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    Dates: 31 March l 07 April l 14 April l 21 April l 28 April l 5 May
    Location: Velas Ratnagiri
    Price: Rs. 1700/- Per Head Pune to Pune.
    Gpay No: 9850507733.
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    1. Don’t forget to call us for availability.
    2. After confirmation, send payment screen shot with Event Name & Date, Participants Name, Age, Contact No & email id etc on explorerspune@gmail.com


    Witness the First Step of Baby Turtle Visit Bankot Costal Fort
    Harihareshwar Darshan – Pradakshina Feri Delicious Kokani Cuisine


    • Awarded as “Best Innovative Tour Operator in Maharashtra 2018”.
    • Awarded as “Times Entrepreneurs of Pune 2020” in Adventure Tourism Sector.
    • 23 Years of Experience in the Industry with Dynamic, Experienced & Certified Team of Explorers.
    • Tour is designed considering the Importance of Location.
    • Experienced Tour Escort.
    • Always try to give you experience of Best Local Cuisine.
    • Authorised Agent of Maharashtra & Goa Tourism Development Corporation. (MTDC & GTDC)
    • Affiliate Member of IMF (Indian Mountaineering Foundation) & ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators association of India)
    • Member of ETAA (Enterprising Travel Agents Association), TAAP (Travel Agents Association of Pune)
    • Founder Member of TAAMT (Travel Agents Association of Maha Tourism) & TFM (Travel Forum of Maharashtra)
    • Team Explorers is trained in “First Aid” course conducted by Indian Red Cross Society.
    • Value for Money Tours.

About Velas Turtle Festival

Velas is a small eco-village in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. The place is well known for its beaches which reflect nature in its best preserved and pristine form. Velas accounts for 40% of sea turtles nests along Maharashtra’s coast. Besides Velas beach, here are several other tourist attractions at Velas including the Bankot Fort and the Harihareshwar Temple. At Velas, turtle conservation movement is undertaken by the villagers. An NGO named Sahyadri Nisargmitra and the villagers committee has taken the initiative to conserve Olive Ridley Turtles by providing protection to their eggs. Witnessing a baby turtle coming out of the egg and then finding its way to the sea by those baby steps is an unforgettable moment.



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  • Last date of registration for Velas Turtle Festival: Before 2 Days of the Date of Tour OR till Seats Left
  • Reporting Time and Place: On Saturday at SP College, Tilak Road by sharp 10.45 pm.
  • Departure Date & Time: On Saturday by Sharp 11.00 pm from SP College, Tilak Road.
  • Arrival Date & Time: On Sunday around 08.30 pm at SP College, Tilak Road.
    (We may come to Pune ONE Hour Before OR After the given time)
  • Difficulty Level: Easy.
  • Endurance Level : Easy.
  • Velas Turtle Festival Route: Pune – Paud – Tamhinighat – Mangaon – Mandangad – Velas – Harihareshwar – Tamhinighat – Pune.
  • Mode of Transport: Either 2×1 Non-AC Tempo Traveler OR Non-AC 2×2 Mini Bus
    (First 2 Seats are reserved for Tour Leader & rest are available on First come First serve Basis.)
  • Age Group: Open Age Group
  • Batch Limit: 30 Participants
  • Two Wheeler parking: Available at Explorers Office Premises at Owner’s risk.

  • Saturday
    10.45 pm

    Report at SP College, Tilak Road. Give attendance to the Team Explorers.
    Early comers have to wait till 11.00 pm & Late comers have to report directly at Velas at own arrangements & own Cost. In this Situation No refund or No arguments will be entertained.

    11.00 pm

    After attendance bus will depart for Velas Turtle Festival. Overnight Bus Journey.

    05.30 am

    Reach Velas Village. Freshen-up.

    06.00 am

    Morning Tea & immediate Visit to Velas Beach. Visit Hatcheries & experience the First step of Baby Turtle. Turtle Sighting is a natural phenomenon and is a matter of luck. The tour dates have been planned after precise calculation of probable hatching dates and as per the information provided by volunteers and forest department at Velas however nobody can Guarantee baby turtle sighting.

