April 08, 2019
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)


April 08, 2019
About the Trip :-

Pawna Lake is essentially an artificial lake brought into existence due to the Pawna dam. A picturesque sight, the Pawna Lake, along with the Pawna Dam.

Offering much-needed solitude and some peace and quiet, the Pawna Lake is not a crowded place like Lonavala. Tucked away around 19 kilometers somewhere inside Kamshet, the Pawna Lake offers a soothing outing for the tired city soul. A tiny getaway in Kamshet, Pawna Lake is fast gaining popularity among the locals, most of who are looking for a quiet weekend getaway, with friends and family. A popular picnic spot, the areas around the Lake and the Dam can often be seen teeming with families out on a pleasantly sunny morning, enjoying the view and munching on the loot in the picnic basket.
If you’re looking to go beyond the Pawna Lake and wish to explore the areas in and around there, you will find the forts of Lohgad, Tikona and Tungi ostensibly visible from the Lake. Make your way to either of the forts and enjoy a piece from our country’s history, set against the backdrop of the lush Pawna Lake and the areas around it.

Location :-
Pawna lake is located about 65-70 km from pune.