17 Feb 2023 - 19 Feb 2023
03 Mar 2023 - 05 Mar 2023
10 Mar 2023 - 12 Mar 2023
17 Mar 2023 - 19 Mar 2023
24 Mar 2023 - 26 Mar 2023
31 Mar 2023 - 02 Apr 2023
07 Apr 2023 - 09 Apr 2023
14 Apr 2023 - 16 Apr 2023
21 Apr 2023 - 23 Apr 2023
28 Apr 2023 - 30 Apr 2023
Trek India Welcomes you for the Velas Turtle 2023 from Mumbai AC Bus
About Velas Turtle Festival
Maharashtra is blessed with a 720-kilometre-long coastline and is shared with Konkan, Thane, Ratnagiri also Sindhudurg districts. Many marine creatures come to visit.
Velas is a coastal village that falls in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Velas has been attracting nature lovers and travelers more for its Velas Turtle Festival, in 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 eggs.
Velas Turtle Festival Events Details 2023
Traveling by A/C Bus.
The stay provided will be Homestay
Food provided will be Veg Food
The total time required for Bankot Fort is 2-3 hours
The distance from Mumbai to Velas is 230 kilometers.
Routes can be changed due to road closures or traffic
Detailed Itinerary of Velas Turtle Festival
Day 0- Friday
10.00 pm - Meeting at Pritam Dhaba Dadar
10.15 pm - Start the journey for the Velas Turtke Festival
10.45 pm - Pickup at Chembur Diamond Gadren
11.15 pm - Pickup at Vashi Plaza
11.45 pm - Pickup at Kalamboli McDonald's
Day 1 - Saturday
05.45 am - Reach Velas & get a quick Freshen up
06.30 am - Visit Velas Beach for Turtle Sighting
08.30 am - Return back to the village, have breakfast
11.00 am - Visit Bankot Fort, also known as Himmatgad Fort or Harishareshwar Fort
01.00 pm - Lunch time & rest time
05.30 pm - Visit Velas Beach for the Turtle Hatching & Sunset
08.30 pm - Dinner& Fun games
10.00 pm - Hit your bed & retire for the day
Day 2 - Sunday
06.00 am - Visit Velas beach for the baby turtles released
08.00 am - Breakfast
08.30 am - Depart for harihareshwar temple from Velas village
09.30 am - We will cross Bankot Creek, in a boat with the Bus from Veshvi Jungle Jetty to Bagmandala Jetty.
11.30 am - Reach Harihareshwar Beach & visit the Harishareshwar Temple
01.30 pm - Lunch at Harihareshwar
03.00 pm - Departure for Mumbai from Harihareshwar Temple.
11.00 pm - Reach Mumbai Approx
There can be delays due to bad road conditions, bus breakdowns, etc.
Cost – Rs. 3300/- Per Person
For More Details – Contact – 9987562370 (Trek India)
Velas Turtle Festival 2023 Tour Package
Traveling by A/C Bus.
Pick up & Drop at centralized locations only.
Turtle Festival is a budget trip.
We will stay at Homestay at a local house.
On Ghat road, the AC might be switched off.
Bus Breakdowns are possible due to bad road conditions.
Food will be local Konkani Cuisine
Hatchling sighting is not guaranteed.
Tour Cost Includes
Travel by A/C Bus
Accommodation in a Homestay
Day 1 - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner (All Veg)
Day 2 - Breakfast / Lunch (All Veg)
Expertise, guide charges & Trek India administration charges if any
Basic First Aid Only
Tour Cost Excludes
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Dinner on Friday & Sunday Night
All Kinds of Extra Meals/ Soft drinks were ordered.
Any kind of Personal expenses (Camera Fees, entry fees, etc)
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, and bad weather.
Things to Carry
Some ready-to-eat food like plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc.
Mosquito repellent cream
Suncap & Sunscreen
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