Kalsubai Camping

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Kalsubai Camping and Trek - Highest Peak of Maharashtra

Kalsubai Peak with height of 1646m or 5400 Feets is famous as the highest peaks in Maharashtra. Kalsubai Mountain lies in the Sahyadri mountain range falling under Kalsubai harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary. Kalsubai Height being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. Since Bhandardara Dam and Kalsubai Peak is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb. Camping under the stars and moon light at the highest peak of Maharashtra is thrilling experience.

Batches for Kalsubai Camping Dates 

Upcoming Events to Kalsubai peak 2018 

1. Kalsubai Trek from Pune - Learn More - https://goo.gl/Kv2693 - Rs 1300.00 per person.

2. Kalsubai Trek from Mumbai - Learn More - https://goo.gl/gi99q2- Rs 1300.00 per person.

Call / Whatsapp  Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865 / 8828004949 / 9764461419 / 9867046166

Event Details

Kalsubai Trek and Camping Event Details

  • Kalsubai Trek Difficulty Level - Medium

  • Base Village Kalsubai Trek - Bari

  • Shikhar Kalsubai Region - Igatpuri / Bhandardara

  • Total time required for climbing Kalsubai Shikhar 4 hours one way

  • Trekking Duration  1 Night 1 Day

  • Climbing Kalsubai  Distance - 5.5 km one way

  • Kalsubai Peak Height - 1646 metres

  • Highest Peak of Maharashtra Kalsubai Peak in  5400 feet - 1646 meters

  • Cost Rs 1900 per person 

 

Event Itinerary

Event Itinerary - Shikhar Kalsubai 

Day 1 - Saturday

Mumbai (CSTM)          11:46

Byculla                        11:53

Dadar                          11:59

Kurla                            12:06

Ghatkopar                   12:10

Thane                          12:26

Dombivli                      12:39

Kalyan                         12:48

Kasara                         13:58

 

14:15 - Assemble at Kasara Railway Station near ticket counter

14:30 – Start journey towards Bari village by local jeep.

15:30 – Reach Bari village.

16:00 – Trek to campsite

20:00 – Reach campsite and rest

21:00 – Dinner

 

Day 2 – Sunday

06:00 – Wakeup call

06:30 – Reach Kalsubai top

07:00 – Breakfast

07:30 – Start descend

11:00 – Reach at base

11:30 – Lunch at Bari village

12:30 – Start journey towards Kasara railway station

14:30 - Reach Kasara Railway Station

Cost Includes

  • 1 veg Breakfast and 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges
  • Travel Kasara to Kasara by Local Jeep
  • Tented stay on sharing basis on top of mountain

 

Cost Excludes

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc
  • 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

 

Please note, Missing the train is missing Night Kalsubai trek no refund will be provided

 

How to Register

Batches for Kalsubai Camping

For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1900.00 per person in the given a/c

 

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

 

Or 

 

UPI ID - 9619095743@axisbank

 

Once payment is done, please send an email to    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with

Transaction ID

Each Participant Name

Each Participant Email ID

Each Mobile phone number (preferred Whatsapp)

Emergency contact number

Male or Female 

For any queries please call or email:

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai 8828746865 / 8828004949 (11 am to 7 pm only - Monday to Saturday)

 

Cancellation Policy Mount Kalsubai Camping

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

 

Things to Carry

Thing to carry

  • 2/3 litters of water
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • Good Torch must
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 litres
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Extra Clothes
  • Identity Proof
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles

 

FAQ Kalsubai Peak Trek

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1.  Can we drive till Bari Village Kalsubai Maharashtra?

