Velas Turtle Festival

Velas Turtle Festival Pune Mumbai
Velas Turtle Festival is an annual festival where the new borns of Olive Ridley Turtles are released in the sea. It is interesting to know that only female turtles will come back to Velas beach for laying their eggs. Male turtles will NEVER come back to beach again!

The Olive Ridley turtles are sea turtles which are found in warm tropical ocean currents of Indian and Pacific oceans. The turtles visiting Velas beach weigh around 50-60 kg and can be more than 2-3 feet in length. Olive green in colour, these turtles have oar like limbs and curiously they have a nail each on the front limbs. Zenith Odysseys brings an Odyssey to Velas Turtle Festival.

    Odyssey Type: Eco Tourism

    Odyssey Duration: Two nights two days

    Activities: witnessing the beginning of baby turtles’ first journey, visit to Bankot fort, Visit to Harihareshwar Temple and beach.

    Distance From Pune: 200 Kms

Friday 12 April 2019
23:00 Departure from Pune
        Saturday 13 April 2019         Sunday 14 April 2019
    05:30 Reach Velas and have tea.

    06:30 Go to Beach & check if turtle babies are ready to leave.

    08:30 Return to homestay and have breakfast

    09:30 Visit to Bankot fort

    12:30 Return to homestay, have lunch & relax

    16:30 tea

    17:30 Walk back to beach

    18:00 Check if turtle babies are ready to leave.

    19:30 Documentary

    20:30 Dinner

    22:00 Light Out

    05:30 Wakeup Call & tea

    06:30 Go to Beach & check if turtle babies are ready to leave.

    08:30 Return to homestay and have breakfast

    09:30 Leave from Velas

    11:30 Reach Harihareshwar, visit to temple & beach

    13:00 Lunch

    13:30 Departure towards Pune

    16:00 tea break

    18:30 reach Pune

Step 1: Contact Call us on +91 9764384221 for seat availability.

Step 2: Payment You have following options to pay us: (a) Account Transfer, (b) Online Transfer (c) UPI, (d) PayTM, GooglePay or Phonepe (e) Cheque.

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    1) Personal Medicines if any

    2) ID Proof

    3) Dry foods like: Chikki, Chocolates and cakes etc.

    4) Clothes, inners etc.

    5) Hand Towel

    6) Toiletries: Tooth brush, paste, soap, face wash etc.

    7) Camera

Rs. 2750 per person

Online Transfer:

            Bank Name : HDFC Bank

            Branch : Hingne Khurd

            IFSC / RTGS : HDFC0000825

            A/C Name : Zenith Odysseys

            A/C Type : Current Account

            A/c Number : 50200005722253

UPI Address: ZenithOdysseys@HDFCBank

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                        Inclusions                         Exclusions
    1) Travel by a private non AC bus.

    2) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & high tea on both days and dinner on day one only.

    3) Accommodations on multi sharing basis.

    3) Leader

    4) First aid kit.

    5) 5% Government Service Tax

    6) Personal Entry, Toll & Parking etc

    1) Personal orders of Tea, coffee, Cold Drinks, Mineral Water, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, etc.

    2) Personal expenditure of any kind.

    3) Insurance Coverage.

    4) Medical expenses other than “First aid”.

    5) Any other charges not specifically mentioned in "Fee Includes"

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