Shrivardhan, the hometown of Peshwas
- the erstwhile rulers of Maharashtra
, is one of the ancient towns in Maharashtra. It is famous for its forts, temples and golden beaches. Shrivardhan is located about 130 km west of Pune
Major point of attraction is the ancient Shri Laxminarayan Temple - the main temple of Peshwas built in Hoysala style and the Shrivardhan Fort, situated on the east of Rajmachi Fort. Other places of tourist interest include the statue of Balaji Vishwanath Peshwa - built here in 1988; a huge house of Balaji Bajirao (third Peshwa), built in 1750; Harihareshwar (5 km), Kondivli Beach, Kusumdevi Temple, Somjai Temple, Bhairavnath Temple and Jivaneshwar Temple. A stroll along the tranquil and picturesque beach of Shrivardhan will be an enchanting experience.
The nearest railway station is at Mangaon (65 km). Shrivardhan is about 200 km to the south of Mumbai by road. Goregaon (60 km), on Mumbai-Goa highway, is a major town nearby.