Velas is a coastal village which falls in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. The place is well known for its beaches which reflect nature in its best preserved and pristine form. Besides Velas beach, here are several other tourist attractions at Velas including the Bankot
Velas Turtle Festival Velas beach an awesome place. The weather was superb maybe we were just lucky or the Gods were pleased with us! The Velas Turtle Festival is usually scheduled in March every year however based on research and local information from our village
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.