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Vacations are the most enjoyed moments for almost everyone. Be it kids or even adults, who would not love to travel and explore new places? And icing on the cake would be if holidays involve beach visits. Beaches restore nature at its best and anyone who visits the beach gets a relaxed and calm environment away from the hustle-bustle of the city.
Located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, Diveagar is about a 170-km drive from Mumbai. Prominently known for its beach, this place also houses temple shrines, restaurants, cottages, resorts and motels. Diveagar beach faces the Arabian Sea and has a fishing area allocated in the northern part of beach, wherein a small stream could be seen. Diveagar beach is known for its suru trees and sand-bubble crabs.
There are many Diveagar attractions. Among the important places to see at Diveagar beach, there is a sanctuary that houses thousands of sea gulls.
One of the places to visit in Diveagar is the famous Sundernarayan temple. Built during the thirteenth century, the main idol has been meticulously sculpted that is very evident from the idol structure. This idol has a total of four hands and accessories like Chakra, Lotus, Shell and a Weapon. Such beautifully has it been carved that one can feel the presence of Vishnu in 24 forms, when seen in the clockwise direction.
About 25 kms away from Diveagar beach, there is kashi of South India, called Harihareshwar. With two beaches situated on both sides of a temple, this is also one of the holy places in India apart from being a popular beach resort.
While sightseeing at Diveagar beach, one should not miss the golden chance of visiting shrine of Suvarnaganesh. An idol of Lord Ganesh in it, this temple was built in 1998. This holy place is known for Ganesh covered in 24-carat gold with a total weight ranging to about 1 kilo and 300 grams. Inhabitants of Diveagar look upon this Suvarnaganesh for health and prosperity.
Apart from all these tourist places at Diveagar beach, one should not forget to take a stroll by the seashore. This seashore stretches about 4 to 5 kms and has a serene ambience. One gets completely mesmerized with the tranquility of nature.
Some of the other nearest places to see at Diveagar beach include Shriwardhan, Harihareshwar and Murud.
Shriwardhan is one of the best tourist places near Diveagar. It is also called the land of Peshwas, is located at a distance of 6 km away from Diveagar. The prominent attraction of this place is its Lakshminarayan temple apart from the golden beach and a fort. Known for different varieties of sea food, there is no dearth for any type of food.
Murud is one of the places to visit near Diveagar. It is unconquered fort despite the attacks made by British. Also known for a splendid picturesque of beach, it is a treat to spend some wonderful moments beneath coconut and palm trees. The sunset is a must-watch event that should not be missed on a visit to this place.
Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary:
Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Murud and Roha talukas of Raigad district. It is a home to more than 700 different types of plants and exceptional range of birds, butterflies, moths, snakes and mammal species.
Diveagar sightseeing is truly a visual treat if one gets to watch the beautiful sunset. How the sun seems to get dissolved with the sea thereby turning the colour of sea into saffron completely transports us to another world. While starfish are observed during the winters, summers are more dominated by crabs.