Anjarle Turtle Festival Eco Tour

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13-14 April 2019

Sat-Sunday
20Days
5Hours
55Mins
16Secs

Thurs, 11 April, 21:00 Hrs

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About Place

About Anjarle Village
Anjarle is a small port village nestled on the coastline of Ratnagiri District which is famous for its 2 km long stretch of white sand surrounded with Palm Trees, Kadyavarcha Ganpati and Konkani lifestyle. After the ongoing conservation taken at Velas, an initiative was taken by Village Gram Panchayat, Sahyadri Nisargamitra, Kasav Mitra Mandal-Anjarle, Nirmal Sagar Tat Abhiyan and Maharashtra Forest department to conserve Olive Ridley Turtle by protecting their eggs which are found at Anjarle shoreline.

Anjarle Turtle Festival
In recent years, the tiny village of Anjarle in Maharashtra bears witness to a truly heart-warming sight as hundreds of newly hatched Olive Ridley turtles take their first steps towards the big blue sea.

Anjarle Turtle Festival is aimed at conserving eggs of Olive Ridley Turtles that are one of the endangered species. Upon maturity, these hatchlings are then released into the sea under watchful eyes of volunteers. Witnessing the birth of these tiny turtles and their maiden journey towards the sea is a sight to behold. It signifies the value of life, no matter how small, in this big beautiful world!

Interesting Facts to Know
Only female turtles will come back to the breeding site for laying their eggs. Male turtles will never come back to the beach again. Female turtles will visit the shore during the late evening, make a pit on sandy beach, lay the eggs in the pit, cover it up with her fins and then leave back to sea, to never come back.

Eco-Tourism Anjarle
Anjarle is not only home to turtles but also to a myriad of ecotourism flavour. When you are done with turtle sightings, there is so much more in store including village walk, the trip to the historic Suvarnadurg Fort and well well famous Temple, Kadywarcha Ganpati and Shree Keshavraj (Lord Vishnu) and Shree Vyaghreshwar (Lord Shiva) in the sacred groves.

In Änjarle, entering into the water is strictly not allowed considering safety and security.

Suvarndurg Fort
Suvarnadurg is a fort that is located on a small island in the Arabian Sea, near Harnai in Konkan. Enjoy a boat ride from Harnai Jetty towards Suvarnadurg fort located in the middle of the sea if you are lucky we can spot dolphin nearby.

The literal meaning of Suvanadurga is “Golden Fort” as it was considered as the pride or the “feather in the golden cap of Marathas”. Built for the Maratha Navy for defence purposes, the fort also had a shipbuilding facility. The basic objective of establishing the fort was to counter enemy attacks, mainly by the colonialists of Europe and also by the local chieftains.

In the past, the land fort and the sea fort were connected by a tunnel, but this is now defunct. The present approach to the sea fort is only by boats from the Harnai port on the headland. It is a protected monument.

History
The fort was probably built by the Bijapur kings in the 17th century. Captured and strengthened by Shivaji, it became a stronghold of Maratha navy and remained with the Peshwas till 1818 AD. It was one of the main naval bases of the British.

Disclaimer

Turtle Sighting is a natural phenomenon and is a matter of luck. The trip dates have been planned after precise calculation of probable hatching dates and as per the information provided by volunteers and researchers at Velas however, nobody can GUARANTEE baby turtle sighting & is a matter of luck.

Trivia

pieces of information
LocationDapoli, Ratnagiri
Base CampAnjarle Village
Hatchings3 Times

Transfer

Pune to Pune
Departure
Bus Route
Pick-Up

Shivajinagar > Swargate > Katraj > Poladpur > Dapoli > Anjarle (Base)

22:00 – Shivajinagar
22:30 – Swargate
22:59 – Katraj Chauk

  • Please arrive before 15 min. at your pickup point to avoid getting late.
Arrival
  • Sun, 14 Apr 2019
  • 19:00
  • Shivajinagar, Pune-05

Inclusions

  • Transfer from/to Pune
  • Boat Ride to Suvarnadurg Fort
  • Sightseeing & Entry Charges
  • Konkani Home-stay Accommodation
  • 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch & 1 Dinner (Veg. / Non-Veg: Fish)
  • Evening Tea/Coffee
  • Group Medical Kit
  • An Experienced Trek Leads
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion list.

Itinerary

DAY 00 FRINight Travelling

22:00 – Reporting to the SG Team.
22:59 – Travel to the base village from Pune.

DAY 01 SATMorning & Evening Hatching at Anjarle

05:30 – Reach in Anjarle Eco-Village. Check in at respective Homestay.
06:00 – Visit Anjarle beach for watching the Hatching process.
08:00 – Freshen up. Breakfast+Tea.
09:00 – Visit Suvarndurg Fort by Boat ride. Explore.
11:00 – Free time in Harne port fish market.
13:00 – Enjoy Veg Konkani food at Anjarle.
14:30 – Free time.
17:00 – Visit Beach for Turtle Hatching. Sunset.
18:30 – Information about Hatching Process.
20:00 – Enjoy Dinner. (Veg./Non Veg. Available)
21:00 – Night walk on the beach.
22:00 – Day Stumps.

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DAY 02 SUNKonkan Sightseeing

06:00 – Wake-up Call. Freshen Up.
06:30 – Visit a beach for the last sighting of the trip.
08:00 – Come back & Have Breakfast.
09:00 – Visit some old religious temples near Anjarle.
– Kadyavarcha Ganpati, Shree Keshavraj and Shree Vyaghreshwar Temple.
12:30 – Lunch at Dapoli. (Veg.)
14:30 – Travel to Pune.
19:00 – Reach Pune with Happy Memories. 🙂

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Tour Essentials

Basic Gears

• Travel Backpack. (30-40 ltr)
• Walking Sandle or Slipper.
• Extra Pair of Clothes.

Outdoor Apparels

• Cap.
• Comfortable clothes.
• Carry an extra pair of cloth; to use on the next day.
• Sweaters / Sweatshirt: To protect from cold at night.
• Napkin or towel.

Food

• Min. 2-3 ltr. Water.
• Snacks: Fruits, Dry-fruits, Cookies & Chocolates, etc.
• Personal medicines, if any.

Accessories

• Torch / Headlamp.
• Sunglasses, Cap, Camera etc.

Personal Utilities

• Soap/Shampoo, Sunscreen cream, Hand sanitizer, Moisturiser, etc.
• Toilet Paper & wipes, Toothbrush, and Toothpaste & Quick dry towel.

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