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Pune Trekking Network 11.2.2016

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13thFebuary 2016Krishna River CampMilan Wadkar98198333452500Krishna River Camp
13th-14thFebuary 2016Valentine Special Lake Side Camping BhivpuriMountrek India9967837516 / 9867250271650Mountrek India
13th-14thFebuary 2016Lake Side Camping At Malshej Ghat Joga DamAmit / Nishant9819299164 / 88794185812400MumbaiRangers
13th-14thFebuary 2016Valentine Day Special CampingKarishma Joshi8692022777 / 86920869273000Mumbai Travellers
13th-14thFebuary 2016Kokankada Camping + Trekking Karishma Joshi8652370001 / 86920869272300Mumbai Travellers
13th-14thFebuary 2016Bhandardara CampingAmit / Nishant9819299164 / 88794185811700MumbaiRangers
13th-14thFebuary 2016Camping at Bhivpuri Near MatheranAmit / Nishant9819299164 / 8879418581750MumbaiRangers
14thFebuary 2016Jungle Trek to VasotaMahadeo93700800861800Wanderingsoulriders
14thFebuary 2016One Day Paragliding Tour at KamshetRadhika9022045932 / 75061657504000Wanderingsoulriders
14thFebuary 2016Valentine Special Garbett Matheran TrekMountrek India9967837516
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14thFebuary 2016Karnala Nature TrailKarishma Joshi8692022777 / 8692086927300Mumbai Travellers
14thFebuary 2016Sandhan Valley One Day TrekKarishma Joshi8652370001 / 86920869271100Mumbai Travellers
14thFebuary 2016Paragliding tour to KamshetKarishma Joshi8692022777 / 86920337775000Mumbai Travellers
20th-21stFebuary 2016harishchandra gad via nalichi vaatsatya/rupesh9004073707/99692919511400bhatkanti maharashtra
19th – 21stFebuary 2016Pench National Park Wildlife SafariKarishma Joshi8692086927 / 227773600Mumbai Travellers
20th – 21stFebuary 2016Bhigwan BirdwatchingKarishma Joshi8692086927 / 227773600Mumbai Travellers
20th – 21stFebuary 2016Sandhan Valley Full Descend TrekKarishma Joshi8652370001 / 86920869271800Mumbai Travellers
20th – 21stFebuary 2016Moroshicha Bhairavgad TrekKarishma Joshi8652370001 / 86920869271950Mumbai Travellers
20th – 21stFebuary 2016Tour To velas Turtle FestivalAmit / Nishant9819299164 / 88794185812250MumbaiRangers
21stFebuary 2016Night Trek To IrshalgadAmit / Nishant9819299164 / 8879418581500MumbaiRangers
21stFebuary 2016Tour To Sula Vineyards NasikAmit / Nishant9819299164 / 88794185811700MumbaiRangers
21Febuary 2016Night Trek to Ramshej FortAmit / Nishant9819299164 / 8879418581800MumbaiRangers
21stFebuary 2016Alibaug Cycle RideKarishma Joshi8652370001 / 86920869272000Mumbai Travellers
28thFebuary 2016Trek To King Of All Forts RajgadAmit / Nishant9819299164 / 88794185811100MumbaiRangers
28thFebuary 2016Night Trek to Brahmagiri & bhandar durg Amit / Nishant9819299164 / 8879418581900MumbaiRangers
26-28thFebuary 2016Alang Madan TrekMountrek India9967837516 / 9867250271900Mountrek India
27th – 28thFebuary 2016Night trek to SudhagadAmit / Nishant9819299164 / 8879418581850MumbaiRangers
Posted: 09 Feb 2016 07:48 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Turtle Festival Tour to Velas on 20 & 21 Feb 2016 Leaving 19 Feb Night   Batch 1 : 20 & 21 Feb   2016 Leaving 19 Feb   Friday Night Batch 2 : 27 & 28 Feb   2016 Leaving 26 Feb   Friday Night Batch 3 : 5  & 6  March 2016 Leaving 4  March Friday Night Batch 4 : 12 & 13 March 2016 Leaving 11 March Friday Night Batch 5 : 19 & 20 March 2016 Leaving 18 march Friday Night Batch 6 : 26 & 27 March 2016 Leaving 25 March Friday Night       Turtle Festival at Velas Beach : The turtle festival is being celebrated since 2006.The Turtle Festival at Velas is annually organized by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) and the  Kasav Mitra Mandal ,in March. This festival is meant for nature lovers, marine turtle enthusiasts, tourists and people who just want to witness  this moment, at least once in a lifetime!   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.   Velas is a village in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. It is noted as a birthplace of Nana Phadnis.He was sachiva- a secretary in Peshawai in Pune.   Accommodation consists of a simple, homely dormitory style (no separate rooms).       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 … Read more
