Turtles are seen marching into the sea. This will be seen marching in the turtle festival. This festival is scheduled to take place on March 10, 2018. This is a very vast festival, people come from far off places to come and watch the turtles marching into the sea. This festival will take place in the Velas village of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. People must make a clear watch on the accommodation and all other needs. This festival will take place whole day. Velas is a small village in Maharashtra which is famous for Turtles and this festival. This is an exciting festival which takes place in the village and people from different places come and witness it.
This celebration of Turtles festival was started by an NGO named Sahyadri Nisargmitra. This festival marks the importance and the conservation of the turtles. Every year people come to see a very beautiful scenario where thousands of newly hatched Olive Ridley turtles take their first steps towards the big blue sea. This is marked with great joy and happiness as it signifies that turtles are still preserved. People who are trying to visit the place can travel on a flight. The nearest airport is the Pune Airport. This festival started in 2000 and since then every year the walk of the turtle into the sea is watched.
People who are travelling down to Vellas are adviced not to wear precious jewellery to this place. As it is a trekking places, people must carry light bags and should not carry heavy cash. People will witness the walk of Turtles into the sea. This is a time when a lot of crowd is there and almost every accommodation is booked. People must plan the trip accordingly. This festival is now taken care of by the Forest authority. Vellas is not only a place for turtle but also for fishes.