A beach that shot up in popularity after a serendipitous discovery of a golden mask of the elephant god Ganesha, Diveagar is a small village in the Raigad district. With a long stretch of black sand beach and a village full of beetle nuts, jack fruits and banana plantains Diveagar has a ver fresh feel about it. The access to the Diveagar beach is covered with 'Belu' plants and looks like a fence of the beach!
Diveagar, is a splendid beach about 15 kms from Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar. Diveagar is popular for its secluded beaches however, watch out for the crowd that throngs the suvarna ganesh temple housing a pure gold idol. Diveagar beach is not a flat beach unlike most of the other beaches in this region, be careful while playing in the waves as there are rocks strewn across at some parts of the beach.
A trip to Murud - Janjira from Dighi 15 mins from Diveagar is what can make your Diveagar trip truely unforgettable. A 20 minute ferry from Dighi will get you to this formidable sea fortress. There are a few majestic cannons, which have their own names, and remind you of the many ships they must have destroyed in wars. You could also visit the janjira caves from here.
Diveagar is approximately 170 kilometers from Pune and the drive to Diveagar will take about 4-5 hours. The route to Diveagar via the Tamhini ghats is amazingly beautiful especially during and after monsoons. From Mumbai to reach Diveagar one has to take the NH17 uptil Mangaon. For the detailed information on how to reach Diveagar, and road map to Diveagar from Pune and Mumbai click here
On 17th November 1997 while working in coconut and bettlenut garden Shrimati Draupadi Dharma Patil, found a copper trunk weighing about 30 Kgs. In that trunk she found a 24 carat gold Ganesha mask weighing 1 Kg 325 gms. The inscription on the trunk says 1060 AD.
Later this idol was deified and instated in a temple in the village.
Diveagar - Harihareshwar - Shrivardhan
On the vast Konkan coastline of Maharashtra there lies this little gem – Diveagar at one end of the triple Raigad beaches of Diveagar, Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar. A prosperous agricultural village Diveagar is covered in beetel nut and banana plantations and a few famous Diveagar temples.