Velas Turtle Festival



Velas a coastal village which falls in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. The place is well known for its beaches. Besides Velas beach, here are several other tourist attractions at Velas including the Bankot Fort and the Harihareshwar Temple

Turtle Festival:

Velas has been attracting nature lovers and travellers more for its Velas turtle festival, Maharashtra than anything else. Hundreds of Olive Ridley Turtles, one of the most treasured species of marine turtles, come ashore at Velas beach for breeding and lay hundreds of eggs

Max Participants: 15



  • 23:00 hrs Start from Dadar in AC Bus
  • 23:15 hrs Pick up from Chembur
  • 23:45 hrs Pick up from Vashi Highway


  • 06:00 hrs Reach Velas eco-village
  • 06:30 hrs Freshen up, have some tea and get ready to visit the beach for the first sightings. Post sighting a briedf about Olive Ridley turtles
  • 08:30 hrs Back to the village for Breakfast & tea
  • 10:00 hrs Leave for Bankot fort, it gives you mesmerizing views of the velas bech and harihareshwar temple
  • 13:00 hrs Return to the village and have lunch
  • 17:00 hrs We will visit the beach for more sighitings of Olive Ridley turtles
  • 18:30 hrs After the sightings we will watch the documentary based on the journey of Turtles
  • 20:30 hrs Have dinner and stroll around the village
  • 22:30 hrs Day Ends!


  • 06:00 hrs Wake up call
  • 06:30 hrs Visit the beach for the last sighting
  • 08:00 hrs Back to the village for Breakfast & tea
  • 10:00 hrs We will leave for harihareshwar beach, the journey includes an exciting ride in the ferry
  • 11:30 hrs Visit the temple and soak in some Vitamin D at the beach
  • 12:30 hrs Have Lunch, we will start our return journey after lunch
  • 10:00 hrs Reach Mumbai. Say your goodbyes with a promise to meet again. This brings us to the end of our trip, Or rather just the beginning.


Things to Carry


  • Identity Proof
  • Torch, mosquito repellant
  • Jackets and woollens as it might get cold in the evening and morning.
  • Ready to eat snacks & Biscuits
  • Cap, Camera
  • Personal care stuff, medicines which you require usually


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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process and is a matter of luck; The tour dates have been planned after precise calculation of probable hatching dates and as per the information provided by volunteers and researchers at Velas. Wandering Souls wont be held responsible for low or no hatchings
Basic Washroom facility available at campsite
In Velas entering into beach water is strictly not allowed considering the safety and security.
A planned activity or programs may be cancelled or revised depending on the weather or any other unavoidable circumstances


Dadar to Dadar in AC Bus
Entry Charges
Dormitory Accommodation (Velas is an eco-tourism village and separate rooms / hotel accommodation is not available)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Day 1
Breakfast & Lunch on Day 2
Ferry Boat charges and entry tickets
Expertise and Guide charges

Anything other than the above-mentioned things

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