Post lunch, we started for Harihareshwar - a temple village and beach about 40 km South of Diveagar. The road unveiled in front of us some of the best landscapes. The coastal road that led us to our destination was meandering between forests on one side and the vast sprawling sea on the other. Those moments are to be captured in our hearts and cherished forever. The gleaming sea and flaming forests on either side - as if we were riding between some ancient settings!
Temples can be that quiet and inviting - I never experienced it! The red and yellow ancient temple was a welcoming treat to our souls. We sat there spellbind by the unknown and unseen force.. the soft ringing of the temple bells, the sound of the waves, the sound of hushed voices of travellers - a temple worth visiting and revisiting! We spent quality time on the beach chasing waves or rather chased by them, clicking pictures and savouring the local sweets and snacks. We decided to witness the sunset there itself and soon found a place to sit and enjoy the view - on a large rock at the tip of the sea. Ah! the sun with all its glory bid adieu for the day and melted into the sea. The view of the sunset was enthralling and enough to make us exhilarated.
The return journey was full of adventures as the road was pitch dark and not a single soul was on sight. The eerie silence of the woods and the road made the return journey a memorable one. The place never ceases to surprise! The perfect day came to an end with yet another lavish spread of home cooked fish dish. The next morning was entirely dedicated to the Diveagar beach and surrounding areas. The neat and sprawling beach was not at all crowded. We grown ups yet again relived our golden childhood - chasing each other, playing with the waves! The soft morning sun rays kissed the beaches and our faces.The time has come to return with many untold stories and remembrance in our hearts.
A hidden tiny village in Maharashtra where I lost my heart, again!!!
A charming little place with view and food to die for!
The stunning sunset! The quiet temple!