital of Peshwas was Pune, the actual institution of Peshwa (prime-ministership under a symbolic king) was born in Shrivardhan in 1713. Balaji Vishwanath (the first Peshwa) took control of the position and gained de facto rule in the Maratha empire under the now-symbolic rule of the Chatrapati king. The Peshwas administered the Maratha kingdom for more than 100 years, a period which ended in 1818 following the defeat of the last Peshwa in the Third Anglo-Maratha War. The third Peshwa, Balaji Bajirao, built a huge house here in 1750, which has recently been renovated. The statue of Balaji Vishwanath was also installed here in 1988.

The temple in the town – Shri Laxminarayan Temple – is the main temple of Peshwas. The idol in the temple is quite old and is said to be of Hoysala architecture style. The other temples in the town are of Kusumdevi, Somjai, Bhairavnath and Jivaneshwar.

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