  • WSR Sandakphu-Phalut Trek From 22nd – 29th April 2016
  • Rann of kutch Utsav
  • WSR 1 Day Paragliding Tour on 14th February 2016
  • WSR Jungle Trek to Vasota Fort on 14th February 2016
  • Vatsaru’s Tour To Velas Turtle Festival Bike Ride & Car Drive On 20th/21st Feb 2016.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 06:14 AM PST
WSR Sandakphu-Phalut Trek From 22nd – 29th April 2016 The Trek Highlights: Meal Types: Vegetarian Meals with Eggs Activities: Trekking, Camping, National Park Visit Duration: 7N/8D Maximum Altitude: 3636 m/11,941 ft Temperature Range: 3 – 37°C Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate  Booking Closing on 10th March 2016   About Sandakphu & Phalut Trek: Sandakphu is the highest point of West Bengal at 3636m in the district of Darjeeling. This trek follows the famous Singalila Ridge, a prominent spur of high ground that lies at the southern end of a long crest, which runs down from the Kanchendzongha massif and forms the border between Sikkim & Nepal. One of the unavoidable necessities of trekking in Himalaya is that the best views are had from high up but the trek along this ridge, passing through small settlements, is perhaps the one of the most scenically rewarding in the Himalaya. There are spectacular panoramic views of Kanchendzongha, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Janu (Kumbhakarna), Chamlang, Baruntse, Kabru, Pandim and a host of other peaks all seen in one stretch. In spring the slopes are carpeted with red and pink Rhododendrons. The Singalila National park area has rare species like Red Panda and is a birder’s paradise.   Short Itinerary: Start Journey with Train no: 22511 Mumbai LTT-karmabhoomi express at 11:30AM from Mumbai LTT ( 20th April 2016 ) Reach New Jalpaiguri at 09:30am on 22nd April 2016   Meeting point: New Jalpaiguri Railway station at 10:00am 22nd April 2016   Day 1: NJP to Chitrey by car – 100 Km – 4/5 hours (22nd April 2016) Day 2: Trek to Tonglu/Tumling – 9 Km – 6 hours (23rd April 2016) Day 3: Trek to Kalapokhri – 12 Km – 6/7 hours (24th April 2016) Day 4: Trek to Sandakphu – 6 Km – 4 hours (25th April 2016) Day 5: Sandakphu to Phalut – 21 Km – 8/9 hours (26th April 2016) Day 6: Trek to Gorkhey – 15 Km – 5 hours (27th April 2016) Day 7: Trek to Srikhola – 12 Km – 5 hours (We may move to Rimbik, which is another 6 Km) (2… Read more
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 05:05 AM PST
Wanderingsoulriders invite you all for Tour to Rann Of Kutch Utsav From 21st to 26th February 2015.  ( For Bike Ride Tour of this event please contact Team WSR) Just a Brief Info: Rann of Kutch is a large area of salt marshes located in mostly in Sindh, Pakistan and the western tip of Gujarat, India. It is divided into two main parts; Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch. The Rann of Kutch is the only large flooded grasslands zone in the whole Indo-Malayan region of the
planet. The fact that the area has desert on one side and the sea on the other provides the Rann of Kutch with a variety of ecosystems, including mangroves and desert vegetation.At night, an unexplained strange dancing light phenomena known locally as ChirBatti (ghost lights) occurs in the Rann.    The Itinerary for the event will be as follows: Day 0 – (Sunday, 21st February 2016) Catch Kutch express ( 19131 ) from BDTS at 17:00. Overnight in train.   Day 1 – Visit to Tent City Dhordo (Monday, 22nd February 2016) 09.30 Am Reach Bhuj Station 10.00 Am onwards : Arrival at Tent city Dhordo 12.30 Pm Onwards : Welcome & Check – In  12.30 Pm to 02.30 Pm : Lunch at respective Dining Area  02.30 Pm to 04.00 Pm : Enjoy In-house activities  04.00 Pm to 05.00 Pm : Evening Tea / Coffee  05.00 Pm to 05.30 Pm : Transfer to White Rann witness the Grandeur of Sunset. Mode of transfer can be through Camel Cart / Bus on first come first basis. Guest will have to return by the same mode of transfer 07.00 Pm to 07.30 Pm : Return Transfer to Tent City Dhordo  07.30 Pm to 10.00 Pm : Dinner at respective Dining area 08.30 Pm to 10.30 Pm : Enjoy the cultural of Kutch along with entertaining activities   Day 2 – Exploring the Insides of Kutch (Tuesday, 23rd February 2016) 06.00 Am to 07.00 Am : Morning Tea  07:00 Am to 09:30 Am : Breakfast at respective Dining Area  09.30 Am to 10.30 Am : Check Out from Tent City  Journey Start for Mandvi Beach & Vijay Vilas palace by private vehicle Night Stay at Mandvi or … Read more
