Diveagar is ideally located at the perfect distance from Mumbai and Pune for a weekend get away. Diveagar is not too close or too far away from either of the two major cities of Maharashtra. Just about an hour from Mangaon on the NH 17, road connectivity to Diveagar is quite good with well mainatined roads for most part of the journey.
Diveagar - A Weekend Sojourn..
A beach that shot up in popularity after a serendipitous discovery of a golden mask of the elephant god Ganesha, Diveagar, is a prosperous village located at one end of the triple Raigad beaches. Although the mask unfortunately was stolen from the 'Suvarna Ganesh' temple in 2012 the popularity of Diveagar beach did not diminish thanks to the beautiful beach that no one can steal!
Temples in Diveagar
Believed to be built in the thirteenth century, Rupnarayan Temple is located on the way to the Diveagar beach. The temple has been recently renovated and now is one of the prime attractions of diveagar. The idol of Vishnu is the main attraction of this temple built in Shilahara architechtural style. Diveagar was famous for the 'Suvarna Ganesh' temple which was installed with a golden mask of the Ganesha. Unfortunateley the mask was stolen from the temple in 2012 but the temple is still visited by devotees.
Diveagar is about 4-5 hours away from the two mahor cities of Pune and Mumbai making Diveagar a popular weekend spot. Diveagar is about 40 kms off the NH17 from Mangaon.
Beaches near Diveagar
Diveagar is flanked by two lesser know beaches. Velas to the north of Diveagar is famous for the turtle festival which is celebrated here. Aaravi is another beach to the south of Diveagar.
Food in Diveagar
Although Diveagar has restaurants offering different cuisines the home made food served in the lunch homes dotting the main street in Diveagar is your best option to enjoy veg and non veg delicacies prepared in authentic kokani culinary style.