VRangers Tour To Velas Turtle Festival
Velas is enclosed by mountains on three sides and open to the sea on the fourth. Tucked away in a remote corner of Ratnagiri District, Velas has recently opened the doors of its scenic backdrops to the world of tourism. This village is one of the first in India to practice eco-tourism through community participation, where it’s not just the run of the mill touristy attractions one can see, but also open themselves to an entirely different lifestyle experience!!!!!!!
Region: Ratnagiri - Bagmandala.
Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an exciting place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas, Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Gokul-ashtami Festival is one of the important festivals in Velas.
Bankot’s Himmat Gadh: Himmat Gadh, a fort situated at Bankot, also goes by the name of Bavankot Quila and has existed well before the time of independence. The story behind the name ‘Bavankot Quila’ is that long back, the tax collected from the farmers on this land equalled the sum of “bavan kot” or 52crores!
The fort also serves as a memorial for Queen Victoria, with it also being known by the name of Fort Victoria. Rumor has it, that an underground passage also exists, but it’s very likely that it has been shut now. A well, worn dry over time, can also be found there.
Harihareshwar: Dakshin Kashi is famous pilgrim place with ancient Shiv Temple and Kalbhairav Temple situated on the Dakshin Kashi. It also has a beautiful beach which is rocky on one side and a clean sand beach on the other side.
What is included in the tour
- Private transport from Dadar to Dadar by non AC Push Back 2 x 2.
- Day1/Day2 Breakfasts.
- 1 Lunch (Day1)
- 1 Dinner (Day1)
- Accommodation at Dormitory.
- Safety Equipment’s Charges
- Expertise Charges.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Day2 Lunch.
- Extra food (Private Orders).
- Personal Expenditure of any kind.
- INSURANCE Coverage.
- Any other charges not specifically mention in “Inclusions”.
Day 0: (Night)
Meeting Point: Dadar East - Pritam Da Dhaba by 10.30 pm.
05.00 am: Reached at Velas
06.30am: After freshen up and breakfast will move towards beach for turtle festival
10.30 am: Will move towards Bankot and explore fort
01.00 pm: Enjoy delicious veg food at velas village after that will take rest
04.00 pm: will move to Velas beach again to enjoy turtle festival
Will also enjoy sunset at beach which is memorable event.
06.00 am: Velas Beach (watch turtles).
08.00 am: Breakfast.
10.00 am: will move towards vesavi jetty to enjoy jetty water ride till Bagmandala.
Harihareshwar Temple visit
01.30 pm: Lunch (will be at Harihareshwar).
05.00 pm: At Panvel.
Compulsory Items :
- ID Proof.
- Approx 2 ltr water.
- Torch with extra batteries
- Sleeping bag or any bedding.
- Some Snacks.
- Extra clothes.
- If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.
Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Raincoat, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
Note: It’s totally self-responsibility to take care of things.