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Chennai Turtle Walk

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8/25 2nd Street, Chennai (Madras) 600090, India
+91 97898 64166
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Great way to meet people interested in nature conservation issues.

Between the months of December and April each year, several thousand Olive Ridley turtles come to... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Aviott J
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Vienna, Austria
April is Hatching time, Nesting time is Jan to March mid. A must do

we were able to catch the hatching season. the nesting season was over. these bunch of volunteers... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
J J
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Join independent conservation and wildlife enthusiast groups such as the Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network for midnight walks from Neelangarai to Besant Nagar beach to aid the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle by relocating eggs for safe release to the sea.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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8/25 2nd Street, Chennai (Madras) 600090, India
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Between the months of December and April each year, several thousand Olive Ridley turtles come to the sandy beaches along the outskirts of Chennai to lay their eggs. For nearly four decades now, several dozen volunteers of the Chennai Students Sea Conservation Network SSTCN meet...More

Thank Aviott J
Reviewed 6 May 2017

we were able to catch the hatching season. the nesting season was over. these bunch of volunteers is doing a great job of saving the olive ridley turtles. however they encourage you to read all the FAQ on their site before asking any questions. Slot...More

Thank J J
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Every year from Each night during the nesting season, a group of college students would trudge along the coast looking for Olive Ridley turtle nests and relocate them to a hatchery. The female turtle digs a pit in the sand with her back flippers and...More

2  Thank manoj k
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Was looking for this type of activity. finally got a chance to be part of the same. The volunteers are having super knowledge about that. It was a very good experience walking from 12 am till 5 am in the beach and collected Turtle Eggs...More

1  Thank Hare_Sahu
Reviewed 29 February 2016

You have to know well in advance and join in. It is always in the night, so might not be suitable for younger children.

2  Thank Shyamis
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Held between January and April for the public on weekends, this is probably the best thing I have done in Chennai...in life infact! I have walked in nights when there were nothing but dead turtles and the there were very few nights where we saw...More

2  Thank DrLakshmiKrishnan
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I was lucky enough to be able to go on the turtle walk a few years ago and it was a wonderful experience! I would recommend everyone do it, especially those of you that have little ones. I will remind you though that its often...More

2  Thank PalomaRao
Reviewed 26 December 2015

This is a seasonal midnight activity and must be done in groups for safety reasons. I suggest you tie up with local volunteer groups and do the walk. This is basically to save the baby turtles that wander away in the wrong direction.

Thank SagarVS
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This will definitely be one of the most unique and rewarding experiences you can be a part of! What an amazing feeling! We have to thank our lucky stars though, because we encountered about a 100 baby turtles coming out of their eggs on our...More

Thank PoulomiRoy
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Tuff to locate the place...nice place for kids..teens might feel bored..must visit place..i have been with some of my friends

Thank madhu507
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