Maharashtra is blessed with 720 kms long coastline. Shared with Konkan, Thane, and Ratnagiri also Sindhudurg districts. Many marine creatures come to visit. However, the exact count and type are unknown. As from what is believed there is not a detailed study available. In the year 2000-01, it was found that a species of turtle, Olive Ridley is a prominent visitor to the shores of Maharashtra for breeding purposes. Other species are the Green Turtle, Hawksbill and the Leatherback. A lot of the other information is already available online, like what does turtles eat, how a turtle looks like. The difference between a turtle, tortoise and a terrapin.
Velas is a small fishing village on the western coast of Maharashtra. About 220 kms away from Mumbai, a little over a hundred houses on the coast of the Arabian Sea. It is that time of the year again when a tiny grey head pokes out of the golden sand and takes a breath of the fresh salty air of the Arabian Sea. It is a culmination of a lengthy process, which started when, under the cover of darkness, its mother emerged out from the rolling waves to lay her heap of 100-120 eggs on the sandy beach. Oblivious to the world that awaits it outside its sandy cocoon, the tiny hatchling is soon followed by a hundred others, all crawling their way towards the brightest lights of the horizon- in this case, the sea.
The location is Velas, a remote village in Mandangad taluka in Ratnagiri district approx. a 6-hour drive from Mumbai.
Baby Olive Ridley turtles
Typical village life on a calm sea beach
A refreshing surrounding
Traveling by Non-A/C Tempo traveler or bus with Pick up and Drop Bus Timings Are Shared Below For Convenience.
Hatching is the natural process. Organizers won't be responsible for no hatching or less number. The event is fixed as per post discussion with local only.
The maximum batch size is 30 first come first basis.
Well, Be Boarding Non-A/C Bus From Our Nearest Pick-Up Point.
Meeting Point: Pritam Dhaba Dadar (E)
10:00 pm -Pritam Dhaba Dadar (E).
10:25 pm - K Star Mall, Chembur.
10:45 pm - Vashi Plasa, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
11:15 pm - McDonald's, Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai.
10:00 pm Depart for Velas in a non-A/C bus (We will manage pick-ups from pre-decided locations depending upon the participants)
Overnight journey to velas, rest in the bus will take a small halt for tea and Freshen Up in route