Bhivpuri Lake Side Night Camping on 11th 12th February 2017

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About Bhivpuri Lake Side Camping

Camp beside a beautiful lake with Matheran Mountains in backdrop, Stargazing and enjoy the outdoors with your friends and go social offline with new friends.Spend the night sleeping below the stars. Enjoy light music. You can bring your collection of songs and pickup new songs, which you will listen to on loop for next few days. Come for camping near Bhivpuriat a very cool and lesser-known place.

Things to Do at Bhivpuri Lakeside Camping

  • Beautiful Lake excellent for landscape photography
  • Lake facing camping
  • Tent pitching star gazing & fun

Event Itinerary

Event Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday

 

Please catch Mumbai CST to Karjat Local Train

Train Timings

16:30 CST

16:43 Dadar

16:50 Kurla

16:54 Ghatkopar

17:10 Thane

17:22 Dombivli

17:30 Kalyan

18:11 Bhivpuri Road Station

We will meet at Railway Station and walk till campsite 15 minutes away

18:30 Reach campsite

19:00Allocation of Tents &Tent Pitching by participants

19:30 Enjoy Campsite and Games

22:00 Enjoy the night with Starters Stargazing and Campfire

23:30 - Dinner will be served. Enjoy with your friends.

Day 2: Sunday

 

06:30 Wakeup early and watch sunrise

07:00 Enjoy photosession near the lake

08:00 Local Breakfast and pack up

09:30 Return to Karjat station and take train back to Mumbai.

Cost Includes

  • Veg and non-veg starters.
  • Veg dinner / Breakfast and tea / Tents for accommodation.
  • Treks and Trails Expertise Charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Train tickets to Karjat.
  • Anything not mentioned above.

 

Please note

  1. 1.Washroom OR Changing Facility is not available at Camp Site.
  2. Missing the train means missing the event, no refunds would be entertained.

 

How to Register

For registration and confirmation transfer Rs.1100 per person.

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

 

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

 

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

  1. Identity proof (must)
  2. Please buy return ticket
  3. Two liter of water
  4. Torch
  5.  Bed Sheet and Sleeping Mat compulsory
  6. Binocular, Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional).
  7. Some ready to eat food. Fruits, Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
  8. A spoon and a plate (must).
  9. Medicine those if u require usually.
  10. Guitar, volleyball etc for playing and entertainment, collection of songs in your mobile.

 

Medical Disclosure

Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for 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 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.

We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity 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. We should 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 or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

 

Events Rule

Treks and Trails India Rules

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

2. Treks and Trails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

3. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.

4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.

5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk).

 

Bhigwan Bird Photography Tour and Mayureshwar WLS on 11th 12th February 2017

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Bhigwan Birding Tour

Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India. It is located on the Pune-Solapur Highway around 105 km from Pune on the backwaters of Ujani dam. Bhigwan is famous for bird watching especially flamingo and wild life photography. It is also known as mini Bharatpur.

At Bhigwan, many kinds of Ducks, Herons, Egrets, Raptors and Waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos can be seen. Variety of birds at Bhigwan gives of sighting of almost all the prime bird species there and also creates great photographic opportunities for wildlife photographers. At times, 1,000-1,200 flamingos are seen. The low rains and low water level has now reduced the number of flamingos over some years. It is a favorite spot for migratory birds, with more than 230 species found here. One can also see painted storks, bar headed geese, demoiselle cranes, etc. These birds can be seen in the winter season between December and March. The bird generally migrates via marine routes and adult females depart from the breeding grounds

Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is not only popular for its birds and wildlife population, but also offers stunning landscapes and natural beauty. This small wildlife sanctuary is a home to GazeliabennettiChinkara, Hyena, Canis lupus (Wolf), Vulpes bengalensis (Indian Fox). It is also home to a variety of birds including, Indian roller, black-winged kite, grey hornbill, grey partridge, Eurasian collared dove, white-throated kingfisher, ashy-crowned sparrow lark, shrike, laughing dove, blue-cheeked bee-eater, Indian silverbill, eagle and babbler.

