Pathfinders Velas Turtle fest on 8-9 March 2014

Hii Pathfinders !!!

After the successful batches at Velas last year and watching many baby turtles …!!
Pathfinders is all set for the Turtle Festival at Velas 2014!!
Get Ready For the 1st Batch Now……….

Velas is a small 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 Nisargmitra 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.

Outing Duration: 2 Night / 2 day

Date :7, 8 & 9 March 2014

Highlights of the Outing:
1. Velas turtle conservation centre
2. Scenic beach of Velas
3. Bankot Fort
4. Harihareshwar Temple and beach
5. Delicious Konkani Food
6. Interactive session on turtle conservation
7. Nice scope for photography

Outing Schedule:
Day 1:
Late night departure from Pune towards Velas.
Date 2:
Early morning:-
Arrival at Velas.
Morning session:
Visit to Velas beach for turtle sighting
Afternoon session:
Sightseeing (Bankot fort)
Evening session:
Observe the turtle nests and explore the Velas beach.
Overnight at Velas.
Day 3:
Morning session:
Visit to Velas beach for turtle sighting
After breakfast proceed towards Harihareshwar temple/beach. Post lunch proceed back to Pune

Enrollment Fees: Rs. 2000/- per person
• Accommodation in a typical Konkani house
• All Veg Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
• Sightseeing as per the schedule
• Expertise & Guide Charges
• Ferryboat charges
• All entry tickets and permissions
• Provision of primary first aid

Maximum batch size is 25 participants.
First Come First Serve Basis…..

Velas Turtle Festival has always been an amazing experience for the Finders…!! and watching the baby turtles start their life towards sea is a very memorable moment.
We, Pathfinders hope to see you all and also your friends / family members on this great beginning of new life…

For Registration Please Mail us at
OR Call us on 9850971118 / 9552521829.


Account No.: 032101007507
IFSC code: ICIC0000321 (for online transfer)
Branch: Chinchwad

Check list :
Identity Proof
Torch (must)
Water 2 liters (must)
Change of cloths
Ready to eat snacks
Cloths for changing
Personal medicines
Other accessories

Important Note: Hatching of turtle eggs is totally a natural process, and depends on the temperature of the nest where it has been from the day the eggs had been laid. We cannot guarantee about the hatching on our tour.

Some Important Rules to be Followed:-

Do Not Litter:
Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

No Smoking and alcohol:
Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)

Respect the Heritage:
Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.

Be a group:
It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.

Pay attention:
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment, Pathfinders shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.

Trip is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.
No Arguments will be entertained.

Thank You
Pathfindersgroup Pune

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