Anjarle Turtle Festival is a unique way of celebrating and enjoying responsible eco-tourism in India while taking the chance to explore beautiful beach locales. The festival takes directly after the conservation efforts initiated at Velas by an NGO named Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra and the Kasav Mitra Mandal Committee.
Anjarle, a small village in the Ratnagiri district is where each year, a lot of turtles of the Olive Ridley population come to lay eggs. These are then put in a hatchery built by the locals on the beach and allowed to incubate naturally. Proper care is taken of these unhatched eggs until the time they hatch and baby turtles set out for the sea. When it started out, such an initiative was an important step in conserving the lessening population of the Olive Ridley turtles. Even still, the festival offers a wonderful opportunity to understand all the life around us and taking steps to conserve it. As the baby turtles come out of their eggs to later move towards the sea, it is an immensely gratifying moment to witness it.
An integrated experience, this one makes for a great way to combine both our unequivocal support for environment and indulge in quality laid-back time at the beach. You can walk on the white sands at Anjarle beach and enjoy some early morning turtle sighting. It is a brilliant way of getting one with the nature and truly experiencing the humbling beauty of it.
What's more to this package is the chance to visit the Suvarnadurg Fort and three popular temples nearby: Kadyavarcha Ganpati, Shree Keshavraj Temple, Shree Vyaghreshwar Temple. So, while you make a strong statement about being a responsible tourist by choosing an easy-on-the-planet travel, you also get to explore the natural charms of the underrated Anjarle beach. Furthermore, you will also get to explore under-the-radar spots near and in Anjarle and get to delve into the local Konkani culture.
For lovers of nature and travel, and especially for the ones that like to combine the two, this is an ideal vacation.
Pickup starts near Dadar(E) Station
Following is the schedule for all the pick ups provided by the Trikona Team:
11:00 pm Meet the team at Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, near Dadar (E) station
11:15 pm Pick up at K Star Mall, Chembur
11:45 pm Pick up at Vashi Below Main Bridge
12:15 am Pick up at Panvel ST Depot
Anjarle Beach + Suvarnadurg Fort
Reach Anjarle around 5.30 am. You can freshen up a little and later head to Anjarle beach for turtle sighting in the early morning. Return back to enjoy scrumptious breakfast and later head out on a boat to visit the Suvarnadurg Fort. Have a fun time delving deep into the exploration of the time-honored fort.
For lunch, sink your teeth in filling Konkani food at Anjarle.
In the evening, head back to Anjarle beach for turtle sighting. You are sure to love walking in the white sands and enjoying the vibe around. Watch baby turtles come out of their eggs and move towards the sea, a strangely gratifying moment.
After enjoying for a bit, take the chance to go backwater riding.
Return to homestay for a tasty dinner. You can also go out for a night-stroll. Overnight stay at homestay.
Visit to Kadyavarcha Ganpati, Shree Keshavraj Temple, Shree Vyaghreshwar Temple.
Start your day early morning to have a chance to walk to Anjarle beach for early morning turtle sighting. After a while, return to homestay and enjoy breakfast.
Today you will visit three important temples located nearby: Kadyavarcha Ganpati, Shree Keshavraj Temple, Shree Vyaghreshwar Temple. Explore local scenery and have lunch at Dapoli.
Leave for Mumbai around 3 pm. You will be given refreshments en route. You are likely to reach Dadar around 9 in the evening.
Witness the joy of turtle hatchlings as they walk into the sea
Learn about Olive Ridley turtle conservation
Enjoy sunrise and sunset at the beach
Visit the famous Kadyavarcha Ganpati Temple
Also get to see other temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva
Indulge in mouth-watering Konkani cuisine
Experience rustic village homestay
Things to Carry
2 ltrs water
Torch with new cells
Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & biscuits
Extra sets of clothes
Clean napkin or towel
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
Please carry personal medicines if any