Travel Trikon Velas Turtle Festival Tour on 25th & 26th March 2017


Event Tag: Trikon #272
Event Name: Velas Turtle Festival Tour
Event Date: 25th - 26th Mar 2017
Event Cost: Rs.2,650 per pax
Total Seats: 35
Location: Velas
Base Location: Ratnagiri Coastline
Grade: Easy
Approximate Duration: 2 Days

Travel Trikon Presents Velas Turtle Festival Tour 2017 for all those who wish to embark on a memorable sojourn with fellow trikoners to witness the rare and scarce sea turtles at the Golden Sand Beach of Velas. Unarguably, Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley Turtle. This is the best time to visit Velas to experience breeding of turtle at Turtle festival.
This New Year visit Velas for the much talked about Turtle Festival. Greet those tiny creatures and see them hatch eggs during the velas turtle festival.

Eco-tourism Trip and Awareness
Velas Turtle Festival is not just about little turtles hatching season and the beautiful beaches, there something more to it. Olive Ridley Turtles are one of the more endangered species of turtle. To protect and conserve these turtles, the Marine Conservation Society hosts this turtle festival at Velas every year to spread awareness and promote eco-tourism.

Major Attractions
· Enjoy eating delicious Home Made food by locals
· Stay at Local Huts & Houses
· Visit Harihareshwar beach and Historical Bankot fort
· An amazing road trip across the swaying palms of Konkan

Detailed Itinerary

Day 0 : 24th March , Friday Night
23:00 - Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, near Dadar (E) station
23:15 - Leave from Dadar towards other pick-up points
23:30 - Pickup from K Star Mall , Chembur
23:45 - Pickup from Vashi Below Main Bridge
Overnight Journey to Velas

Day 1 : 25th March , Saturday
05:00 am - Reach Velas
06:00 am - Freshen up & Get ready for the first visit
06:30 am - Introduction round & Watch the hatching
08:00 am - Come back to the village for breakfast
10:00 am - Leave for Bankot fort
11:00 am - Reach Bankot fort & Explore
12:30 pm - Leave from Bankot fort
01:30 pm - Have lunch
04:00 pm - Visit the Beach for Turtle hatching & watch the Sunset
06:30 pm - Watch Informative Documentary
07:30 pm - Play fun games
08:30 pm - Dinner & Night strolling
10:00 pm - Hit your bed & retire for the day

Day 2 : 26th March , Sunday
06:00 am - Wake up Call
06:30 am - Wake up and leave for Velas beach for the last sighting
08:00 am - Come back to home stay & Have breakfast
10:00 am - Leave for Harihareshwar beach
11:30 am - Visit temple and spend some time besides the beach
12:30 pm - Have delicious Konkani Delicacies
02:30 pm - Start return journey
10:30 pm - Reach Mumbai (Tentatively)

Travelling from Dadar and back by Private Non Ac Bus
Entry charges
Dormitory Accommodation
Saturday Breakfast, Lunch , Evening Tea / Coffee , Dinner & Sunday Breakfast , Lunch
Trikon Expertise Charges

Any personal expenses such as soft drinks, mineral water etc.
Camera charges
Anything other than above mentioned inclusion

Net Banking Details: Please see our account details for payment via net banking.

Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Account ID: 698505600192
Account Type: Current Account
Account name: TRAVEL TRIKON
IFSC Code : ICIC0006985

Things to Carry
ID Card
2 ltrs water
Camera (Optional)
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & Biscuits
Extra Pair of Clothes
Clean napkin or small towel
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
Please carry medicines if you need any
Hand Sanitizer
Identity Card

1. Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
2. Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process; Travel Trikon won’t be held responsible for low or no hatchings, though the dates are fixed as per the maximum probability.
3. The above beaches in and around Velas have strong RIP currents so you won’t be allowed to go into the water with or without Life jacket / Life Guards and attempt swimming.
4. Velas has good facility of washroom at the home stays.
5. Network is quite poor at Velas though the other destinations offer fair connectivity.

Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.

Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.

Please call on +919819021806 / +919920474297 for any query.

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Please expect a delay in response for any queries on Saturday & Sunday as Travel Trikon Team will be travelling to some or the other event. Thanks for your understanding & co-operation.

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