Shrivardhan is a town in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Mumbai at a distance of 189 km north. Being close to the Arabian Sea, the area will be a treat for lovers of the sea. Those willing to visit Mahabaleshwar can also do so with ease, as the picturesque place lies at a distance of 130 km.
Places to Stay
One can try out these budget options in Mumbai proper for lodging - Hayat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Sai Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Ramada Navi Mumbai Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others as budget-friendly options.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi, Urdu and English are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Milad-un-Nabi, Easter, Christmas and New Year.
Places of Interest
It is well known that a place with a beach (or coast) nearby is a tourist destination in itself. The picturesque Aravi and Diveagar beaches are located at distances of 11 km south and 21 km west respectively. Places worth a visit in Mumbai city also include Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Beach among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at a distance of 197 km.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 201 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses have pick-up points in the area. Buses to the area are available from Mahabaleshwar, Pune as well as Mumbai. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.