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Located on the Konkan coast in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, Velas is a quaint village still unsullied by commercialisation and the advent of technology. Velas village, famous for the Olive Ridley turtle, a threatened species, is a good 5 hours drive from Mumbai
The Velas turtle festival is not just another animal festival nor is it a festival where turtles are displayed or exhibited. It is a festival where you witness that first important journey of baby Ridley turtles. Yes, it is their first important baby steps as they crawl towards to the open sea – very important for the young female turtles, as once she turns an adult, she comes back to the same beach – to her birth place – to lay her eggs, sometimes the return journey for the female turtles can take as long as 15 years. But alas! As the mother leaves the eggs on the beach to hatch, it falls prey to predators like dogs, mongoose and even humans, thus endangering this remarkable species
Day 1 - Leave for Velas...Overnight journey by A.C Bus.
Day 2- Reach Velas by around 7:30 am, Relaxation time.Breakfast
Time to Explore the tiny village(Bankot fort,small Jungle Trail). Lunch,time for Relaxation. Head to the Turtle Hatchery, Enjoy the scenic beauty(sunset n birding). Powerpoint presentation. Dinner.
Day 3- Leave early morning for Jungle Trail. Breakfast. Leave for Harihareshwar beach. Lunch(own expense). Leave for Mumbai.....with Beautiful n fun filled memories.
Cost- 3250/- per person
A.C bus travelling
Accommodation and meals as per Itinerary
Terms & Conditions –
Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).
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