The Konkan Turtle Festival is one of the unique festivals celebrated in the month of March when the Olive Ridely turtles are newly hatched. This specie of turtles is an endangered one as of now.
Therefore to preserve them this special festival is going to take place at the Velas Beach near Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
These newly hatched turtles all together take a march at the sea side during the Annual turtle festival. The main motive behind celebrating this festival is to help preserve and save the marine turtles who are suffering a high mortality rate across the globe due to many sea activities like shipping, trawling etc. They have been highly threatened by such human activities.
So, it’s again that time of the year when the dawn breaks down and with the numerous sunrays and lovely sunshine you can see many number of turtles hatched from the eggs and coming out of it, all together. The sight is just amazing to see and you can cherish the moment by praising the Mother Nature and its wonders.
The Konkan region is the right place to witness this festival. The beauty of this place can leave you awestruck and also along with that, the beautiful beaches are apt for relaxing and chilling all day.
For those who are an ardent lover of nature, you will love the never-ending music of the sea waves and its tranquility, this place and the festival can come to your rescue from the busy city life.
One great thing is that this festival takes place on the weekends and some few kilometers away from the city of Mumbai. Every year many people from different places come, including a large number of foreigners too.
Apart from this, it is an ultimate place to pitch in your camps and enjoy the perks of camping with your family and friends. The ride near the Konkan coast and a stroll at this Konkan beach is simply amazing and would leave you with an amazing travel experience. Also you can try your hands on trekking at the nearby places.
So this weekend, all you need to do is simply pack your bags, prepare your tents and drive in to this lovely place and be a part of the Konkan Turtle Festival 2015. Have an amazing weekend ahead!
Dates – 14-15 March 2015.