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02 Nights | 03 Days
Mumbai
Ratnagiri
Min Age : 5+
Max People : 30

Velas Turtle Festival

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  • Meals
    Meals
  • Transportation
    Transportation
  • Stay included
    Stay
  • LBYD Safe
    LBYD Assistance
Pick Up Points
  • Location pin
    Borivali
  • Location pin
    Gondavali Bus Stop Andheri.
  • Location pin
    Bandra Kalanagar bus stop.
  • Location pin
    Sion circle near SBI bank.
  • Location pin
    Chembur
  • Location pin
    Vashi
  • Location pin
    Kalamboli
Trip Package
1| Direct Base
₹ 2499 /-
2| Travelling From Mumbai
₹ 3399 /-
Trip Highlight's
  • Baby Olive Ridley Turtles.
  • A Typical Village Life On A Calm Sea Shore.
  • Bankot Fort.
  • Ferry Ride.
  • Konkani Food.
  • Harihareshwar Temple.
Trip Overview

The Velas Turtle Festival is an annual event held in Velas, a picturesque village on the western coast of Maharashtra, India. The festival aims to raise awareness about the conservation of Olive Ridley turtles, a vulnerable species that nests along the Konkan coast. The event typically takes place between February and March during the turtle nesting season.

During the festival, visitors have the unique opportunity to witness the mesmerizing sight of female Olive Ridley turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. Conservationists and local volunteers work tirelessly to protect the nesting sites, ensuring a safe environment for the turtles. The festival also includes various educational programs and workshops focused on promoting turtle conservation and sustainable practices.

Velas, known for its pristine beaches and tranquil surroundings, becomes a hub for eco-tourism during this period. Visitors can participate in guided turtle-watching tours, nature walks, and cultural activities organized by the local community. The festival not only highlights the importance of preserving the marine ecosystem but also fosters a sense of environmental responsibility among the attendees.

The Velas Turtle Festival stands as a shining example of community-driven conservation efforts and serves as a platform to inspire people to actively contribute to the protection of endangered species and their habitats. It’s a harmonious blend of eco-tourism, education, and environmental awareness, making it a memorable and impactful experience for all participants.

 

NOTE:

  • Traveling By A/C Tempo Traveler.
  • Hatching is the natural process. Organizers wont be responsible for no hatching or less number.
  • Event are fixed as per post discussion with local only.
  • Maximum batch size is 30 first come first basis.
Trip Itinerary
DAY 01
Pick Up From Mumbai
  • 10:00Pm – Depart for Velas in an A/C bus (bus will start from Borivali & we have pre-decided pick up points).

Overnight Bus Journey.

 

DAY 02
Turtle Festival
  • 06:00Am – Early morning we reach Velas & freshen up quickly to visit the conversation center on the beach.
  • 07:00Am – We visit Velas beach for Turtle Sighting.
  • 08:30Am – Fill in your tummy with the morning breakfast served at the homestay.
  • 10:30Am – Explore the Bankot Fort, also know as Himmatgad Fort or Harihareshwar Fort.
  • 01:30Pm – Enjoy the Konkani Lunch and rest for a while.
  • 05:00Pm – We again visit the Velas Beach for Olive Ridley Turtle release sighting.
  • 06:45Pm – Enjoy the pleasant breeze and capture the sunset.
  • 08:30Pm – Dinner time.
  • 09:30Pm – Walk on the beach or go off to sleep.

Day Ends

DAY 03
Leave For Mumbai
  • 05:30Am – Wakey Wake Up. It’s the last time to witness the turtle hatching festival.
  • 07:00Am – Get back to the homestay and enjoy the breakfast.
  • 08:00Am – It’s time to leave this beautiful place. Depart for Harihareshwar Temple from Velas village.
  • 09:00Am – We cross the Bankot creek, Savitri river in the boat.
  • 10:30Am – On reaching Harihareshwar beach, visit the temple.
  • 01:00Pm – Depart for Mumbai.
  • 10:00Pm – It’s time to say GOODBYE as we reach Mumbai but with a promise each other to meet again.

Trip Ends.

