VRangers Biking to Harihareshwar-Velas-Bankot on 28-29th Mar 2015

Velas is enclosed by mountains on three sides and open to the sea on the fourth. Tucked away in a remote corner of Ratnagiri District, Velas has recently opened the doors of its scenic backdrops to the world of tourism. This village is one of the first in India to practice eco-tourism through community participation, where it’s not just the run of the mill touristy attractions one can see, but also open themselves to an entirely different lifestyle experience!!!!!!!


Route: Mumbai - Panvel - Harihareshwar – Velas - Bankot Fort- Vice versa.

Region: Ratnagiri - Bagmandala.

Approx Distance:  550 km.

Meeting Point: 5.45 am at Panvel – Datta Snacks.

Registered Member Cost: Rs 500 /- per head.

Non Registered Member: Rs 550/- per head.

To become a lifetime Registered Member: CLICK HERE

Cost Includes-

Sat Breakfast, Velas Entry fee, Boat Jetty Charges of Bike & Rangers and administration charges.

Cost does not include:

Accommodation & Sun Dinner charges will be shared equally by all rangers, charges of Lunch for both days will be shared amongst you, any kind of insurance.

Petrol & Maintenance cost should be settled by the bike owner & the person accompanying him or In case of Single Rider, petrol & maintenance cost should be settled alone.

Click to see Batch 1 Pics : Velas first batch moments


Those who are not willing to drive bike even they can come with their four wheelers on shaired expenses.

Those who want to come and dont have any arrangements we will provide travelling arrangements also.

Route Map:-Will be provided on arrival at Panvel - Datta Snaks.

Sights to visit:

Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an exciting place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Gokul-ashtami Festival is one of the important festivals in Velas.

Bankot’s Himmat Gadh:

Himmat Gadh, a fort situated at Bankot, also goes by the name of Bavankot Quila and has existed well before the time of independence. The story behind the name ‘Bavankot Quila’ is that long back, the tax collected from the farmers on this land equalled the sum of “bavan kot” or 52crores!

The fort also serves as a memorial for Queen Victoria, with it also being known by the name of Fort Victoria. Rumor has it, that an underground passage also exists, but it’s very likely that it has been shut now. A well, worn dry over time, can also be found there.


Dakshin Kashi is famous pilgrim place with ancient Shiv Temple and Kalbhairav Temple situated on the Dakshin Kashi. It also has a beautiful beach which is rocky on one side and a clean sand beach on the other side.


Meeting Point: Panvel – Datta snaks by 5.45 am.

Saturday, 28th Mar 2015:

06.00 am: Intro & Breakfast (@ Datta snaks)

11.30 am: Reach Shrivardhan

01.30 pm: Lunch

03.30 pm: Harihareshwar

05.30 pm: At velas

06.00 pm: At velas beach (watch turtles and explore around)

09.00 pm: Dinner and Bonfire session (if possible).

Sunday,29th Mar 2015:

06.00 am: Velas Beach (watch turtles).

08.00 am: Breakfast.

10.00 am: At Bankot fort.

01.30 pm: Lunch (will be in the mangaon).

05.00 pm: At Panvel.

Payment Details:

To Confirm your registration please deposit Rs. 300/- (non Refundable) in the following.(Please specify your name or those who transfer on behalf of you & trek/Activity/Tour name-mandatory in SMS).

Acc Name: Ananda Shivaji Govekar

Acc No   : 00000032353269021

IFS Code: SBIN0000562

MICR Code: 400002007

Bank     : SBI Bank

Branch   : Bhandup (W)

After transaction please sms transaction no to us.

Things to be carried:

Personal Identification (Compulsory), Bike’s Legal papers, Helmet (for both), Insurance papers and PUC is must), Driving License, A bottle of water, Camera (Optional),Cap, Bedding Like Shawl & Mat, woolen Jacket, Hand gloves while biking as per comfort, extra pair of cloths etc.

Shoes are compulsory for all the members (Riders and Pillion)

VRangers Rules & Regulation: http://vrangers.com/rules-a-regulation

Since Biking is adventurous and risky activity your participation is solely on your own wish."VRangers Adventure And Trekking" would not be responsible for any uncertainties happening to him and also the members who accompanies him after the warning.

It's advisable to get your bike Serviced / Repaired before the ride so that we all can have safe ride.

Over Speeding / Rash Driving would result in immediate expulsion from the tour. Please ensure safety for yourself and other people on road.

For Reg. & more details, contact our "Rangers”.

Dipendra : 99674-35673 / 76666-24123.

Ananda : 9892-219155.

plz do sms if call not received with u r name & mail id.