Velas Turtle Festival | Trek India
Trek India Welcomes to Velas Turtle Festival in the month of March 2019
Velas is a small eco-village in Ratnagiri district which is famous for Olive Ridley turtles that visit the Velas beach every year to lay eggs. At Velas, turtle conservation movement is undertaken by the villagers. Velas is a coastal village which falls in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Velas has been attracting nature lovers and travelers 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 egg. Besides Velas beach, here are several other tourist attractions at Velas including the Bankot Fort and the Harihareshwar Temple.
Things to Do in Velas :-
Visit Harihareshwar beach and Historical Bankot fort.
Witness these turtles taking their first baby steps towards the sea.
Authentic Local cuisine
A Night Walk in the village and many more fun activities..
Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai A/C Transportation
10:00 pm :- Pritam Hotel (Dadar East)
10.20 pm :- K Star Mall Chembur
11.00 pm :- Mcd Kamoboli Panvel
06.00 am :- Reach Velas, Get Fresh & Head to the beach for seeing the hatching and
release of 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
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.
08:30 pm Dinner. Overnight stay in Velas, fun, games and some rest for sure.
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 Harihareshwar via the Bankot-Bagmandla Ferry boat.
12:00 pm Explore Harihareshwar Beach.
02:00 pm Lunch at Harihareshwar And continue our journey towards Mumbai.
08:00 pm Reach Mumbai and make a promise to meet soon.
Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai A/C Vehicle
Accommodation (Home stay)
Unlimited Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner (Veg Only)
Ferry Boat Charges
Basic First Aid in case required.
Any Personal Expenses.
All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
Any thing not mentioned in the inclusion.
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 electrol, 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.
Velas Beach, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra