Velas is a village in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. It is noted as the birthplace of Nana Phadnis.He was sachiva- a secretary in Peshwai in Pune. It is also famous for its beaches and turtle festival which is held by the local people of Velas and Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra, Chiploon.
You will get an experience of thousands of newly hatched Olive Ridley turtles taking their first steps towards the big blue sea.
Kids Allowed :- Yes
Day 00 - Friday
10:00 pm - Meet the Mumbai Weekenders team at Oberoi mall , Goregaon on Western Highway
10.40 pm Pickup from K Star Mall , Chembur
- 11.15 pm Pickup from Vashi Below Main Bridge
- 12.45 pm Pickup from Mcdonald’s kalamboli, panvel
Overnight Journey to Velas
Day 01 - Saturday
05:00 am - Reach Velas and check in to our homestay
06:00 am - Freshen up & Get ready for the first visit to turtle hatching site
06:30 am - Introduction round & Watch the turtle hatching
08:00 am - Come back to the village for breakfast
10:00 am - Leave for Bankot fort
11:00 am - Reach Bankot fort & Explore
12:30 pm - Leave from Bankot fort
01:30 pm - Have lunch
04:00 pm - Visit the Beach for Turtle hatching
06:30 pm - Watch Documentary
07:30 pm - Play fun games
08:30 pm - Dinner & Night strolling
10:00 pm - Hit your bed & retire for the day
06:00 am - Wake up Call
06:30 am - Wake up and leave for Velas beach for the last sighting
08:00 am - Come back to home stay & Have breakfast
10:00 am - Leave for Harihareshwar beach
11:30 am - Visit temple and spend some time besides the beach
12:30 pm - Have delicious Konkani Delicacies at Harihareshwar beach
01.30 pm - Relax near beach for sometime
02:30 pm - Start return journey
10:30 pm - Reach Mumbai (Tentatively)
Travel from Mumbai to Velas and back in A/C vehicle
Breakfast,Lunch on Day 01, Day 02 and Dinner on Day 01
Basic homestay with washroom facilities and bed in velas village (No separate rooms)
Ferryboat charges between velas and harihareshwar
Evening tea/coffee on Day 01
Sightseeing and Entry Charges
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Soft drinks etc
Expenses which are personal in nature
Things to Carry
A light-weighted Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack
Good pair of trekking shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Light towel, Lip balm, Wet wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste
Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor
Enerzal Powder or Glucon D powder
Rules and Regulations
Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited in the event. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Mumbai Weekenders, it’s instructors, organizers, 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.
Littering is strictly not allowed on treks. Do not leave empty plastic bottles, biscuits or chocolate wrappers behind. We must carry our own garbage/leftovers back to the city.
Do not carry lots of cash, gold or any valuables. We are not responsible for the loss.
At the event, the trek leader’s decision will be the final decision and no argument will be entertained.
Organizers of the event reserve any right to cancel the event due to unexpected weather ,lack of participants or any other reasons.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
If cancellation done prior to 10 days of outing 75% of total event cost will be refunded.
If done prior to 5 days of outing 50% of total event cost will be refunded.
After that, no refund will be provided.