Best time to visitN/A
Things to dobeaches
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends, Couples
Rank1 out of 3 attractions in Diveagar
This is a beach town and also a place of worship. The Diveagar Beach is known for its clean sands and white waters. There is not much you can do or explore here but this place is still a very popular weekend getaway especially for Mumbaikars. The Suvarna Ganesha Temple is a famous place of worship and also has an interesting story behind it. Once when there was nothing over here, a lady farmer named Pratibha was busy in her daily work. While ploughing the field she got a copper box which was buried deep down and came up due to repeated ploughing. Inside this box was an idol of Lord Ganesha covered completely with gold and also withe a mask made of gold. The idol weighed about 12 kg. There was then built the temple of the Suvarna Ganesha which is still very popular.
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The next morning we woke up and left for the beach which was almost 10 min away.We were stunned by the view at first glance, clean water, bright white sand, the calmness and the cold breeze. All in all we knew it was a right decision to come to Diveagar. Took off our t-shirts and ran straight to the sea. The water was too cold and the waves were huge. You could actually try your hands on surfing over there, the waves are that big and looks amazing. Don’t know if this was due to the earthquake that had happened a day before somewhere in the Arabian sea, but all in all we had lots of fun. Went back home took some rest, and then went for some booze shopping. Just a heads up on the situation there are no wine shops in Diveagar, the only way to get alcohol is through 2 bars which provide alcohol based on bar rates even if you buy them for parcel due to which we had to seattle for McDowells Whisky. Even though we had a budget of Blenders Pride we could only manage to buy :( The night ended with party, music and dance all over.
By 6pm we reached Harihareshwar. Visited the temple, and moved to see the sunset. Its a small hike starts from the back of the temple across the hill, then we need to get down from the below point to see the best ever sunset.
The locals will always give u amazing support even if u dont speak their language. The ride from Shrivardhan to Diveagar is through a thick forest and then u drive along the beach. It takes a little over an hour to reach Diveagar. The village is a beautiful spot between hills and ocean. Its not a place where you find big hotels and well finished roads. The local villagers have converted their homes into well furnished motels and the best part...you get to eat the best sea food ever. The place is so embedded in purity and chastity, its so unpolluted and clean, its so nice to escape the rush of the city and get in touch with roots. The village has many motels and they give you home made food cooked. You can stroll down the lanes of the village to find the relaxed rural life. The clean air and silent ambience is great.The beach of Diveagar is a Jackpot for people who love water sports and they are dirt cheap. The Locals organise them and they can arrange packages for these sports and you can contact them in motels itself. The beach is beautiful and not over polluted or populated.The spine-chilling water sports is definetly for people who can brave them.
Diveagar: The queen beach of them all, I can never stop recounting the beauty of this beach. An immensity of a stretch, time just passes by as you watch the slow activities unravelling around you. On a windy day, you can actually see the fine white sands scurrying along the beach and forming wavy striations on the long sandy expanses. One of the most fecund beaches in the state in terms of tiny marine life, a plunge in the clear waters is a must. Finish your dip with some fresh off the tree coconut waters and spicy fish fry at one of the many shacks close to the beach. For the devoutly theistic ones, there’s a popular temple nearby dedicated to Ganesha. Distance: Roughly 200 km from Mumbai Where to stay: Plenty of homestay options along with resorts such as the Exotica and the Pearl. It would be a good suggestion to book in advance especially on long weekends, as this place is gradually increasing in popularity What else: There are quite a few temples around Diveagar (the Ganesha temple being the most popular). Harihareshwar and Srivardhan are other options lying south within 50 kms
From there our first destination was Diveagar, the divine gate(so as it means), a small coastal village with a long 4 kms of serene beach-line. Quite a few options were available in terms of water sports activities.The sleepy village is dotted with innumerable home stays, hotels and restaurants. I was surprised to see a luxury resort apart from the MTDC owned retreat which lies just by the beach. You can have an affordable home stay for as low as 500 and that too not very far away. The surrounding areas are well dotted by arecacnut trees(supari) which give the place a charm in itself. We couldn't stop ourselves from getting into the sea with the sun setting into it as if the place was a painting! You won't find people swarming to these beaches may be because these are still waiting to get explored by many. We were into the sea till it got a little dark and it seemed we are the last ones left out there. While returning to our stay we couldn't even spot the few snack shops which were set up by the villagers during the day time. The noise of the sea waves were so clearly evident. After taking a quick bath we decided to make our night stay a bit drunken but couldn't find the resources! After asking some fellow travellers we came to know about the place, Borle, 2 Kms from Diveagar, to get our drinks. Reaching there I was taken aback by the width of choices we could have in terms of the drinks. Needless to say that the night was long and we had a good sleep.
