Velas lies in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Around 223 km away from the state capital, Mumbai, the town is famous for its beach by the same name. Nananchi Baug, which is 3 km away, is also worth a visit. Due to its close proximity to several other beaches like Harihareshwar Beach (23 km) and Kelshi Beach (28 km), Velas is a perfect destination for weekend retreat. Turtle Festival held in the month of April attracts a lot of tourists from all across the country.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in this village are Kasav Mitra Mandal (Tariff-Rs.300) and Rainbow Cottages (Tariff-Rs.1,000).
Marathi is the official language of this area.
Some of the major festivals of Velas are Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Navratri (October), Diwali (November) and Janmashtami (August).
Places of Interest
Velas Beach, Nananchi Baug (3 km), Harihareshwar Beach (23 km) and Kelshi Beach (28 km) are the major points of interest in this area.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (144 km).
Sape Wamne Railway Station based at distance of 56 km is closest to this village.
Large number of state buses from Mumbai caters to this region. None of the private operators has direct bus services to this place. If you are planning a vacation, book bus online and remain tension free.