Wild Rangers Visit to Turtle Festival on 28 Feb-1 March 2015

Dear Rangers,

we at Wild Rangers arranged Tour to Velas Turtle Festival, Bankot Fort, Shrivardhan Velas Turtle Festival on 28 Feb-01 March 2015.

Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra, in joint collaboration with the Forest Department, Ratnagiri, Kasav Mitra Mandal Velas and the Velas Gram Panchayat is organising Turtle Festival. The event will be held until the emergence of hatchlings continues. The erratic climatic conditions, including the late onset of winter, have made it difficult to predict the exact dates on which the turtle hatchlings will emerge. Hence, tourists should check the website or the facebook page to get the latest updates on the dates of emergence before visiting. The sites will be updated twice daily. Once the hatchlings begin emerging from the nests, they do so for the subsequent two days, on which they may be viewed.


This was the first residency of the British Raj in Southern Konkan. Although a very beautiful fort dotting the coastline of the Konkan strip, the fort of Himmatgad, now popularly known as Bankot (from the name of nearby village) is not a destination thronged by the tourists. There are couple of reasons attributable to its secluded status. One is that there is very little awareness and historical significance associated with Bankot and other is absence of any major township in the nearby areas contributing to lack of quality accommodation facilities. However, there is no denying that Bankot is a very beautiful fort and surely worth a visit.


One of the finest sea shores in India, Harihareshwar is a nice tourist destination located in the Konkan coast in Maharashtra. Harihareshwar is renowned for its tranquility and picturesque beach. Harihareshwar is also known as Dakshin Kashi by virtue of its importance in the spiritual arena of India, especially with an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Harihareshwar, as the name suggest is an abode of Lord Shiva.

Journey Details:

Friday, 27th February 2015
10:30 pm – Gathering at Wakad n Move to Velas by Private Transport

Saturday, 28th February 2015
05:30 am – Reach Velas, Get Fresh
06:30 am – Visit Velas Beach
08:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Reach Bankot and Explore the Fort
01:00 pm – Lunch at Velas, rest after lunch (Veg meal)
04:30 pm – Visit Velas beach
08:00 pm – Dinner (Veg Meal)

Sunday, 1st Mar 2015
05:00 am – Wake up
06:00 am – Visit Velas Beach
08:00 am – Breakfast
09:15 am – Leave for Harihareshwar
11:00 am – Reach Harihareshwar, Visit Temple & beach
12:30 pm – Start the return journey
02:00 pm – Lunch on the way
07:00 pm – Reach Wakad

Things to be carried:
A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs),
Torch With Extra Battery (Must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Cap
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes, carry extra pair of shoes or floaters if possible
A haversack to put all these things

Fees Rs. 2200/- Per Person
Includes travel by private transport(From Wakad to Wakad), all breakfast, 3 meals, evening refreshments and accommodation.

Registration and Payment Details:
Please Register or give your conformation before 25 february 2015
For Registration one needs to deposit full payment of amount Rs 2200/- per person in the account details given below. You need call and confirm Name and Email Addresses of participant along with alternate contact number, to any of the coordinator mention in below contact or mail your details.

Cancellation and Refund:
1. If cancellation done prior to 10 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 7 days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided.

Bank Account Details:
A/C Name :- Mayur Phadale
A/C Number:- 643801505651
IFSC Code :- ICIC0006438
MICR Code: – 400229080
Branch: – ICICI Bank, Andheri (East)

For further information and registrations Call:

Mayyur 8080304123

All our treks and Tours are Eco-friendly; kindly take care of nature around us.Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from trek without refund. Respect the Heritage. Do Not Litter, Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.The Leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.No Arguments will be entertained.