Turtle Festival Tour to Velas

:Velas, Ratnagiri
:Feb - Apr
:2 Days2 Nights
Event Type
:Experience, Tour
Start From
:S.P collage,Tilak Road, Pune
:S.P collage,Tilak Road, Pune

Turtle Festival Tour to Velas

Velas, Ratnagiri
2 Days2 Nights

Event Overview

Velas is a small eco-village in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Velas beach is well known for its beaches which reflect nature in its best preserved and pristine form. Velas accounts for 40% of sea turtles nests along Maharashtra’s coast. Besides Velas beach, here are several other tourist attractions at Velas including the Bankot Fort and the Harihareshwar Temple. 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. “Velas is an eco-tourism village and separate rooms / hotel accommodation is not available but tourists are Welcome in Home stay accommodation at Velas, with common rooms for Gents & Ladies Separately. It also gives you a feel of Home away from Home”.
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Event Details


Day 1 - Report and Depart for Velas Tour.
  • 11.15 pm
  • Report at SP College, Tilak Road. Give attendance to the Team Explorers.
  • 11.30 pm
  • After attendance bus will depart for Velas Tour.
Day 2 - Explores Bankot Fort
  • 05.30 am
  • Reach Velas Village. Check in at respective Home stay.
  • 06.30 am
  • Morning Tea & Biscuits. Refresh & Visit Velas Beach. Turtle Sighting is a natural phenomenon and is a matter of luck. 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 nobody can GUARANTEE baby turtle sighting.
  • In Velas entering into beach water is strictly not allowed considering the safety and security.
  • 08.30 am
  • Tea & Breakfast in a Local Home.
  • 09.30 am
  • Move to Bankot Fort.
  • 10.30 am
  • Reach & Explore the Bankot Fort. After Bankot back to Velas for Lunch.
  • 01.00 pm
  • Lunch in Local Home. After Lunch afternoon at leisure.
  • 05.00 pm
  • Evening visit Velas Beach for Turtle hatching.
  • 08.00 pm
  • Have dinner.
  • 09.00 pm
  • After dinner camp fire & Antakshari.
  • 10.00 pm
  • Good Night. Stay Arrangement – Group Accommodation in Local Homes at Velas, No attached Toilet & Bathroom facility.
  • Separate rooms for Ladies & Gents.
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Additional Activities





Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 11.00 PM Drop Time: 08.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • A Good Quality of Rucksack with all inside Luggage packed in a Plastic Bag.
  • Comfortable clothing for 2 Days
  • Minimum 2 Ltr. Water.
  • Morning Utilities like Towel, Toothbrush, Tooth paste, Soap, Shampoo, Sunscreen Lotion etc.
  • Rainproof / Sun Cap / Warm Wear, Napkin, as per Season
  • Torch with Cell Compulsory.
  • Glucon – D OR Electrol – Optional.
  • Any type of addictions like tobacco, Liquor, etc. is strictly not allowed.
  • Personal Medicines, if any.
  • This is just a reminder list of what to Bring. You can bring other things as per the Need.



  • Pune to Pune Transport by Non AC High Back Bus.
  • All Toll, Parking, Entry Fees etc.
  • Veshvi to Bagmandle Ferry Boat Charges.
  • Visit to Velas Beach, Bankot Fort & Harihareshwar Temple.
  • Food: Pure Veg.
  • Day 1: Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner.
  • Day 2: Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea Only.
  • Group accommodation in Home Stay in Velas on multiple Sharing Basis without attached washrooms.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Expert Team
  • GST


  • Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
  • Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Insurance Coverage.
  • Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
  • Any other charges not mentioned in “Fees Include“.

Terms & Conditions

Don’t keep valuable things while Velas Turtle Festival Tour
Use Flexible Dress for Travelling.
Always Keep your Original Photo ID with you.
Follow all the Instructions given by Team Explorers.
Don’t Expect Similar food quality of your Home town. Try Local food to have some different Experience.
Respect the Local Religion & Traditions.
While taking Photographs please don’t click photos of Local people without their permission.
Keep Healthy environment & helpful nature while Travelling.
Make New friends & share your thoughts in a Group.

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