Hi Shooter’s, we all like to invite you for the Bike ride or road trip event for Turtle festival. From 2nd march 2013, 4 pm to 3rd march 2013, 5 pm.

Velas, situated near Bankot Bay of kokan region in the state of Maharashtra, is the birth place of one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha History, Nana Phadnis.  
Velas is an existing place due to its beautiful sea shore.  An old temple of shri Bhairi Rameshwar, Mahalakshmi Temple and Nana Phadnis’s house are the places to visit in velas. Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of endangered species of turtle “Olive Ridley”.

Usually the female turtles start arriving from November and continue through December. They use their hind flippers to dig into the sand to build the nests. As soon as they hear of the arriving of the turtles, the volunteers of the Mandal set up vigils on the beach. Since the nests are scattered all over the beach, the volunteers carefully dig the eggs out once the females leave and transport them to similar nests built within a specially protected enclosure Sandwiched between the sea and a huge rock wall, Velas is a tiny village populated by agriculturists. Most homes back on to lush green vegetable gardens and coconut groves. The beach, partly hemmed by cliffs, is clean and so lonely that even the seagulls roam free along the water’s edge. These formed a perfect backdrop for a lazy getaway for the urban crowd.

Date: - 2nd marches 2013 to 3rd march 2013

2nd march 2013

  • 04:00 pm at Panvel, Kalamboli naka
  • 07:00 pm at Mangaon ----- 108 km
  • 08:30 pm at harihareshwar -----58 km
  • Harihareshwar to Bandar 3 km and then by jetty will cross the river with our bikes and car.
  • 10:00 pm ---- Velas beach 10 km.
  • Dinner, campfire, fun and sleep.

3rd march 2013

  • 06:00 am at Velas Beach----watching Turtles
  • 09:00 am breakfast and will leave for Bankot Fort.3.3 km
  • 11:00 am after exploring Bankot will leave towards Mangaon
  • 02:00 pm at Mangaon ---80 km with route of mandangad-Goregaon-Mangaon & Lunch at dhaba somewhere on the highway :D
  • 05:00 pm at Kalamboli Naka---108 km
  • And then move towards Home sweet Home :D


For Pune Shooter’s

Has to join us at Mangaon (Pune-Mangaon 113 km) at mention above time :D

Things to be carried -

A Water Bottle (~3.5 Ltrs),

Dinner to be carried or we can have food in hotel.
Torch With Extra Battery (Must)
Sleeping Mat /Bag/Woolen Cloths (Option)
Camera, Cell Phone
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes (Optional)
Shoes, carry extra pair of shoes or floaters if possible
A haversack to put all these things

Helmets (A full faced), Biking gears or Footwear that protects your feet and ankies.

Durable pants or jeans and jacket which is close to the neck or something similar.

Driving License, Bike or car registration papers along with insurance and PUC paper.



Registration and guidance fees: - 50 RS which will include only route guidance, Medical 1st Aid Kit, information & communication.

Note: - Single bike rider if needed pillion rider then will provide you or for Pillion rider same.


Advised – please get your bike Serviced / Repaired before the ride so that we all can have safe ride.

Note: - Rash Driving would result in immediate dismissal from the trip. Please ensure protection for yourself and other people on road.

Biking is adventurous and risky activity, participation is especially on your own wish.

Wandering Shooters are not liable responsible for any uncertainties happen during the ride.



For More information and registration please contact on below mention contact numbers:
Sachin -    9967773741

Saurabh – 9892792671
Sagar –     9773691803
Amit -       9833734199


Guys please hurry up and book your seats as we have limited seats and to ensure your accommodation in Velas

Best Regards, 
Wander Away….

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