Diveagar is another one of the many beaches in Maharashtra, located just 20km to the south of Murud, about 200km from Mumbai. Just like in Murud, the sand in Diveagar beach is very fine and tightly packed which tends to form beautiful curves and patterns with the waves. For some reason, Diveagar doesn’t attract as many tourists as Murud – which is a good thing – so the beach is clean, empty and instead of being packed with hotels, you have old rustic houses for staying overnight.
Harihareshwar is a small town about 40km south of Diveagar. Despite being famous for a temple, which attracts pilgrims in droves, I was arrested by some interesting rock formations along the beach. Its almost as though bubbling lava coooled too quickly leaving the rock spongelike. Unfortunately like most such places in India, information about the formations is hard to come by – one can sit and only wonder how they came about.