Velneshwar beach is located near Velneshwar village in Maharashtra, cited to the north of Shastri River, surrounded by coconut trees is famous for its clean atmosphere and rock-less seashore. The place is a perfect visit, whether you want to laze around on the beach, take a swim, or sunbathe; you can do anything you want here.
How to Reach Velneshwar Beach?
Pune and Mumbai are 252.6 km and 425 km away from Velneshwar respectively. So, air travelers from these places can take the road or board buses or hire cabs to reach Velneshwar. One can also reach there through Kolhapur airport, which is the nearest airport at approximately 205 km away.
If you are travelling by train, you should get down at Chiplun, the nearest rail head, located at a distance of 60 km. From here, you can board MSRTC buses or take private shuttles to reach Velneshwar beach.
From Pune, Mumbai, Ratnagiri, and Kolhapur you can board MSRTC buses to reach Guhaghar, which is about 18 km from Velneshwar. From here, you can cover the last stretch through hired taxis.
Accommodation in Velneshwar is never a problem. Besides wide ranging deluxe hotels in Velneshwar, you can also book an accommodation at reasonably priced standard hotels in Velneshwar. These hotels provide a comfortable stay and ensure providing a home away from home.
Besides, you can also go for budget accommodation in Velneshwar or book a stay in economical and low priced guest houses and lodges in Velneshwar.
Activities and Sightseeing
Velneshwar has a lot to offer for its visitors. Sunbathing and swimming at the beach is just some of the popular activities while enjoying the beauty and calm of the place that brings you so close to nature. You can also spend hours at the beach, in the natural beauty of the place. Devoid of any type of pollution, the serene and quiet offered by this place, surely makes it a perfect location to just laze around admiring the beautiful Mother Nature with a fresh breeze from the ocean.
Anjanwale Fort, Shastri River, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Vyaghrambary Mandir, and Uma Mahesh Mandir are some other attractions that are worth a visit when in Velneshwar.
The ancient Velneshwar Temple (devoted to Lord Shiva) is a place worth visit at Velneshwar. This temple is around 1700 years old, though that is just one part. The rest of the temple was constructed in the 1960s and 70s. The best thing to appreciate about the place, in addition to the cleanliness and beauty of this beach, is the fact that the temple in this area is without any touts. In the month of March, Maha Shivratri is celebrated in this temple with scores of fanfare, which attracts devotees from afar.
Besides spending time at the beach and the local sightseeing at Velneshwar, you can also enjoy some nearby attractions. You can also schedule a visit to Sri Dasabhuj Lakshmi Ganesh Devasthan, where the idol of Ganesh as ten hands. Located near Guhaghar, is Hedvi village, which is popular for housing, beaches, temples, and other religious sites. Yet another place worth visiting is Brahman Ghal, which is a natural gorge – that’s formed on the sea shore surface.
Best Time to Visit
The natural beauty of the place is at its peak after the rains end, so its best if you wait till the monsoons end. You can visit the beach anytime throughout the ear, but October to March is the the ideal period to plan a trip to Velneshwar beach.
So, grab two piping hot Vada Paos and sip your cutting chai sitting at the Velneshwar beach shacks. You will surely not be disappointed!
Featured Photo by Ankur P