(Last Updated on : 11-06-2015)
Velneshwar Beach is a popular place in Maharashtra
and is frequently visited both by tourists and pilgrims from across India. It is nestled near Velneshwar village
which is on North of Shastri River
in Maharashtra. It is around 370 km from Mumbai
and 16 km away from Guhagar
. It is a rock-free beach that facilitates the easiness of swimming
. It has clean ambiance and is adorned with coconut
trees. It is home to some ancient temple
s that are worth visiting. This beach is ideal for those who want to spend quality time amidst nature near holy shrines.
Beauty of Velneshwar Beach
People mainly know this beach for its beautiful location. It is blessed with lush greenery and soothing environment. It is adorned with numerous number of coconut and beetle nut trees
. These trees escalate the beauty of Velneshwar beach. This quiet, coconut-fringed beach offers the visitor the ideal opportunity for swimming or just relaxing. One can simply walk in the morning or in the evening and enjoy the scenic beauty and calm of the place.
One can also enjoy sunbathing in this clean beach and feel the fresh breeze. The unique feature of this beach is that it can be visited throughout the year.
Other Attraction of Velneshwar Beach
The other attraction of Velneshwar Beach is the temple of Lord Shiva
which is frequently visited by pilgrims. The temple is said to be around 1700 years old. Velneshwar is the focus of attention especially in March, when the Maha Shivratri
Fair is held in honour of Lord Shiva
. Tourists from local as well as distant areas visit this beach during this fair which is organized with great enthusiasm.
Visiting Information of Velneshwar Beach
The beach is home to several private resorts that are equipped with all the modern facilities. One can also stay at the government
resort that is located near the beach. Food is also sumptuous. The beach is well connected via airway
and roadway. The nearest airport
is Chhatrapati Shivaji international Airport
. The nearest railway station is at Chiplun, which is located on the Konan railway
route. The road network connects the beach with various nearby cities.