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Velaghar

Velaghar

Velaghar attracts those who love peace and serenity. Located 500 km from Mumbai and just about touching the Goan border, Velaghar offers an immaculate view of the sky, sand and the sea. The white sands adorn the isolated beach characterised by several tiny hamlets and fisher folk.Velaghar presents a crystal clear glimpse of the sea bed to a depth of 10 feet a view that no other tourist beach can boast of.

Resorts in Velaghar offer the unreal experience of living in tents on the beach. During the monsoon these tents are replaced with small bamboo huts which give a warm feel of the village life. Sitting in the tents by the evening you can catch a glimpse of dolphins hopping across the ocean. The waves play music as they lash out against the rocks and the sea eagles flying high. As the sun sets right in front of you it is time to savour the traditional spicy Malvani delights.

Apart from sea bathing there are other attractions as well. You can go on a temple visit to the Vithal temple, Mauli temple and a Ganpati temple. Stop over the Portuguese Fort and dine inside the restaurant. The Vengurla beach is also not too far from Velaghar and can be visited for the complete Konkan experience.Velaghar also offers home stay options with villagers letting out their houses.

How to Reach
Air: The nearest airport is Goa, 100 km away
Rail: The nearest railhead is Malgaon, 25 km away
Road: Buses ply regularly from Mumbai and Goa.

Where to stay
Dolphin resort provides good accommodation. You can also opt for home stay option at the village