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    Please Call for availability before you book Velas Turtle Festival, to avoid 5% Transaction Charges.

  • Dates: Batch 1: 03 to 04 April l Batch 2: 10 to 11 April l Batch 3: 17 to 18 April l Batch 4: 24 to 25 April
  • Location: Velas Ratnagiri
  • Price: Rs. 2850/-, For Child (5 to 8 Years) Rs. 2550/-
  • Batch is not confirmed.

About Velas Turtle Festival

Velas is a small eco-village in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Velas beach 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.
Velas is an eco-tourism village and separate rooms / hotel accommodation is not available but tourists are Welcome in Home stay accommodation at Velas, with common rooms for Gents & Ladies Separately. It also gives you a feel of Home away from Home”.


    Please Call for availability before you book Velas Turtle Festival, to avoid 5% Transaction Charges.

  • Last date of registration for Velas Turtle Festival: Before 3 Days of the Date of Tour OR Till Seats Left.
  • Departure Date & Time: On Friday by Sharp 11.30 pm from SP College, Tilak Road.
  • Arrival Date & Time: On Sunday around 08.00 pm at SP College, Tilak Road..
    (We may come to Pune ONE Hour Before OR After the given time)
  • Reporting Time and Place: On Friday at SP College, Tilak Road by sharp 11.15 pm.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy.
  • Endurance Level : Easy.
  • Velas Tour Route: Pune – Paud – Tamhinighat – Mangaon – Mandangad – Velas – Harihareshwar – Tamhinighat – Pune.
  • Age Group: Open Age Group
  • Batch Limit: 30 Participants
  • Seat Reservation:  It is strictly on first come first serve basis & as per the Pre allotted Numbers.
  • Two Wheeler parking: Available at Explorers Office Premises at Owner’s risk.

  • Saturday
    07.30 am

    Report at SP College, Tilak Road. Give attendance to the Team Explorers.

    07.45 pm

    After attendance bus will depart for Velas Tour, we will have Breskfast On the way Have.

    01.30 am

    Reach Velas Village. Check in at respective Home stay & Have a Lunch

    02.00 pm

    Lunch in Local Home. After Lunch afternoon at leisure.

    05.00 pm

    Have Eveming tea and visit Velas Beach for Turtle hatching.
    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.
    In Velas entering into beach water is strictly not allowed considering the safety and security.

    08.00 pm

    Have dinner.

    09.00 pm

    After dinner camp fire & Antakshari.

    10.00 pm

    Good Night. Stay Arrangement – Group Accommodation in Local Homes at Velas, No attached Toilet & Bathroom facility.
    Separate rooms for Ladies & Gents.

    05.30 am

    Good morning bell.

    06.00 am

    Morning Tea.

    07.00 am

    Visit Velas Beach for Turtle.

    09.30 am

    Tea & Breakfast. Move to Bankot Fort.

    10.30 am

    Reach & Explore the Bankot Fort.

    11.30 am

    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.

    12.30 pm

    Visit Harihareshwar Temple. Pradakshina ferry.

    01.30 am

    Lunch at Harihareshwar. After Lunch departure towards pune

    07.00 pm

    Reach Pune With Sweet Memories.

  • Rs. 2850/- For Adult & Rs. 2550/- (05 to 08 Years) Per Head Pune to Pune

    Note: Non veg. will be available at Extra Cost (At the time of Dinner only) of Rs.100 Per Head for Chicken & Rs.250 for Fish, if Booked before 4 days in Advance. Specific type of fish subject to availability.


    • Pune to Pune Transport by Non AC High Back Bus.
    • All Toll, Parking, Entry Fees etc.
    • Veshvi to Bagmandle Ferry Boat Charges.
    • Visit to Velas Beach, Bankot Fort & Harihareshwar Temple.
    • Food: Pure Veg.
      Day 1: Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner.
      Day 2: Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea Only.
    • Group accommodation in Home Stay in Velas on multiple Sharing Basis without attached washrooms.
    • 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

    Monsson For Making online Payment of Velas Tour Please Click on PAY ONLINE Button

    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:

    • *Seat No’s are allotted on First come First serve Basis. The Seat No’s are allotted just to know your seat while you are traveling.
    • 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.
  • What to Bring?

      • A Good Quality of Rucksack with all inside Luggage packed in a Plastic Bag.
      • Comfortable clothing for 2 Days
      • 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 Compulsory.
      • Glucon – D OR Electrol – 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. 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 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.