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Velas Turtle Festival from Pune

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Fri, 26 Apr 10:00PM - Sun, 28 Apr 11:00PM
Velas Turtle Festival
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Velas Turtle Festival

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 Pune.

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
  • Route from Pune: Pune Banner Khopoli - Velas
  • Distance from Pune: 195 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

22:00 Meeting at State Bank of Maharashtra, Shivajinagar branch (Travelling by A/C Bus).

22:15 Departure from State Bank of Maharashtra, Shivajinagar.

22:30 Pickup at McDonald's, Deccan.

23:00 Pickup at Chandani Chowk.

Day: 1 Saturday

05:00 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 Pune from Harihareshwar temple.

23:00 Approx. arrival at Shivajinagar Pune.

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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/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • 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.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
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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.
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Map & Directions

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