Turtle Festival Tour to Velas

:Velas, Ratnagiri
:Mar - Apr
:2 Days2 Nights
Event Type
:Experience, Tour
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Turtle Festival Tour to Velas

Velas, Ratnagiri
2 Days2 Nights

Event Overview

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. Join in Mumbai Travellers for this unforgettable journey.
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Event Details


Day 1 - Late Night departure
  • Late night departure from Dadar by 10:30 pm to Velas by non ac luxury bus.
Day 2 - Visit Velas beach
  • We will reach Velas eco-village by 06:00 am after a bumpy ride. Visit Velas beach to witness those tiny turtle taking their first step. Post sightings, briefing session about Olive Ridley Turtle and fight for their existence. Move towards our Konkani house accommodation. Freshen Up and unload your bag-packs. Have homely breakfast and introduction session. Proceed to visit Bankot Fort which is well known for its history and breathtaking view of Velas beach and Harihareshwar Temple. Back to our dwelling homestay for typical Konkani lunch. Post lunch, rest till evening. Visit Velas beach by evening looking for more sightings of olive ridley turtle hatching. Late evening will be dedicated to a documentary based on Journey of turtles. Enjoy the group games, stories and experiences to be shared till dinner. Dinner and rest.
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Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 10.30 PM Drop Time: 10.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • ID Proof (Pan card/Driving License)
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Dry Food / Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Sanitary kit
  • Cap, Glares, Sunscreen, moisturizer etc.
  • Torch with extra battery
  • Sturdy shoes Or Kitos
  • Rugsack to carry things
  • Camera, Binoculars – Optional
  • Winter Wears
  • Electoral Powder / Glucon D / Tang / Energy Bar etc.



  • Accommodation in a typical Konkani bungalow on homestay sharing basis. (Velas is an eco-tourism village and separate rooms / hotel accommodation is not available)
  • Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai by non-A/c luxury Bus.
  • Typical Konkani veg Meals on tour. (Breakfast, Dinner & Lunch)
  • Sightseeing and entry tickets, wherever necessary
  • Ferryboat Charges & entry tickets
  • Expertise
  • GST


  • Anything other than mentioned above.

Terms & Conditions

The tour dates have been planned after precise calculation of probable hatching dates and as per the information provided by volunteers and researchers at Velas however turtle sightings is a natural phenomena and is matter of luck.
Considering safety and security measure, it is strictly not permitted to swim at Velas beach.
Moreover, we expect our travellers to take this a complete ecotourism experience, enjoy & explore every bit of the tour and think beyond “just sightings”. There is a lot to enjoy in this short tour so Let’s be travellers, not Tourists
As it is totally eco-destination, we provide accommodation in Konkani bungalow on homestay sharing basis. Food is hygienic and prepared in authentic spices by Konkani Brahmin hosts at Velas village, Ratnagiri.

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