Overview

What was the concept of turtle festival?

It's about witnessing the birth of young turtles that hatch from their eggs and slowly crawl into the ocean to start the journey of their life. This festival is also called Olive Ridley Turtle Festival is organized by local villagers. They do so in coordination with an NGO called Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra.

 

  • BATCH 1 - 04th-06th March 2022, (Friday Departure)
  • BATCH 2 - 05th-06th March 2022 (Saturday Departure)
  • BATCH 3 - 11th- 13th March 2022 (Friday Departure)
  • BATCH 4 - 12th-13th March 2022 (Saturday Departure)
  • BATCH 5 - 18th- 20th March 2022 (Friday Departure)
  • BATCH 6 - 19th-20th March 2022 (Saturday Departure)

Tour Fees-

(Saturday Night Leaving)

  •  Pune: Rs.1700/- per person
  •  Mumbai: Rs.1850/- per person

(Friday night leaving with stay)

  •  Pune: Rs.2650/- per person
  •  Mumbai: Rs.2750/- per person

 

3 Nights 2 Days Available on request
Calendar
Itinerary

(Friday departure Batch)

DAY 1 Frday,

10:00 PM:  Departure from Mumbai and Pune

DAY 2 Saturday,

  • 06:00 AM: Reach at Velas Homestay.
  • 06:30 AM: We will start exploring the Beach. First we will go to turtles hatching. All information about Turtle Hatching will be explained by our volunteers. You can witness baby turtles and Take photos from safe distance. 
  • 09:00 AM: Have breakfast and Leave to visit Bankot Fort.
  • 01:00 AM: Return to the staying site, have lunch and relax yourself 
  • 04:30 PM: Reach Velas Beach and witness Turtle Hatching activity.  Explore nearly beach, enjoy sunset and nearby localities! 
  • 07:30 PM: Allocation of homestay or tents according to your wish. Homestay will be in a common local home. And each tent will be shared among 3 people. 
  • 09:00 PM: Dinner , Campfire, fun activities, Antakshari, soft music/songs around the campfire. 

DAY 3 Sunday,

  • 06:30 AM: Wake up call and get freshen up. Visit to Beach for Turtle seeing.
  • 08:30 AM: Breakfast and exploration if you wish. 
  • 11:30 PM: Start return travel to Pune. Visit to Harihareshwar temple on the way. 
  • 10:00 PM: Reach Pune  safely and disperce disperse with lots of pleasant memories to cherish for lifetime! 

(Note- If you are traveling from the city other than Pune, then you are requested to book your return tickets considering 2 hours delay as per above time schedule.)


(Saturday Departure Batch)

DAY 1 Saturday,

10:00 PM:  Departure from Mumbai and Pune

DAY 2 Sunday,

  • 06:00 AM: Reach at Velas Homestay.
  • 06:30 AM: We will start exploring the Beach. First we will go to turtles hatching. All information about Turtle Hatching will be explained by our volunteers. You can witness baby turtles and Take photos from safe distance. 
  • 09:00 AM: Return to the staying site and relax yourself after having breakfast breakfast. Later visit Bankot Fort.
  • 01:30 PM: Have lunch and rest for sometime! 
  • 06:00 PM: Visit to Beach for Turtle seeing.
  • 07:00 PM: Start return  travel to Pune.
  • 11:30-12:00PM: Reach Pune  safely with lots of pleasant memories to cherish for lifetime! 

(Note - If you are traveling from the city other than Pune, then you are requested to book your return tickets considering 2 hours delay as per above time schedule.)


Inclusion :

  • Mumbai to Mumbai & Pune to Pune Transportation by Private Non-AC bus or Car as per govt COVID guidelines
  • Meals (1 Breakfst, 1 lunch)
  • Bankot fort sightseeing
  • Harihareshwar temple visit
  • Entry and permit charges
  • Guide Charges.
  • Expertise Charges. 
  • First Aid Kit

Exclusion:

  • Travel till pickup points
  • 5% Gst
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Insurance

Things to carry:

  • ID proof
  • Proper face mask or shield
  • Sanitizer
  • Good grip shoes.
  • Torch with extra batteries.
  • Extra Pair of clothes.
  • Water bottles 2-3 liters.
  • Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits, etc.
  • Electoral or Glucon D powder.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Sun protection cap, goggles.
  • Normal bedsheet or blanket to sleep inside the tent or room.
  • Cameras, glares etc. can be carried on your own risk.

COVID Guidelines :

  • Mask and maintaining social distance with others are mandatory throughout the trip.
  • Buses will be fully sanitized before use.
  • Carrying your own sanitizers, gloves, face shield and mask is compulsory.
  • Food will be freshly cooked and packed as per WHO guidelines.

Trekhievers Policies:

  • Seats will be reserved only after full payment.
  • Fees paid are non-refundable but transferable on the same event.
  • The complete schedule of the trek will be given later to registered participants
  • Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule in case
  • Organizers hold the right to cancel any event and refund with prior notice.
  • We strictly follow a no alcohol, no drugs, and no litter policy.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% amount to be paid in advance to book the trip.
  • If the booking is canceled 10 days or before the event date then 50% of the booking amount will be refunded.
  • No refund if canceled 9 days before the event.
  • No show = No refund.

Contact details:

Pravin - 7208620046 | Akshay - 7397823876 | Mrunali - 8591837526 | Nitin - 7387523876 | Chetan - 8928861733 

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Disclaimer:

The tour is weather-based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last-minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.

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