Board the private AC bus arranged by the tour operator at 21:45 hrs near Pritam Hotel, Dadar. This pick-up point is accessible via local trains and taxis in Mumbai.
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Rejoice in witnessing the birth of Olive Ridley sea turtles at the unique turtle festival held in Velas village. Luckily, you'll get three opportunities to watch the tiny turtles hatch and crawl their way to the sea during this 3-day trip to the Velas turtle festival. You'll also take a sightseeing tour to spot the cannon relics at Bankot Fort and hop onto a ferry to visit the venerated Harihareshwar temple. Drool over the delicious Konkani cuisines and return with memorable experiences of this unique festival.
Velas is a small coastal village in the Ratnagiri district, about 6-hr drive away from Mumbai. The village is well-known for holding the namesake turtle festival, organized to sustain and conserve the endangered species of Olive Ridley sea turtles. Apart from the turtle festival, the village is famous for the historic Bankot fort alongside the Savitri River, and renowned Harihareshwar temple.
You'll spend an evening strolling on the gorgeous Velas beach and sleep in a comfortable Konkani house in the village.
Visit the Velas beach three times to spot the turtles. | Visit the historic Bankot Fort. | Go on a ferry ride to Harihareshwar temple. | Savour delicious Konkani cuisines.
1 Instructor for every 10 Participants
1 and above years
Arrive near the Pritam hotel at Dadar by 21:45 hrs and board an AC bus that will be waiting for you. The bus will depart from Dadar and proceed towards the Velas village. Overnight in transit.
Overnight in the bus.
You'll be travelling in an AC bus until the early morning of tomorrow, so you may want to bring dry snacks like biscuits or chocolates for the ride. No meals are included in today's meal package.
No meals are provided today
If the cancellation is made 10 days or more before the departure of the trip to Velas Turtle Festival: 100% refund.
If the cancellation is made between 0-10 days before the departure of the trip to Velas Turtle Festival: no refund.
In case of no show: no refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.
Travellers are required to follow instructions of the tour guide during the trip to Velas turtle festival.
Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is prohibited during the trip.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.