Dear friends,
BAAN Hikers have arranged Velas tour to turtle festival on 23rd and 24th March 2013 (Starting on 22rd Night)
The olive ridley sea turtle nests at several sites in the western Indian. The single most important breeding area for olive ridleys in the Indian Ocean along the 
Bay of Bengal is Orissa. In the late 20th Century nature conservationist learned that large scale nesting of olive ridley turtles was taking place along the 
konkan sea shores. Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) started Marine turtle conservation in Maharashtra state on 1st October 2002. Since then every year this 
voluminous voluntary work of collecting newly laid eggs, relocating them and there after taking care of the nests right uphill the hatchings are released to 
the sea, is being continued

The places that will be visiting are: 
  1. Harihareshwar
  2. Bankot Fort
  3. Velas Beach
Details for the trek are as follows:-

Meeting Point: Dadar 10.00 pm sharp on 22th of March 2013

Thane 3 hath Naka 11.00 pm

Day 1 – 23rd March 2013

05.00am : Reach Velas village

07.00am : Beach for hatchlings

09.00am : breakfast

10.00am : Start for Bankot Fort (15 Minutes Trek)

11.00am : Explore Bankot fort

Return to Velas by 1.30pm

1.30pm : Lunch

5.00pm : Visit Velas beach for Turtle Festival in the evening at 5pm

08.00pm : Back to House ,Dinner

Day 2 – 24 March 2013

05.30 am: Wakeup call

06. 00am: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle Festival

09.00 am : Have breakfast and Start for Harihareshwar Temple and Beach by Ferry

02.00 pm: Lunch at Harihareshwar

03.00 pm: Start our return journey

09.00 pm: Reach Mumbai
  1. Identity Proof
  2. Water 2 liters (must)
  3. Torch (must)
  4. Cap
  5. Personal medicines
  6. 2-3 papers, Bedding (can be used if required)
  7. Beach wear
  8. Good shoes
  9. Beach footwear
  10. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Trek contribution Rs 1700/- Per head which includes
  • Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private Non AC Bus.
  • Food Expenses
  • Accommodation Charges. (Dormitory type Accommodation will be provided)
  • Turtle Festival and Velas Beach Entry Charges
For registration kindly transfer Rs 1700/- per head in the following A/c

In the Name of: Mr.Divakar Satam.
Bank: Saraswat bank
Branch: Lower Parel
Account Type: Savings Bank Account
Account No: 331203100001215
IFSC Code: SRCB0000331
After transaction please email us transaction id along with participant’s details (name, email and mobile number)   
  • Limited entries, entries on first come first serve basis.
  • Registrations through phone calls only.
For More Details & Registration Contact on These Numbers:-

Divakar Satam : 9821325547 (Mumbai)
Lalit Rane : 9967408351 (Thane)
Swapnali Gupte : 9869930764 (Thane)
Niranjan Rane : 9920467972(Mumbai)
Laxman Holkar : 9821709902 (kalyan)
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