The locals will always give u amazing support even if u dont speak their language. The ride from Shrivardhan to Diveagar is through a thick forest ...and then u drive along the beach . It takes a little over an hour to reach Diveagar. The village is a beautiful spot between hills and ocean. Its not a place where u find big hotels and well finished roads. The local villagers have converted their homes into well furnished motels and the best part...u get to eat the best sea food ever. The place is so embedded in purity and chastity , its so unpolluted and clean , its so nice to escape the rush of the city and get in touch with roots . The village has many motels and they give u home made food cooked. You can stroll down the lanes of the village to find the relaxed rural life. The clean air and silent ambience is great. The beach of Diveagar is a Jackpot for people who love water sports and they are dirt cheap. The Locals organise them and they can arrange packages for these sports and u can contact them in motels itself. The beach is beautiful and not over polluted or populated. U can have hell lot of time and time passes like sand from ur hand. The spine-chilling water sports is definetly for people who can brave them ( I like my feet firmly on the ground).
If you are planning to travel along the coastal road from Diveagar, then head towards the Diveagar Beach Road. The road is surrounded by coconut orchards and at the end of the village, we came upon a beautiful old bridge.
We started off quite late as my mother was in no mood to hurry-up, keeping it lazy is her idea of a perfect holiday. The destination we embarked on was, Diveagar. It is a small Konkani coastal town in Raigad district of Maharashtra state. It is about 170 km from my place and it takes about 4 hours to reach.
We reached Diveagar at around 12noon and although the beach was not too crowded there were more people than we expected. Frankly, we thought it would be a little more peaceful so we decided to move ahead after 30-45mins. You'll get some snacky things to munch on the beach if you wanna hang out more.
A new year brings a new start to your life. The calendar changes and so does the time. This was my first time that I was working, that too on a new years eve. So what better way to start the year by taking a trip with your mom and cousin, and to escape all the hustle and chaos in your life.So it was my mom's first visit to Pune for me, and I wanted to make her experience a randomly happy one with loads of memories to look back to. So what's better than taking a trip to the beach side! Oh wait...a clean, calm and beautiful beach side!! That made Diveagar an easy choice.Diveagar is a small village on the western coast and is a part of Raigad district in Maharashtra. The ride from Pune takes about 5 hours and is mostly a mountain ride. If you love speed though, this journey is not for you. The traffic on the way is almost none and you can enjoy the view of the ghats. The road is okay.
A canopy of coconut and palm trees on the way to the beach The path to the beach was interesting. There were huge sprawling mansions, guest houses and a banana and coconut plantation on the other, resulting in a nice canopy over our head. The farm was blocked from the road but there were a few holes through which we could scurry in and wander about, soaking in the neatly spaced trees, the irrigation system and the sudden colour from flowers. The entrance to the beach was to put it kindly, scary. It looked like someone had set the trees on fire, and with their burn out spindly branches, they looked like burned out corpses. The beach was worth it. Barring certain spots which were filled with weird assortment of horses, camels, dogs, coconut vendors and small motorised cars, the rest was empty. All life- people and animals- seemed to converge at one spot. The lack of people proved to be a blessing. We could roam around undisturbed. It was low tide when we reached; the water was cool and the waves gently lapped around our ankles. We sat and watched the sun go down, scaring away little crabs that had covered the beach with millions of holes.By 7pm, remembering our hostess’ warning to be back early, we headed back. The roads were empty, we had just our shadows for company and all that we could hear were crickets and stray dogs howling. In old films this would have been the time some unwanted creature would make a sudden appearance. We were, however, more afraid of being stopped and questioned for being out ‘late’. At that hour, most of the home-stays appeared closed for dinner. A few polite inquiries were made standing at the gates of a couple of places. It was only after stressing that we were indeed there to eat, were we allowed in. The food luckily made up for the slightly hostile reception. It was delicious in a way that all home-cooked food is, made with generous helpings of coconut and kokum and simple spices. My friend had a vegetarian thali; it consisted of beans in gravy, potatoes and capsicum sabji, dal, fluffy rotis and white rice.
