December 23, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No.149: Velneshwar Shiva Temple, District Ratnagiri.

“Colourful Shiva Temple by the Beach”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days agoNEW
This Shiva Temple is the prominent landmark in the Konkani village of Velneshwar in Ratnagiri District. It is about 20 km south of Guhagar Beach and 50 km north of Ganpatipule. It is located just next to Velneshwar Beach.

The temple seems freshly painted and looks very beautiful in different hues of blue, yellow, orange, pink and red. It is very well maintained and kept quite neat and clean. There is a rack to leave your footwear outside without any charges, and a clean washroom where you can wash your hands and feet, with a drinking water fountain as well. There were no touts around, and we had a very peaceful darshan of the Shivling inside the sanctum. Prasadam and offerings can be purchased from the few stalls outside the temple. The surroundings of the temple are also very green and serene.

After our darshan we went to the beach behind the temple and found a couple of restaurants serving snacks and tea. One can also place the order for lunch or dinner an hour in advance at these restaurants which serve the local Konkani cuisine. There is a good view of the sea and the beach.

This temple is definitely a must visit if you are near Guhagar or Velneshwar.
Visited December 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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