About Velas



Himmatgarh Fort :- The name Bankot is derived from “Bavanna Kot” a Marathi phrase meaning fifty – two forts. The Great Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj captured this tiny fort and added it to Swarajya, which was the fifty second fort and hence the name “Ban Kot”. It is a coastal area on the Arabian Sea with attractive beach

Harihareshwar :- It is surrounded by four hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri. In Harihareshwar there is famous temple Lord Harihareshwar, which was blessed by Lord Shiva. Hence Harihareshwar is often referred to as Dev-ghar or “house of God”.

Dapoli : With forts, caves, hot water springs, Dapoli is another exciting tourist spot near Velas and traveling distance from Velas is two hours by road .

All arrangement during the turtle festival is done by villagers of Velas. Over the last few years, Homestay has received excellent support and guidance by locals, Gram Panchayat and the Forest Department. Comfortable home stay is available with Kaasav Mitra Mandal with home cooked Maharashtrian style food, breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea. Homes are comfortable with bedding and modern toilets . These local villagers open up their hearts to welcome strangers and act as perfect hosts to serve mouth-watering maharashtrian village food. The Village Velas is focused on Eco tourism and villagers provide home stay which provided under guidance and support of Gram Panchayat and the Forest Department. Villagers collectively form association to provide accommodation under name Kasav Mitra Mandal, Velas. Comfortable lodging and boarding accommodations are available with the Kasav Mitra Mandal, Velas with the affordable charges. The details of Home Stay in available in Home stay accommodation