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Velas Turtle Festival

Velas

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Velas:
Velas a coastal village which falls in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. The place is well known for its beaches. Besides Velas beach, here are several other tourist attractions at Velas including the Bankot Fort and the Harihareshwar Temple

Turtle Festival:
Velas has been attracting nature lovers and travellers more for its Velas turtle festival, Maharashtra than anything else. Hundreds of Olive Ridley Turtles, one of the most treasured species of marine turtles, come ashore at Velas beach for breeding and lay hundreds of eggs

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Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Included

  • 21:00 hrs – Pick up from SGNP, Borivali
  • 21:30 hrs – Pick up from metro station bus stop, Andheri.
  • 22:00 hrs – Pick up from Sion
  • 22:15 hrs – Pick up from Chembur
  • 22:45 hrs – Pick up from Vashi Highway

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Homestay

Dormitory

All Meals

  • 06:00 hrs – Reach Velas eco-village
  • 06:30 hrs – Freshen up and get ready to visit the beach for the first sightings. Post sighting a brief about Olive Ridley turtles
  • 08:30 hrs – Back to the village for Breakfast & tea
  • 10:00 hrs – Leave for Bankot fort, it gives you mesmerizing views of the velas bech and harihareshwar temple
  • 13:00 hrs – Return to the village and have lunch
  • 17:00 hrs – We will visit the beach for more sighitings of Olive Ridley turtles
  • 18:30 hrs – After the sightings head back to out homestay
  • 20:30 hrs – Have dinner and stroll around the village
  • 22:30 hrs – Day Ends!

Private Vehicle

Stay Not Included

Breakfast

  • 06:00 hrs – Wake up call
  • 06:30 hrs – Visit the beach for the last sighting
  • 08:00 hrs – Back to the village for Breakfast & tea
  • 10:00 hrs – We will leave for harihareshwar beach, the journey includes an exciting ride in the ferry
  • 11:30 hrs – Visit the temple and soak in some Vitamin D at the beach
  • 12:30 hrs – Have Lunch, we will start our return journey after lunch
  • 20:00 hrs – Reach Mumbai. Say your goodbyes with a promise to meet again. This brings us to the end of our trip, Or rather just the beginning.

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Trekking with wandering souls was a safe and good experience. The team leads were genuinely caring and made sure of everyone's safety despite having a large group.The trek was well designed and it also had an introduction session which served as an icebreaker and made the batch more friendly towards eachother. The crowd was decent and blending, you can meet and make new friends. It was my first time trekking with a group and I would join them soon 💪🏽👍🏽


Inclusions

  •  Travel from Mumbai in Private A/C Bus
  •  Entry Charges
  •  Dormitory Accommodation (Velas is an eco-tourism village and separate rooms / hotel accommodation is not available)
  •  Breakfast(Veg), Lunch(Veg) & Dinner(Veg) on Day 1 (Jain meals available))
  •  Breakfast(Veg) on Day 2
  •  Ferry Boat charges and entry tickets
  •  Expertise and Guide charges

Exclusions

  •  Anything other than the above-mentioned things
  •  Any Personal Expenses
  •  Lunch on Day 2

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Identity Proof (Mandatory)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Torch, mosquito repellent
  • Jackets as it might get cold in the evening and morning.
  • Ready to eat snacks & Biscuits
  • Cap, Camera
  • Personal care stuff, medicines which you require usually


PICKUP LOCATIONS

SGNP Main Gate


Hanuman Rd. Bus Stop, Andheri


Sion


K-Star Mall, Chembur


Vashi Plaza, Vashi Highway


McD, Kalamboli




Policy and Terms

  • Cancellation charge of 15% would be deducted from the booking if cancelled 3 days before the event.
  • No refund would be granted if cancelled within 3 days of the event.
  • No refund (Partial or otherwise) will be made if you voluntarily leave or drop out of a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.

Frequest Questions

What is the Velas Turtle Festival?
A unique eco-tourism event in Maharashtra, India, celebrating the hatching of Olive Ridley turtle eggs at Velas Beach.

When does the Velas Turtle Festival take place?
The festival dates are planned around the expected hatching periods, typically around March and April.

What are the pickup locations?

  • 09:00 pm – Pickup from SGNP, Borivali
  • 09:30 pm – Pick up Bisleri Jn., Andheri
  • 10:00 pm – Pick up from Sion
  • 10:10 pm – Pickup from K Star, Chmebur
  • 10:40 pm – Pickup from Vashi Plaza, Vashi
  • 11:00 am – Pickup from Hotel 3 Star, Kharghar
  • 11.15 pm – Pickup from Kalamboli Mcdonalds

How will you contact me once I register?
One day prior to event, we will send you an "event headsup" email with further details, instructions, event coordinator contact details, etc. Along with these, it will also consist the event specific Whatsapp group invite link. Kindly click on the link & join this group for further coordination. (Note: Keep an eye at your spam folder too)

Can I come alone?
Yes, many of our participants are solo travellers.

Is it safe for a female solo traveller?
It is completely safe for a female solo traveller as our representatives will be there with you all the time. Moreover, most of our event have 60% female participation.

Would I get cellular connectivity?
Yes, you will get cellular connectivity at velas

What type of food will I get?
We will be having breakfast (Veg/Jain), Lunch (Veg/Jain) & Dinner (Veg/Jain/Non-Veg) at our Homestay.

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