Located in the lap of the cascading waters of the Dhareshwar waterfall, Marleshwar is an ancient temple in Chiplun. This cave temple has many sacred grooves and cuts within its bounds, and its foundation is believed to have been laid down by Parshuram himself. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Shiva, and this temple is a greatly revered shrine among believers and locals alike. Mahashivratri and Makar Sankranti are the main festivals of this shrine. Marleshwar is located in the Konkan region of Maharashtra and lies along a 50 km diversion from NH17, followed by a 20-minute hike. This temple is located overlooking the mighty Sahyadri mountain ranges and makes up for a picturesque scenery. The site of the temple is also a great trekking destination and finds many admirers among adventure seekers as well. The Dhareshwar waterfalls nearby add another dimension to this spiritual experience. With its humble bearings, a visit to this temple is a fulfilling and serene encounter with God and nature.