Velas Tour

Velas - 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 its 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 Pune.

Bankot Fort - Bankot Fort, also known as Himmatgad, is a historical fort located near the coastal town of Bankot in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, India. This fort has historical significance and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Harihareshwar - Harihareshwar is a small town located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. It is situated along the Konkan coast and is known for its picturesque beaches, ancient temples, and tranquil surroundings

Event Details

  • Event Type: Tour
  • Food Arrangement: Homestay/Tentstay with Veg food already arranged
  • Transport: Travel by the 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
  • Distance from Pune: 195 km approx.
  • Total time required for climbing Bankot Fort: None
  • Total distance for climbing: None
  • Kokan Tour Cost: Rs. 2799/- per person

Itinerary for Velas Tour

Day 1: Saturday

  • 05:45 am Meet at McDonald’s, Deccan.
  • 06:00 am Start journey towards Velas
  • 06:20 am Pickup at Chandani Chowk.

Breakfast on the way.

01:00 pm Reach at Velas.

01:30 pm Lunch & Rest.

03:30 pm Visit Bankot fort.

05:30 pm Visit Velas beach for sunset

08:00 pm Dinner and rest.

Day 2: Sunday

07:00 am Wakeup and freshen-up.

08:00 am Breakfast.

09:30 am Depart for Harihareshwar temple from Velas village.

01:00 pm Lunch (Veg)

02:30 pm Departure for Pune from Harihareshwar temple.

10:00 pm Approx. arrival at Pune.


Please Note

  • This is not turtle festival event. This is normal Velas tour.
1 Night 2 Days Available on request
Dates and Rates
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  • Sorry no more departures available. You could get in touch with us at highfive@treksandtrails.org if you'd like to make a booking.
  • Inclusions/Exclusions
    What we'll give/What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Pune to Pune travel by private non-Ac vehicle
    • Accommodation on multi sharing basis tent stay
    • Saturday: 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.

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Non-Veg Food
    • Meals during travelling
    • Mineral water and any other item not mentioned in the inclusions list
    • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
    • Any kind of personal expenses (Camera fees, entry fees, etc.)
    • 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.
    • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
    Things to Carry
    Things to Carry
    • 2/3 liters of water
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Extra pair of clothes & towel
    • Trekking shoes for trekking
    • Comfortable footwear
    • Personal medicines (if any)
    • Mosquito repellent cream
    • Sun cap and Sunscreen
    • Identity proof

    Cancellation Policy

    • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
    • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
    • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date 
    • No show No Refund.
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
    • If Trek gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.