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Velas Turtle Festival with Eco- Tour (2D/1N)

Fri, 27 Mar 10:30PM - Sun, 29 Mar 10:00PM
Velas Turtle Hatching Point
Rs 2200 onwards
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Shoe Drill Adventures welcomes you to the Velas Turtle Festival 2020 with Eco-Tour


Duration: 2N/2D


Dates:- Every weekend for the month of March

Batch 1: 6-8 March 2020 

Batch 2: 13-15 March 2020

Batch 3: 20-22 March 2020

Batch 4: 27-29 March 2020



AC Bus Travel


Ferry ride



Fun cost: 2800/-


For Kids of Age 5-10 yrs = Rs. 2200/-

For Kids below 5 yrs = No charges (No seats will be allotted in the bus)


Non-refundable advance: Rs.800

Remaining amount to be paid in cash during the trip


Short Info:

Velas is located in Mandangad Taluka of Ratnagiri District 230 km away from Mumbai & 200 km away from Pune. 

Velas is a coastal town famous for its Beach, Harihareshwar Temple, Bankot Fort, and Turtles Festival. 

The festival is about witnessing the birth of the turtles, how they break the eggs and crawl their way into the ocean to start off their journey of life. 

This Olive Ridley Turtle festival is organized by local villagers in coordination with an NGO named as Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra.




Day 0: Friday

*We are waiting for you*

Please reach Dadar near Pritam Hotel at 09:45 pm and by 10 pm we will head to Velas to enjoy the Olive Ridley Turtle Festival.


Day 1: Saturday

*Cherish the Olive Ridley Turtle -* 

We will reach Velas village around 5:30 am. We will head straight to the beach to witness the breaking of Eggs by the Turtles.

*Breakfast is Calling*

We will head for breakfast around 07:30 am. Enjoy the homestay in typical Konkani House and culture. You can unpack your bags, freshen up and relax for sometime before we proceed to Bankot Fort.

*Bankot Fort*

We will head to Bankot Fort around 11 am. Enjoy the Fortification wall and cannons available at the fort. The view from fort will give ample opportunity to witness the Arabian Sea along the Velas coastline.

*Lovely Rural Lunch*

We will head back to our Konkani House around 12 noon as we’ll feast on the meals made by the local villagers. Post Lunch, relax till evening.

*Cherish the Olive Ridley Turtle -*

We will head to Velas Beach around 5:30 pm to witness the birth of Olive Ridley Turtles again. After the sightings, we will explore the beach to watch the sunset.

*Delightful Dinner*

We head back to enjoy our dinner. Savor the local delicacies of Vegetarian and Non – Vegetarian dishes. Post Dinner we will play some fun games like Antakshari, UNO, Group games, etc. Lights out around 11 pm.


Day 2: Sunday

*Good Morning Friends!*

Wake up at 5 am and freshen up. We will proceed to the beach in 1 hour to witness the turtles for the last time.

*Cherish the Olive Ridley Turtle –*

We will proceed to the Velas Beach around 6 am to watch the turtles crawl back into the ocean.

*Breakfast is Calling*

Around 7:30 am we will head back to have our breakfast. Pack your bags as around 10 am we will leave for Harihareshwar Temple through a Boat Ride.

*Harihareshwar Temple*

We will reach Harihareshwar Temple around 11:00 am. Take the Blessings of Bappa as we will head to fill our stomach with Lunch.

*Lovely Lunch*

We will have lunch at around 1 pm in a nearby Restaurant. Post Lunch We will head back to Mumbai.

*Wow What an Experience!*

We will proceed to Mumbai in our transfer vehicle around 2 pm thanking Velas and our fellow travelers for providing one of the best experiences.



Traveling from Mumbai to Mumbai by A/c bus

Accommodation in beautiful homestays of Velas Village 

2 Breakfasts, tea & 1 Snacks

2 Lunch, 1 Dinner (Veg and Non-Veg)

Jetty charges

Expertise charge and first aid



Any medical emergency occurred during the program

Anything other than inclusions


*Cancellation and refund applicable on the tour cost:* 

If cancellation done before 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.

If cancellation done before 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded.

After this, no refund will be provided.


*Things to Carry:*

Extra clothes/towel

At least 2 liters of drinking water

Photo ID card

Some ready to eat food (plum cakes, biscuits)

Electoral/Tang powder/Glucose-D/salt

Cap, camera, mobiles phones, socks (if required)

Any personal medicine


Please do not litter, we believe in the saying When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories. 



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