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Velas Turtle Festival and Trip Dive Aagar beach
April 6 @ 5:00 pm - April 8 @ 9:00 pm
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. Each year, the tiny village of Velas, in Maharashtra, bears witness to a truly heart-warming sight as thousands of newly hatched Olive Ridley turtles take their first steps towards the big blue sea. The start of life afresh!
Velas is not only home to turtles but also to a myriad of bird species including the White Bellied Sea Eagle, White Backed Vulture, and Indian Swiftlet. Accommodation in local home-stays will add a truly warm touch to the experience.
SCHEDULE OF THE TREK
05.00pm Gather at Fergusson college main gate.
05.30pm Leave from pune after introduction.
11.30pm Reach to Velas village, Take rest.
06.00pm Leave to velas beach to witness turtle hatching process
07.00am Turle photography
08.30pm Return to village and have breakfast
09.00am Visit to Bankot fort.
11.00am return to Velas. Get rest.
01.30pm Have lunch at village home.
04.00pm Enjoy games at beach, photography.
06.00pm Second batch to turle hatching.
07.30pm return to village, Have lunch.
09.00pm camfire fun, go to sleep.
05.30am Wakeup call, freshen up.
06.00am leave for batch3 of turtle hatching.
08.00am return to village, Have breakfast.
09.00am reach to ferry to Harihareshwar.
11.00am Reach to Dive Aagar beach.
11.30am Play various water sports and have fun.
02.00pm Have lunch at local hotel.
03.00pm Leave from beach to Pune.
05.00pm Hve Tea on the way.
09.00pm return to pune with great memories of trip.
Difficulty Level : 3 (Medium)
Endurance Level : 3 (Medium)
Fees : Rs. 2600/- (including all taxes)
Whats Included in Fees
Breakfast(2), Lunch(2), Dinner(2), Evening tea(2)
Safety Equipment & First Aid
Whats NOT included in Fees
Soft drinks and bottled water.
Basically, anything not mentioned in the ‘includes’ list.
TREKDI Office Address
1366, Sadashiv Peth, Natu Baug, Bajirao Road, Near kelkar museum Pune – 411030
Timings: 10 am to 7 pm (Monday to Saturday)
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