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Velas Turtle Festival with bankot fort, Harihareshwar & Murud Janjira fort

Fri, 26 Apr 10:30PM - Sun, 28 Apr 9:00PM
Rs 2500
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Witness Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings from the shores of Velas beach which is one of the most beautiful emotional experiences to sight the newly born hatchlings making their way to the home. Not just velas we are also covering the few major attractions in the areas we are visiting on the coastal stretch i.e. bankot fort, Harihareshwar and Murud-Janjira islet fort accessed by boat. In this tour you also experience a homestay in Velas with typical homemade cuisines especially yummy breakfast!

SNM started the turtle conservation project in coastal Maharashtra and Velas is one the villages in Ratnagiri where nests are protected in an enclosure. So far SNM has protected more than 800 nests and successfully released more than 35,000 hatchlings.

Event Type: Tour, Travel - AC bus.


Visit thrice to the nesting area.

Bankot fort.

Harihareshwar pradakshina route

Murud-Janjira islet fort.

Coastal road journey with ferry crossings in AC vehicle.

Homestay at velas with homemade recipes.

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DAY 1 (Friday):
Start from Dadar on Friday night with pickup points at Chembur, Vashi, Panvel.

Day 2 (Saturday):

Reach Velas in the early morning hours

Fresh up at homestay with morning tea - 1 hour

Briefing & introduction - 15 minutes

Visit to Velas turtle nesting area - 2 hour

Breakfast at homestay - 15 minutes

Visit to Bankot fort - 2 hours

Visit to Harihareshwar - 1 hour.

Lunch break at Harihareshwar - 1 hour. (at your own expense)

Reach Velas village - 05:30 p.m.

Fresh up at homestay - 30 minutes.

Visit to Velas turtle nesting area - 2 hours

Rest for the day at homestay

Dinner break - 1hour

DAY 3 (Sunday):

Wake up & Morning Tea

Visit Velas turtle nesting area- 2 hours

Freshup & Breakfast - 1 hour

Velas to Murud-Janjira by bus includes ferry crossing on the way.

Guided tour at Murud Janjira fort - 2 hours.

Return journey to Mumbai from Murud.

Bid adieu to the tour with great memories.


Expenses & How to register

Expenses & How to register


INR 2500 per head, Inclusive of transport from Mumbai by AC semi sleeper Bus, Breakfast, veg dinner, homestay at Velas on Day2 (Saturday), breakfast, Murud Janjira fort admission fee on DAY2 (Sunday).

Excluded: Lunch on Day 2 & Lunch on Day 3.


How to Register:

Step -1: Proceed with the online payment.

Step-2: After payment, you will be requested to fill up the Mandatory disclaimer form online.

Step -3: Now your participation is confirmed & Organizer will create WhatsApp group on the day of the event for coordination, We will coordinate through SMS/ Call if the participant is not available in WhatsApp.


Things to Carry

Things to Carry

What to Wear:

Footwear - Sandals/ Flipflops

comfortable clothes (avoid jeans, casuals, trousers).

What to Bring:

Carry a single rucksack with the following things:

Minimum 1 liter of water.

Windcheater/ blanket for overnight bus journey being A.C. coach.

Cap/ Hat

sunscreen lotion (optional)

toiletry kit.

Spare set of clothes.

Camera to capture beautiful moments.

Personal medicines if any.

ID Proof is mandatory.




Total trip distance would be approx 600 k.m. in A.C. Bus.

Participant should bring an ID Card for their own safety.

Disclaimer form should be filled up by the participant before taking part in the event which will be sent by us post payment.

Please do not cause delay and cause inconvenience for others and impact the schedule if you are not able to reach the pickup point on the said time.

Below 18 must take the consent of the parents to participate.

Participants will be notified in prior when itinerary is modified/ event gets cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances.

If there is an unexpected change in weather during the event, organizer has rights to withdraw/ retreat.

Respect the customs/traditions when visiting any religious places.

Participants should pay for the expenses that's not excluded or mentioned in the event.

Event schedule may delay or advance due to unforeseen conditions so timings haven't mentioned except in the event start and end time.

Alcohol consumption/ smoking tobacco/ weed is strictly prohibited. Will be expelled from the event If found with consumption.

Please do not litter any plastic (biscuit pack covers, candy wrappers etc.). We commit to keep our events clean.

Washroom facility is available throughout the course of event.

Participants should coordinate, disciplined and align together as a team during the event.

Please do not expect luxury facilities and appreciate being cooperative with fellow ramblers.

Though we assure safety as a top priority, Event Organizers are not responsible for any severe injuries or fatal events.

We rely on third party payment gateways to make the registration process simple and feasible, It also includes the convenience fee along with the main event fee which will be shown at check out that should be borne by the participant.

No group discount is applicable

Visibility of hatchlings aren't guaranteed and we aren't responsible if not sighted at the nesting area though we put the event on the best dates based on the feedback from the locals.

If participant cancel their registration one day before the event or on the day of the event, a refund of 50% is paid.

No refund will be provided if the participant miss the bus.


Map & Directions

Map & Directions
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