Overview

Velas Turtle Festival 2022


 

Trikon Presents Velas Turtle Festival 2022 for all those who wish to embark on a memorable sojourn with fellow trikoners to witness the rare and scarce sea turtles at the Golden Sand Beach of Velas. Unarguably, Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley Turtle. This is the best time to visit Velas to experience breeding of turtle at Velas Turtle festival.

This Year visit Velas for the much talked about Velas Turtle Festival. Greet those tiny creatures and see them hatch eggs during the Velas turtle festival.

Eco-tourism Trip and Awareness

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.


Batch  : 23rd - 24th April ( Leaving on Friday Night )

1 Night 2 Days Available on request Dadar, Maharashtra
Dates and Rates
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  • Sorry no more departures available. You could get in touch with us at mailtrikon@gmail.com if you'd like to make a booking.
  • Itinerary

    Day 0 - Friday

    22:30 - Meet the Trikon Team  at Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, near Dadar (E) station
    22:45 - Leave from Dadar towards other pick-up points
    23:15 - Pickup from K Star Mall , Chembur
    23:45 - Pickup from Vashi Below Main Bridge

    Overnight Journey to Velas

    Day 1 - Saturday

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

    Day 2  - Sunday

    06:00 am - Wake up Call
    06:30 am - Wake up and leave for Velas beach for the last sighting
    08:00 am - Come back to home stay & Have breakfast
    10:00 am - Leave for Harihareshwar beach
    11:30 am - Visit temple and spend some time besides the beach
    12:30 pm - Have delicious Konkani Delicacies
    02:30 pm - Start return journey
    10:30 pm - Reach Mumbai (Tentatively)

     

    Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • Travelling from Dadar and back by AC Private Bus
    • Sightseeing
    • Entry charges
    • Dormitory Accommodation
    • Saturday Breakfast, Lunch , Evening Tea / Coffee , Dinner & Sunday Breakfast , Lunch
    • Trikon Expertise Charges

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
    • Camera charges
    • Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
    • 5% GST
    Highlights
    • Enjoy eating delicious Home Made food by locals
    • Stay at Local Huts & Houses
    • Visit Harihareshwar beach and Historical Bankot fort
    • An amazing road trip across the swaying palms of Konkan

     

    Things to carry
    • ID Card
    • 2 ltrs water
    • Camera (Optional)
    • Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
    • Snacks & Biscuits
    • Extra Pair of Clothes
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Cap, Sunglasses, scarf
    • Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
    • Please carry medicines if you need any
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Identity Card
    FAQs
    • Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
    • Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process; Trikon won’t be held responsible for low or no hatchings, though the dates are fixed as per the maximum probability.
    • The above beaches in and around Velas have strong RIP currents so you won’t be allowed to go into the water with or without Life jacket / Life Guards and attempt swimming.
    • Velas has good facility of washroom at the home stays.
    • Network is quite poor at Velas though the other destinations offer fair connectivity.
    • Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.

     

    Pickup point
    Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, College St, Dadar East, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map