Velas Turtle Festival With Harihareshwar & Bankot Fort Batch 2

Date : 15-April-2017

Location: Velas

Velas is a Village Ratnagiri District is one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley Turtles, which visit Velas every year & lay their eggs. To Protect and conserve these turtles, Turtle conservation movement is undertaken by villagers. The Turtle festival is annually organized by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra & Kasav Mitra Mandal in February & March Months. This festival is attended by nature lovers, Marine turtle enthusiasts & various travelers.

To watch baby turtles coming out of eggs & crawling on sand, heading towards the sea is a lifetime & beautiful experience.

Velas is also famous for its clean beach & delicious Konkani food.

 Harihareshwar: It is popular tourist destination in Konkan known for its temples & beaches. Harihareshwar is also known as Dakshin Kashi due to ancient temple of Lord Shiva   

Bankot: Bankot is a square shaped fort. This was the first residency of the British Raj in Southern Konkan. This is one rarely visited fort. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. 

Pickup Schedule:

·            On 14th April,  10.00 pm at  Borivali Railway Station AC 700 Bus Stop

·  11.00 pm Nahur (E) Railway Bridge near Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM

Tour Fees: Rs 3200/- ( Dormetory / Homestay, Simple Veg Meals & Travel by A/C  Bus / Car)

For enrollment contact us:  


Shweta Bandbe:        9892691821   

Akshay Mulye:          9819212975   


(Photo Credit – Sonal Bandbe)

    Velas Turtle Festival With Harihareshwar & Bankot Fort Batch 2