Greeting Baby Turtles & Beaches at Velas (Turtle Festival )

:Velas, Ratnagiri
:Feb - Mar
:3 Days2 Nights
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience, Tour
Start From
:Pritam Hotel, Dadar East, Mumbai
:Pritam Hotel, Dadar East, Mumbai

Greeting Baby Turtles & Beaches at Velas (Turtle Festival )

Velas, Ratnagiri
3 Days2 Nights

Event Overview

Things you must know about Olive Ridley Turtles Of the five species of Marine Turtles occurring on the Indian coast, except Loggerhead Sea turtles, all the other four are seen on the coast of Maharashtra. At Velas, we will be seeing The Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea)Nesting Sites: Tropical Coastlines across the world Natural Habitat: Seas in tropical and sub-tropical regions Things you must know about Velas Village (Where this Turtle Festival is held) Velas is the birthplace of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha History.
Harihareshwar is one of the small but beautiful town situated in a place of tranquility etched along the Konkan border in Maharashtra. Roughly 200kms from Mumbai, this is a great weekend getaway to relax for the busy and workaholic metropolitan crowd. One of the best features of this place is that it combines your religious and rejuvenating trip at the same time – that is, this place is known for its temple along the seashore.
Bankot is a town in India. It was made part of the Bombay Presidency in 1756. Its most famous structure is Bankot Fort. This was the first residency of the British Raj in Southern Konkan.The actual creator of this fort is not known to anyone but it is standing here since a long time and what is known is that it was under the ownership of Adilshahi till mid-sixteenth century and after that in the year 1548 Portuguese captured this fort from Adilshahi dynasty as Portuguese were strengthening throughout the coastline. But Marathas then fought with Portuguese and took over the fort under the brave leader named Kanhoji Angre. The Marathas renamed the fort as Himmatgad. Bankot is a square shaped fort.
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Event Details


Day 1 - Greeting Baby Turtles & Beaches at Velas
  • Night 1 :
  • Meeting Point:
  • 11:00pm: Pritam Hotel, Dadar East
  • Pickup Points:
  • 11.20 pm: Chembur Diamond Garden
  • 12.00 pm: Vashi Below Main Bridg
  • 12:30 pm: Panvel ST Depot (For people heading from Pune)
  • 05:00am: Reach Velas
  • 06:00am: Freshen up, Visit Velas Beach for Turtle Festival and watch baby turtle hatchlings!
  • 08:30am: Return to the Villagers Honme for some local breakfast.
Day 2 - Ridley's Hatching
  • 09:30am: Post breakfast, head to Bankot Fort and explore around. (15 Minutes Trek)
  • 01:00pm: Return to Velas for devouring some delicious Veg. Konkani Food
  • Spend the afternoon lazing around by the shore or in the village, talk to locals, explore around. Perhaps, play with the kids and stroll around :)
  • 05:00pm: Velas again! This time with the perfect setting of the sunset and some Olive Ridley's hatching themselves and taking their first baby steps towards the ocean. Imagine that sight. Just imagine.
  • 08:30pm: Return post all the fun for Dinner and a Night Walk around the village.
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Pickup Drop


Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 11.00 PM Drop Time: 10.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • Will be informed later.



  • Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC BUS
  • All Meals, as mentioned
  • Accommodation Charges. (Dormitory / Home Stay type Accommodation will be provided)
  • Turtle Festival and Velas Beach Entry Charges.


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  • Meals during travel
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
  • Any item not covered under inclusion.

Terms & Conditions

The above beaches have strong RIP currents so we will not allow you to go into the water with or without Life jacket / Life Guards

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