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 04:49 AM PST
Bird’s Paradise of Maharashtra !! About the Tour : Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India. Bhigwan is located on the Pune-Solapur Highway. South of Bhigwan town, exists a widespread backwater formed due to a man made dam built on the Bhima river. The dam is called as Ujni dam. The backwaters is spread over a wide region and is mainly a shallow waste water reserve. There are two areas where one can see the migratory water birds. 1) Diksal-Parewadi area and 2) Dalaj – Kumbharwadi area. The semi-waste water in this Ujni dam backwater area has built very good wetland based ecosystem and helped agriculture also. The rainfall in Pune region decides the water level in Ujani dam. March is the best season to visit Bhigwan as by that time most of the migratory birds arrive and settle down. One can expect various types of Ducks, Herons, Egrets, Raptors and Waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos. The huge quantity of birds at Bhigwan increases the chance of sighting almost all the prime bird species there and also creates great photographic opportunities for wildlife photographers. The best part of these outings is that we are also including the famous Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in our itinerary. Its a small patch of forest at Supa village, also known as Supa Grasslands and is a great place to observe and photograph the Indian Gazelles.   Batch 04 : 20th-21st February 2016 Category: WildlifeType : Bird watching & Photography SpecialDuration : 2 Nights / 2 Days OUTING SCHEDULE : Day 0 :Overnight journey to Bhigwan. Bus starts from Dadar at 11:00 pm. Day 1 :Early morning reach Bhigwan. Freshen up & have breakfast. Start exploring the location by boat. We will be exploring major part of Diksal by private boat in order to cover maximum species and also to reach as close to birds as possible. Have lunch and rest for a while. Evening again explore the wetland habitat by private boat. Th… Read more
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 04:47 AM PST
Explore the Jungle Book Forest- Pench !! About the Tour :  Pench national park is the located in central India and is the place where writer Rudyard Kipling got the inspiration to write the world famous “Jungle Book”. Pench tiger reserve in divided in different zones with its some part in Maharashtra state and other in Madhya Pradesh. In either case, it’s best to travel to Pench via Nagpur city which is very well connected to other cities by network of flights and trains. Pench national park makes a perfect destination for tiger safari tours in India, especially because of the ever increasing population of tigers in this forest. One would have a fair chance of sighting a female tigress with its sub-adult cubs at Pench tiger reserve during summers of 2015 when the water dries up and tigers wander out in daylight also in search of water and food. No wonder one has to do the registration and online safari booking very early, if he doesn’t not wish to miss lifetime sighting of a tiger family !! Batch 01 : 19th-20th-21st February 2016 Type : Wildlife Safari Tour Duration : 3 Days / 2 Nights Train Suggestions:Mumbai to Nagpur : Duronto ExpressNagpur to Mumbai : Vidarbha or Duronto Express Note* : You may get in touch with us for assistance regarding the train / flight booking, we will be happy to help you. Day 0 -Leave for Nagpur in evening by train / next day early morning by flight to reach before 9.30 pm Day 1 – Pick up from Nagpur at 10:00 am and transfer to Pench national park in private car. We will be entering forest of Pench National Park from Madhya Pradesh border where the tiger sightings probabilities are highest. Reach Resort by 1:00 pm. Check in, Ice-breaking session with group and Lunch. After Lunch Gear up and Leave for 1st Wildlife Safari. Evening Back to Resort. Dinner, Group discussion about today’s sighting and Pench tiger reserve in detail. Lights off and day ends.Day 2 – Early Morning Have Breakfast and Leave for 2nd Wildlife Safari. Alternati… Read more
