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Come right down to Velas to attend the foremost famous Velas Turtle Festival. The village is legendary for the Pacific ridley Turtle, which is an species . Velas may be a small village in Ratnagiri district, where per annum the Pacific ridley turtle population visits to get eggs. Ten years ago, before the conservation effort started, most of the Pacific ridley turtle eggs were either consumed by humans, dogs and other wild animals. An NGO named Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra and therefore the Kasav Mitra Mandal (KMM), committee has taken the initiative to conserve Pacific ridley turtles by providing protection to their eggs during the amount of February to March. The eggs, the dimensions of ping pong balls, are collected and incubated during a hatchery constructed on the beach by the locals. Each clutch is marked by its date and left to incubate naturally. It’s indeed a magical moment to ascertain a baby turtle beginning of the egg then finding its thanks to the ocean by taking those little baby steps. Join the Velas Turtle Festival to witness this unforgettable moment.
Explore the places around like Harihareshwar Temple and Bankot Fort. the character lover will love the thought of attending the Velas Turtle Festival. Come to ascertain the moments where you’ll see a replacement life entering the planet . These are the moments you’ll remember throughout your life.
Reach Velas by 5:00 AM and freshen up. Leave for Velas Beach by 6 in the morning for Velas Turtle Festival in Ratnagiri. Spend the time witnessing the turtles hatching on the beach. Return to the Villagers’ house for breakfast. After breakfast visit Bankot Fort - A beautiful fort dotting the coastline of The Konkan belt. Return to Velas by 1:00 PM and have local Konkani food there. Visit Velas Beach in the evening for Turtle sighting. Return to the homestay and stay overnight.
Arrive at Velas Beach by 6 in the morning to witness the natural process of egg hatching. Have your breakfast and leave for Harihareshwar Temple and Beach by ferry. Have your lunch at Harihareshwar. After lunch continue your onwards journey.