    08.00 am

    Immedialty Move to Bancoat Fort

    08.30 am

    Explore the fort. Best spot for Photography.

    9.30 am

    After Bankot back to Home Stay & have Breakfast.

    11.00 am

    After breakfast move to Harihareshwar via Veshvi to Bagmandle by ferry boat. Due to traffic rush you may require to wait for ferry boat depending upon the situation.

    11.30 am

    Visit Harihareshwar Temple. Pradakshina ferry is possible only when there is Low tide.

    01.30 pm

    Lunch at Harihareshwar. After Lunch departure towards pune.

    06.00 pm

    Evening Tea at Mulshi.

    08.30 pm

    Reach Pune with everlasting Memories.
    We may Reach to Pune by one hour before or after the given time.

  • Rs. 1800/- Per Head Pune to Pune


    • Pune to Pune Transport by Non AC High Back Bus.
    • Toll, Parking, RTO Permit, Driver Bhatta etc.
    • Veshvi to Bagmandle Ferry Boat Charges.
    • Visit to Velas Beach, Bankot Fort & Harihareshwar Temple.
    • Food: Pure Veg.
      Sunday Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea Only, Dinner.
    • First Aid Kit.
    • Expert Team of Explorers.


    • Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
    • Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.
    • Personal expenses of any kind.
    • Insurance Coverage.
    • Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
    • Any other charges not mentioned in “Fees Include“.

    Bank Details: For Cash Deposite / E – Transfer (Only for Velas Tour)

    Bank Name : IDBI Bank
    Branch : Sadashiv Peth
    IFSC / RTGS : IBKL0000490
    A/C Name : Jai Bappa Tours
    A/C Type : CurrentAccount
    A/c Number : 0490102000005098

    Please note that your booking will not be held confirmed unless we receive the amount and all the details as mentioned below…
    E – Transfer is allowed Before 3 days of Event.

    Please follow the given procedure to register for event through E-transfer…
    1. Call Explorers / Jai Bappa Tours and confirm the availability of seat.
    2. Transfer the money to “Jai Bappa Tours” Account.
    3. Send your Name, Mobile No., Email id & screen shot of payment on explorerspune@gmail.com

    Direct payment by E- Transfer does not automatically ensure entry to the event. Before transferring the amount, you are required to confirm with the Explorers office if the seats are available. If amount is transferred without consulting the Explorers office the registration will not be considered valid and the amount will be refunded by cheque at office after 7 days from the date of Event.

    * Please Note:

    • Velas Turtle Festival:- Turtle Sighting is a natural phenomenon and is a matter of luck. The tour dates have been planned after precise calculation of probable hatching dates and as per the information provided by volunteers and researchers at Velas however nobody can GUARANTEE baby turtle sighting.


    NO REFUND POLICY EITHER FULLY OR PARTIALLY FOR TURTLE FESTIVAL TOUR. If by any chance you are unable to attend the tour you need to inform us in writing on explorerspune@gmail.com before 5 Days of Date of Departure. In that case we can give you alternate Date Option if available & By any chance Tour is cancelled from our side we will give you 100% Refund in 7 Working Days.

  • What to Bring?

      • A Good Quality of Rucksack with all inside Luggage packed in a Plastic Bag.
      • Comfortable clothing for 2 Days
      • Keep Extra Plastic Bags to keep Wet / Used Cloths. Also useful in Bus Journey.
      • Minimum 2 Ltr. Water.
      • Morning Utilities like Towel, Toothbrush, Tooth paste, Soap, Shampoo, Sunscreen Lotion etc.
      • Rainproof / Sun Cap / Warm Wear, Napkin, as per Season
      • Torch with Cell.
      • Carry Sleepers, Floaters for return journey or useful on Beach.
      • Electrol / ORS – Optional.
      • Any type of addictions like tobacco, Liquor, etc. is strictly not allowed.
      • Personal Medicines, if any.

    * This is just a reminder list of what to Bring for Velas Turtle Festival. You can bring other things as per the Need.