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 04:45 AM PST
Completely descending the valley of  Shadows…   About the Tour : Sandhan valley is one of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is a very good combination of a canyon and a valley. Loc
ated in the Nagar district, near the famous fort Ratangad, Sandhan valley is undoubtedly The Valley of Suspense. Walking through the narrow streak of valley with 300 ft rock walls on both the sides is a lifetime experience. Descending full Sandhan valley is always a memorable outing and the overnight stay under the sparkling sky, along the reservoir side, is a sweet cherry on the cake!!   Disclaimer* :  1. First Time Trekkers are not advisable to join the Sandhan Valley FULL DESCEND TREK.  2. As it is the hardcore trek and not camping, we are staying the open place and not tents.  Batch 05 : 20th-21st February 2016 Category: Trekking Level: MediumDuration: 02 Nights / 02 DaysHighlights of Outing: Unexplored Sandhan Valley Full Descending Sandhan Valley Rappelling Down this Valley under expert’s guidance Open Stay at the Bottom of Valley near Water Source OUTING SCHEDULE :  Day 1 :Overnight journey towards Samrad village by  last local train from CSTM to Kasara (12:10 am) Proceed to Samrad By Private Jeep. Early morning arrival at Samrad, freshen up and breakfast. By 7:00 am, proceed to Sandhan Valley Trek. Experience the thrill  of the trek in the valley. Have Lunch And Start rappelling activity and descend the further part. Reach the stay point by evening. Have dinner. Overnight Stay in Open At the Same Point.  Day 2 :Freshen up. Post breakfast, proceed towards Dehne village, Asangoan. Have lunch at Dehne village and proceed to Asangoan by Public Transport. Catch local train by evening to Mumbai.  Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 😀   Tour Cost : Rs.1,800/- per personFor Registered Member : Rs.1,700/- per person Inclusions:1. Transportation from Kasara to Samrad and Back from Dehne to Asagoan2. All Meals (Except Saturday’s lunch )3. Rappelli… Read more
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 04:31 AM PST
About the Tour:  Bhairavgad is one of the thrilling trek. Height of this fort is 2835 from Sea level this fort. The Sahyadri Mountain range is made by lawaras and bhairavgad is example of one of the geological structure called “Dyke”. It will be a  good opportunity to the trekkers who wants to try there hands in Climbing there are two routes to climb this fort,1st one is difficult because its straight wall and recently  bolted by Safe climbing initiative and other one is from right side of the wall through rock cut steps this is the easy route to climb (this one will be followed on trek)   Outing Date : 20th-21st February 2016  Category : TrekkingLevel : MediumDuration : 1 Night / 1 Day  Day 01 (Saturday) :Catch evening train 04.30 from CST which will reach 05.30 at Kalyan. Meeting point will be Deepak hotel near Kalyan Station. Move towards Moroshi by Jeep. En-route Dinner and proceed to Moroshi’s base village. Start trekking Bhairavgad. We will be staying at base of Pinnacle.   Day 2 (Sunday) :Early morning, will start with climbing part with the help of basic equipment and technical expert it will take approx 1 and half hour to reach at top with 2-3 rock patches . we are going to do rappelling from top and start descending to the base. After lunch, we will start return journey to Kalyan Station.      Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 🙂 Tour Cost : Rs.1,950/- per personFor Registered Member: Rs.1,850/- per member Inclusions: Transportation from Kalyan To Kalyan Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2 Trek expertise and guide charges Exclusions: Dinner for the Night Any transfers till Kalyan Anything other mentioned above. For booking you need to deposit Rs.1,950/- per person as an advance in the following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805029453BRANCH: MULUND WESTIFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refund:1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.2. If done prior to 10 days of outi… Read more
