Turtle Festival Tour to Velas

:Velas, Ratnagiri
: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
  • Depart from Mumbai by 10:30 p.m by AC Vehicle.
Day 2 - Visit Velas beach
  • We reach Velas eco-village by 06:00 am after a bumpy yet fun ride. Then, we visit Velas beach to witness the tiny turtles taking their first steps. Post sightings, a briefing session would be taken to educate about Olive Ridley Turtles and how they fight for their existence. After that, we move towards our home-stay. You can freshen up and unload your bag-packs. Later, we will have delicious home-made breakfast along with introduction session. After filling our stomachs, we proceed for a visit to Bankot Fort, which is known for its history and breathtaking views of Velas beach and Harihareshwar. After that, we head back to our dwelling for a typical Konkani lunch. Post lunch, you can rest till evening. In evening, we visit Velas beach again to sight more Olive Ridley Turtles. Rest of the evening will be dedicated to a documentary, based on the journey of turtles. You can spend the night by enjoying group games, sharing stories and experiences, etc. while having your dinner and then can retire to bed.
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Adventure Activities





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, moisturizers etc.
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Sturdy Shoes or Kito
  • Rucksack to carry things
  • Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
  • Clothing as per season
  • Electral Powder / Glucon D / Tang / Energy Bar etc.



  • Accommodation in a typical Konkani bungalow rooms on sharing basis. (Velas is an eco-tourism village and hotel accommodation is not available)
  • Typical Konkani Veg Meals on tour ( 2 Breakfast, 1 Dinner & 1 Lunch)
  • Sightseeing and entry tickets, wherever necessary.
  • Ferryboat Charges & entry tickets.
  • Expertise
  • GST


  • Tax as applicable
  • Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai by AC Vehicle.
  • Lunch on Day 2
  • Bottled water, aerated drinks
  • Lens/Camera charges if any
  • Anythings other than above mentioned inclusions.

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 sighting is a natural phenomenon 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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