Velneshwar is a small village located on the Western Coast of MaharashtraIndia, and is situated around 170 km from Ratnagiri. Velneshwar is renowned for its rock-free beach which makes swimming easy. There is an old Shiva temple near Velneshwar which is frequently visited by pilgrims. The village is regarded to be the root of the GokhaleRaste (Gokhale), Gadgil, Govande, Savarkar, Velankar, Ghag families and has their family shrine.

Travel Tips

Visit during the winter months and not during the monsoons



19 C – 33 C

When to visit

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sprinkles Hot
  • 37° Max
  • 32° Min
  • 3.2 mm
Things to do

The Shiva Temple is among the best locations of Velneshwar. The temple attracts large crowds during the Maha Shivaratri festival which is held each year. There are various smaller temples dedicated to Ganesha, Vishnu and Kal Bhairavi which surround the Shiva temple around the central sanctum. Tourists can take the time to visit Laxmi and Ganesh temples which are carved from pure white stone which comes from Kashmir.


The beach however, remains the main tourist attraction in the area. Tourists can indulge in sunbathing, swimming and sports.

Getting Around

Auto rickshaws, buses and taxis are available

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • The Chhatrapatti Shivaji Airport is the nearest to the town, located around 296.3 km away
  • the nearest railhead is Chiplun on the Konkan Railway
  • Mumbai via Chiplun and Guhagar is 370 kms away

Surrounding Attractions

Tourists generally make it a point to visit Hedvi, a rocky sea shore. The rocky terrain offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Guhagar is already more popular than Velneshwar and is located around 26 km from Velneshwar. There are some famous temples around Guhagar.

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