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Turtle Festival Tour to Velas On 4th-5th March 17 (Starting on 3rd Night).

Celebrate the arrival of Baby Olive Ridle Turtle !

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Turtle Festival Tour to Velas On 4th-5th March 17 (Starting on 3rd Night).

Rs.2,650.00

Key Information about the Turtle Festival Tour to Velas

Date :4th-5th March 17
District: Ratnagiri
Welcome to the Olive Ridley Turtle beach or Velas Beach in Konkan Ratnagiri District in Maharashtra. The village is celebrating Velas Turtle Festival 2017 and we will be taking you to visit the home of Baby Turtles. 🙂

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Velas

Turtle Festival at Velas :
The Turtle Festival at Velas is annually organized by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) and the Kasav Mitra Mandal (KMM), during the period of February to March. This festival is attended by nature lovers, marine turtle enthusiasts, volunteers, known personalities in the field of conservation, tourists and people who just want to witness this moment, at least once in a lifetime!

Harihareshwar

Surrounded by four holy hills Harihar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri Harihareshwar is a region in Konkan which is amazingly beautiful with hills playing the perfect foil for long stretch of pristine beach. The Harihareshwar temple built in the 16th century with the deities of Vishnu Brahma and Shiva is the primary attraction in Harihareshwar along with beautiful stretch of beach.

Velas Beach

Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an existing place and it is situated nearBankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Gokulashtami Festival is one of the important festival in Velas.Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley, which is an endangered species of turtle.

Bankot Fort

Region: Mandangad
District: Ratnagiri
Height: Sea fort (Slightly above sea level)
Difficulty: Simple

Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.

Day 0: Friday, 3rd March 17

Meeting Point :Pritam Hotel Dadar East @11.30 pm

Pickup Point : Chembur Diamond Garden @11.45 pm
Pikcup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge @12.15 pm
Pickup Point : Panvel ST Depot @ 12:45 pm (For all Pune People)

Day 1: Saturday, 4th March 17

Reach Velas by 05.00am
Get fresh, Visit Velas Beach at 6am for Turtle Festival
Return to the Villager House
Breakfast
Start for Bankot Fort (15 Minutes Trek)
Explore Bankot fort
Return to Velas by 1pm
Lunch at Velas (Veg Konkani Food)
Visit Velas beach for Turtle Festival in the evening at 5pm ,
Fun time at Velas beach
Back to House
Dinner
Post Dinner , Night walk
Retire for the day

Day 2: Sunday, 5th March 17

Wake up at 5.30am
Visit Velas Beach for Turtle Festival in Morning at 6am.
Have breakfast and Start for Harihareshwar Temple and Beach by Ferry
Lunch at Harihareshwar
Post Lunch , Start our return journey by 3pm
Evening refreshment on the way
Reach Dadar by 9:30 - 10pm

Identity proof (Must),
A bottle of water (At least 2 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes, Beachwear
2-3 papers, Bedding (can be used if required)
Camera (Optional),
Cap, etc.

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks, Beach footwear

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Inclusions:

Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON AC BUS,
Food Expenses (only Veg),
Accommodation Charges. (Dormitary / Home Stay type Accommodation will be provided)
Turtle Festival and Velas Beach Entry Charges

Exclusions:

Mineral Water, Cold Drinks and anything not mentioned above.

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MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.

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