    Some useful tips for Velas Turtle Festival Tour

    • Don’t keep valuable things while Velas Turtle Festival Tour
    • Use plastic carry bags to save your mobile & Wallet
    • Use Flexible Dress for Travelling.
    • Always Keep your Original Photo ID with you.
    • Follow all the Instructions given by Team Explorers.
    • Don’t Expect Similar food quality of your Home town. Try Local food to have some different Experience.
    • Respect the Local Religion & Traditions.
    • While taking Photographs please don’t click photos of Local people without their permission.
    • Keep Healthy environment & helpful nature while Travelling.
    • Make New friends & share your thoughts in a Group.
    • Share your Happy memories with Explorers on Facebook
    • On tour Guests are requested to carry a Photo ID proof along with them.

    Follow the Rule – “Leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time, and shoot nothing but photographs and bring back nothing but memories”

    1. Food: Pure Vegetarian Food will be served by Explorers. If you want Non veg. Food, you can take it at Extra Cost at Actual. Please take the Railway Food (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) in Proper time at Own Cost.
    2. Medicine: Bring personal medicines, if any & the necessary things given in a list.
    3. Railway Reservations: It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that the Participants will get Railway Reservations together or in the same compartment because of random seat allotment by Railway Computerized System.
    4. Transport & Jungle Safari: For Jungle Safari six people can travel in a Gypsy, but it is not sure that same Group / Family can travel in a same Gypsy. If any Natural Calamity or Technical problem results into late or Safari get cancelled then Explorers or the leaders of Explorers are not responsible for same & in that case No refund is admissible.
    5. Jungle Safari Zone: For Jungle Safari Explorers will choose the Safari zones as per the availability. We are not giving commitment of any specific zone Safari.
    6. Room Allotment: In case of Odd number of Participants or Male / Female Ratio, It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that same Group / Family will accommodate in a same Room. TWO Persons on Bed & TWO persons will be provided by Mattresses, Blanket, Pillow, etc.
    7. Hot Water: In Early Morning Warm Water will be served for Refreshment & in Afternoon Hot Water for Bath.
    8. Drinking Water: Mineral Water Bottles will not be provided by the Explorers throughout the Tour.
    9. During the Camp all the participants should obey all the instructions and decisions taken by the authorised representative of Explorers or Camp Leader.
    10. During any type of event, in case of any dispute for whatsoever reasons, the decision of the Camp Leader or authorized representative of Explorers shall be final and binding on all the participants. The Participants shall be solely liable for the risks, responsibilities and consequences.
    11. Medical Treatment: In case of any medical ailments, a disorder etc. which the participants are suffering or have suffered from, it is his/her responsibility to inform the organisers in advance, before commencement of the camp or trek. If required, the participant(s) will have to take medical treatment from the doctor / attendant available on the campsite or from the nearest available medical centre or hospital. The expenses for all medical treatment and arrangements for the same will be solely borne by the participant ONLY. The Camp Leader or the authorised representative shall have complete discretion to continue the camp without the participant(s) suffering from medical problem.
    12. Photographs or Video Clips: Explorers reserves the right to use Photographs / Video Clips of the tourist taken on tour and / or given by tourist, for promotion of the Company’s Business without obtaining prior permission of the concerned tourist.
    13. Consumption of liquor, tobacco products, cigarette etc. is strictly prohibited during any type of Event. The trek will be considered over only when we are back to our decided arrival place.
    14. Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Any breach of the above two rules will be taken seriously, and will be removed from the trek or camp, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
    15. In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Explorers, it’s instructors, organisers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
    16. If the participants have enrolled for the activities like wildlife camping or any type of adventure sports activity, then all the risks and responsibilities related to and arising from such activities shall be solely upon such participants and Explorers shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever.
    17. Insurance: Neither participants nor any event shall be insured by Explorers, unless mentioned specifically.
    18. Please Note that any Claims, disputes, court case, etc. shall be subject to Pune Jurisdiction only.

  • Registration FormFull Brochure
    • Name & No. of Tour Leader will be send to you by SMS & Email before 2 days of departure.