Velneshwar Beach


Velneshwar is situated 170 km north of Ratnagiri district.Swayambhu Shivasthan on the estuary of river Shastri. Long and beautiful beach.North of the Shastri river lies the idyllic village of Velneshwar. The quite, 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's tradition is the once a year in March mahashivratra fair is held in honour of the God Shankar or Shiva.

Velneshwar is an ideal beach for swimming and sunbathing. The green coconut palm grooves and rock free seawater make the beach so beautiful and attractive.

Location info:

Address:170 km north of Ratnagiri district
District: Ratnagiri
Nearest City: Chiplun
Best time to visit:



Interesting things to do:

Water sports are the frequent activities, which are carried out here.

Interesting things to Visit:

The beach here is a calm and lovely one, which is very safe for swimming. There is also 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 Shivaratri fair is held in honour of Lord Shiva. One can also visit Anjanwale fort, which is also known as Gopalgadh, located at the top of the mountain and the Parashuram.

Rajiwada Bunder - It is at Bhatye. The Bhatye beach is very clean & beautiful. there is also a Coconut Reserch Centre of Konkan Krishi Vidhyapith.

Nature's Miracle: - When we visit the seashore of Ratnagiri, we witness a miracle of nature. The coastline area surrounded by Mandavi Port in the city has black sand & the nearby located area of Bhagvati fort has white sand so the sea here is named as Black & White Sea.

Vithhal Rakhumai Mandir - Intially this temple was built by shri Shankardas Gujar, then it was renovated by his grandson Shri Bhikudas Laxmanrao Gujar.Patitpawan Temple

Shri Maruti Mandir - It is situated at heart of the city. This temple was built during the period of Shri Shivaji Maharaj

Nivali waterfall: - One the way from Sangameshwar to Ratnagiri after crossing the Bav river we approach the Nivali ghat. While crossing this ghat we sea the beautiful waterfall. It is seen only in the rainy season.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Nearest railhead is Chiplun 60 kms away
Nearest Airport:Mumbai is nearest airport (370 kilo-meters away)

Road Transport:Velneshwar beach is about 370 kilo-meters away from Mumbai, 16 km away from Guhagar.

Nearest Visiting places:

Tilak Smarak- This is the ancestral house of the great freedom fighter of India, Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

Patit Pawan Mandir- The patit Pawan Mandir was the first temple built for the non-Brahmins by revolutionary leader, Swatantryaveer Savarkar.

Thibaw Palace- The Thibaw Palace was built for the exiled King and Queen of Burma (now Myanmar) in 1910-11. It now houses the Ratnagiri Sub-center of the Mumbai University.

Ratnadurg Fort and Bhagwati Mandir - The Ratnadurg fort is located on the sea shore of Ratnagiri. It spreads across an area of about 120 acres. The fort is surrounded by sea. Inside the fort, there is a temple called the "Bhagwati Mandir". This ancient temple is quite famous among the local populace.

Lighthouse - The lighthouse is one of the oldest and most beautiful places to see around in Ratnagiri and is open to the public for a limited time.

Nearest Petrol Pump:


  • Hotel Krishna Sea View
  • Mamacha Gaon

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottles, food, first aid kit, some extra clothes and so on.

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100

Nearest Hospital:

  • Sushrut Surgical and Maternity Hospital
  • Deputy district hospital
  • Taramati Sawant Hospital
Society/Community Phone Number