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Velas Turtle Festival 2017 Tour


Duration: 2 Days
Activity: Leisure

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Velas Turtle Festival 2017 Tour is a unique weekend getaway in the months of March and April, for travellers around Mumbai and Pune. This 2 day short trip to pay a visit to home of baby turtles is situated in Velas Beach or Olive Ridley Turtle Beach in Konkan Ratnagari District

Below are the major attractions in this weekend getaway


The Velas Turtle Festival is an annually organized by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) and the Kasav Mitra Mandal (KMM), during the period of February to March. This festival is attended by nature lovers, marine turtle enthusiasts, volunteers, known personalities in the field of conservation, tourists and people who just want to witness this moment, at least once in a lifetime

Velas Beach

Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas, Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley turtles, one of the endangered species of turtle.


Surrounded by four holy hills Harihar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri Harihareshwar is a region in Konkan which is amazingly beautiful with hills playing the perfect foil for long stretch of pristine beach. The Harihareshwar temple built in the 16th century with the deities of Vishnu Brahma and Shiva is the primary attraction in Harihareshwar along with beautiful stretch of beach.

Bankot Fort

Bankon Fort is a sea fort, situated in Mandangad region of Ratnagiri district. Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is a peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature.

Day 0 – Friday Night

Meeting Point :Pritam Hotel Dadar East @11.30 pm
Pickup Point : Chembur Diamond Garden @11.45 pm
Pikcup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge @12.15 pm
Pickup Point : Panvel ST Depot @ 12:45 pm (For all Pune People)

Day 1

Reach Velas by 05.00am
Get fresh, Visit Velas Beach at 6am for Turtle Festival
Return to the Villager House
Start for Bankot Fort (15 Minutes Trek)
Explore Bankot fort
Return to Velas by 1pm
Lunch at Velas (Veg Konkani Food)
Visit Velas beach for Turtle Festival in the evening at 5pm ,
Fun time at Velas beach
Back to House
Post Dinner , Night walk
Retire for the day

Day 2

Wake up at 5.30am
Visit Velas Beach for Turtle Festival in Morning at 6am.
Have breakfast and Start for Harihareshwar Temple and Beach by Ferry
Lunch at Harihareshwar
Post Lunch , Start our return journey by 3pm
Evening refreshment on the way
Reach Dadar by 9:30 – 10pm

Things to Carry

Identity proof (Must)
A bottle of water (At least 2 Ltrs)
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes, Beachwear
2-3 papers, Bedding (can be used if required)
Camera (Optional)
Cap, etc
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks, Beach footwear
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.


Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC BUS
Food Expenses (only Veg)
Accommodation Charges. (Dormitary / Home Stay type accommodation will be provided)
Turtle Festival and Velas Beach Entry Charges


Mineral Water, Cold Drinks and anything not mentioned above.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  1. 90% refund if cancellation is made more than 10 days prior to the date of departure date of the event.
  2. 40% refund if cancellation is made more than 4 days (96 Hrs) and less than 10 days prior to the departure date of the event.
  3. NO refund will be made if cancellation is made within 4 days (96 hrs) prior to the departure date of the event.
  4. In case the trek is cancelled by organisers, entire amount will be refunded

Additional information


2 days

Activity Type

Leisure Trip


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