Yes

 2. Kalsubai Map - Drive Through Map?

Please refer google maps or google earth

 3. Distance from Mumbai Kalsubai - highest peak in Maharashtra?

Four hours drive from Mumbai - 155 km approx

 4. Distance from Pune Kalsubai - highest peak in Maharashtra?

            Five hours drive from Mumbai - 180 km approx

  5. Number of days required for this event?

            One days and One Night

  6. Where can we park our cars?

            Base Village at your own risk

  7. Is there any parking charge?

Yes

  8. Do you provide sleeping bags?

            NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags

  9. Are Toilet Available on Kalsubai Mountain?

            Toilet available at base village only

  10. Do Single Travellers Female signup for these events?

            We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events

              Many Single Travelling Female join our events

 11. Are Kids allowed on treks?

            Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only

 12. What type of food will be provided?

            Only Veg local home cooked food is available

 13. Phone Connectivity?

            Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services

 14. Where will we stay?

            Homestay is required for this event.

 15. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

          Cash payment is not accepted.

Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS /  Payment   Gateway.

On the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.

 16. Will i get bottled water?

            Normal well water shall be provided

 17. Can i charge my phone?

             No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required

 18. How is the weather now?

            Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx

              Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets

 19. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

            NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

20. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?

            Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay

 21. How do I make payment?

            You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.

 22.  Kalsubai hotels - Kalsubai Homestay?

            Local villagers offer dormitory homestay

  • List of Hotels Kalsubai
  • MTDC Bhandardara
  • Anandvan Resort
  • Yash Resort
  • Hotel Samadhan

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Tour to Burhanpur 2018

Tour to Burhanpur

About the Burhanpur -

The Historic city of Burhanpur is famous for its many beautiful monuments that lie scattered across the city. Most of the monuments lie in a state of ruins but they give us a fine idea of the grandeur of the Mughal Rule. The city was considered to be the Gateway to the South. A lesser known fact about the city is that Mumtaz Mahal breathed her last in this city and was entombed across the river Tapti before her tomb was shifted to The Taj Mahal in Agra.

Batches for Burhanpur 2018

10th 11th March 2018

 

Event Details

Event Details:

Travelling by Train

Cost: Rs 4500/- per person 

Event Itinerary

Event Itinerary:

Meeting Point: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) at 10:00 pm on 9th March 2018

Friday 9th March 2018:

Depart Mumbai by 13202 LTT RJB Express at 10:15 pm / Kushinagar Express

Saturday 10th March 2018:

Arrive in Burhanpur - 06:15 am

Freshen up & have breakfast.

Sightseeing (Jhamma Masjid, Rajpura & Silampura Gate, Khundi Bhandara, Asirgad Fort, Moti Mahal, Shiv Temple, Idga)

Return back to the Guest house late in the evening & gorge on delicious Chat & Sweets that Madhya Pradesh is famous for.

Sunday 11th March 2018:

Wake by early by 06.00 am & finish with Morning ablutions & Breakfast.

Sightsee: (Shikarpura Gate, Raja ki chattri, Sarai & Ahukhana, Ancient Gurudwara & Temple, Shahi Mahal, Shahi Hammam, Black Taj Mahal, Delhi Gate, Nadir Shah & Bilgis Begum’s Tomb)

Return journey to Mumbai by Kushinagar express

Monday 12th March 2018

04:30 am: Reach LTT

Note:

  • Torch is needed inside the Khundi Bhandara & please avoids wearing shorts/three-fourths at the Jhamma Masjid as entry may not be permitted.

Cost Include:

  • Travel from Mumbai – Mumbai by Train (SL-Class)
  • Accommodation in triple sharing / dormitory basis
  • Sightseeing around Burhanpur by Non-AC local transport
  • Food for 2 days ( Train Journey Dinner excluded)
  • All Entry Fees and Guide Charges (Except camera fee if any)

Cost Excludes:

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above

 

How to Register

Batches for Burhanpur 2018

10th 11th March 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 4500.00 per person in the given a/c

 

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

 

 Once payment is done, please send an email to     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, mobile phone number, emergency contact number.

