Event Name: Velas Turtle Festival Tour Total Seats: 25 Location: Velas Base Location: Ratnagiri Coastline Grade: Easy Approximate duration: 2 Days
Trikon Presents Velas Turtle Festival Tour 2018 for all those who wish to embark on a memorable sojourn with fellow Trikoners to witness the rare and scarce sea turtles at the Golden Sand Beach of Velas. Unarguably, Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley Turtle. This is the best time to visit Velas to experience breeding of turtle at Turtle festival. This New Year visits Velas for the much talked about Turtle Festival. Greet those tiny creatures and see them hatch eggs during the Velas turtle festival.
Eco-tourism Trip and Awareness Velas Turtle Festival is not just about little turtles hatching season and the beautiful beaches, there something more to it. Olive Ridley Turtles are one of the more endangered species of turtle. To protect and conserve these turtles, the Marine Conservation Society hosts this turtle festival at Velas every year to spread awareness and promote eco-tourism.
Major Attractions Enjoy eating delicious Home Made food by locals Stay at Local Huts & Houses Visit Harihareshwar beach and Historical Bankot fort An amazing road trip across the swaying palms of Konkan
Detailed Itinerary Day 0 : 22:00 - Meet the Trikon Team at Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, near Dadar (E) station 22:30 - Leave from Dadar towards other pick-up points 22:45 - Pickup from K Star Mall, Chembur 23:15 - Pickup from Vashi Below Main Bridge Overnight Journey to Velas
Day 1: 05:00 am - Reach Velas 06:00 am - Freshen up & Get ready for the first visit 06:30 am - Introduction round & Watch the hatching 08:00 am - Come back to the village for breakfast 10:00 am - Leave for Bankot fort 11:00 am - Reach Bankot fort & Explore 12:30 pm - Leave from Bankot fort 01:30 pm - Have lunch 04:00 pm - Visit the Beach for Turtle hatching & Sunset 06:30 pm - Watch Informative Documentary 07:30 pm - Play fun games 08:30 pm - Dinner & Night strolling 10:00 pm - Hit your bed & retire for the day
Day 2: 06:00 am - Wake up Call 06:30 am - Wake up and leave for Velas beach for the last sighting 08:00 am - Come back homestay & Have breakfast 10:00 am - Leave for Harihareshwar beach 11:30 am - Visit temple and spend some time besides the beach 12:30 pm - Have delicious Konkani Delicacies 02:30 pm - Start return journey 10:30 pm - Reach Mumbai (Tentatively)
Inclusions Transportation from Dadar - Dadar by private Non AC Bus Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - Day 1 Breakfast and Lunch - Day 2 Entry Charges and Sightseeing Dormitory Accommodation Trikon Expertise Charges
Exclusions Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc. Camera charges Anything other than the above-mentioned inclusion 5% GST
Things to Carry ID Card 2 ltrs water Camera (Optional) Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder Snacks & Biscuits Extra Pair of Clothes Clean napkin or small towel Sunglasses Cap, sunglasses, scarf Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags) Please carry medicines if you need any Hand Sanitizer Identity Card