VELAS TURTLE FEST
14th March 2020
THIS EVENT IS OVER !!

Brief Info

Base: Velas, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra


Grade: Easy, Chield Friendly

Sightseeing: Velas Beach, Bankot Fort, Savitri River, Harihareshwar Temple and Beach

About the place -


Velas is one of the coastal village at the northen most boundery in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, India. Every year, Olive Ridley Turtles come and lay their eggs on the coast of Velas. To protect this endangered turtle species, an NGO - Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra started conservation in Maharashtra. Their volunteers protect turtle nests and eggs and hatchlings are safely released in the sea during this festival. Tourists get to witness the release of baby turtles. The purpose of this festival is to spread awareness among tourists and villagers.

Bankot fort is situated on a hill overlooking the place where Savitri River meets the Arabian sea in turn to protect the ancient trade route.


Tour Itinerary

​​Friday, 13th March 2020

Mumbai​ Participants​: ​Meet at Sanjay Gandhi National Park Main gate at 23.00 Hrs


​​Saturday, 14th March 2020

  • ​Overnight travel and reach Velas​ by 5:30 am​
  • ​Freshen up and proceed to Velas Beach for ​Turtle ​Festival
  • Have Breakfast and ​Visit ​​Bankot fort
  • Explore the fort and enjoy the panorama view​ of Savitri River
  • Enjoy the local ​flavor Veg Lunch ​and rest
  • Visit Velas Beach in the evening ​to see Turtle hatchlings and enjoy Sunset​
  • ​Enjoy group Games and shares ​travel ​experiences
  • Dinner​ and retire for the day​


​​Sunday, 15th March 2020

  • Wake​ ​up ​early by 5:30 am and freshen up
  • Visit Velas Beach ​to see Turtle Hatchlings​
  • ​Post Breakfast proceed to​wards​ Harihareshwar
  • Enjoy the short Jetty ride enroute Harihareshwar
  • visit Harihareshwar ​Temple and ​Beach
  • Have lunch (​veg / Non veg lunch to be paid by participants​)
  • Start return journey to Mumbai​
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Tour Cost
Trip Cost would be Rs. 2​950​/- only​ 

Inclusions​ -​

​> ​Transportation from Borivali, Mumbai to Velas and back in non AC vehicle.
> Accommodation in typical village house on sharing basis​
> ​Konkani ​Style food during the trip - (2 Breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner) 
​> ​Ferry Boat Charges
​> Guide and expertise charges​

​​Exclusions​ -

>​ Any personal expenses​
​> Mineral Water and cold drinks
> Lunch on Sunday at Harihareshwar
> Travel insurance
> Anything which is not mentioned in the cost include​

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Registration Process
​To register for the event, contact - 9987577684 / 9819986540 / 9987007742

​One has to transfer Rs 1650/- (Non refundable) to confirm your registration. ​

Account Name: OWLET OUTDOORS
Account Number: 50200028742000 (Current)
Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Branch: Shantivan, Borivali East, Mumbai
IFSC: HDFC0000414
Things to be carried
​List of things to be carried -

  • ​Haversack to put in everything to be carried for the trip
  • ​Water 2 L​i​t​e​rs​ at least
  • Extra Clothes, Towel, Napkin
  • Something to munch on during journey
  • ​Camera, ​​Cap, Sun glasses
  • A​void wearing Gold and other ornaments
  • Personal medicines required if any
  • Identity Proof
Rules to be followed
Few Rules we would like people follow -


  • Consumption of alcohol, smoking, drugs, narcotics is strictly now allowed and would lead to expulsion from the trek.
  • Leader's decision will be final and binding to all members. No arguments will be entertained.
  • Each member is responsible for their own safety and baggage.
  • Please do not wear any jewellery or gold ornaments.
  • Please do not litter. Do not throw plastic, paper, wrappers, bottles etc. Carry them home to throw in the dustbin.
  • We strongly believe in saying - Wherever we go, leave only footprints and take back only memories.
Other Info


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For Registraion Email Us at: owletoutdoors@gmail.com

or Call: 9987577684 / 9819986540