Velas Turtle Festival
Velas Turtle Festival is organised Every Year since 2006 by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra. Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra has empowered villagers by starting Home Stays to host the tourists visiting during this period. This year Sahyadri has handed over the turtle festival to the villagers of Velas. All the arrangements for the turtle festival 2014 will be done by local people.
March 21st - 22nd 2015 Velas Turtle Festival Tickets
Many Families have registered under Velas Home Stay and hosted almost 3,000 tourists in Turtle Festival 2012-13.
During the Velas Turtle Festival newly born sea turtle hatchlings are released into the ocean. Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra have involved the local villagers from Velas and helped them form Kaasav Mitra Mandal (Turtle Friends). Over the last 6 years, ‘Home Stay’ has received excellent support and guidance by locals, Gram Panchayat and the Forest Department.
Comfortable home stay is available with Kaasav Mitra Mandal with home-cooked Maharashtrian style vegetarian food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and tea. Homes are comfortable with bedding and modern toilets attached.
You can book Velas Village Accomodation by visiting http://www.snmcpn.org
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