 

For any queries please call or email:

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai 8828746865 /  8828004949 ( 11 am to 7 pm only )

 

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

  • A haversack to put in all the stuffs
  • At least 2 Litters of water
  • Two-three set of clothes, Towel / Napkin
  • Binoculars, Camera, Something to munch on (Optional)
  • Torch with extra set of batteries
  • Personal medicines required if any
  • Identity Proof

 

Lonavala Camping for Holi Festival

Camping Lonavala

About Camping Lonavala

Tucked inside the forest, our Hill Top Campsite is ideal for Groups or Families, Experience Sleeping under the stars enjoy delicious local food around Bon-Fire and BBQ. Play Games enjoy with family and friends around campfire on cold night and lean do it yourself barbeque.

(Food - Tented stay - Barbeque - Campfire)

Please Note:

  • Campsite Lonavala distance from Mumbai is 112 km to drive from Mumbai, 3 hours drive
  • Campsite Lonavala distance from Pune is 90 km to drive from Pune, 2.30 hours drive

 

Batches for Lonavala Camping 2018

  • 3rd 4th March 2018

 

Event Itinerary

Lonavala Camping Itinerary

Day 1

Directly Reach the Camp Site by 4 PM. (Directions and Road map will be shared)

Get fresh and start with snacks.

BBQ shall be served as it gets dark.

By the time you finish your gossips and dance and fun it will be a dinner call.

Time to get some heat "Bon Fire" it is.

Sleeping in dome tents as per the size of the groups (2 Man Tents, 4 Man Tents, 6 Man Tents)

Day 2

Wake up with the birds chirping.

Have a quick breakfast. 

Celebrate HOLI with DJ music Rain Dance and Colours. 

By the time it is noon delicious lunch will be ready

And then time to say bye with loads of beautiful memories.

 

Cost Includes

  • Evening Welcome tea Snacks
  • Unlimited dinner( veg/ non-veg)
  • Private BonFire
  • BBQ Veg/Non-Veg(limited)
  • Tent stay
  • Next day morning Tea breakfast
  • Rain Dance & DJ Music 
  • Lunch

 

Cost Excludes

  • Anything other than mentioned in cost includes
  • Cold Drinks / Mineral Water / Extra Meals

 

How to Register

Batches for Lonavala Camping 2018

3rd 4th March 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs 1900 per person in the given a/c for Lonavala to Lonavala with Camping 

 Account Name: Treks and Trails 

Bank Name: Axis Bank 

Account Number: 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate - Mumbai

IfSC Code:  UTIB0000695 

Account Type: Current Account

 

Once payment is done, please send an email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, Whatsapp number, emergency contact number.

 

Please Call or email for any clarification:

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai 8828746865 / 8828004949

 

Cancellation Policy 

  • Cancellations made 15 days before the start date of camping, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 15 days before the start date of camping, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

 

Refund Policy 

  • Applicable refund amount will be processed within 5 business days
  • Excluding taxes and fees paid to payment gateway

 

Things to Carry

Camping near Mumbai things to carry and Rules:

  • Comfortable Footwear
  • Odomos - Mosquito Repellent
  • Sunscreen - Extra Clothes - Sunglasses
  • Extra Footwear - Towel
  • Camera - Telescope - Gopro
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Do not litter eco sensitive zone
  • Listen to the campsite in charge.

 


Velas Turtle Festival 2018 - Travel by AC Bus 

Velas Turtles Hatching Morning

 

Maharashtra is blessed with 720 kms long coastline. Shared with Konkan, Thane, and Ratnagiri also Sindhudurg districts. Many marine creatures come visit. However, the exact count and type are unknown. As from what is believed there is not a detailed study available. In the year 2000-01, it was found that a species of turtle, Olive Ridley is a prominent visitor to the shores of Maharashtra for breeding purposes. Other species are the Green Turtle, Hawksbill and the Leatherback. A lot of the other information is already available online, like what does turtles eat, how a turtle looks like. The difference between a turtle, tortoise and a terrapin.

Why Velas Turtle Festival?

