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Velas Turtle Festival | Mumbai Trekizens

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Sat, 30 Mar 12:00AM - Sun, 31 Mar 8:30PM
Rs 1500
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Pricing & Offers

Pricing & Offers
Zero convenience fee, ticket price shown below is the final price.
Sat, 30 Mar
, 12:00AM
- Sun, 31 Mar
, 8:30PM
Advance Payment
Event Cost is 2900 - Book your seat paying the Advance payment, and pay the remaining amount at the Meeting Point.
₹ 1,500
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Details

Details

Mumbai Trekizens Velas Turtle Festival Tour

Batches

  • Batch 1 : 02nd Mar 2018 - (Leaving Friday Night)
  • Batch 2 : 09th Mar 2018 - (Leaving Friday Night)
  • Batch 3 : 16th Mar 2018 - (Leaving Friday Night)
  • Batch 4 : 23rd Mar 2018 - (Leaving Friday Night)
  • Batch 5 : 30th Mar 2018 - (Leaving Friday Night)

Event Details

  • Event Grade: Easy
  • Endurance Level: Low
  • Type: Sea-Beach Tour
  • Location: Velas, Ratnagiri
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Cost: Rs.2900/- (Book your seat paying the Advance payment (1500/-), and pay the remaining amount at the Meeting Point.)

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 since its inception. Hundreds of Olive Ridley Turtles, one of the endangered and 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 Maharashtra's coast. Besides Velas beach, other popular tourist attractions at Velas including the Bankot Fort and the Harihareshwar Temple. Velas has been popular for eco-tourism and weekend getaway.

Some interesting facts about Olive Ridley turtles:
The Olive ridley is called so because of their olive-colored carapace, which is heart-shaped and rounded.
Despite being the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world, their numbers have been shrinking and they face serious threats across their migratory route, habitat and nesting beaches, due to unfriendly human activities. The species is recognized as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List (IUCN-international union of conservation of nature)
Olive Ridley turtles inhabit in warm waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans and are popular for unique mass nesting called Arribada, where thousands of female olive ridley amass on the same beach to lay eggs.
These turtles are carnivores and feed mainly on jellyfish, shrimp, snails, crabs, molluscs and a variety of fish and their eggs.
The coast of Orissa in India is the largest mass nesting site for the Olive-ridley

Attractions:

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

Travel Schedule

Travel Schedule

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

Meeting Point : Pritam hotel Dadar (E)

  • 10:00 pm -Pritam hotel Dadar (E)
  • 10:15 pm - K Star Mall, Chembur.
  • 11:00 pm - McDonald's, Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai

Day 0:

  • 10:00 pm Depart for Velas in 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.
  • 07:30 pm - Documentary on Olive Ridley Turtle.
  • 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 Shrivardhan via the Bankot-Bagmandla Ferryboat.
  • 02:00 pm - Lunch at Shrivardhan. And continue our journey towards Mumbai.
  • 08:00 pm - Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon.
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Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes / Excludes

Event Fee: Rs.2900/- per person. do check for availability before making a payment.

(Book your seat paying the Advance payment (1500/-), and pay the remaining amount at the Meeting Point.)

Includes

  • AC Bus travel from Mumbai to Mumbai
  • Accommodation Homestay
  • Unlimited breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the base village (Veg Only)
  • Ferryboat Charges
  • Local guidance
  • First aid and first responder assistance in case required
  • Trekizens administration charges if any
  • Do read our terms and conditions before registration.

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 roadblocks, bad weather.
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Things to carry

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 electrical, 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. Sling bags / Jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.
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Important

Important

Our Rules

  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Tour leaders decision will be final and binding.
  • Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
  • Team "Mumbai Trekizens" reserves all the right to change/ deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

Extremely Important

  • Velas has a good facility of the washroom at the home stays.
  • The network is quite poor at Velas though the other destinations offer fair connectivity.
  • Avoid carrying heavy weight.
  • The emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process; Mumbai Trekizens won't be held responsible for low or no hatchings, though the dates are fixed as per the maximum probability.
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Trekizens Cancelation Policy

Trekizens Cancelation Policy

For long tours: 

  • Participants who cancel the trail booking 25 days prior to the event/trek/trail, then 100% amount will be refunded.
  • Participants who cancel the trail booking 20 days prior to the event/trek/trail, then 75% amount will be refunded.
  • Participants who cancel the trail booking 15 days prior to the event/trek/trail, then 50% amount will be refunded.
  • Participants who cancel the trail booking 10 days prior to the event/trek/trail, then 25% amount will be refunded.
  • Participants who do not appear for the event/trek/trail after paying the amount won't be getting refunded.
  • On cancellation of the entire tour by the Mumbai Trekizens itself, the amount will be refunded to the participants within 7-10 working days after informing the consumers about the cancellation.

For short tours: 

  • Participants who cancel the trail booking 15 days prior to the event/trek/trail, then 100% amount will be refunded.
  • Participants who cancel the trail booking 10 days prior to the event/trek/trail, then 75% amount will be refunded.
  • Participants who cancel the trail booking 7 days prior to the event/trek/trail, then 50% amount will be refunded.
  • Participants who cancel the trail booking 5 days prior to the event/trek/trail, then 25% amount will be refunded.
  • Participants who do not appear for the event/trek/trail after paying the amount won't be getting refunded.
  • On cancellation of the entire tour by the Mumbai Trekizens itself, the amount will be refunded to the participants within 7-10 working days after informing the consumers about the cancellation

Kindly Note-

  • The amount will be refunded through the online medium of the transaction only
  • Participants cancellation may lead to loss to the primary service providers. 

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  • Personal information and bank account details are kept highly confidential only between the consumer and the Mumbai Trekizens team.
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Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Velas Beach ( Outside Mumbai )
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