Saturday, 2 April 2011

Velneshwar Beach

North of the Shastri River lies the idyllic village of Velneshwar. The quiet, coconut-fringed beach offers the visitor the ideal opportunity for swimming or just relaxing . There is an old Shiva temple in the environs which is often frequented by pilgrims. Velneshwar is the focus of attention once a year in March, when the Maha Shivratri Fair is held in honour of the god Shankar or Shiva.

Velneshwar is a village on the Western Coast of Maharashtra, India, about 170 km from Ratnagiri. Velneshwar is reputed for its rock-free beach which facilitates the ease of swimming. There is an old Shiva temple near Velneshwar which is frequently visited by pilgrims.

This village is considered to be the root of the Gokhale, Gadgil, Govande, Savarkar,Velankar families and has their their family shrine.

How to Reach :
The nearest railhead is Chiplun on the Konkan Railway
By road, Mumbai via Chiplun and Guhagar is 370 kms away.

Do Visit