Velas is a small fishing village on the western coast of Maharashtra. About 220 kms away from Mumbai, a little over a hundred houses on the coast of the Arabian Sea. It is that time of the year again - when a tiny grey head pokes out of the golden sand and takes a breath of the fresh salty air of the Arabian Sea. It is a culmination of a lengthy process, which started when, under the cover of darkness, it’s mother emerged out from the rolling waves to lay her heap of 100-120 eggs on the sandy beach. Oblivious to the world that awaits it outside it’s sandy cocoon, the tiny hatchling is soon followed by a hundred others, all crawling their way towards the brightest lights of the horizon- in this case, the sea. TreksandTrails, India invites you to this journey from the nest to the sea which draws oohs and aahs from tourists - each of whom is gathered on the shore to witness this miracle of Nature. The location is Velas, a remote village in Mandangad taluka in Ratnagiri district approx. a 6 hour drive from Mumbai.

 

Velas Turtle Festival Video

 
 
Kindly Note
  • Travelling by A/C Bus
  • Hatchling sighting is not guaranteed.
  • Maximum batch size is 30 travellers on first come first basis.
  • Pick up and Drop at centralized locations only.

Batches for Velas Turtle Festival 2018

  • 21st 22nd April 2018

 

Event Details

Event Details - Velas Turtle Festival 2018

  • Travelling by A/C Bus
  • Event Type: Tour
  • Food Arrangement: Homestay with Veg food already arranged
  • Transport: Travel by same private vehicle for the entire tour
  • Height of Bankot fort: 500 ft
  • Base Village: Velas
  • Taluka: Mandangad 
  • District: Ratnagiri
  • Region: Konkan
  • Route from Pune: Pune – Banner – Khopoli - Velas
  • Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Panvel - Mahad - Loner phata - Velas
  • Distance from Mumbai: 220 km approx.
  • Distance from Pune: 195 km approx.
  • Total time required for climbing Bankot Fort: None
  • Total distance for climbing: None
  • Minimum participants required: 6
  • Maximum participants: 30
  • Parking available yes
  • Duration: 2 days 2 Nights.
  • Cost: Rs 2900
 

Event Itinerary Mumbai

 
Day 0: Friday Night
  • Meeting at Pritam Dhaba Dadar East 22:45(Travelling by A/C Bus)
  • Departure from Pritam Dhaba: 23:00
  • Chembur Diamond garden pickup 23.30
  • Vashi below main bridge pickup at 00.15
  • Pickup at kalamboli near mc donalds
 
Day: 1 Saturday
  • 04:00 Early morning arrival at Velas Village.
  • 06:00 Visit to Velas Beach for Turtle sighting
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Visit to Bankot fort
  • 13:00 Lunch & Rest
  • 17:00 Visit to beach for turtle sightings
  • 20:00 Dinner and rest
 
Day 2 - Sunday
  • 06:00 Visit to Velas beach for turtle sighting.
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Depart for Harihareshwar temple from Velas village
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Departure for Mumbai from Harihareshwar temple
  • 23:00 Approx. arrival at Dadar – Mumbai.
 
Cost Includes:
  • Accommodation in a typical Konkani homestay - Dormitory.
  • Saturday: 1 veg breakfast, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 Veg Dinner
  • Sunday: 1 Veg breakfast, 1 Veg Lunch
  • Sightseeing as per the schedule
  • Expertise, guide charges and TreksandTrails, India administration charges if any.
  • Ferryboat charges. All entry tickets and permissions. Provision of primary first aid only.
Cost Excludes:
  • Non Veg Food, Camera or photography charges if any.
  • Dinner on Friday Night and Sunday not included.
  • Mineral water and any other item not mentioned in the inclusions list.

 

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs. 2900.00 per person.

