About Velas Turtle Festival 2017 :
Velas is a small village in Ratnagiri district which is famous for the Olive Ridley turtle population that visits the Velas beach every year and lays their eggs. 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.

Witnessing a baby turtle coming out of the egg and then finding its way to the sea by those baby steps is an unforgettable moment.

Batch Dates :
Batch 01 : 18th-19th February 2017
Batch 02 : 24th-25th February 2017
Batch 03 : 25th-26th February 2017
Batch 04 : 18th-19th March 2017
Batch 05 : 14th-15th April 2017
Batch 06 : 15th-16th April 2017
Batch 07 : 22nd-23rd April 2017

Category : Eco-Tour (for family, friends, kids and students)

Duration : 2 Days / 2 Nights

Tour Schedule :

Late night (11:00 pm) departure from Mumbai towards Velas on Friday. It takes approximately 06:00-07:00 hours to reach Velas beach from Mumbai or Pune.

Day 01 :

Early morning arrival at Velas Beach.
Morning session : Visit to Velas beach for turtle sighting
Afternoon session : Post lunch sightseeing around Velas (Bankot fort)
Evening session: Observe the turtle nests and explore the Velas beach.
Overnight at Velas on homestay sharing basis.

Day 02 :

Morning session: visit to Velas beach for turtle sighting
After breakfast proceed towards Harihareshwar temple and beach.
Post lunch proceed back to Mumbai.

Tour Concludes with Happy Memories !!

Tour Cost: Starting from Rs.2,999/- per person


1. Accommodation in a typical Konkani house

2. Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai by private vehicle

3. All Veg Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

4. Sightseeing as per the schedule

5. Expertise & Guide Charges

6. Ferryboat charges

7. All entry tickets and permissions

8. All applicable taxes


1. Anything other than mentioned above

Note :
1. This is a sample itinerary for your reference. If one wishes to explore the Velas and surrounding area in depth, we suggest you to customize the above given tour, spend a couple of days more and add some more sightseeing places from the sector.

2. We need minimum 08 no. of travellers to customize the batch for Velas Turtle festival.

To Customize your tour or register for the fixed departure tour, fill the form here or contact us on 8692055777 / 8422049888