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Velas Turtle Festival 2020

Fri, 27 Mar 9:30PM - Sun, 29 Mar 8:00PM
Velas Beach - , Outdoors
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Velas Turtle Festival

Eco-Tour Duration: 2N/2D


Highlights- 3 opportunities to view egg hatching /Velas beach/ferry ride / Bankot Fort/ Harihareshwar temple.


Dates:- Every weekend for the month of March
Batch 1: 6-8 March 2020
Batch 2: 13-15 March 2020
Batch 3: 20-22 March 2020
Batch 4: 27-29 March 2020



Travelling from Mumbai to Mumbai by A/c bus

Accommodation in beautiful home stays of Velas Village

2 Breakfasts, tea & 1 Snacks

2 Lunch, 1 Dinner (Veg and Non-Veg)

Jetty charges

Expertise charge and first aid

Price- INR 2799/- pp

For Kids of Age 5-10 yrs = Rs. 2199

For Kids below 5 yrs = No charges (No seats will be allotted in the bus)


Short Info: Velas is located in Mandangad Taluka of Ratnagiri District 230 kms away from Mumbai & 200 kms away from Pune. Velas is a coastal town famous for its Beach, Harihareshwar Temple, Bankot Fort and Turtles Festival. The festival is about witnessing the birth of the turtles, how they break the eggs and crawl their way into the ocean to start off their journey of life. This Olive Ridley Turtle festival is organized by local villagers in co-ordination with an NGO named as Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra.



Day 0: Friday

We are waiting for you

Please reach Dadar near Pritam Hotel at 09:45 pm and by 10 pm we will head to Velas to enjoy the Olive Ridley Turtle Festival.


Day 1: Saturday

Cherish the Olive Ridley Turtle -

We will reach Velas village around 5:30 am. We will head straight to the beach to witness the breaking of Eggs by the Turtles.

Breakfast is Calling

We will head for breakfast around 07:30 am. Enjoy the homestay in typical Konkani House and culture. You can unpack your bags, freshen up and relax for some time before we proceed to Bankot Fort.

Bankot Fort

We will head to Bankot Fort around 11 am. Enjoy the Fortification wall and cannons available at the fort. The view from fort will gives ample opportunity to witness the Arabian Sea along the Velas coastline.


Lovely Rural Lunch


Cherish the Olive Ridley Turtle -

We will head to Velas Beach around 5:30 pm to witness the birth of Olive Ridley Turtles again. After the sightings, we will explore the beach to watch the sunset.


Delightful Dinner

We head back to enjoy our dinner. Savour the local delicacies of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian dishes. Post Dinner we will play some fun games like Antakshari, UNO, Group games, etc. Lights out around 11 pm.


Day 2: Sunday


Good Morning Friends!

Wake up at 5 am and freshen up. We will proceed to the beach in 1 hour to witness the turtles for the last time.


Cherish the Olive Ridley Turtle

We will proceed to the Velas Beach around 6 am to watch the turtles crawl back into the ocean.


Breakfast is Calling

Around 7:30 am we will head back to have our breakfast. Pack your bags as around 10 am we will leave for Harihareshwar Temple through a Boat Ride.


Harihareshwar Temple

We will reach Harihareshwar Temple around 11:00 am. Take the Blessings of Bappa as we will head to fill our stomach with Lunch.


Lovely Lunch

We will have lunch around 1 pm in a nearby Restaurant. Post Lunch We will head back to Mumbai.


Wow What an Experience!

We will proceed to Mumbai in our transfer vehicle around 2 pm thanking Velas and our fellow travellers for providing one of the best experience.



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Things to Carry:

Extra clothes/towel

At least 2 litres of drinking water

Photo ID card

Some ready to eat food (plum cakes, biscuits)

Electral/Tang powder/Glucose-D/salt

Cap, camera, mobiles phones, socks (if required)

Any personal medicine


Please do not litter, we believe in the saying When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories.

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Velas Beach - Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 415208, India
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