Harihareshwar temple and the pristine Harihareshwar beach are the main sightseeing options in Harihareshwar, however if you are on a longer holiday there is lots more to explore near Harihareshwar. Shrivardhan and Diveagar are two other secluded beaches 17 and 35 kms away from Harihareshwar respectively which are obvious choices for a sightseeing trip near Harihareshwar.
Across the Bankot Creek
Thanks to Suvarnadurga Marine services destinations across the Bankot creek is also easily accesible during a holiday in Harihareshwar. Himmatgad fort in Bankot is worth a visit if you are inclined towards visiting historic sites. Kelshi famous for the Mahalaxmi mandir and the Yaqub baba durgah is just 25 kms from Bankot across the creek. The Anjarle Kadyavarcha Ganpati temple is another 12 kms ahead of Kelshi.
To Do in Harihareshwar
Some interesting spots that you can visit during your trip
Murud Janjira the fabled sea fortress of the Sidis is a sail boat ride away from Dighi, about 50 kms from Harihareshwar. A tour of Murud Janjira can make your trip truely memorable.
One of the very few temples dedicated to Parashuram the 6th avatar of Vishnu is located in Ade about 4kms ahead of Kelshi. A fleet of stone steps leads to the Bhargavram temple complex which has five temples each facing towards east.
Built in 1150 and later renovated during 1768 to 1780 Kadyavarcha Ganpati or Ganesh temple built atop a hill invokes deep religious fervour amongst its devotees and is a popular temple in the region. The idol of the diety "Ujwya Sondecha Ganpati" is a rarity with its trunk turned towards its right side. The temple is located in Anjarle ahead of Kelshi about 35 kms from Bankot at a vantage point offering panoramic view of the surroundings.