2 Nights Velas Turtle Festival from Pune

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2 Nights Velas Turtle Festival from Pune

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  • Get lost in the thrilling yet beautiful sight of baby turtles moving to the sea at Hatching Sessions. 
  • Embrace and blend into the Velas' village life and witness the breathtaking view of beaches and sun. 
  • Devour the temptations of the aroma of flavors of authentic cuisines filled with love and magical touch. 
  • Explore the days of the British Empire with Bankot Fort and connect with Lord Shiva at Harihareshwar temple. 
  • Fill your bags with all the memories of Velas and watch the glowing moon follow you on your ride back home.


Quick Info:

  • Duration: 2 Days/ 2 Nights
  • Starting Point: Pune
  • Drop Off Point: Pune
  • Destination: Velas

About Velas 

  • A small village, Velas in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra is a relaxation hub away from the hustling days and bustling roads of the city. Velas pulls you out from the hectic days and brings you to the warmth and calmness of village life. 
  • The annual Turtle Festival is a big event in Velas where you get to witness the little turtles coming out of their tiny shells, ready for the big ocean world. The land of Velas showers you with the tranquillity of nature, savoury delicacies and unique culture. 

About Velas Turtle Festival From Pune:

  • Board an overnight ride to the calming land of Velas to unlock the treasures of Velas. 
  • Watch baby turtles encountering the new world in the Turtle Hatching Session. 
  • Mingle in village life, play along the waves and explore the beaches of Velas. 
  • Walk into the era of the British Empire with a visit to Bankot Fort. 
  • Find a way to Lord Shiva and connect with Him at Harihareshwar temple. 
  • Relish the varieties of flavours poured into authentic and aromatic cuisines. 
  • Navigate the stars in the glowing night sky while on your way back home. 


  • Travel from Pune to Pune via Non AC tempo traveller
  • Meals: (Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Sunday- Breakfast, Lunch)
  • One Night Stay (Homestay)
  • Bankot Fort sightseeing
  • Harihareshwar Temple visit
  • All Entry and permit charges
  • Visit 3 Hatching Sessions
  • Bankot-Bagmandla Ferry boat charges

Not Included

  • Travel till pickup points
  • 5% Gst
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Insurance

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Things To Carry

  • Passport and Travel Documents
  • Money and Cards
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • Hygiene Items
  • Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Travel Adapter and Chargers
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Camera or Smartphone
  • UA Voucher

Additional Info

Know before you go to Velas Turtle Festival from Pune:

  • Make sure you bring your ID proof for your lovely journey to Velas. 
  • Keep water with you to be hydrated throughout your trip.
  • Bring some snacks to deal with hunger during the trip. 
  • Maintain your energy levels with Energy bars or Glucon D. 
  • Pair of comfortable shoes and extra clothes. 
  • Bring your sun protection accessories or products. 
  • Maintain a safe distance and use face masks and sanitisers on the trip. 
  • Pack your first aid kit and the necessary medications. 
  • Warm and cosy blankets to spend the night. 

How To Reach


By Air:Pune airport(PNQ) is located at a distance of 10 kilometers from the city. Outside the airport, one can easily get a taxi or a bus service to reach the city.

By Road:Pune is well linked with major parts of the country and it connects to the other cities in Maharashtra as well. Major bus services are offered by state-run buses. One can also take a taxi.

By Train:Pune Junction Railway Station(PUNE) is one of the important railway junctions. The city connects with major other cities in the country. From station, cab and taxi services are available.

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