A phone call at about four o'clock in the morning is usually not for good news. But that call from a friend was just not an ordinary one. It brought a good news of an unplanned trip to an unknown place called Diveagar in Raigad district of Maharashtra. Within half an hour I packed my backpack and set out on the journey. After a brief halt for delicious roadside breakfast and tea, we continued through the Maharashtra State Highway as we were a bunch of friends seeking out solitude and adventure. The trip was just mesmerizing with endless turns and twists. The autumn has painted the forests with flaming colours, the fields were filled with smiling farmers collecting their crops and may be sharing some jokes and the bright sunny day was just enough to fill my heart with hopes, expectations and relaxation after a tiring week. The wind in my hair...the sunrise ...the fresh morning glow of the sun.....oh what a beautiful journey that was!At about 11:30 we finally reached our much awaited destination -Diveagar. The dozing village was resembling a tiny fairy tale village spelled by some witch - sleeping for years. Before heading to nearby places we decided to rent a homestay and have some food. Now this was a bit tricky mainly because no one was there on the street or in front of the houses to whom we can approach for a room. Finally saw a lady in front of a house and she was willing to rent out her place to us. We settled down and asked her about food arrangements as the village does not have much restaurants. All the homestatys provide accommodation as well as food to the travellers. To our surprise she offered us one of the best meals that we have had in our lives - a sumptuous spread of rice, dal, Surmai fish fry and curry, solkadhi and top of it the unmatched hospitality of simple village folks.
What happens when you have best friends who love to travel? Yes, unlimited fun and some unforgettable experiences. This is a story of 6 girls dragging through the mundane IT life and who have not met in one and half years. So, after lines and lines of WhatsApp discussions, vetoing against Goa; the reunion special, we zeroed it down to a sleepy town in the district of Raigad, Diveagar.The journeyFlying across the country, all the way from Kolkata, Bangalore and Mumbai, we pitched our tent in the Deccan queen Pune. An early morning start ensured that we hit the majestic Western Ghats with ample time in our hands to enjoy the route. The monsoon has just begun receding, and the time could not have been better for a long 190 kms drive to the Konkan coast. We were lucky to witness the Sahyadri Ranges in it complete glory. The breathtaking lush greens of the Ghats, engulfed in the misty clouds are a treat to the eyes. The roads are decent enough so we completed the whole journey via Mulshi route passing the beautiful Tahmini ghat, then Mangoan to the town of Diveagar in 4 and half hours.
Booked a self-drive car,packed our bags and here we were hitting the road at 4am in morning.We started our journey to Diveagar beach and the drive was just beautiful.No traffic, no lights,just us and the night sky.The stars were clear and "yellow" playing in the car made it even more special.After about 5-6 hours of drive and a long break in between we reached diveagar beach. The beach was hidden behind long stretches of palm trees and dense shrubs. With lot of resorts and homestays around, staying and changing rooms are not a problem. We quickly got into our gears and hit the beach. This beach is a mix of peace and activities. With all the water sports around one can negotiate and get the adrenaline pumping with water scooter,bumper ride and sofa ride etc. Paragliding is not worth the money and time as it done on ground with you being pulled by a Jeep and not on water.After spending time here, we wanted to explore some more and took off to the road along the sea line. This was the best decision we took that day.
After strolling around for an hour, we started to drive back home. Enthralled with what the majestic sea gives you to retain all life, we would surely head back again with a stop over at Divegar as well. Well this surely was a much needed deserved break!
an amazing time to calm yourself and get away from all the hustle
Excellent getaway from the hustle bustle of Pune and Mumbai.
Awesome beach , great food and adventure sorts.
Sometimes, you just need a place that understands your need to be left alone. Diveagar it is. About 130 kms down the Mumbai-Goa highway is a turn at Mangaon. Drive another 30kms farther from there and you’ve reached Diveagar. Get down to the most peaceful beach you’ve met. Diveagar is a splendid, long stretch (almost 6-7kms!) of pristine sand and water. You can expect some birds for company, who’ve probably come to relax too! Don’t even think about a city (not because it’s far) because you are in a world away from the madness. Enjoy the beach to yourself, take a short walk and you can find some homestays or guesthouses between acres of betel and coconut plantations! Again, take your own transport here so you don’t feel completely stranded in paradise!