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Trip To Velas Turtle Beach Festival,Bankot Fort, Harihareshwar Public · Hosted by The Great Escapers

Dates:- 22nd-24th March
Departure time:  9:00 pm on 22nd March
Arrival time: 10:00 pm on 24th March
Pick up point: Pavilion Mall, Next to Hotel JW Marriott, SB Road, Pune.

About Velas:

Velas beach, a village in Ratnagiri district is around 200 km from pune famous as an Olive Ridley turtle hatching site in west coast of India.

At Velas, turtle conservation movement is undertaken by the villagers. An NGO named Sahyadri Nisargmitra and the villagers committee has taken the initiative to conserve olive ridley turtles by providing protection to their eggs. Turtle lay down eggs in the month of November-December and little soul comes out in the month of feb-march each year.

Velas Turtle Festival is not just about little turtles hatching season and the beautiful beaches, there something more to it. Olive Ridley Turtles are one of the more endangered species of turtle. To protect and conserve these turtles, the Marine Conservation Society hosts this turtle festival at Velas every year to spread awareness and promote eco-tourism.

Places to visit on fort:

1) Velas Beach
2) Bankot Fort
3) Harihareshwar Temple


Velas beach, a village in Ratnagiri district (Around 200 km from Pune)

Day 1 - Friday

=> Depart from Pune at 9:30PM sharp for Velas Beach.

Day 2 - Saturday

05:00 am - Reach Velas
06:00 am - Freshen up & Get ready for the first visit.
06:30 am - Introduction round & Witness the hatching
08:00 am - Come back to the village for breakfast
10:00 am - Head towards Bankot fort
11:00 am - Reach Bankot fort & Explore
12:30 pm - Depart from Bankot fort
01:30 pm - Have lunch
04:00 pm - Visit the Beach for Turtle hatching & Sunset
07:30 pm - Play fun games
08:30 pm - Dinner
10:00 pm - Hit your bed & retire for the day

Day 3-Sunday06:00 am - Wake up Call
06:30 am - Leave for Velas beach for the last sighting
08:00 am - Come back to village & Have breakfast
10:00 am - Leave for Harihareshwar beach
11:30 am - Visit temple and spend some time at the beach
12:30 pm - Lunch
02:30 pm - Head back to Pune

You may expect to reach Pune by 10:30PM

Cost per person:-2200/-

Group discounts available

Inclusions :-

1) Dormitory Accommodation (Home Stay)
2) Private non ac bus transport
3) Meal:-
- 2 Breakfast
- 2 Lunch
- 1 Dinner
4) Tolls, Taxes & Parking Charges
5) Entry fees
6) First-Aid kit
7) An experienced and well-informed guide.

Exclusions :-

1) Any personal expenses (For E.g.: soft drinks etc.)
2) Camera charges at chargeable areas.
3) Anything which is not mentioned above in the list of inclusions.
4) Dinner on Friday and Sunday is not included in cost.

Things To Carry:-

1) Id cards (Valid Govt. IDs are mandatory)
2) Minimum 2 ltrs of water
3) Camera (Optional)
4) Snacks
5) Extra Pair of Clothes
6) Cap, Sunglasses
7) Sun Screen (Optional)
7) Please carry your personal medicines as prescribed by your doctor.

Contact details :-

Mitasha :- 9689948959
Lovelesh :- 8928911147
Anurag :- 8698650010

Mode of Payment :-
You can pay through Google Pay or PayTm on 8698650010/ 9689948959 

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