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Velas Turtle Festival

Tripoto
6th Mar 2015

Hello u !!

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

Our mode of transport

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

Suvarna Durg Fort

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

Our journey to the fort

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

Our journey to the fort

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

Crave for such Blissfull mornings

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

on Suvarna Durg Fort

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

Anjarle

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

At Velas the happy moment....!!! finding 5 hatchlings in the basket

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

Their journey to home...full on paparazzi!!!

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

crawling....

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

Surya Namaskar

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getting close

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crawling..

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Final Bye!

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gone to where they belong

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

Crawl marks

Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade
Photo of Velas Turtle Festival by Gauri Argade

Shahyadri Nisarg Mitra arranges this Velas turtle festival around Feb-march every year. The festival is an opportunity for metro-tourists to bid best wishes to the newly born sea turtle hatchlings while crawling towards their home. This specific breed is Olive Ridley which is found only in pacific & Indian Ocean.

There are Home stays available in the village nearby to experience this turtle festival.

We thought of clubbing Velas visit with few places nearby starting with Harnai village, Suvarna Durg Fort, Bangot Fort, Harihareshwar.

Morning Boat ride to suvarna Durg which stands firm in the middle of the sea, to a small fort Bangot, the happiness on seeing the turtles crawl in front of you, this Konkan strip of Maharashtra has always fascinated me. The wonder of these tiny Turtles crawling into the sea & happy birds flying, the only thought crossing our mind was, how are they going to survive in this vast ocean? But I guess that’s nature. Its rightly said, Travel- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

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I too just went to Velas and enjoyed my stay at a homestay. Whose homestay did you stay at? I see you have added other forts in the distance too! Good job. I just did Velas. I have been to Harnai before but not with the velas trip. I somehow needed 3 days to just soak in the mood of the place! Do check my Vlog on my profile on the Velas festival
Sat 05 19 18, 18:41 · Reply · Report