Dear Vibers, 

   We are glad to invite you for Velas Turtle Festival on 8-9th March,2014.

The places that will be visiting are:  

1. Velas Beach – Turtle Festival visit   2. Bankot Fort  3. Harihareshwar Temple 
Velas Beach : Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an existing place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Gokulashtami Festival is one of the important festival in Velas. Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley, which is an endangered species of turtle. The hatchlings are heading towards the sea from the shore now-a-days.

Bankot Fort: Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.


The itinerary for the tour will be as follows: Friday  7th March 2014
Meeting Point : @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 23:00 Hrs sharp .

Saturday 8th March 2014
05:30 Hrs: @ Velas
06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle festival

10:00 Hrs: @ Bankot fort  
10:30 Hrs: Atop Fort Exploration
Lunch at Velas (Veg. Only) Rest time
Evening Tea & Visit velas beach in the evening, Go for turtle watching. Dinner ( Veg. Only)

Stay @ villagers home in Velas. 

Sunday 9th March 2014

 06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle watching.  
08:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea
 09:30 Hrs: @ Harihareshwar by crossing Veshvi – Bagmandala creek by ferry
.    Harihareshwar Temple visit
     Visit 2 Harihareshwar Beach
.13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Harihareshwar 

 15:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai Evening Tea on the way 
.We will be in mumbai around 21:00 hrs
The Estimated expenditure for Tour is about Rs.2100 / - per head
This includes:  Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses except Sunday Lunch, and accommodation charges.

For Registration, Please make the payment in following bank acc, 

Name of Acc Holder                        :- Deepak Tarachand Pogade
Bank name                                      : State bank of India
Bank account number                       : 31271150332
Bank branch name and address        : Khadakpada branch Shop no.227,
                                                             Shelar park,khadakpada,Kalyan(w)                                                                
IFSC code for bank                        : SBIN0011159

For any further details contact / send SMS to:
Deepak 9422682020, 8080287071
Tushar 9890672593

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Things to be carried:

A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs),
Torch With Extra Battery (Must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Cap
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Personal Medical Kit, Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes, Sleeping Bag/Carry Mat
A haversack to put all these things

Terms And Conditions

■ It is up to the individual to arrange their own holiday / accident insurance & each adult would be asked to sign a liability waiver.
■ Vibes Outdoors hold the right to change the venue, or date, of the event,
■ Event may be cancelled or postponed due to natural calamity, any system error,
■ In case event place or venue is changed, Vibes Outdoors will notify same to participants by phone, web and Face book, no change in costing will be charged.
■ In case of cancellation of event, money will be returned to those who have enrolled, without any cutting.
■ In case of cancellation of event, from participant's side, money will be returned to those who have enrolled, with
        1. In case cancellation done before, 15 days, Rs. 50/- will be deducted.
        2. In case cancellation done before, 1 week of  Event, Rs. 500 will be deducted.
        3. In case cancellation done on same day as tour is leaving or left, no refund will be given.

All our treks are Eco-friendly treks; kindly take care of nature around us. Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from trek without refund.

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