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Velas Turtle Festival and Harihareshwar Beach Tour

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Fri, 27 Mar 10:00PM - Sun, 29 Mar
Velas Turtle Festival
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Event Details:

  • Event Grade: Easy
  • Endurance Level: Low
  • Type: Sea-Beach Tour
  • Location: Velas, Ratnagiri
  • Total time required to reach Village : 6 to 7 hrs
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Cost: Rs.2950/-

About Velas:

Velas is a coastal village which falls in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Velas has been attracting nature lovers and travellers more for its Velas turtle festival, Maharashtra than anything else. Hundreds of Olive Ridley Turtles, one of the most treasured species of marine turtles, come ashore at Velas beach for breeding and lay hundreds of eggs. Velas accounts for 40% of sea turtles nests along Maharashtras coast. Besides Velas beach, here are several other tourist attractions at Velas including the Bankot Fort and the Harihareshwar Temple. Velas has been attracting nature lovers and travellers more for its Velas turtle festival, Maharashtra than anything else. Hundreds of Olive Ridley Turtles, one of the most treasured species of marine turtles, come ashore at Velas beach for breeding and lay hundreds of eggs. Velas welcomes thousands of travellers visit the Velas beach in order to witness baby turtles, when the Velas turtle festival dates are announced

 

Major Attractions:

  • A typical village life on a calm sea beach
  • A refreshing surrounding
  • Baby Olive Ridley turtles
  • Bankot Fort
  • Harihareshwar Temple

 

 

Travel Schedule:

Well be boarding A/C bus from our nearest pick-up point. Bus timings are shared below for convenience:

10:00 pm Dadar

10:15 pm Chembur

10:35 pm Vashi

11:00 pm Kolamboli Mc D, near Panvel

 

Meeting Point: Dadar Pritam Hotel 10:00 pm

 

Itinerary:

Day 0:

  • 10:00 pm Depart for Velas in a A/C bus (We will manage pick-ups from pre-decided locations depending upon the participants)

Day 1:

  • 05:45 am Arrive in Velas and head to the beach to see the hatching and release of the turtles.
  • 08:00 am Return back to the village, breakfast and time for leisure.
  • 11:00 am Visit the strategically built Himmatgad Fort which overlooks the sea and the Bankot creek.
  • 01:00 pm Lunch time
  • 03:00 pm Explore the areas around Velas.
  • 06:00 pm Velas Beach for the release of turtles. Fun at the beach.
  • 08:30 pm Dinner. Overnight stay in Velas, fun, games and some rest for sure.

Day 2:

  • 06:00 am Turtle release on Velas Beach
  • 08:30 am Breakfast followed by some leisure time to explore the village
  • 10:00 am Head to Harihareshwar via the Bankot-Bagmandla Ferry boat.
  • 12:00 pm Explore Harihareshwar Beach
  • 02:00 pm Lunch at Harihareshwar. And continue our journey towards Mumbai.
  • 08:00 pm Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon.  

 

Includes:

  • The cost per head includes the following.
  • AC Bus Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai
  • Accommodation - Homestay
  • Unlimited breakfast, lunch and dinner at base village
  • Ferryboat Charges
  • Local guidance
  • First aid and first responder assistance in case required
  • MPA administration charges if any
  • Do read our terms and conditions before registration.

Cost Excludes:

  • All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.

Things to carry:

  • Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
  • Good shoes, Sandal
  • Extra pair of clothes, socks optional
  • Cap, Camera as Optional
  • 1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D
  • Medications if required for individual
  • Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
  • And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.

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Velas Turtle Festival Velas, Ratnagiri, Velas, Maharashtra 415208, India
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