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code -  UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

Once payment is done, please send an email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with each participant name - email - mobile whatsapp number 

 

For any queries please call:

  • Treks and Trails 8828746865 /  8828004949 ( 11 am to 7 pm only )

  

Event Itinerary Pune

Day 0: Friday Night

  • 22:00 Meeting at State Bank of Maharashtra, Shivajinagar branch (Travelling by A/C Bus)

  • 22:15 Departure from State Bank of Maharashtra, Shivajinagar

  • 22:30 Pickup at McDonald’s, Deccan

  • 23:00 Pickup at Chandani chowk

Day: 1 Saturday

  • 05:00 Early morning arrival at Velas Village.

  • 06:00 Visit to Velas Beach for Turtle sighting

  • 08:00 Breakfast

  • 10:30 Visit to Bankot fort

  • 13:00 Lunch & Rest

  • 17:00 Visit to beach for turtle sightings

  • 20:00 Dinner and rest

Day 2 - Sunday

  • 06:00 Visit to Velas beach for turtle sighting.

  • 08:00 Breakfast

  • 10:30 Depart for Harihareshwar temple from Velas village

  • 13:00 Lunch

  • 14:30 Departure for Pune from Harihareshwar temple

  • 23:00 Approx. arrival at Shivajinagar - Pune

Cost Includes:
  • Travel by AC Bus 
  • Accommodation in a typical Konkani homestay - Dormitory.
  • Saturday: 1 veg breakfast, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 Veg Dinner
  • Sunday: 1 Veg breakfast, 1 Veg Lunch
  • Sightseeing as per the schedule
  • Expertise, guide charges and TreksandTrails, India administration charges if any.
  • Ferryboat charges. All entry tickets and permissions. Provision of primary first aid only.
 
Cost Excludes:
  • Non Veg Food, Camera or photography charges if any.
  • Dinner on Friday Night and Sunday not included.
  • Mineral water and any other item not mentioned in the inclusions list.

 

How to Register

Batches for Velas Turtle Festival 2018(Mumbai):

21st 22nd April 2018

 

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs. 2900.00 per person from Mumbai.

 

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code -  UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

 

Once payment is done, please send an email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with each participant name - email - mobile whatsapp number 

For any queries please call:

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai 8828746865 /  8828004949 ( 11 am to 7 pm only )

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation

Batches for Velas Turtle Festival 2018:

21st 22nd April 2018

 

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs. 2900.00 per person From Pune.

 

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code -  UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

Once payment is done, please send an email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with each participant name - email - mobile whatsapp number 

 

For any queries please call:

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai 8828746865 /  8828004949 ( 11 am to 7 pm only )

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

 

Event Rules


Velas Turtle Festival 2018 - Event Rules

  1. Smoking and Drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  2. Advance 100% payment is necessary for booking 
  3. If unable to contact, send a text or whatsapp message.
  4. Group leader decision will be final and binding.
  5. This is a group activity. Treks and Trails India reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
  6. Swiming in Sea is not allowed at Harihar Beach or Velas Beach. 

 

Velas Turtle Festival 2018 - List of things Required to carry

  1. Haversack to keep hands free.
  2. Please carry a personal photo ID proof.
  3. Water Bottle 3 lts.
  4. Please carry a personal extra bed sheets (optional).
  5. A good torch and extra batteries.
  6. Camera (Optional)
  7. Personal medicines.
  8. Please avoid wearing Gold and other costly jewellery (at own risk).
  9. Electoral or GluconD powder and some ready to eat snacks & biscuits.
  10. Wear good trekking shoes, beachwear footwear, floaters, and a extra pair of clothes.
 


Please note - Velas Turtle Conservation Site Rules

  • It is a conservation site visit and not a picnic.
  • No plastic, don't litter or shout when the turtles are released.
  • You are not allowed to touch turtles or enter conservation site.
  • Wear sensible clothes, although it is a beach the locals are conservative and might take offence at beach attire suitable elsewhere.
  • The route to the beach passes through a dirt track built over the mangroves, in the evenings it gets pitch dark and there are no street lights. Do carry a torch with you for such emergencies.
  • Photography should be WITHOUT FLASH only.

