!! Velas- Where the Life Begins !! Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles now..

About Velas Turtle Festival & Bike Ride :
Velas is a small eco-village in Ratnagiri district which is famous for the Olive Ridley turtle population that visits the Velas beach every year and lays their eggs. At Velas, turtle conservation movement is undertaken by the villagers. An NGO named Sahyadri Nisargmitra and the villagers committee has taken the initiative to conserve Olive Ridley Turtles by providing protection to their eggs. Witnessing a baby turtle coming out of the egg and then finding its way to the sea by those baby steps is an unforgettable moment. We welcome all the riders to join Mumbai Travellers for this unforgettable journey of tiny olive ridley turtles.

Outing Date : 25th-26th February 2017

Category : Bike Ride
Grade : Easy


Duration : 01 Night / 02 Days

Day 01 – Saturday
Assemble at Kalamboli McDonalds by 07:00 am. Have briefing session about the ride & introduction. Start riding towards Velas . En-route breakfast. Visit Bankot Fort. Lunch upon arrival in Velas. Evening visit beautiful beach of Velas. Overnight at Home stay in Velas.

Day 02 – Sunday
Early morning wake up with a hope of sighting those baby turtles again. Post sighting session we will have breakfast and leave for Harihareshwar. Experience one of the interesting part of trip where our bike will be transferred from one district to another in a jetty via sea route. Have lunch at Harihareshwar and leave for Mumbai. Reach Mumbai by 9-10 pm around. 

Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :) 


Tour Price : Rs.2,499/- per person


Inclusions :
1. Accommodation in a typical homestay sharing basis. (Velas is an eco-tourism village and separate rooms / hotel accommodation is unavailable)
2. Typical Konkani veg meals on tour. (Breakfast, Dinner & Lunch)
3. Sightseeing and entry tickets, wherever necessary
4. Ferryboat Charges
5. Expertise and Guide Charges
6. All applicable taxes. 

Exclusions :
1. Fuel & Maintenance charges
2. Anythings other then above mentioned inclusions.


1. The tour dates have been planned after precise calculation of probable hatching dates and as per the information provided by volunteers and researchers at Velas however turtle sightings is a natural phenomena and is matter of luck.
2. Considering safety and security measure, it is strictly not permitted to swim at 
Velas beach.
3. Moreover, we expect our travellers to take this a complete ecotourism experience, enjoy & explore every bit of the tour and think beyond “just sightings”. There is a lot to enjoy in this short tour so Let’s be travellers, not Tourists :-)
4. As it is totally eco-destination, we provide accommodation in Konkani bungalow on homestay sharing basis. Food is hygienic and prepared in authentic spices by Konkani Brahmin hosts at Velas village, Ratnagiri.


Additional Information : This is our basic plan as of now and is open to any modification at later time for better suitability.


For booking you need to deposit Rs.2,499/- per person as an advance amount in following account: 
AC NO. 623805030086


Cancellation and Refund applicable on whole tour cost : 
1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided.


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