From morning itself turtle's eggs starts getting hatched. You can see so many people around the beach seeing the little turtles taking their first step towards the water.
Velas is a great example of the community coming together to preserve wildlife. Olive Ridley turtles come to the beach to lay eggs, and during January to March, tourists visit the beach to watch hatched turtles making their way to the sea. The hatching is purely co-incidental and several people have returned without seeing a hatching. However, the community’s efforts have increased tourism in the area and is helping conserve wildlife.
We enjoyed that evening witnessing a baby turtle beginning its life, sky taking on the shades of orange, white buzzard flying high, sea kissing the shore’s feet, stars winking at us and we walked hand in hand with fireflies on the tiny dark road.Walking on the streets of the village in the night with the lovely bunch of people was fun but the most interesting part was to learn the technique of finding the spider in the night. We didn’t know which spider it was but when you put the light on it in a particular angle it shines. Thanks Prathmesh for sharing this information and other exciting stories of leopards with us.Morning was bit lazy and delicious as none of us could stop ourselves from asking more Pohas from Aunty. We bought Mangoes, Jackfruits and got Nutmegs, lapel pins as souvenir from Velas. As there were less number of tourist this time, ferry was waiting for us at the jetty rather than we waiting for our turn in ferry as usually is the case. We put our vehicle in that ferry and crossed the river to reach Harihareshwar.