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The Anjarle Turtle Festival is a unique opportunity to witness the nesting and hatching of Olive Ridley turtles in Dapoli, Maharashtra. Held every year from February to April on the pristine Anjarle beach, this festival is organized by the local villagers who have been working hard to protect these endangered turtles for over a decade.

What to Expect at the Anjarle Turtle Festival

Introduction to Anjarle Turtle festival

The Anjarle Turtle Festival is a unique opportunity to witness the nesting and hatching of Olive Ridley turtles in Dapoli, Maharashtra. The festival takes place every year from February to April on Anjarle beach, organized by the local villagers who have worked hard to protect the endangered turtles for over a decade.

The Nesting Process

At night, the female Olive Ridley turtles come ashore to dig their nests in the sand and lay eggs. Volunteers guard the eggs to protect them from predators.

Hatching of Turtles

After 45 to 50 days, the eggs hatch, and baby turtles make their way toward the sea. Volunteers guide and protect them from predators and environmental threats.

Enjoy the Beach

Visitors can also enjoy the beauty of Anjarle beach, known for its clear blue waters, white sandy shores, and lush green hills and coconut groves.

Anjarle turtle festival 2023

Activities at the Anjarle Turtle Festival

Visitors can participate in various activities like beach cleanups, turtle walks, and cultural programs organized by the villagers.

Anjarle turtle festival

Support the Local Community

The Anjarle Turtle Festival is an opportunity to support the conservation efforts of the local community and to learn more about these fascinating creatures. If planning to attend, book accommodation in advance as the festival attracts many visitors. Follow the guidelines to ensure the turtles are not disturbed.


The Anjarle Turtle Festival is a must-visit for anyone interested in nature and wildlife. It’s a great way to connect with nature and support the efforts of the local community to protect these endangered turtles. Pack your bags, head to Dapoli, and get ready for an unforgettable experience!


Day 0 (Friday):

Depart from Borivali Station towards Anjarle at 9 PM & other pickups.

Day 1 (Saturday):

6:30 AM: Reach Anjarle Village & Immediately head out for Turtle Festival point in the hope of Witness Baby turtles.

8:30 AM: Check in at Home Stay at TravelMoody, Palande & Breakfast time. Remaining Time to Rest. VisitHarnai Bunder for a Fish auction. Return back to Home Stay for lunch.

3:00 PM: Freshen up & visit Kadyavarcha Ganpati Temple again visit the Turtle Festival point. Enjoy Beach along with  Beautiful sunset.

7:30 PM: Return back to Homestay. Overnight stay at TravelMoody Campsite & Homestay in, harne-Palande Beach.

8.00 PM: Campfire & Chill on Beach touch Homestay

9.00 PM: Have Konkani Delicious Dinner

Day 2 (Sunday):

7:00 AM: Go for Dolphin Safari, Water Sports activity on Palande Beach in front of Travel Moody Homestay and Camping.

8.30 AM: Freshnup and Have  Breakfast

9:00 AM: Head Towards Keshavraj Temple. En route enjoys a short Treak.

10:30 AM: Visit Keshavraj Temple

12:30 PM: Have lunch & Start the Return Journey toward Mumbai with memories for a lifetime



  1. ID proof
  2. Water bottle
  3. Ready-to-eat food/snacks (ex. Biscuits)
  4. Camera (Optional)
  5. Personal bedding
  6. Personal Clothing, Hygienic kit & Medical Kit (as per your requirement)
  7. Shoes/Sandals/floater with good grip
  8. Cell phone with Charger, Power Bank
  9. Sunglasses, caps, Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  10. Carry Enough cash (As per your requirement)


Tips & Suggestions :

Avoid heavy Luggage, suggest you carry a backpack/rucksack over heavy suitcases.

It’s a Backpacking Trip, not a Luxury Trip;

Basic but decent authentic homestays in Travel Moody Campsite & Homestay, Palande Beach  will be Provided on Sharing Basis ( 6 people in 1 Room or Tent for two people)

Be Prepared for 2 days of sightseeing in a humid climate, almost it usually remains hot during the day.

We all are aware that starting a new life is a completely natural process, but we hope to be able to welcome the offspring at our time of visit to the turtle festival of Anjarle.



Join us to witness the birth of a new life…

Observe the first walk of Olive Ridley Turtles towards the vast ocean…

We will also visit :

  1. Harnai bander
  2. Friends Point
  3. Keshavraj Temple
  4. Kadyavarcha Ganpati

Note: Dolphin Safari & Water Sports also Available at Extra Cost


*Batches :*

Dm us at WhatsApp at +91 8108131860 below contact for dates.

Departure on Friday at 9:00 PM from Mumbai

Available Dates:

18 to 19 March ’23

25 to 26 March ’23

01 to 02 April ’23

08 to 09 April ’23


Only 13 Participants per Batch

Tour Cost: 3,500 Rs. (Includes Food+ Accommodation + Travelling) 

Includes :

  • Travel from Mumbai by Pvt. AC bus
  • Authentic Local Meals (Veg/Nonveg)
  • Village-style Home Stay or Tent-camping experience with proper bedding.
  • Ferry Charges & Festival entry fees
  • Basic First Aid, guide & expertise charges.


Contact: Office +91 8108131860

Nikhil +91 9004131860

Omkar +91 9702149159


Thank you!

Team Travel Moody.