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VELAS TURTLE FESTIVAL

Batch 4 : 9-10th April, 2022
Cost : ₹ 3000

Major Attraction :
Olive Ridley Turtle Hatchling Sighting, Velas/Anjarle/ Harihareshwar Beaches, Bankot Fort, Kadyavarcha Ganpati Temple, Suvarnadurg Fort and Dolphin Safari (Optional)

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Pick Up Points :
(Friday Night)

10:00 pm : Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali

10:45 pm : Sion

11:15 pm : Juinagar/Vashi

11:30 pm : Kalamboli McDonalds (Panvel)

(After reaching pick up point, call our trek leader. Contact detail will be provided on the event day)


Key Info :

  • Nearby City : Dapoli

  • Mode of Transport : 20 Seater AC Tempo Traveller from Borivali

  • Vehicle Travel Distance : 250kms one way

  • Vehicle Travel Duration : 8-9 hours one way

  • Batch Size : Minimum 13, Maximum 20 Participants


Tentative Schedule :
Friday Night
10:00 pm : Start Journey from Borivali
Saturday
06:00 am : Reach Velas and Event Briefing
06:30 am : Turtle Nest Visit and Explore Velas Beach
08:00 am : Have Breakfast

09:00 am : Watch Documentary (If time permits and everyone interested)
11:30 am : Visit Bankot Fort
12:30 am : Move towards Harihareshwar by Ferry
02:00 pm : Lunch at Harihareshwar
03:00 pm : Visit Harihareshwar Temple and Beach
05:00 pm : Move Towards Anjarle

07:00 pm : Reach Anjarle and Freshen Up
09:00 pm : Dinner (Home Stay, Matress and Blankets will be provided in a Common Room)
10:00 pm : Beach Walk (If interested) or Off to Sleep
Sunday
06:00 am : Wake up call
06:30 am : Turtle Nest Visit (If interested)
07:30 am : Breakfast and Freshen Up
08:00 am : Visit Suvarnadurg Fort and Dolphin Safari by Boat (Rs 500 per person extra, not included in cost)
10:00 am : Free time at Anjarle Beach and Freshen Up (Carry extra clothes if you want to go in water)
12:00 noon : Lunch
01:00 pm : Visit Kadyavarcha Ganpati
02:00 pm : Start Return Journey
11:00 pm : Reach Borivali


Cost Inclusions :

  • Travel from Borivali to Borivali by Private AC Vehicle

  • Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Sunday Breakfast and Lunch

  • Turtle Nest Visit

  • Harihareshwar Ferry Charges

  • Homestay on Sharing Basis

  • First Aid, Guide and Expertise Charges Only


Things to Carry :

  • 1 Litre of Water

  • Snacks/Fruits for Journey

  • Extra Pair of Clothes

  • Towel

  • Glucon D or Elecrolyte Powder

  • Medicine as necessary to you


Important Note :

1. There are approx 48 nests at Velas and 17 at Anjarle, each nest may contain 80-150 eggs and everyday they release few baby turtles as they come out of eggs, on somedays they come in good numbers, on some days none at all. We have organised event considering the best time after talking to locals, but sightings remains a matter of luck and not a guarantee. We will have 1 visit at Velas and 1 at Anjarle for Turtle nest.

2. We will need minimum 13 Participants to conduct the event, if number is less than 13 we will cancel the event 2 days prior to the event and provide full refund.

3. In previous batches cost of the event was Rs. 2700, we increased that to Rs. 3000, and added Lunch on Saturday and arranged AC Vehicle instead of Non-AC.

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