Dear Friends,

BAAN Hikers have arranged Velas tour to turtle festival on
Session 1: 28 Feb and 1st March 2015 (Starting on 27th Night)
Session 2: 14 and 15th March 2015 (Starting on 13th 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. 

The places that will be visiting are: 
1. Harihareshwar
2. Bankot Fort
3. Velas Beach

Details are as follows:-
Meeting Point: Dadar 10.00 pm sharp on (Session 1: 27th of Feb 2015) and (Session 2: 13th of March 2015)

Thane: 3 hath Naka 11.00 pm 

Day 1
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 fortReturn 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 
05.30 am: Wakeup call
06.00 am: 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

• Identity Proof
• Bedding (Sleeping Bag or Chaddar)
• Water 2 litres (must)
• Torch (must)
• Cap
• Sunglasses
• Personal medicines
• 2-3 papers, Bedding (can be used if required)
• Beach wear
• Good shoes
• Beach footwear
• Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

Tour contribution Rs 2100/- Per head which includes
• Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by Private Non AC Bus.
• Food Expenses (Veg food will be served)
• Accommodation Charges. (Dormitory type Accommodation will be provided)
• Turtle Festival and Velas Beach Entry Charges

For registration kindly transfer Rs 2100/- per head in the following A/c
Name : Lalit M Rane.
Bank: Kotak Mahindra Bank
Branch: Ghatkoper (West)
Account No: 06820030002738
IFSC Code: KKBK0000682

After transaction please email us transaction id along with participant’s details (name, email and mobile number) on

• 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)
Mrudula Dalvi : 9819206826 (Mumbai)
Niranjan Rane : 9920467972(Mumbai)
Laxman Holkar : 9821709902 (kalyan)