THE DESIGNER LAVA ROCKS ……Sometimes ignored, Harihareshwar have the lava rocks lying to the left of the beach, which gets exposed during low tide and can be accessed from the temple after getting down through Ganesh Gully.The rock formation is made up of wave cut basalt in an intertidal zone, which sees regular cycles of wet and dry period depending on the tides.There are also small coral and moss growth over the rocks .The most interesting aspect of these rocky formations is the presence of Tafoni on most of the walls and inclined planes. Tafoni are clusters of small honeycombed caverns found in granular rocks due to centuries of weathering by the elements.Beautiful, but sometimes un-noticed rock formations at the Harihareshwar beach sides .
GANESH GULLY ……It's a narrow channel which is located in between two hills.At the end of this 3ft wide Gully (actually it's having about 100 stairs) , there is a statue of Lord Ganesha .The idol is placed at the reverend niche that is submerged 30 ft under the sea water .It is assumed that during the tidal periods one can observe the Ganesh idol placed perfectly at the niche .The place Ganesh Gully itself is in the backdrop of natural beauty and calm .After getting down through Ganesh Gully the sea beach is full of rocks ........You can say it's a rocky beach . As it's a part of the two hills , the surrounding is full of black rocks (some what similar to basalt lava rocks) .Sea waves crushes on the rocks and form foams ....... Nice place to spend some times here .
HARIHARESHWAR BEACH …..Harihareshwar has some wonderful and serene and untouched beaches. Two beaches on either side of Harihareshwar temple, the main attraction of Harihareshwar apart from the beautiful beach. One of these beaches comprises of a straight stretch that is about 2.4 km long and lies in front of the temple, while the second beach lies in front of the MTDC Resort and is L-shaped with a stretch of about 2 km. The Harihar hill on the sea shore adds to the attraction of the beach.Harihareshwar beach is a black sand beach ....... moderately clean ...... Nice waves .The enthusiastic tourists can have a journey through the water and enjoy speed boat rides and water scooter rides at this beach.The colors of the sky changed in dramatic hues to orange and red as the sun went down at the horizon and we had the time of capturing the colors of sunset in our cameras.Beautiful evening sky with its colourful reflections on the beach water , Long, vast , serene beach ....... Very calm and quite in the evening .We enjoyed the lovely atmosphere at Harihareshwar beach .
HARIHARESHWAR TEMPLE …..Harihareshwar is home to some old and revered temples like the Lord Shiva temple, which attracts several visitors daily.Harihareshwar is said to be blessed by lord Shiva. This is the reason why it is also known as "Devaghar".Harihareshwar Temple complex has two adjacent temples. The smaller Kalbhairav temple is expected to be visited first, before entering the main Harihareshwar temple housing an ancient Shiva Linga.The reigning deities in Harihareshwar temple are the Trimurti - Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, along with Devi Parvati. The Harihareshwar temple opens up to a long stretch of beach on its northern side.Next day morning we went to this temple first and completed our puja rituals ……