Shrivardhan is a small town from the Raigad District of Maharashtra. It belongs to the Konkan region and has thus adopted its customs and traditions. The cities nearest to Shrivardhan are Nandgaon (42 km) and Mahad (43 km). Alibaug, which is the district headquarters, is about 127 km away from Shrivardhan. The people of Shrivardhan primarily engage in fishing and related occupations, along with tourism. Shrivardhan has a number of schools and colleges in the area, so the population is fairly literate.
Places to Stay
Shrivardhan offers a number of good budget hotel options with all the amenities at affordable prices. These include Sagar Darshan (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Indraprastha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Shrivardhan is Marathi. Hindi is also spoken here.
The important festivals of Shrivardhan are the Hindu festivals of Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Dussehra, and Sri Rama Navami.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Shrivardhan. Shrivardhan has a few temples for the religious-minded. Murud-Janjira (31 km) and Murud-Karde (45 km) have forts and beaches and are conveniently accessible by bus. Harihareshwar (55 km) is a famous religious site near Shrivardhan.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Shrivardhan is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (131 km).
Goregaon Road H Railway station (38 km) connects Shrivardhan to the rest of Maharashtra and beyond.
There are daily bus services to Borivali, Mumbai, Nandgaon and other nearby places. The best bus operator that offers good service to passengers is Kalbhairav Travels. Travellers can make use of online bus tickets booking facility provided by a number of travel websites.