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Trekगुरु : Velas Turtle Festival (batch 4)

Date : 19th March to 20th March 2016 (Leaving on Friday 18th March night)

District: Ratnagiri

Type : Nature Trail / Eco Tour

Grade: Very Easy

Duration : 2 Nights/days

Mode of Transport : Private Vehicle

Cost : Aprx 1600 - 1800 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 200 rs trekगुरु charges

Contact : Pravin 9821318848/9821465256 

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Batch 4 : 19 & 20 March 2016 Leaving 18 march Friday Night

Batch 5 : 26 & 27 March 2016 Leaving 25 March Friday Night

Batch 6 : 02 & 03 April 2016 Leaving 01 April  Friday Night

 

 

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The places that we will be visiting during outing are:

1. Velas Beach

2. Bankot Fort

3. Nana Fadanvis Home

4. Harihareshwar Temple & Beach

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Velas:

Velas is a small coastal village in Rathnagiri District of Maharashtra. Olive Ridleys are the smallest of the sea turtles and they got their name because of their olive coloured shells. Though these are the most abundant species of turtles in any ocean, they are yet classified as endangered species. Often people kill these turtles for their shells, meat and mostly for the eggs. People belonging to the shores where these turtles hatch their eggs, call the phenomenon as “Arribada”.

Velas is also known for the birth place of Nana Phadnavis, a great Indian diplomat.

 

Bankot Sea Fort :

Bankot stands at the mouth of Bankot creek, where Savitri river (originating from Mahabaleshwar) meets the Arabian Sea. Bankot creek was a major sea trade route, and the ancient caves of Dasgaon and Mandangad are the evidence of the same. Bankot fort is also known as Himmatgad & Victoria Fort.

 

Harihareshwar:

Surrounded by four holy hills Harihar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri Harihareshwar is a region in Konkan which is amazingly beautiful with hills playing the perfect foil for long stretch of pristine beach. The Harihareshwar temple built in the 16th century with the deities of Vishnu Brahma and Shiva is the primary attraction in Harihareshwar along with beautiful stretch of beach.

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Evant Schedule & Tentative Itinerary :

 

Day 0

Friday 18 Mar 2016

Meeting time and place:

10.30 PM @ Dadar East Nr. Swami Narayan Temple

Travel to Velas

Chembur, vashi, panvel(pune ppl) pickup points 

 

Day 1

Saturday 19 Mar 2016

Early morning arrival at Velas

freshen up

05.45 am : Visit nesting site at Velas beach

Breakfast

Visit Bankot Fort (easy 15 mins trek)

01.00 pm : Typical Konkani Lunch (veg/nonveg(chicken))

Rest time or play indoor games

04.30 pm : Move to Velas Beach nesting site

Fun and games to be played at Velas beach

08.00 pm : Dinner (veg/nonveg(chicken))

Night walk around the village

Retire for the day

 

Day 2

Sunday 20 Mar 2016

Wake up early morning

05.45 am : Visit Velas beach, nesting site

Back to house, break fast.

Move to Harihareshwar temple & beach by ferry

01.30 pm : lunch at Harihareshwar (only veg)

Return to Mumbai

09.30 pm : Reach Dadar (Time is subjective)

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Very very imp : 

1) Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process. So cannot give guarantee of emerging possibility of turtles on the mentioned dates.

2) The above beaches have strong RIP currents so we will not allow you to go into the water with or without Life jacket / Life Guards.

 

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Cost : Aprx 1600 - 1800 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 200 rs trekगुरु charges

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Includes:

1) Transportation from Dadar to Dadar by private Non-AC Vehicle.

2) 2 breakfast, 2 lunch (veg/nonveg), 1 dinner (veg/nonveg)

3) Any Entry charges.

4) Accommodation in typical Konkani villager’s house.

5) Ferryboat Charges.

6) Trekगुरु charges

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Excludes:

- Camera charges

- Bottled water and cold drinks

- Anything other than above mention ‘inclusions’ 

 

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One needs to do online transfer of Indian Rs.1000/- advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, Activity Charges, Boats, Food, Accommodation etc. into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

 

Account Details:-

Bank Name: BANK OF MAHARASHTRA

Account ID: 20059830445

Account Type: Savings Bank Account

Account name: PRAVIN P. KAMBLE

Branch: BHOIWADA - MUMBAI

IFSC code: MAHB0000563

 

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Contact detail :

Pravin : 9821318848 / 9821465256

 

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Things To Be carried:

 

Identity proof (must),

A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),

Torch (must)

Towel, a napkin, Extra 3-4 Pairs of clothes (must)

Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)

Sunscreen Lotion, Cap, Skarf

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc

Medicine those if u require usually

A good shoes or slipper, extra pair of socks

A haversack to put in all the things to be carried...

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Do's, Dont's & Facts :-

- Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process. So cannot give guarantee of emerging possibility of turtles on the mentioned dates.

- The above beaches have strong RIP currents so we will not allow you to go into the water with or without Life jacket / Life Guards.

- Kindly carry 1 Identity proof (must)

- check ur railway timings according to ur location.

- we carry only First aid. 

- Cost Not Included Insurance, medical Coverage.

- Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.

- All activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury.

- Organizers are not responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) or compensation in whatsoever manner.

- Trekगुरु reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.

- Smoking and alcohol strictly prohibited

- Be a group - its not a race.

- NO littering please...we are educated.

- Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun.

- The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Sometimes we may need to adjust as per the opinion of others. 

- Read the event itinerary at least once.

 

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