A picturesque tiny place situated in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Velneshwar boasts of an exhilarating ambiance. Breath of fresh air, serene atmosphere, ignorance to all your worries – such is the virtue of Velneshwar beach . The rock-free sea water and the coconut trees make it look divine.
Velneshwar is a safe beach for a dip in the clear waters and also is an ideal spot for sun bathing. Apart from sunbathing and swimming loads of thrilling marine activities are possible on the beaches of Velneshwar. This beach is a perfect destination to just relax and laze around, away from the crowds of the cities.
Velneshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is the glory of this beautiful place. This beautiful temple which is about 1800 years old was later renovated in the 1970’s. This temple captivates the minds of the tourists with its clean and litter free surroundings. The temple is best suited place to sit and meditate for hours together without any tension. Maha Shivrathri is celebrated with great joy. The ancient Anjanwale fort is also worth a visit.
This cool place can be visited throughout the year.
HOW TO REACH
By Air: The closest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji international Airport in Mumbai (370 kms); from there one has to travel by train or bus.
By Rail: Chiplun which is about 60 kms from Velneshwar is the nearest railway head.
By Road: From Mumbai and Guhagar it is about 370 and 16kms respectively. From Pune to Velneshwar the distance is about 200km; from Ratnagiri it is around 170kms. MSRTC and private buses are available.