 

Medical Disclosures

Event Risk Profile and Medical Conditions Disclosures:

We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking/ travelling for any adventure / outdoor activity as it is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. Participants strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC. We all are going visit conservation site. Note, this route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.  

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind then disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers so that best possible arrangement can be carried out post approval. Participants complaining to motion sickness and pregnant ladies should not embark on this tour. As organizers of the trip, we will be providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital or PHC wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

 

NGO - Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra

 

TreksandTrails, India sincerely appreciates the great efforts been undertaken by local NGO - Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra, as they have borne fruit since 2002, each year all the nests on the western coast at Velas, Murud, Harnai, Dapoli and other sites are carefully protected and conserved to ensure both natural and human threats are reduced. All the eggs laid on the beach are collected and placed in a common hatchery which is barricaded from all sides and is guarded throughout the day. Average eggs laid by a female turtle is 100. The incubation time required for these eggs is between 50 – 55 days. 

Once the emerging of the hatchling begins, their moments creates small depression in the sand, these mark increase as the days go by. Thus experts can then determine the activity in the nest. One the hatchling emergence from the nest, it’s very important to release it into the sea. Hence each morning at 07:00 and evening at 17:30 - 18:00 the baskets covering the lid are open to check if any turtles have hatched if they have they are counted and carefully laid in another basket and taken closer to the sea. They are then gently placed on the sand and they slowly make their way to the water. Their first baby steps are not only endearing to watch but also important if it is a female, as she records in her memory the site of her birth only to return here after 10 - 15 years to lay her eggs.

Listed here are a few threats / dangers to Turtles

  • Poaching of eggs
  • Natural Predators
  • Trapped in fishing nets
  • Sand excavations.
  • Artificial bunds/walls/tadpoles built to prevent costal land from erosion.
  • Unnatural plantations along the coastline.
  • Illuminations along the coastline.
  • Ports and Harbours, Tourism.
  • Pollution both land and water.

 

FAQ

  1. Velas Turtle Festival Homestay, Our homestay are dormitory with large halls. We have seperate rooms available for Men and Women.
  2. Can we get seperate room or family rooms at Velas Turtle Festival Homestay, Currently we are only conducting group event and due to heavy rush on weekends we can only offer dormitory homestay at Velas Village. 
  3. Best in all the beaches of Konkan coast, Some of the best beaches are available closeby Diveghar Beach, Shirvardhan Beach, Harihareshwar Beach,  Kelshi Beach, Anjarle Beach, Karde Beach, Harney Beach, Ladheghar Beach. Due to limited time on tour we will be covering only Harihareshwar Beach and Velas Beach.
  4. Where can I find olive ridley turtles in Konkan coast, Olive Ridley turtles can be found at many beaches along the konkan coast few beaches mentioned here Guhagar Beach , Harihar Beach , Velas Beach , Anjarle Beach , Wayangani Beach Vengurla . 
  5. Velas Village Homestay Food, We provide local cooked veg food at our homestay. 
  6. Are toilet available and bathing facility, Bathing Facility is available, Hot Water Facility is not available. Toilets are eastern commode
  7. Velas Village mobile contectivity, Range is available few spots near the village, Idea sim cards have good range. 
  8. Load Shedding carry powerbank electricity is not available for some periods due to load shedding at Velas Village 
  9. Some fun things to do during Kasav Festival Velas Village, Bird Watching, Fireflies Velas Village, Bankot Fort, Taking part in Turtle Festival Velas Village, Night walk around the coast road, Relaxing by the beach and watching sunrise and sunset 
  10. Velas Turtle Festival or Velas Kasav Jatra timing ?
    • Starts early morning 6.30 am at Velas Beach
    • Sarts evening 5.30 pm at Velas Beach
  11. Harihareshwar Temple and Harihareshwar Beach will be visited on sunday 
  12. Velas Turtle Festival Dates are released after locals handling conservation inform us with approx dates of Baby Turtle Hatching 

 

 

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