Event Itinerary

Bird Photography Tour Itinerary

Day 0: Friday

Meet us at Pritam Dhaba Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:00 pm


Travel Overnight to Bhigwan - Kumbhargaon

Day 1: Saturday

  • Early morning reach Bhigwan / Kumbhargaon
  • Freshen up & have breakfast
  • First Morning Session We will explore the area using private boat to cover maximum locations and get up close with birds
  • Lunch and Rest
  • Second Evening session explore the wetland habitat in golden lights considering the sunset.
  • Dinner and Stay for the Night

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Day 2: Sunday

  1. Wakeup call early morning and Breakfast
  2. Last Morning exploration by boat at Lake
  3. Leave for Mayureshwar Wild Life Sanctuary
  4. One Hour exploration in Mayureshwar Wild Life Sanctuary
  5. Lunch on route to Mumbai
  6. Reach Mumbai by 11 pm

Cost Includes:

  • by Private Vehicle from Dadar to Dadar (Non A/c)
  • Simple Home Stay (Dormitory type only)
  • Travel Boat charges 2 rounds
  • Mayureshwar WLS Entry Fees
  • Food : 3 Veg meals, 2 breakfast-Tea, Evening Tea.

Cost Exclude:

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / 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 road blocks, bad weather.

Things to Carry

Recommended Things to Carry

  • 2 liter of water
  • Bedding - Sleeping mat/bag (compulsory)
  • Torch with extra cell (compulsory)
  • Windcheater , Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
  • Personal Medicine if required
  • Extra Pair of clothes
  • Good trekking shoes
  • A haversack to put all these things.

Please note

  • Accommodation is at Villager House with 7 people sharing one room with basic washroom facilities
  • Basic bedding is available though kindly carry bed sheet
  • Food is locally prepared home food and simple and tasty
  • Carry Good quality Binoculars for sightings.

How to Register

REGISTER NOW

For registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 3500 per person.

please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

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

Treks and Trails India Rules

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

2. Treks and Trails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

3. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.

4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.

5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk).

Medical Disclosures

Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for 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 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.

We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity 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. We should 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 or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

Bhandardara Dam Camping 2017

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Get ready for fun-filled camping at Bhandardara Arthur Lake.
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About Bhandardara Dam Camping

The campsite will be at Bhandardara which is in the interiors of Maharashtra and one of the darkest spot in our  state with least amount of light pollution you will witness the darkest night sky possible. One may see the Milky Way with their naked eyes and spot numerous stars and galaxies that are never visible from the city. For all astrophotography lovers, we'll be taking some killer star-trails and Milky Way pictures. Its goanna be a treat for your lenses. Or if you get tired, you may chill in one of the open tents and immerse yourself under the sky filled with gazillion stars. 

Location: Bhandardara 

Batch of  May 2017

6th 7th May 2017

13th 14th May 2017

20th 21st May 2017

27th 28th May 2017

 

Event Itinerary

Camping Bhandardara Dam Itinerary

Meeting Point: Kasara Railway Station

Day 1:- Saturday

Start from CST11:34 am Please Board Kasara Local - first compartment towards Kasara side

  • 11:34 am CST
  • 11:41 am Byculla
  • 11:54 am Kurla
  • 11:58 am Ghatkopar
  • 12:10 pm Mulund
  • 12:16 pm Thane
  • 12:39 pm Dombivli
  • 12:49 pm Kalyan
  • 01:59 pm Kasara

02:00 pm Meet at Kasara Railway Station

02.30 pm Start Travel to Campsite

03:00 pm Lunch on the way (not included)

04:30 pm Reach Campsite

05:00 pm Pitch Tents

05:30 pm Evening Tea and Snacks

06:00 pm Sight Seeing and Watch Sunset

07:00 pm Games and Share Stories Fun Time

09:00 pm Dinner and Do it Yourself BBQ

12:00 am Good Night

Day 2:- Sunday

08:00 am Wake up call

08:30 am Breakfast and Tea

09:30 am Boating at Lake

10: 30 am Leave for Kasara Railway Station

11:30 pm Stop for lunch 

1:30 pm Reach Kasara Railway Station

Bhandardara Camping - Cost Includes

  • Transfer by Jeep from Kasara to Bhandardara Campsite and back to Kasara.
  • Evening Tea / Coffee and snacks.
  • Boating charges.
  • DIY Barbeque (Chicken & Paneer)
  • Bonfire.
  • Dinner (Veg & Non veg)
  • Morning Breakfast and Tea.
  • Tented Camp Stay expertise, guide.

