Blessed with a rich cultural past and a beautiful coastline, is the city of Srivardhana in Maharashtra. The widespread betel nut plantations punctuated by the red-tiled roofs of the Konkani houses come together as a rustic visual treat and a very cozy getaway. The temple complex of Shree Laxminarayan is what binds the history of the Peshwas with this town. But what adds glamour to this city is the golden sands of the many beaches that stretch across the shore. There is the Diveagar Beach, which is highlighted by the humble temple, standing on the coast, dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The Kondivali Beach is famous for water sports such as paragliding and surfing, and also the quick treks across the cliffs on the coast. The Harihareshwar Beach is ideal if you like relaxing by the beach with some lip-smacking seafood. There are many luxurious resorts that are surrounded by the turquoise blue sea such as the Shree Ganesh Beach Resort or Subhan Beach Resort. To wake up to the sparkling waters in the morning sun, almost touching the gates of the resort, is no less than a magical experience to start the day with.
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We started from pune by 9:15 am with in between stops for picking medicines and chocolates n snacks and also petrol near waked and drove our two wheelers towards lonavala on state Highway. The road was near empty with no major vehicle passing through. We drove for good 1 hr 30 mins. And reached lonavala main market. We went on state Highway searching for a right turn. But couldn't trace it.. So went back and took the route shown in the map. There is no major signage put to reach this place and that's why we were struggling to reach.While driving we came across a lake just 15 mins drive from lonavala market.. We went ahead as we were late for trekking.. The road ended near one of resorts and ahead to us was only muddy uneven rubble road slopping downwards.. We were not sure whether this was the route throughout and enquired with local people. They said the entire road is this way and down below after 20 mins it will become level but also I formed us about other route from khandala side. We had one pulsar and another aviator.. We were not sure whether aviator will be able to reach on such route.. We decided to head back.. She did some time near the lake and take lunch at lonavala main market and start from khandala side.We then reached the lake.. It was blue and clear water.. There were many trees forming an beautiful amalgamation of landscape..
Known by titles such as 'Jewel of the Sahyadris' and 'Pride of the Sahyadris', the Khandala is another beautiful hill station along with its twin station Lonavala. It is smaller and calmer than Lonavala. The beautiful waterfalls, hiking and trekking trails, quaint and tranquil sceneries all make up for an exotic treat to the eyes and soul. The nearest tourist attractions are the Nagphani, Tiger Point, Bhushi and Valvan Lake, Tugauli among many other beautiful locations.