If you are looking for a relaxing long weekend along the beach then visit Srivardhan & Harihareshwar. A subtle place to chill, relax and spend time with friends/family. We were a group of 8 friends who went on this backpacking trip starting from Pune in our Maruti Ertiga. Lots of sights to see along the way to Srivardhan which would indulge any avid photographer & traveller. Srivardhan is not a tidy beach, however the view is breathtaking. We stayed at Subhan Beach Resort which is a so-so place. Nothing too fancy however, it doesn't have anything special to boast about. A decent stay on the beach was what we got. Sunsets are a absolute bliss on this beach. We were lucky enough to witness some rain and lightening and man does it light the skies up ! Day 2 was when we decided to visit Harihareshwar which is a 25km ride from our resort. It was a rainy day, and we got to witness the best of it, winds and rains lashing throught, it was a fun drive till the entrance of the Harihareshwar Temple. The beach is just adjoining the temple and it was a spectacular view, you can ofcourse walk down to the rocky shoreline. We got to witness a dolphin and a calf having a casual swim along with a short glimpse of a tornado in formation. Finally when we thought all was over, we saw a cloudburst which was by far the most amazing thing we have ever seen. By sunset we were back to our resort at Srivardhan and the next day back to Mumbai. A great trip altogether !
Places of Interest: Hotel Moonshine (excellent food all round), Harihareshwar Beach (go on the shoreline, you might get to see the dolphins)