Bhandardara Camping – Cost Excludes

  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions.

 

How to Register

For registration and confirmation transfer Rs.1800.00 per person (Triple Sharing basis tent)

For registration and confirmation transfer Rs.2000.00 per person (Couple Sharing basis tent)

 please send an email to      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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 are not transferable to another person or another date.

 

Event Rules

Event Rules:

  • Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek.
  • We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
  • The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
  • We do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, natural habitat on the trek.
  • Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking.
  • Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
  • Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity 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.
  • We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
  • Treks and Trails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
  • Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.

 

Things to Carry

Things to Carry:

  • Water Bottles (2-3 Liters)
  • Torch with Extra batteries compulsory
  • Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other costly ornaments
  • Electoral or Glucon D powder, some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, biscuits.
  • Towel, Napkins, Extra Pair of clothes
  • Polythene bag for your garbage
  • 2-3 bunch of papers (Optional)
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, etc.)
  • Sleeping bag and Sleep Mat
  • Please carry your own Spoon / Fork / Soup Mug / Plate  

 

What to Wear for this event

Conditions will be windy and cold carry clothes accordingly. Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full-length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible. Dark and dull colored clothes.

Each Person needs to carry personal torch.

 

Photography Kit Required

  1. Dslr Camera / Any Camera with Manual Mode 
  2. Tripod
  3. Camera Remote with Interval meter 
  4. Powerful Torch

Lens with large aperture f1.8 / f2.8 / f4.0 / f6.3

 

Medical Disclosure

Medical Disclosure:

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for 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 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.

We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity 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. We should 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 or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

 

Event FAQ

1. Note, this Camp Site does not have any fixed / proper / appropriate washrooms or bathrooms. (Toilet available 10 minutes from camp site)

2. Personal car parking’s at owner’s risk - route will be provided via Google maps. 

3. Camp Site is safe for Women  

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

5. Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only 

6. Food preference only Veg local cooked available 

7. Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services 

8. Local jeeps used for Transport can accommodate 10 people 

9. Registration against 100% upfront payment only on the spot payment not accepted 

10. No Discount for Kids.

 

Velas Turtle Festival 2017 – 18th and 19th February 2017

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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 2017

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, its 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.

Kindly Note:

  • Hatchling sighting is not guaranteed.
  • Maximum batch size is 25 travelers on first come first basis.
  • Travel by private non A/C vehicle.
  • Pick up and Drop at centralized locations only.

Event Details

Event Details - Velas Turtle Festival 2017

  • Event Type Tour
  • Food Arrangement: Home stay 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: 24
  • Parking available yes
  • Duration: 2 days 2 Nights

How to Register

Batch 1 - Velas Turtle Festival 2017 – 18th and 19th February  2017

 

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.

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 Itinerary

Velas Turtle Festival 2017 Tour Event Details 

Day 0: Friday Night

  • Meeting at Pritam Dhaba Dadar East 22:45
  • Departure from Pritam Dhaba: 23:00
  • Chembur Diamond garden pickup 23.30
  • Vashi below main bridge pickup at 00.15
  • Panvel ST Depot pickup 00:30 (Pune Participants)

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
  • 21:00 Movie about Turtle Conversation at Conservation Office if available 

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 home stay - 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.

Event Rules

Velas Turtle Festival 2017 - 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. Swimming in Sea is not allowed at Harihar Beach or Velas Beach. 

Velas Turtle Festival 2017 - 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.

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

NGO - Sahyadri Nisarg  Mitra

Treks and Trails, 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 Harbors, Tourism.
  • Pollution both land and water.

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