A village in Satara district in Maharashtra, Vele is surrounded by the Sahyadri Mountains. If you are looking for some quiet time amidst nature, then it is a good retreat from the bustling city life. Its proximity to some hill stations like Panchgani (12 km) and Mahabaleshwar (22 km) makes it even more alluring.
Places to Stay
Homestays are the only options when it comes to accommodation in this village. Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar have a number of reasonably good hotels like Tera Camp Resort, Panchgani (Tariff –Rs.800), MTDC Holiday Resort, Mahabaleshwar (Tariff –Rs.1,000) and Sapna Hotel, Mahabaleshwar (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Marathi is the official language of Vele.
Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festivals celebrated in Vele.
Places of Interest
The village itself might not have much to offer in terms of tourist attractions, but it has several places of interests nearby like Panchgani (12 km), Wai (19km), Mahabaleshwar (22 km) and Satara (29 km).
How to Get There
If one has to travel by air, Lohegaon airport (95 km) in Pune is the closest.
Vele has no railway station, but Satara junction is about 27 km from here. The major rail head connecting this village is Pune at 89 km.
Buses are available from Satara, Panchgani, Wai, Navsari and Mahabaleshwar. Dutta Krupa Travels is one of the top operators that travel on this route. If you don’t have the time to go to a counter, book bus tickets online with just the click of a mouse.