Overview

TrekPanda presents the Velas Turtle Festival 2023 for all those who wish to embark on a memorable sojourn with fellow Travelers to witness rare sea turtles at the Golden Sand Beach of Velas. Watching their bok go during mating season is one of the things many would remember from visiting Velas.

An Environmentalist's Guide to the Velas Turtle Festival:

Velas Turtle Festival was created to spread awareness of Olive Ridley Turtles, one of the more endangered species. In addition, Velas hosts the festival each year to promote eco-tourism and help raise money to protect and conserve these turtles.

1 Night 2 Days 27 Apr and 27 Apr
Batch Dates
  • Batch 1:8th-9th March 
  • Batch 2:9th-10th March 
  • Batch 3:15th-16th Mar
  • Batch 4:16th Mar-17th Mar
  • Batch 5:22nd Mar-23rd Mar
  • Batch 6:23rd Mar-24th Mar
  • Batch 7:29th Mar-30th Mar
  • Batch 8:30th Mar-1st April
  • Batch 9:5th Apr-6th Apr
  • Batch 10:6th Apr-7th Apr
  • Batch 11:12th Apr-13th Apr
  • Batch 14:13th Apr-14th Apr
  • Batch 15:19th Apr-20th Apr
  • Batch 16:20th Apr-21st Apr
  • Batch 17:26th Apr-27th Apr
  • Batch 18:27th Apr-28th Apr
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Travel from Pune to Pune and Mumbai to Mumbai via Non AC tempo traveler
  • 1Breakfast,1 Lunch, 1 dinner (Veg Food)
  • Bankot fort sightseeing
  • Harihareshwar temple visit
  • Entry and permit charges
  • Visit to 2 hatching session  
  • Ferry charges to harihareshwar beach 
  • Tents with mats on sharing basis

What is NOT included in the tour

  • meals during travel (Dinner)
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • ​5% gst while checkout
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Enjoy eating delicious Home Made food by locals
  • Visit Harihareshwar beach and Historical Bankot fort
  • An amazing road trip across the swaying palms of Konkan
  • Beach view camping on the cliff
Itinerary

Day 1:Departure from Pune

Pune:

  • 7:00 am: Pickup from BMCC College Fc road
  • 7.30 am: Pickup from Xion Mall Hinjewadi


Mumbai:

  • 7.00am:Pickup from Borivali (further stations Andheri,Sion,Vashi  as per departure time with 10 mins gap)

Day 1:Departure from Pune/Mumbai | Velas beach | Campsite check-in

  • 8.00 am: Depart from Pune/Mumbai towards velas beach post breakfast
  • 2.00 pm: Lunch on the way and Reach Velas
  • 4.00 pm: Go to the beach to witness evening seesion of turtle hatching 
  • 6.00 pm: Eollowed by a magical sunset on the beach
  • 8.00 pm: Have your dinner followed by some group sessions 
  • 10.00 pm: Rest for the day

Day 2:Bankot fort |Harihareshwar Temple and beach | Hatching session -2 | Velas to Pune/Mumbai

  • 5.00 am: Wakeup call as we head to the beach for the second hatching session
  • 6.00 am: Enjoy the hatching session and later come back to the camp for breakfast, followed by bankot Fort visit. 
  • 12.00 pm: Head towards harihareshwar temple by ferry , explore the place.
  • 2:00 pm : Have lunch at harihareshwar and leave for Pune/Mumbai
  • 11.00 pm: Reach Pune and Mumbai with loads of memories

 

Offers
Use any one code to avail this offer
- Book with your GANG
- GROUP3
FAQ's
  • Where will the stays be like?
  1. The stay will happen in camps with a beach facing view
  • Are washrooms available on the campsite?
  1. Yes washrooms are available on the campsite which are common
  • How many hatching sessions will we get to experience?
  1. We will be experiencing two hatching sessions during the trip
Things To Carry
  1. Blankets or shawls
  2. Any personal medicines
  3. Extra pair of clothes
  4. Light snacks 
  5. Sunglasses and Suncaps
Rules And Regulations
  • Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited.
  • If found participant will be terminated on spot.
  • Throwing garbage on trails is strictly not allowed.
  • Participants should carry their own waste with them
  • Playing loud music in the mountains is prohibited.
  • Writing anything or any activity leading to disobedience of historical places is prohibited.
  • Tents will be allotted as per male and female ratio by team captains, no requests will be entertained.
  • Pick up and drop will be at the same location ( however you are free to get down on the route while return journey.)
  • Team captains' decisions on any particular situation will be final for the mutual benefit of participants.
  • If the behavior of any trekker is likely to cause distress or harm to themselves, our member of staff or other team members, reserve the right to terminate their trip at any time and they will have to make their own arrangements; we will not be liable for any expenses incurred as a result. We will not entertain any claims arising due to such action.
  • In case of any injuries/illness on a mountain/river/waterfall during a trip/activity, Trek Panda as a company or our local staff will not be responsible. We provide adequate human staff support in these areas to ensure the basic safety of the trekker. The trekker/customer has to bear all the expenses which may arise in case of medical exigency or emergency condition.
  • As it is likely that in these sorts of trips weather must be taken into account if conditions are such that we have to change arrangements we will not be able to provide any sort of refund. If there are any other circumstances including but not limited to riot, political unrest, natural or another disaster, nuclear incident, terrorist activity, and we have to cancel a trip as a result of these circumstances, we will not be able to provide any sort of refund.

 

 

COST

Pune to Pune:2599/-