Velas Turtle Festival With Tripse

March 6 | 10PM - April 5 | 9PM
Pritam Hotel, Dadar
2650 onwards
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About

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE | TURTLE FESTIVAL | BANKOT FORT | HARIHARESHWAR TEMPLE | SHRIVARDHAN BEACH | AC VEHICLE


About Velas:

A place to be explored if you are a true explorer is Velas, as it has been the most attractive place for nature lovers because of its Turtle festival. Velas is a coastal village which falls at Konkan coast, Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra and it is well known for its beaches like Dapoli, Shrivardhan, Diveagar which reflect nature in its best preserved and pristine form. Hundreds of Olive Ridley Turtles, one of the most endangered species of turtles, come at Velas beach for breeding and lay hundreds of eggs. People from different countries, states travel all the way long for seeing the baby turtles taking first step in to the Ocean. Watching these little Ninjas making their first ever walk by listening to sea waves is a once in a life time experience.


Attractions:


Velas: A cosy village located at the beautiful secluded beach, Velas will amaze you with the calmness and Natures serenity it possesses. Apart from watching Cute little turtles, just having walk across bamboo and Coconut plantations in Velas will refresh your bodies.


Harihareshwar Temple:

Apart from this 16th Century temple, Harihareshwar place will stun you with its eye-catching rocky beach.


Bankot Fort:

This fort built in Laterite or Red Rock (Jambha Khadak) said to be built before 15th century. Bankot was part of Maratha Dynasty during 17th Century. It does give breath taking views of surrounding Beach


Konkani Veg and Non Veg Food, Bird Watching:

Along with staying in vintage houses in Konkan and enjoying #KonkaniFood, you will be able to spot Eagle, White back vultures, Indian Swiflets along the coastline.


STORY:

Turtle festival is an attempt to save the endangered species of Olive Ridley turtles.Mother turtles lay their eggs in the month of Nov to Jan. These eggs used to be source of food for stray dogs, Crows and Other birds. Some villagers used to consume these eggs as they had misconception about its so called medicinal properties. These all scenarios resulted in decrease in population of olive ridley sea turtles. Turtle festival has resulted in awareness about the endangered species among the villagers. This has also started generating small savings into each household does helping them in living better life and giving better education to their younger ones.


Dates:

Saturday 07th March 2019

Saturday 14th March 2019

Saturday 21st March 2019

Saturday 28th March 2019


Pickup Points:

Dadar East Pritam Da Dhaba 10:30pm

Chembur Diamond Garden 11:00pm

Vashi Plaza Flyover 11:30pm


ITINERARY: -

DAY 1: Friday


10:30pm Dadar East In AC Tempo traveler


DAY 2: Saturday

05:00 Early morning reach to Velas village. Freshen up and Proceed towards beach

06:00 Visit the beach for turtle sighting (Attempt 1)

08:00 Visit Home Stay-Freshen up-Breakfast

10:30 Visit to Bankot fort for breathtaking views of Velas and Harihareshwar Beach

13:00 Come back to Homestay Lunch & Rest

17:00 Visit to beach for Second turtle sighting (Attempt 2)

19:00 Watch Documentary on the Life of Olive ridley turtles

20:00 Dinner and Take a Long walk towards Light house on the Beach facing road 


DAY 3 - Sunday

06:00 Early morning Visit to Velas beach for last turtle sighting. (Attempt 3)

08:00 Breakfast at Homestay

10:30 After freshen up Depart for Harihareshwar temple and Beach via Ferry

13:00 After Lunch depart for Mumbai

14:30 Depart for Mumbai in AC BUS

21:00 Reach Mumbai Traffic Dependent


Inclusions:






  • Travelling from Mumbai to Mumbai in AC BUS
  • Accommodation in a typical Konkani house/dormitory (Being an eco-tourism village and separate hotel accommodation is not available)
  • 2 Breakfast,2 Lunch, 1 Dinner (Unlimited)
  • Sightseeing as per the schedule if any.
  • Ferryboat charges.
  • All entry tickets and permissions
  • Expertise & Guide Charges



Exclusions:






  • Any Item not covered under Inclusions
  • Private Rooms
  • Mineral Water and Soft drinks
  • Extra Meals which are Not mentioned above
  • Dinner on Friday Night and Sunday Night
  • Expenses due to unavoidable circumstances


NOTE:






  • Turtle hatching is a natural phenomenon, Hence WE DON’T GUARANTEE turtle sighting, having said that we have 3 attempts for sighting, hence we always have better chances
  • As velas is a small eco village on weekends Separate room and Family Rooms are not available, the rooms available are separate for Males and Females
  • Bathing Facility is available and toilets are Indian and Eastern Commode
  • Veg Food is Included in The package, For Non Veg you have to pay Extra 200rs
  • Seats are booked only after 100% payment


THINGS TO CARRY






  • Snacks Items and Water
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Cap, Glares, Sunscreen, moisturizers
  • Torch Light
  • Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
  • Clothing as per season, Shoes
  • ID Proof (Pan card/Driving License)
  • Extra Pair of Clothes and Towel
  • Electoral Powder

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Venue

Pritam Hotel, Dadar

Dharamputra, Survey No. 32, Pritam Estate, Dadar T. T, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014

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