• Velas


Velas is a very small village located near Kelshi in Taluka Mandangad. It is situated near Bankot. Population of Velas is around 1000.


Mahalakshmi temple, Shri Bhairi Rameshwar temple and Nana Phadanvis house are the places to visit in Velas.

Gokulashtami Festival is one of the important festival in village. Himmatgad at Bankot, Kelshi, Harihareshwar are few other attractions nearby.

Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley, which is an endangered species of turtle. Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra, Chiplun organises Turtle Festival at Velas in coordination with the Velas Gram Panchayat and the Forest Department.


Velas is also a birth place of Late Nana Phadanvis who was one of the prominent personalities in Maratha History. A statue of Nana Phadanvis is present outside his house.


Place Name: Velas
Additional Names: वेळास
District: Ratnagiri
Category: Beach, Temple
Best time: Winter would be the good time to visit Velas

How to reach?

State Transport buses run directly from Mumbai and Pune.
From Mumbai: 250 km
From Pune: 220 km

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