.My Travel - DiveagarConnect with Sagar on Facebook
Been here a number of times:
♦ 2003 with College Mates;
♦ 26th - 27th May, 2007 with coworkers;
♦ then two times - once with mum, and again with coworkers;
♦ 11th - 13th May, 2017 with two Contacts;
♦ 4th - 6th December, 2018 with an acquaintance...
Road to Diveagar
Route: Paud - Mulshi - Tamhini Ghat - Vile Bhagad MIDC - Khadsamble-Muthavali Road - Mangaon - Morba - Borle - Deoghar Kond - Mhasala - Diveagar
A couple of Towns on the way have hoardings clearly mentioning the entrance to the towns, which you have to avoid. You skip the towns on the way.
Road - around 10 KMs - was under construction (as of December 2018), which slowed down our speed. By the next trip, it will be well-constructed.
One of the closest beaches to Pune. Around 160 KMs from Pune, it's a great weekend gateway / get-away.
There are now, lots of resorts and homestays available. They're usually full during the peak season / holidays / weekends, but options are many.
I usually drive down by myself, as it's fun. It takes 4.5 to 5 hours, because of the Ghats, twists and turns. Things have really significantly improved since the first time I went there.
Everything has got very costly over the time. They simple charge twice the price for almost everything OR 3 rupees on top of certain items like biscuits. Therefore, it's better to carry everything that you need - even if you're travelling for just 2 days.
OMG! "Cheeni Kum"'s title song... Diveagar is the associated memory. One of my coworker's had played that song on his mobile phone in the evening while moving around in Diveagar in 2007.
Food in Diveagar
This is a sea-side place, so the obviously predominant food is Sea Food. However, you get Vegetarian options there as well. A typical Veg Thali (consisting of two vegetables, two dals and rice, and sweet) costs around Rs. 110/-
Non-Veg food is costlier, and special dishes (e.g. just Pulav) cost even higher. For instance, one Veg Pulav costed Rs. 200/-, which was pretty shocking to me.
Beach now has hawkers / food stalls, which end up dirtying the place as well, but it's a good thing to see a variety of food options. I had Dosa (@ Rs. 60/-) and Tea (@ Rs. 10/-). I only had the Dosa there, because the owner / maker was a super-cute guy. The least I could've done in return to me liking him was buying something from him.
Stay at Diveagar
♦ Carry more than sufficient cash, always.
♦ Carry everything that you can - from ear buds to extra innerwear and towel.
♦ Each time you go to the beach, CARRY your extra clothes. Don't be lazy.
♦ Carry something to sit on the beach (e.g. a plastic bag, stool, or mat).
♦ Many beach activities available. I would definitely love to do them all some day.