Best time to visit : October-March
I believe all of us are wanderers at heart, and sometimes it becomes necessary for that wanderer part of us to get away from our mundane lives,to explore something new. These getaways can come in form of day trips, weekend vacations or short backpacking trips, and they can satiate our wanderlust if not for long,then at least, for a short period of time.
So this time , when the New Year's eve was approaching, and every other millennial around me was planning to hop around one or the other available pub in the city, my eyes were looking for something different, something that would help me unwind, in the true sense of the word. So, after a lot of internet surfing about "Some offbeat getaways in and around Pune" , I finally came across the name of this tiny beach town Harihareshwar in the district of Konkan, which is known for the quiet beach, which is usually not very crowded, unlike its counterparts.
The journey was sort of a road trip, since we had decided to cover the distance of around 250kms driving on our own, this is an added advantage when you have friends who are experts behind the wheel. Ideally the journey should have been for 5 hours or so, but since the road was a beauty in itself, we decided to halt at a number of spots and breathe in some fresh air of the country side, and finally reached our destination after a good 7 hour journey. Would like to mention that, if you are visiting Harihareshwar from Pune by road, then do go by the Tamhini Ghat road also known as the Mulshi road, and you won't be bored for a second during your journey, trust me!!