We welcome you! You are at the right place where passion meets conservation. I am Mohan Upadhye who brings 20 years of experience from the turtle conservation project at Velas. At our homestay in Velas, we strive to offer a unique and educational experience that goes beyond traditional accommodations.

Mr. Mohan Dattatray Upadhye (Host)

  • Researcher at Mangrove Foundation, forest department, Maharashtra
  • Environment activist at Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra, Chiplun
  • 20+ years of turtle conservation work at Velas
Meet me and get experience to work with me on site. Get insights of nature in Konkan and specifically turtles.

Nature and Turtle Tours

Embark on unforgettable adventures with our guided nature and turtle tours. Explore the pristine beauty of Konkan and witness the magic of turtle hatchlings in their natural habitat. Connect with nature in a way that goes beyond the ordinary.

Educational Initiatives

We share knowledge about turtle conservation, educational programs and activities that highlight the importance of wildlife preservation.

Social and Environmental Responsibility

We are committed to social and environmental responsibility. We prefer eco-friendly practices and sustainability initiatives. Our homestay contributes to a responsible tourism.

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गुरुवर्य श्री. गोपीनाथ महाडिक
गुरूवर्य श्री. भाऊ काटदरे, (सह्याद्री निसर्ग मित्र)
Appreciation of efforts from Government of Maharashtra