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Velas Turtle Festival 2024
07:00 9th March 2024 to 16:00 24th March 2024

Dear Travelers,

We Safar Sahyadri Outdoor’s are Happy To Invite You For Turtle Festival March 2024 At Velas Village

Details For Velas Turtule Festival 🐢

Location : Ratnagiri District
Grade : Easy
Duration : 2 Night 2 Day
Type :- Tour

📌 Date :
B1 – 16-17 March 2024
B2 – 23-24 March 2024

About :
Velas is a small village in Ratnagiri district which is famous for the Olive Ridley 🐢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.

⛰️ Bankot Fort is located on a prominent and commanding point for guarding the trade route along the Savitri River, which runs till,Mahad which was a busy route in medieval times.It is a fort located on a hill near the sea.The fort is one of the few structures in India that have a memorial for a British officer.The triangular memorial you see is by Sir Arthur Mallet,

Harihareshwar Temple complex has two adjacent temples.The smaller Kalbhairav temple is expected to be visited first, before entering the main Harihareshwar temple housing an ancient Shiva Linga.A pradakshina route goes around the temple, along the sea shore.

First come first basis

Day 0 :- Friday
National Park, Borivali
Time :- 09.00 Pm
Andheri – Bandra – Sion – Vashi – Panvel
(Time will be share separately)
(Highway to Highway)

Day 01:- Saturday
Cherish the Olive Ridley Turtle –
We will reach Velas village around 6:00 am. We will head straight to the beach to witness the breaking of Eggs by the Turtles.

08.00 am Breakfast at Velas Beach Homestay
11.00 am Visit to Bankot fort
Return to home stay and have a lunch and take rest
Visit to velas beach 2nd Time for turtle hatching
Return to home stay and have a dinner & good night

Day 02 :- Sunday
Velas Beach, Harihareshwar Temple & Beach, Pradakshina

Return Journey Started Sunday After 03 pm
Reach Mumbai by 10:00 pm depend on traffic.

Major Attraction
◆ Witness the First Step of Baby Turte🐢
◆ Velas Beach
◆ Harihareshwar Temple & Beach, Pradakshina Feri
◆ Bankot Costal Fort
◆ Ferry Ride
◆ Experience the Hospitality of Home Stay
◆ Short Film on Turtle
◆ Delicious Kokani Cuisine

Tour Budget ● 💰
Cost – Rs.3,599/
Kids 5 to 12 Year 3300/
Advance Fee 2000/ compulsory

Group Discount Available (4,5,11)
(Non Refundable)

Charges include
√ Ac Transport Mumbai to Velas Return
√ Home Stay (Comman Sharing)
√ 2 Authentic Breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 Dinner.
√ Entry Fees, Ferry Charges, Guidance, Expertise and Basic first aid.
√ Toll, Parking, RTO permit, etc.

Charges Exclude
Personal exp, Meals during Mumbai to Velas journey, Anything Not mention in Include.

⚠️ Note :- Last date of Registration: Before 4 Days of the Date of Tour OR till Seats Left

Kindly transfer Your Trek fee below Account Details.

▪︎ Bank Account Details ▪︎
Saraswat Bank
A/c No. : 610000000004049
IFC Code : SRCB0000410
Branch : Santacruz East

Google Pay/Phone Pay/paytm-9082388039

Things To Carry
➡️ Two Mask and Sanitizers
(Compulsory & Keep it handy)
➡️ Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
➡️ Personal medicine & plastic bag, odomas or same brand,Torch.
➡️ Any one original photo ID proof
➡️ Some ready eat food like plum cake, biscuits, fruits, Paratha/Thepala/Boiled Eggs etc, Glucon-D or Electrol

◆ Turtle hatching is a natural process. We can’t guarantee their sighting.
◆ Accommodation: Group accommodation in Home Stay at Velas on multiple Sharing Basis without attached washrooms. Proper Bed is not available. Mattress, Pillow & Blanket will be Provided.
◆ Common Washrooms: Clean Western as well as Indian washrooms are available in Home Stay.

Cancellation Policy :
If organisers cancel the event then full amount will be refunded.
If participant cancels then :
• Before 10 Days 75% Refund
• Before 04 Days 60% Refund
• Before 48 hrs 20% Refund
• On Tour Date No Refund
That cancellation charges are calculated on the Total amount payable and not of advance amount paid.

Safar Sahyadri Trekkers
Kiran bhalekar – 9082388039
Tushar shingare – 8976225394
Amar Gorule – 8779417367





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