We Safar Sahyadri Trekkers (SST) are Happy to Invite You All For Velas Turtle Festival on 28,29 March 2020.
Velas is a small village in Ratnagiri district which is famous for the Olive Ridley turtle population that visits the Velas beach every year and lays their eggs. At Velas, turtle conservation movement is undertaken by the villagers. An NGO named Sahyadri Nisargmitra and the villagers committee has taken the initiative to conserve olive ridley turtles by providing protection to their eggs.Witnessing a baby turtle coming out of the egg and then finding its way to the sea by those baby steps is an unforgettable moment.
Places to See :
1. Harihareshwar Temple And Beach
2. Bankot Fort
3. Velas Beach
4. Baby Turtles
The itinerary for the event is as follow :
(Day 0 Friday 27 March 2020)
● Meeting point ● :
Borivali National Park (Main Gate)
Date :27 March 2020 (Friday)
Pickup points will be Malad,Santacruz Sion,Vashi,Panvel.
(Day 1 Saturday 28 March 2020)
Reach Velas by 05.00am
Get fresh, Visit Velas Beach at 6am for Turtle Festival
Bankot Fort (15 Minutes Trek)
Explore Bankot fort
Return to Velas by 1.30pm
Lunch at Velas (Veg-Nonveg)
Rest till evening
Visit Velas beach for Turtle Festival in the evening at 5pm
Fun time at Velas beach
Back to House
Retire for the day
(Day 2 Sunday 29 March 2020)
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 Mumbai by 10:00PM night(Depending on Traffic)
● Tour Cost ●
Cost - Rs.2700/
Advance Fee 1500/compulsory
No Discount Available
● Charges include ● :
©Mumbai to Mumbai transport by private AC Bus.
©Accommodation in beautiful home stays of Velas Village.
©Saturday- Breakfast,Lunch(Veg/Non Veg),Evening Tea,Dinner
©Sunday - Breakfast,Lunch(Only Veg),Evening Tea
©Others - Guidance,Expertise and Basic first aid.
● Charges Exclude ● :
Personal exp,Anything Not mention in Include.
Kindly transfer Your Trek fee below Account Details.
● Bank Account Details ●
Name : KIRAN PRAKASH BHALEKAR
Account No : 449203100000874
IFSC code : SRCB0000449
Branch - Pump House, Andheri
Google Pay/Phone Pay-9082388039
● Things To Carry ●
All items below are compulsory..
1)A bottle of water (2 ltr) compulsory
2)camera(optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry(at own risk)
3) Personal medicine & plastic bag,odomas or same brand.
4) Footwear with good grip/Extra Cloth
5)Any one original photo ID proof
●IMP Note● :
Turtle hatching is a natural process. we can't guarantee their sighting.
Please give your confirmation before 20th March 2020. Trek Leader Reserves the Right To Change/Cancel The Format Of The Event.
Group size 30 Member.
*STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED ANY KIND OF TOBACCO,ALCOHOL, DRUGS*.
Do feel free to contact any of us for any queries/clarification.
We recommend you to please take care while walking/Trekking//Tour Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry etc. is prohibited. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.Do not carry valuable,unnecessary things for tour.
Do not go to any risky place , you should follow rules set by organizers. Organizers will not be responsible for any loss during tour.Respect Nature,History,Local Culture And Enjoy the tour.
*Safar sahyadri Trekkers*
(Team Leader) Wp/Call/Sms/Fb
Kiran bhalekar - 9082388039
Tushar shingare- 8976225394
Amar Gorule - 8779417367