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 04:25 AM PST
Coastal Ride to Alibaug !! About the Tour :  Alibaug is closest one day gateway near Mumbai and which is accessible by ferry boat. Most of us been to Alibaug but what about cycling ride to Alibaug? Visiting not so crowded beaches on cycle, Ferry boat, riding cycles on empty road, cycling on beach to may as fast as you can !! Food is one of the weakest points to all of us specially if it is Konkani food with all this fun! We are going to ride almost 40 -50 Km which will test your endurance level and may tiring also. Outing Date : 21st February 2016 Category : Cycling Level : MediumDuration : 1 Day Highlights of the tour:1. Visit Aawas Beach kihim beach2. Putting cycles on ferry boat enjoy the ride3. Delicious food   Our journey for the day will start from Bhaucha Dhakka in the morning. Everyone will meet the group and get ready for the day’s adventure. Our cycles will be ready there. We will distribute them and start the ferry boat ride.Enjoying the beautiful morning scene and breeze of sea, we will reach Revas Dhakka in Alibaug and proceed to Awaas beach cycling. We will spend some time on the long stretch of Awaas beach and then proceed to Kihim beach via costal route. From there, we will come back to Awaas by lunch time and have a lunch at the resort and rest for some time. Early evening we will start our return journey towards Revas dhakka but this time by a different route and will visit Karmarkar Museum. Our journey will end with the relaxing ferry boat ride with the beautiful sunset in the backdrop.  Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 🙂 Tour Cost : Rs.2,000 /- per personFor Registered Members : Rs.1,800/- per member Inclusions:1. Cycle Rental2. Water bottle3. Lunch at resort4. Helmets5 . Utility Vehicle6. Expertise ChargesExclusions:1. Any Transfer till Bhauchaa dhakka .2. Anything mentioned than above   For booking you need to deposit Rs.2,000/- per person in the following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERSBANK: ICICIACCOUNT: CURRENT ACA/C: 623805… Read more
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 04:14 AM PST
WSR 1 Day Paragliding Tour on 14th Febr
uary 2016  Have you thought of flying in the Air ?????  About the Tour :  This outing is planned to gift you the most memorable 15 minutes of your own life…the moments that you will be in the air…at the height that birds fly…enjoying the real meaning of Independence and Joy!! Our professional experts provide this paragliding ride at Kamshet near Pune. Every healthy adult is eligible for this.   The paraglider is a wing, rather than a parachute, having the ability to glide forwards rather than to simply descend vertically. Whilst the paraglider is a completely soft structure, with the pilot being suspended underneath, once the canopy has been inflated, it becomes a wing – similar in profile to an airplane wing. Launching a paraglider requires a short run along a gentle slope, the wing the lifts the pilot off the ground – there is no sensation of falling, a good launch feels similar to an airplane taking off.   Short Info: Place: Kamshet, Lonavala. Gliding time: 10 to 15 mins approx Type: Adventures / Joy Ride. Participants: 20 max.     Cost:   Valentine Day Special Offer Price: Rs: 4000/- ( Additional 1000 to be paid Cash to Rider Club if required Video shooting & Photograph while Riding )(Additional gliding at Rs. 3000/- per glide as per time convenience) You need to compulsory transfer the amount then only your seat will be confirmed. No Last moment confirmation will be taken.   Cost includes: Travelling from Dadar to Kamshet in Private Vehicle. Breakfast, Evening Tea and Lunch. Technical Expertises.   Cost Does not include: Insurance, Anything other than mention above. Please fill the Registration form in our website: wanderingsoulriders.jimdo.com   Info of the event : A two seater JOYRIDE with an experienced Pilot. It is the most FUN and Easiest way to taste the exhilaration of Free Flight. You sit with the pilot on a separate and comfortable seat and enjoy the view. Carry your camera and take some amazing pictures from … Read more
