Watch hundreds of Olive Ridley Turtles at the small fishing village of Velas, as they scuttle towards the raging foamy waves of the ocean.

  • Holiday Type
  • Vacation Style
  • Activity Level Easy
  • Accomodation Type Cozy
All about the VELAS.

A small fishing village on the western coast of Maharashtra, Velas is one of the popular beaches in the Ratnagiri District. Each year, the tiny village of Velas, in Maharashtra, bears witness to a truly heart-warming sight as thousands of newly hatched Olive Ridley turtles take their first steps towards the big blue sea. Velas is also known for the exemplary efforts of the locales to preserve the regional wildlife of the Oliver Ridley Turtles that have shown a daunting increase in their species growth, the placid beach gifts you with the opportunity to light upon the innumerable turtle hatchlings that scuttle towards the raging foamy waves of the ocean. Well acclaimed for being the breeding ground of this endangered species of turtles, Velas has been successful in hosting a turtle festival which is well reputed across India.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transportation.
  • Homestay For 2 Nights On Twin Sharing/Multiple Sharing Basis.
  • All Meals During The Homestay.
  • GW Mentor.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Bottled Water During The Stay.
  • Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks.
  • Tips & Gratuities.
  • All Applicable Taxes.
  • Things Which are Not Mentioned in Inclusions.
  1. Day 1 Pune-Velas

    Departure for Velas late at night. Overnight journey from Pune to Velas.

  2. Day 2 Velas

    Reach Velas early in the morning, rest for a while followed by a visit to the beach for sighting the Olive Ridley Turtles. Back to our homestay. Freshen up and have a homely breakfast. Proceed to visit Bankot Fort which is well known for its history and breathtaking view of Velas beach and Harihareshwar. Back to homestay for typical Konkani lunch. Post lunch, rest till evening. Visit Velas beach by evening looking for more sightings of the turtle hatching. Dinner followed by overnight at the homestay.

  3. Day 3 Velas-Pune

    We will wake up early in the morning with a hope of sighting those baby turtles again. Post sighting session, have a hearty breakfast and leave for Harihareshwar via jetty. Explore Shrivardhan beach after a sumptuous lunch proceed back to Pune. Tour concludes with happy memories.

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Velas is a small eco village in Ratnagiri District and promises to be a perfect weekend getaway for nature enthusiasts. An amazing experience awaits as one can witness hundreds of Olive Ridley Turtles taking their first steps as they venture deep into the oceans.

The accommodations are always on a multiple sharing basis unless mentioned otherwise.

Velas can be visited by anybody who is fond of nature or is a first timer. Children of any age groups can be a part of this tour. It can provide to be a perfect weekend getaway for one and all. For a detailed inquiry you can always ask our experts for advice.

We pride in being experts in wildlife for over a decade and hence travelling with us is stress free, fun oriented, interactive and knowledge based. You will surely return home as a better wildlifer.

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