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 / 8983774809

Mr. Sham Kulabkar

220594

Mr. Siddhesh Kulabkar

9325779768 / 9373583781 

Mr. Omkar Nijasure

220329 / 28 / 25

83083 60387 

Mr. Milind Nijsure

220629/9421188487

Mr. Sameer Padlekar

7620694013 / 8669469980 / 888517268

Mr. Mandar Palshetkar

220674

Ms. Namrata Palshetkar

9579891025 / 8655891918     

Mr. Nandkishor Patil

220561

Mr. Surendra Patil

220351/9225144816/

8805483264

Mr. Subodh Saldurkar

8975633185/7743830532

Mr. Amol soman 

220279/9403574183

Mr. Ameya Srivardhankar

8446789618 / 7498359368

Mr. Mohan Upadhye 

220304/8975622778/

8983767388

Mr. Avinash Yadav

220545

These members serve pure vegetarian food