Inclusions | Exclusions
  • Travelling in AC Tempo Traveller.
  • Homestay Accommodation On Sharing Basis.
  • DAY 01: 1 Veg Breakfast, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 Veg Dinner.
  • DAY 02: 1 Veg Breakfast
  • Local Sightseeing As Per The Itinerary.
  • Expertise & Guide Charges.
  • LiveB4YouDie Assistance.
  • Meals during the travelling.
  • Any cost incurred on personal expenses such as cold drinks, mineral water, etc..
  • Any cost incurred due to unavoidable circumstances such as roadblocks, climatic changes, etc..
  • Any cost incurred due to the health issues of the traveler.
  • Anything & Everything not mentioned in the inclusions.
Things To Carry
  • Extra Pair Of Clothes.
  • Extra Pair of Clothes According to the Itinerary.
  • Personal Medicines and Toiletaries.
  • Sunglasses, Cap & Sunglasses, etc..
  • Torch with extra batteries.
  • Proper Backpack.
  • Identity Proof.
Pending Payment
  • Kindly complete your pending payment before 7 Days prior to the departure of the trip.
  • Incase you fail to pay the second installment the organizer holds the right to cancel your bookings.
  • Boarding will be denied incase of non payment and the seat will be allotted to someone else.
  • Incase of non payment the advance amount paid is not refundable.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation 30 days before the starting date of the trip — get a monetary refund with 15% cancellation charges of total trip amount.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days before the starting date of the trip — get a monetary refund with 50% cancellation charges of total trip amount.
  • Cancellation less than 20 days before the starting date of the trip — No refund will be provided for any amount paid.
  • Cancellation in case you’re not well and could not join: In case you are unwell it is advisable to take rest however kindly note that you can find a replacement for yourself no refund or transfer is applicable in the case of any illness or covid cases.
Riya Jain
Riya Jain
2023-08-02
Great Experience !!! The Trek guides pushed us throughout to reach our destination, the motivation that was much needed ... Clearly worth it ! Highly recommended. Looking forward to more such treks 😇😇😇
anjali raote
anjali raote
2023-08-02
LBYD has always done a marvelous job, all the young energetic boys are very helpful and humble.l always look forward to do more and more treks with this team.
Swati Singh
Swati Singh
2023-08-02
Improvements need to be done: Please extend the timing of waterfall. No body wants to spend only half and hour in waterfall after making so many efforts to reach there. Try to make a group of 10-12 people with all your volunteers. Atleast people will know whom to follow. Introduction part was not that interesting as you just ask their name. No background of their profession and interest in trekking. Few people travel in group to find someone who can be a good travel partner. If you taking a trip at night. You should understand not all people are teenagers. Few of them are coming with you after finishing the office hours. Let them take rest rather than cheering up so that they can save their energy for the trek. Food was really good. Keep it up Volunteers were friendly Overall it was good.
mahi ve
mahi ve
2023-08-02
It was a day of exhilarating experiences and breathtaking landscapes as I embarked on a thrilling trek with the LiveB4YouDie Trekking Group. From the moment we set foot on the trail until the very end, every step was filled with joy, and a sense of accomplishment. Our journey began early in the morning as we gathered at the meeting point. The LiveB4YouDie team greeted us with warm smiles, introductions, and a thorough briefing about the day's itinerary and safety measures. Right from the start, it was evident that we were in good hands with experienced guides and enthusiastic fellow trekkers. The trek tested our physical endurance, but the LiveB4YouDie team ensured that the pace was comfortable for everyone. They motivated us with encouraging words, and whenever someone needed a break, they patiently waited, making sure no one was left behind. The support and encouragement from the group members created a strong sense of unity, and we felt like one big family. During our journey, we encountered various challenges, including rocky terrains, steep ascents, and slippery trails. But overcoming each obstacle brought a sense of achievement that is hard to put into words. The LiveB4YouDie team's expertise in guiding us through these difficulties was truly commendable. The highlight of the trek was undoubtedly reaching the summit. The panoramic views from the top were awe-inspiring, and it felt like we were on top of the world. The sense of accomplishment and the bond we had formed as a group made the experience more meaningful. The LiveB4YouDie team surprised us with a delicious and well-deserved feast of local cuisine, which we enjoyed while sharing laughter, and swapping stories. LiveB4YouDie Trekking Group had given us an unforgettable adventure, and we had made memories that will last a lifetime. I am grateful to have shared this experience with such an amazing group of people and talented guides. Thank you, LiveB4YouDie, for making this trek a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I am already looking forward to the next adventure with this incredible team! Until then, farewell. With gratitude, Mahendra #sssuuupppeeerrr
The Ruthless Beast
The Ruthless Beast
2023-08-02
It's was mesmerizing experience completely love it ❤
Kwisha Shingala
Kwisha Shingala
2023-07-31
Amazing location, great trek leaders, and even better group of people made our monsoon trek to visapur a memorable journey!! 😊
Ishhaa
Ishhaa
2023-07-30
It was a really good experience.. trek leaders are so nice and helpful.. looking forward for more trips