Harihareshwar Temple | History, Timings & Accommodation

Harihareshwar temple location is a town in the Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. According to history, the Temple is surrounded by three hills: Harihareshwar, Harshinachal and Pushpadri. Harihareshwar temple timings are from 4 AM to 10 PM.

Harihareshwar Temple

The Savitri River flows into the Arabian Sea from the town. To the north of the town is the Temple of Harihareshwar, blessed by Lord Shiva. Hence, this Temple is often called Dev-Ghar or “House of God“. It is also known as Dakshin Kashi.


It is believed that the Temple was built in the late medieval period, and the main deity of the Temple is the ‘Kuladaivat’ of the Peshwas, the chief ministers of the great Maratha Empire.

Accommodation at the Temple

Hotels near the Temple are as follows:

  • Tranquil beach resorts
  • Harihareshwar beach resort
  • Royale Greens Pool Resort.
  • Shiv Shanthi Holiday Inn, 5.6 km
  • Hotel Sea Wind, 6.9 km
  • Whistling Waves Beach Resort and Camping, 15.7
  • Hotel Pinakin, 19.4 km
  • Exotica Suvarna Samudra, 22 km
  • Lotus Eco Beach Resort Murud-Dapoli, 25.9 km
  • Yashraj Beach Resort, 27 km

History of the Temple

According to the history of the Harihareshwar temple, Chandra Rao More built the ’roundabout’ around the Temple. In 1674, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj also visited the Temple.

Later, the Temple was wholly restored in 1723 after being almost destroyed by Bajirao Peshwa’s fire.

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Inside the vital sanctum sanctorum of the Temple are linga-shaped idols of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.

Close to the Temple are two other temples – Lord Kalabhairava and Goddess Yogeshwari- which are also must-visit.

Tourists can also visit Himmatgarh Fort, which can be reached by ferry ride. With two natural and undamaged beaches – one to the north and the other to the south of the Temple, the Beach Resort also has a tag.

The best time to visit

The best time to visit the Temple is from October to February, as the weather is pleasant and relaxed.

Harihareshwar Temple Timings

The Harihareshwar temple timings are from 4 AM to 10 PM.

Nearby Attractions

This place has some of the finest temples and beaches, making it one of the major tourist attractions in Harihareshwar. So when going to the Temple, make a point to cover the following attractions:

Harihareshwar Beach

Harihareshwar Beach is the first and perhaps the most commonly considered highlight of the town and one of the underestimated beaches in Maharashtra.

harihareshwar temple timings
Kalbhairav Temple

The Temple is famous for its vast number of temples, so if you want to indulge in some prayers, visiting the Kalabhairava Temple is a good option.

It is a Shiva temple and one of the most famous pilgrimage places. The Temple has the idols of Lord Kalabhairava and Lord Shiva.

Diveagar Beach

Diveagar Beach, located 38 km from the temple, is one of the most famous beaches near this Temple, which you can visit while in the city.

The beach is famous for its scenic views and is a great hangout place with family and friends. The beach is less crowded than ever before.

Srivardhan Beach

As the beaches in this place abound, you can count how many are at your fingertips. Srivardhan Beach is another famous beach in Harihareshwar that you can explore and visit.


Many people often confuse it with the Temple in South India, but this place is one of the most popular destinations in the region to visit and explore. It is a few miles away from the beach.

Somja Devi Temple

Somaja Devi Temple is the next place to visit. It is located in Srivardhan and worships the famous deity Somajan.

According to mythology, the goddess was said to have the power to help remove a snake’s venom from an infected person’s body.

How to Reach

Road: Harihareshwar is about 170 km from Pune. It takes about 4-5 hours to reach the Tamhini Ghats. Especially during the rainy season and after, the route is lovely. To reach Harihareshwar from Mumbai, take NH17 to Mangao.

Air: The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, about 188 km from Harihareshwar.

 Train: Mangao Railway Station is located near and is at a distance of 57 km. Road:

Harihareshwar Temple Location

Srivardhan, near Bankot Fort, Maharashtra 431102


Phone:  091465 52658