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Velas Turtle Festival from Mumbai

Fri, 26 Apr 10:30PM - Sun, 28 Apr 11:00PM
Velas Turtle Festival
Rs 3000
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Velas is a small fishing village on the western coast of Maharashtra. About 220 km 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. TreksandTrails, India invites you to this journey from the nest to the sea which draws oohs and aahs from tourists - each of whom is gathered on the shore to witness this miracle of Nature. The location is Velas, a remote village in Mandangad taluka in Ratnagiri district approx. a 6-hour drive from Mumbai

Kindly Note

  • Traveling by A/C Bus
  • Hatchling sighting is not guaranteed.
  • Maximum batch size is 30 travelers on first come first basis.
  • Pick up and Drop at centralized locations only.

Event Details

  • Traveling by A/C Bus
  • Event Type: Tour
  • Food Arrangement: Homestay with Veg food already arranged
  • Transport: Travel by the same private vehicle for the entire tour
  • The height of Bankot fort: 500 ft
  • Base Village: Velas
  • Taluka: Mandangad 
  • District: Ratnagiri
  • Region: Konkan
  • The route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Panvel - Mahad - Loner phata - Velas
  • Distance from Mumbai: 220 km approx.
  • Total time required for climbing Bankot Fort: None
  • Total distance for climbing: None
  • Parking available: yes
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Event Itinerary

Event Itinerary

Day 0: Friday Night

  • Meeting at Pritam Dhaba Dadar East 22:45(Travelling by A/C Bus)
  • Departure from Pritam Dhaba: 23:00
  • Chembur Diamond garden pickup 23.30
  • Vashi below main bridge pickup at 00.15
  • Pickup at Kalamboli near Mc Donald`s

Day: 1 Saturday

  • 04:00 Early morning arrival at Velas Village.
  • 06:00 Visit to Velas Beach for Turtle sighting
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Visit to Bankot fort
  • 13:00 Lunch & Rest
  • 17:00 Visit to the beach for turtle sightings
  • 20:00 Dinner and rest

Day 2 - Sunday

  • 06:00 Visit to Velas beach for turtle sighting.
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Depart for Harihareshwar temple from Velas village
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Departure for Mumbai from Harihareshwar temple
  • 23:00 Approx. arrival at Dadar Mumbai.

Inclusion & Exclusion

Inclusion & Exclusion

Cost Include:

  • Travel by AC Bus 
  • Accommodation in a typical Konkani homestay - Dormitory.
  • Saturday: 1 veg breakfast, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 Veg Dinner
  • Sunday: 1 Veg breakfast, 1 Veg Lunch
  • Sightseeing as per the schedule
  • Expertise, guide charges, and TreksandTrails, India administration charges if any.
  • Ferryboat charges. All entry tickets and permissions. Provision of primary first aid only.

Cost Exclude:

  • Non-Veg Food, Camera or photography charges if any.
  • Dinner on Friday Night and Sunday not included.
  • Mineral water and any other item not mentioned in the inclusions list.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy
  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date 
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Velas Turtle Festival Velas, Ratnagiri, Velas, Maharashtra 415208, India
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