Turtle Festival Tour to Velas

Location
:Velas, Ratnagiri
Season
:Mar
Duration
:2 Days1 Night
Event Type
:Experience, Tour
Level
:Easy
Start From
:Fergusson College Main Gate
Ends
: Fergusson College Main Gate

Turtle Festival Tour to Velas

Velas, Ratnagiri
2 Days1 Night

Event Overview

We head to Velas to witness the release of turtles in the sea at the Kasav Mahotsav (Turtle Festival) - a conservation and community based eco-tourism venture run by the local community at Velas.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Depart for Velas
  • 5:45 am - Assemble at Fergusson College Main Gate
  • 6:00 am - Depart for Velas in a mini-bus.
  • 6:15 am - Chandani chowk pick-up.
  • 8:00 am - Breakfast en-route
  • 12:30 pm - Arrive at Velas, followed by lunch and time for leisure.
  • 3.30 pm - Explore the areas around Velas. Visit the strategically built Himmatgad Fort which overlooks the sea and the Bankot creek.
  • 5:30 pm - Velas Beach for the release of turtles.
  • 8:30 pm - Dinner.
  • Overnight stay in Velas
Day 2 - Velas Beach For The Release Of Turtles
  • 6:00 am - Turtle release on Velas Beach
  • 8:00 am - Breakfast followed by some leisure time to explore the village
  • 9:30 am - Head to Shrivardhan via the Bankot-Bagmandla Ferry boat.
  • 1:00 pm - Lunch at Shrivardhan.
  • 2:30 pm - Depart for Pune

Meal

Breakfast
Snacks
Lunch
High Tea
Dinner

Adventure Activities

Photography

Amenities

Firstaid
Accommodation
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 05.30 AM Drop Time: 07.00 PM

Policy

Included

  • Pune-Velas-Pune Travel and all internal travel in an AC Bus
  • Accommodation on multiple sharing. We will be living in one of the houses.
  • We will make sure that everyone gets a mattress to sleep on.
  • Meals (Veg & Non Veg) - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner on Day 1 & Breakfast & Lunch, Evening tea & Snacks on Day 2.
  • GST

Excluded

  • Any additional items not mentioned in the 'includes' list
  • Any tips and personal expenses (mineral water, cold drinks etc.)

Terms & Conditions

Please note that separate bedrooms for each individual/family are not available.
On 31 March, there will be one central drop location in the city
Accommodation is in one of the houses in Velas village.
We will make sure that everyone gets a mattress to sleep on.
Separate bedrooms for each individual/family are not available.
Sharing western toilets will be available
Turtle hatching is a natural event and cannot be manipulated. Seeing the turtles is not guaranteed.
But the conservation project, the community-based tourism initiative and involvement of locals in conservation is worth the visit!

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