Sight of Fancy

Around "The Redstone Village"

Diveagar ( Dive Agar)
Dive Agar is a village in the Shrivardhan Taluka, Raigad District. It houses a fishing settlement, a beach, a temple and locals engaged in coconut and betel nut tree farming. The pristine beach facing the Arabian Sea is about four kilometers long. Dive Agar has a famous Temple, the Suvarna Ganesha (Golden Ganesha) Temple. Legend goes that Suvarna Ganapathi's idol (Golden Ganesha idol) was buried to save it from the Arab invasion. Later the idol resurfaced in 1997. No one goes back from Dive Agar without seeking the blessings of this Golden Ganesha.

Alibaug was developed in the 17th century; it is a coastal town with many attractions, besides its beautiful beach of course. Among them is a Magnetic Observatory set up in 1904. It serves as one of the significant observatories forming part of a global network now run by the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism. The other must-sees are the Siddheshwar Mandir near Khandale, the Alibaug Fort, the Khanderi and Underi Islands, the Bet El Synagogue, the Varsoli, Akshi and Nagaon Beaches and he Kaneshwar Mandir.

Marud Janjira
Marud -Janjira is the local name for a fort situated on an oval-shaped rock off the Arabian Sea coast, offf the coastal village of Murud, in the Raigad district. It was occupied by the Siddis and is famous for being the only fort along India's western coast that remained undefeated despite Dutch, Maratha and English East India Company attacks.

Shrivardhan is a seaside resort with many beaches and temples. The Shri Laxminarayan Temple is the main temple here and is said to be a Peshwa temple. Shrivardhan was a well-known trading town for traders in the past and a port of consequence in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Harihareshwar is a town in Raigad district and is surrounded by four hills named Haihareshwar, Harshinanchal, Brahmadri and Pushpadri. The town has the temple of Lord Harihareshwar, said to have been blessed by Lord Shiva. Hence Harihareshwar is ofen reffered to as Dev-ghar or 'The House of God'.

Dapoli ia a city in the Rathnagiri district of Maharashtra, also called the 'Mini Mahabaleshwar', after a hill-station in Maharashtra. Dapoli has given birth to many of India's historic idols including Lokmanya Tilak, Sane Guruji and Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve. Dapoli has a seaboard of 50 km. Near Dapoli are the Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg Forts - Harne, Panhalakaji Caves, Unhavare - Hot Water Springs, Kdyavarcha Ganapati, Keshavraj Temple and the Hamai Fish Market.

Mahad has beautiful surroundings and a pleasant climate. The city has a personality of its own due to its mythological, historical, social abd cultural importance. The Maratha king, Shivaji Maharaj's Raigad Fort is a landmark of Mahad. Mahad is considered as the land of freedom fighters.

Market and Medical assistance nearby
The Redstone Village has not missed out on the two important M's of modern life - the market area and medical assitance. Both are close at hand and easily accesible. Worry not shopoholics, the market is yours to explore!