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If you thought that Dapoli was pristine and secluded think again - you need to visit Velneshwar. A small cove with a pristine stretch of soft white sand beach laced with lush green coconut trees, Velneshwar is yet to feature in the tourist map of Maharashtra even of the frequent traveler, Velneshwar is just emerging into the tourist scene as a beach destination in the long stretch of Konkan beaches.
Velneshwar has one of the most secluded and pristine beaches in the entire Konkan stretch and with popular destinations like Guhagar and Ganpatipule flanking it on either sides Velneshwar is soon going to capture the imagination of beach lovers in Maharashtra. A small stretch of beach with very few tourists Velneshwar, is the beach destination in Konkan that you need to head to if you are looking for some time away from everything.
Getting There :
The drive to Velneshwar is tiring but the drive takes you to a different time altogether. The 60 kms after Chiplun passes through small rustic hamlets with the narrow winding roads showing you the glimpses of what is in store at the end of the journey. With practically no traffic, however be wary of the erratic mongoose crossing the roads, the drive from Chiplun to Velneshwar will take about an hour!!
By Air :
Nearest airport is in Mumbai (370 kilo-meters away)
By Rail :
Nearest railhead is Chiplun 60 kms away.
By Road :
Pune to Velneshwar : 250km
Velneshwar beach is an about 370 kms away from Mumbai, 16 km away from Guhagar.
Places to see nearby :
Ganptipule, Guhagar beach, Dapoli beach, Hedvi beach, Anjanvel Lighthouse.
Official Website : www.chipluntourism.com
Map : Velneshwar Beach Map