What was the concept of the 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.

Batches : 

  • March: 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22th,  23th, 29th, 30th
  • April: 5th, 6th

Cost : 

(1D/2N : Without Stay Package)

  •  Pune: 1999 1699/- 

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2 Nights 1 Day Available on request Velas, Maharashtra

(1D/2N: Without Stay Plan)

From Pune

Day 1:

  • 08:30 PM: Report to the Trip leaders at Fergusson College Main Gate, (opposite to Starbucks), FC Road. Departure to Velas.

  • 08:45 PM : Breman Chowk, Aundh​
  • 09:00 PM: Pick ups from Wakad Flyover (Towards Hinjewadi)
  • ​​09:20 PM: Shivaji Chowk, Hinjewadi phase 

Day 2:

  • 05:30 AM:  Arrive in Velas and head directly to the beach for the Morning Turtle Hatching Session.
  • 06:30 AM: Witness the Beautiful Sunrise on the Beach 
  • 07.00 AM: Enjoy the First Turtle Hatching Session 
  • 08.00 AM: Explore the beach and have a fun time. 
  • 08:30 AM: Head towards Our local vendor. Get freshened up.
  • 09:30 AM: Enjoy your breakfast and later head to Bankot fort
  • 12.00 PM: Later visit Harihareshwar Temple via Bankot-Bagmandla Ferry boat.
  • 02.00 PM: Have Lunch and start your return journey back to Pune
  • 11.00 PM: Reach Pune with loads of memories

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



(1D/2N : Without Stay Package)

  • Travel from Pune to Pune 
  • One Hatching Session (Sunday Morning)
  • Bankot Fort sightseeing
  • Harihareshwar Temple visit
  • All Entry and permit charges
  • Bankot-Bagmandla Ferry boat charges

Exclusion :

  • Travel till pickup points
  • 5% Gst
  • Dinner
  • 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.

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.


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

Pickup point
Velas Beach, Velas, Maharashtra View on Map