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How to reach Harihareshwar:
By Air: The nearest international airport to Harihareshwar is the Mumbai Airport, located at about around 195 km.
Pune Airport, located at approximately 175 km from this tiny village town can also be an option for the travelers travelling through airways. Take up a private cab or taxi to make your way further to Harihareshwar.
By Road: About 200 km from Mumbai ; around 150 kms from Panvel, the roads are mostly good except for a few patches, making it about a 4-hours' drive. The drive is quite scenic and thus, Harihareshwar is an easy weekend escape from the ever-bustling city of Mumbai.
By Train: Mangaon is the nearest rail head to Harihareshwar.
By Waterways: Mumbai port is the nearest port located to Harihareshwar, and thus, is the only station for the people looking to travel through the means of waterways.
When to visit Harihareshwar:
October -March is the best time to visit Harihareshwar.
Harihareshwar in summer (March - May) may not be the best option. Due to hot weather and extreme climatic conditions, you may get uncomfortable to explore the city.
Monsoon in this region can be your second-best choice for a visit to Harihareshwar.
Where to stay in Harihareshwar:
There are many budgeted resorts to stay in Harihareshwar.
- One of the excellent resort is MTDC Holiday Resort Harihareshwar, It is part of the "Maharashtra Tourism" chain of hotels in India. Advance on-line booking is recommended.
- Suyog Kinara Resort is highly recommended for a budget stay with very close to the beach and the temple with ample parking facilities (we stayed here ) .
- Harihareshwar Beach Resort and Greengate Harihareshwar Resort are also recommended for a weekend stay.
So over-all, weekend trip to Harihareshwar was fantastic for us !!!
I would always encourage anybody , who wants to do some soul-searching , or wants to take a binge break, to definitely visit this tiny beach town.