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 04:07 AM PST
WSR Jungle Trek to Vasota Fort on 14th February 2016 WSR have arranged Jungle Trek to Vasota on 13th and 14th February 2016   Short Info:  Height: 4267 feet Grade: Easy Endurance: – Average Location: Koyna Sanctuary and Forest Region Event Lead: Mahadeo   Basic Info: Vasota is a fort located near Bamnoli in Satara. The height from sea level is 3,842 feet. Vasota trek offers a thrilling experience as you would be walking through a dense jungle and you would get some amazing views of the surroundings. As it’s a jungle trek, ensure that you remain in your group all the time. The jungle is filled with wild animals like wild dogs, sloth bears, leopards and even tigers, this is every trekkers dream trek as the beauty of the fort and the surroundings will take your breath away.    Schedule for the Event : Meet at Pritam Hotel n Departure from Dadar on 13th February 2016 @ 9:30 PM Sunday 14th February 2016 @ 7:00 AM – Reach at Bamnoli @ Freshen Up and Breakfast and Tea Time @ 8:00 AM Ferry Ride to the base of Vasota  @10:00 AM Reach near gauge of Vasota and Nageshwar ( Met Indavali ) @ start ascend towards Vasota Fort  @ 12:00 PM Reach Atop Vasota Fort , Photography , Exploration etc @ 12:30 PM Lunch Time  @ 01:30 PM Descend to Met Indavali @ 03:45 PM @ Met Indavali. @ Ferry Ride @ 4 PM @ 05:00 PM Reach Bamnoli  @ Start our Journey back to Mumbai Reach Mumbai at 23:00 Hrs (which will be tentative)   Seats :- 24 only ( Seats on first come basis or till the batch is full)   Cost of the Event is 1850/- Per Head  WSR Members: 1800/- Per Head   Includes:  Dadar to Dadar Transport, Breakfast, Lunch, Ferry boat charges, Forest Permission charges & First aid.   Exclusions : Medical Emergency if any , Mineral H2O charges, any food purchased other than the inclusions and other expenses occurred other than Inclusion.   One has to Transfer (NEFT) 1850/- into the Bank account to confirm his / her Registration. (Non-Refundable) – (Payment via … Read more
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 12:13 AM PST
Vatsaru’s Tour to Velas Turtle Festival Bike Ride & Car Drive on 20th/21st Feb 2016.    How about witnessing the 1st breath of Olive Ridley Turtle on fresh morning of Sunday on seashore… How about witnessing newly born baby turtle walk… on seashore towards his destiny.. How about wishing baby turtle for his life long journey.. As he come out of his egg…   TURTLE… has more importance in Hindu mythology… And its assumes good to see & pray the Turtle… Olive ridley sea turtles are named after the olive colored shells that many turtles of this species have.   Here WE “Vatsaru Trekkers Club” are inviting U all for Turtle Festival on 20th/21st Feb 2016.    We have to options: 1. The Riding enthusiastic people can join us by there own Bike. 2 days Bike Riding from Pune to Velas. 2. Private vehicle arranged for other tourist who want to enjoy smooth journey towards Velas.    Turtle Festival at Velas Beach : The turtle festival is being celebrated since 2006.The Turtle Festival at Velas is annually organized by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) and the Kasav Mitra Mandal in Feb & March. This festival is meant for nature lovers, marine turtle enthusiasts, tourists and people who just want to witness this moment at least once in a lifetime! Velas is a village in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. It is noted as a birthplace of Nana Phadnis.He was sachiva- a secretary in Peshawai in Pune.     Bankot:  The name Bankot is derived from “Bavanna Kot” a Marathi phrase meaning fifty-two forts. The Great Shivaji Maharaj captured this tiny fort and added it to Swarajya, which was the fifty second fort and hence the name “Ban Kot”. It is a coastal area on the Arabian Sea with attractive beaches.   Dates: 20th-21st Feb 2016 Category : Biking & Tour Location: Velas (Ratnagiri District). Group: Vatsaru Trekkers & Traveller Club (Pune).   Things to see: Olive Ridley Turtle Velas Beach Bankot Fort Nana Fadanavis Home   Things To Reme… Read more

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