Turtle Festival is arranged by Forest Department, Village Panchayat, Kasav Mitramandal and Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra

A brief history of the work...

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. In the first year SNM undertook protection work in one village and successfully protected 50 nests. Within a short span of time SNM spread the protection work to entire coast of Maharashtra state, that's about 720 kms of coastline in all. In the fourth year of the project we arranged protection work in 15 villages, but found only 36 nests against 50 in one village. These figures themselves can prove that the marine turtle is crossing the upper limits of its presently endangered status very rapidly...

SNM is trying its level best to overcome this problem with its limited resources. So far SNM has protected more than 800 nests and successfully released more than 35,000 hatchlings.

4th to 7th April and 15th to 23rd April 2017

See festival information here: Anjarla Turtle Festival

See festival information here: Velas (Homestay)

Or Call one of the members at: Kasav Mitra Mandal, Velas

Anjarla Turtle Festival

आंजर्ला कासव महोत्सव

आंजर्ले (ता. दापोली) येथे कासव संरक्षण मोहीम उत्तम प्रकारे चालू असून

दि. ४ ते ७ एप्रिल व दि. १५ ते २३ एप्रिल २०१७

या कालावधीत आंजर्ले येथे ग्रामपंचायत आंजर्ले, कासव मित्र मंडळ आंजर्ले यांच्या वतीने व वनविभाग रत्नागिरी व सह्याद्री निसर्ग मित्रच्या सहकार्याने कासव महोत्सवाचे आयोजन करण्यात आले आहे.

तेथे कासवाची नवजात पिल्ले समुद्रात जाताना पाहण्याची सुवर्णसंधी असून राहण्यासाठी होमस्टेची व्यवस्था आहे.

महोत्सवादरम्यान  सकाळी ७ व संध्याकाळी ६ वाजता कासवे समुद्रात सोडण्यात येतील.

कासवांसबंधित माहिती देण्य़ासाठी तिथे कार्यकर्ते उपस्थित असतील. कासवांबरोबरच कोकणातील निसर्गाची ओळख व्हावी यासाठी निसर्गभ्रमंती कांदळवनाची तसेच पक्षांची माहिती कार्यकर्त्यांतर्फे पर्यटकांना देण्यात येईल.

पर्यटकांनी अधिक माहितीसाठी संपर्क करावा

श्री. तृशांत भाटकर - 9404 765 477 / 7038 425 793,
श्री. अभिनय केळस्कर - 9637 654 327 / 9404 765 675
श्री. मोहन उपाध्ये - 8975 622 778
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Read more: Anjarla Turtle Festival

Velas Turtle Festival

Velas Turtle Festival : Festival dates are yet to be announced as it depends on the nesting.

Local people make turtle festival arrangements.

Please call at respective villages directly.

For more details about Velas please call Any Homestay owner

OR Mr. Mohan Upadhye 02350 220304/8983767388/ 8975622778. Time: 8:30-9:30 AM OR 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Please note that the above numbers are very difficult to connect.

Sahyadri empowered villagers by starting Velas Homestay to host the tourists visiting during Turtle Festival.

Total of 19 families have registered under home stay at Velas hosted almost 3,000 tourists in Turtle Festival 2012-13.

Read more: Velas Turtle Festival

Kasav Mitra Mandal, Velas

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

 

Velas Bus Timings

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

 

 

 

 

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