These Coastal Roads just hours drive from Mumbai should be on your"to do list"pronto!#offbeatgetaway

Tripoto
16th Mar 2019
Photo of These Coastal Roads just hours drive from Mumbai should be on your"to do list"pronto!#offbeatgetaway by AtharVa LeLe

This is our #offbeatgetaway setting out at the peak of summer time to Velas-Harihareshwar-Shrivardhan on a bike!Yes, you read it right! Apache RTR200 and a KTM Duke 200 .2 Riders and 1 Pillion ( I was the pillion sad to say because i don't have a bike :'( , though i have filed a petition to my parents ,it's yet to pass.)

Less than 5hrs of drive on bike from Mumbai to Shrivardhan (+30mins to 1 hour for food stops, etc). Scorching sun and uncomfortable bike seats it was literally a pain in the ass! But it was fun, I won't hesitate to do it again but rather on my own bike someday.

We left Mumbai around 5:30am 200 kms to cover , thankfully we got no traffic as it was early morning time. We made our first food stop at the famous Shri Dutta Snacks.

Snack Time!

Photo of Shree Datta Snacks Corner, Palaspe Phata, Panvel, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by AtharVa LeLe

The Mighty Savitri

The Panaji board(576kms) slightly tempted us but Goa was out of question. Midway we stumbed upon Savitri river and we were mindblown by the view of it!

Savitri River

Photo of Savitri River, Maharashtra by AtharVa LeLe

Baby Steps

Reached Velas around 12pm and decided to stay put in Velas till 6pm for Turtle hatching. Timings are 7am and 6pm. Obviously the Turtles are caged and there is a supervisor handling them. One has to arrive before time to get a perfect spot for a perfect shot. Then the supervisor carries the turtles down to the sea, so i suggest you run and take the spot there as well.Also carry a good camera.

Road leading upto Velas village.

Photo of Velas, Maharashtra, India by AtharVa LeLe

Bridge from Velas-Harihareshwar coming soon.

Photo of Velas, Maharashtra, India by AtharVa LeLe

Cropped Version of my Perfect Shot!

Photo of Velas, Maharashtra, India by AtharVa LeLe

We had our dinner in Velas and left for Harihareshwar. A jetty system covers the transport from Velas to Harihareshwar and vice-versa.The tickets are nominal including the cost of bikes. We stayed in Harihareshwar for the night. Home stays between Rs500-Rs1000 for a room will do the job.We got one for Rs700 for the night.

The Religious Touch

Woke up excited for the day ahead of us.Plan was to go along the coast from Harihareshwar to Shrivardhan to Diveagar and onwards towards Mumbai.

Harihareshwar with its temple complex with deities of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma is a popular location for pious pilgrims.

Harihareshwar Beach.

Photo of Harihareshwar, Maharashtra, India by AtharVa LeLe

Completing the Pradakshina

Photo of Harihareshwar, Maharashtra, India by AtharVa LeLe
Photo of Harihareshwar, Maharashtra, India by AtharVa LeLe

Having Breakfast at Harihareshwar itself some Poha and Raw mango juice replenished our energy stores.Next up Shrivardhan Beach.

Shrivadhan beach

Photo of These Coastal Roads just hours drive from Mumbai should be on your"to do list"pronto!#offbeatgetaway by AtharVa LeLe

Some mandatory refreshment on a sunny day

Photo of These Coastal Roads just hours drive from Mumbai should be on your"to do list"pronto!#offbeatgetaway by AtharVa LeLe

A well dressed good girl spotted at the beach. Leslie!

Photo of These Coastal Roads just hours drive from Mumbai should be on your"to do list"pronto!#offbeatgetaway by AtharVa LeLe

The White Sand Beach

Shrivardhan beach was cool but what's about to come is much cooler! Moving ahead to Aaravi Beach loacted between Diveagar and Shrivardhan. The white sand beach is 9kms from Shrivardhan.

Bikes parked at Aaravi Beach for a great shot.

Photo of Aaravi Beach, Maharashtra by AtharVa LeLe
Photo of Aaravi Beach, Maharashtra by AtharVa LeLe

Aaravi Beach panoramic view.

Photo of Aaravi Beach, Maharashtra by AtharVa LeLe

Smile and Wave boys!

Photo of Aaravi Beach, Maharashtra by AtharVa LeLe

The Stunning Coastal Road

Just minutes after we left from Aaravi Beach for Diveagar Beach , we found this amazing coastal road which was the best compared to the others.

Amazing Coastal Road with Aaravi Beach in the background.

Photo of These Coastal Roads just hours drive from Mumbai should be on your"to do list"pronto!#offbeatgetaway by AtharVa LeLe

Beast 1/2

Photo of These Coastal Roads just hours drive from Mumbai should be on your"to do list"pronto!#offbeatgetaway by AtharVa LeLe

Some fake candids.

Photo of These Coastal Roads just hours drive from Mumbai should be on your"to do list"pronto!#offbeatgetaway by AtharVa LeLe

The Vast Secluded Beach

15kms away was Diveagar beach. One of the largest beach i have ever seen.The beach spread for about 3.5kms from one end to another. Diveagar beach also has options of adventure activities like parasailing, ATV riding ,etc.

Diveagar Beach

Photo of Diveagar Beach, Maharashtra by AtharVa LeLe

Beast 2/2

Photo of Diveagar Beach, Maharashtra by AtharVa LeLe

It was time to head home. We left Diveagar at around 5pm. Slowly the bright sun turned to dusk and then finally the night came.Moving carefully at night we reached Mumbai at around 10pm taking only 1-2 minor stops and 2 food stops.

Thank you Rutu and Nikhil for such memorable memories!

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