Turtle Festival

Turtle festival is arranged by Forest Department, Village Panchayat, Kasav Mitramandal. Please call at respective villages directly to know about the festival dates and other details.

  • Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) started Marine turtle conservation first time in Maharashtra.
  • In the year 2002 SNM started actual protection work for Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) in Velas, a tiny village on northernmost boundary of district Ratnagiri. Within a short span of time, SNM spread the protection work to entire coast of Maharashtra state, that's about 720 km of coastline in all.
  • 1st year, SNM undertook protection work in 1 village and successfully protected 50 nests.
  • SNM with its limited resources is trying its level best to protect marine turtles and empower villagers.
 

Bus

Starts from

at

Reaches

at

Pune - Velas Pimpri 09.30 Velas 17.30
Velas - Pune Velas 06.45 Swargate (Pune) 13.30
Mumbai - Velas Mumbai 12.30 Velas 20.00
Velas - Mumbai Velas 06.30 Mumbai 12.30
Mumbai - Velas Mumbai 00.30 Velas 06.30
Velas - Mumbai Velas 09.00 Mumbai 15.00
Ratnagiri - Velas Ratnagiri 16.15 Velas 22.30
Velas - Ratnagiri Velas 05.00 Ratnagiri 11.00
Dapoli - Velas Dapoli 14.50 Velas 17.30
Velas - Dapoli Velas 07.30 Dapoli 10.30
Mandangad - Velas Mandangad 08.10 Velas 09.15
    10.10   11.30
    14.30   15.30
Velas - Mandangad Velas 09.30 Mandangad 10.30
    11.55   12.55
    16.15   17.15

 

 

 

 

Kindly contact the following home stay providers for more details

Name

Contact No. (Velas STD Code: 02350)

Mrs. Kavita Bagkar

220682

Ms. Priyanka Bhole

220689

Mr. Swapnil Dhareepkar

220562

Mr. Prakash Joshi 

220570

Mr. Santosh Joshi 

220511

Mr. Abhijit Kulabkar

220694
(M) 
8975939484

Mr. Sham Kulabkar

220594

Mr. Siddhesh Kulabkar

220695/8446848540

Mr. Omkar Nijasure

220329 / 28 / 25

83083 60387 

Mr. Milind Nijsure

220629/9421188487

Mr. Sameer Padlekar

220693/8652541817

Mr. Mandar Palshetkar

220674

Ms. Namrata Palshetkar

220674/9702400085/

8655891918    

Mr. Nandkishor Patil

220561

Mr. Surendra Patil

220351/9225144816/

8805483264

Mr. Subodh Saldurkar

8975633185/7743830532

Mr. Amol soman 

220279/9403574183

Mr. Ameya Srivardhankar

220543/673468839/9922534184/7350414759

Mr. Mohan Upadhye 

220304/8975622778/

8983767388

Mr. Avinash Yadav

220545

These members serve pure vegetarian food