Bhatakna presents the Velas Turtle Festival 2022 for all those who wish to embark on a memorable sojourn with fellow Travelers to witness rare sea turtles at the Golden Sand Beach of Velas. Watching their bok go during mating season is one of the things many would remember from visiting Velas.

An Environmentalist's Guide to the Velas Turtle Festival:

Velas Turtle Festival was created to spread awareness of Olive Ridley Turtles, one of the more endangered species. In addition, Velas hosts the festival each year to promote eco-tourism and help raise money to protect and conserve these turtles.


  • Traveling by Tempo traveler or bus with Pick up and Drop Bus Timings Are Given For Convenience.
  • Hatching is the natural process. Organizers wont be responsible for no hatching or less number.
  • Event are xed as per post discussion with local only.
  • Maximum batch size is 30 rst come rst basis.

Who Should Attend?
Best suited for groups, solo trekkers, corporates, couples, families.

Cost For Velas Turtle Festival 2023

  1. Per Person By Bus Pune to Pune 5 Years & Above : ₹ 1799/- 
1 Night 1 Day Available on request
What makes this tour special
  • Enjoy eating delicious Home Made food by locals
  • Visit Harihareshwar beach and Historical Bankot fort
  • An amazing road trip across the swaying palms of Konkan
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
  • Sorry no more departures available. You could get in touch with us at bookings@bhatakna.com if you'd like to make a booking.
  • Offers
    Use any one code to avail this offer
    - Save on group of 5 and more
    - Save on group of 10 and more
    - Bhatakna Monday Offers & Coupons

    Day 1:


    • 8.00 pm: Pickup from BMCC College Fc road
    • 8.30 pm:Pickup from Xion Mall Hinjewadi

    Day 2:

    • 4.00 am: Reach Velas early morning
    • 6.30am:Depart towards sighting point.
    • 7.00 am: We watch the turtle hatching activity conducted by the Nisarg Premi organization
    • 8.00 am: Play sometime on the beach, enjoy some group games
    • 10.00 am: Enjoy your breakfast and later head towards Bankot fort . Explore the place. Later we depart for Harihareshwar
    • 1.00 pm:Enjoy lunch at the Harihareshwar. 
    • 2.00 pm: Explore the temple and start your return journey back to Pune
    • 10.00 pm:Reach Pune and mumbai with loads of memories
    What we'll give. What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Travel from Pune to Pune via Non AC bus
    • Night Snacks
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • Bankot fort sightseeing
    • Harihareshwar temple visit
    • Entry and permit charges
    • One morning hatching session

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Dinner
    • Anything not mentioned above
    Things To Carry
    • ID Card
    • Camera (Optional)
    • Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
    • Snacks & Biscuits
    • Extra Pair of Clothes
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Comfortable Footwear.
    • Cap, Sunglasses, scarf
    • Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
    • Mosquito repellent cream
    • Please carry Personal medicines if you need any