The Sahyadri range holds treasures beyond measure. Yana Caves is one such example. Two sooty rock hillocks, made of crystalline limestone can be seen rising sharply above a blanket of green forest. They have been named—Bhairaveshwara and Mohini, after two mythological characters. The former embodies a self-manifested Shiva Lingam while there is an idol of Goddess Parvati inside the latter. The cave temple is also popular for Shivratri celebration by locals. A simple trek of 3kms through a thick, damp forest is all you need to get there. The area is also apt for nature walks to observe its biodiversity.
The “pond of the angels” or Apsarakonda is said to be of ancient origin. The beauty of the place will leave you awestruck. It can be reached after a small trek through the jungle. The water flows down through roots of a peepal tree that descends to the pond below. The mystery doesn’t end here. Hidden behind the foliage are the caves that were once occupied by Pandavas during their exile, as per popular belief. Monsoon is the best time to visit this place.
Batch 1 : 27th & 28th October 2018
What is included in the tour
- Traveling from Mumbai to Mumbai by Sleeper Coach Non AC Train
- Dormitory Accommodations at Honnavar
- Food: Day 1 - Lunch , Dinner; Day 2 - Breakfast , Lunch
- Travel Trikon Expertise charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Food ordered in train journey
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
- Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
- 5% GST
- Visit an unusual corner of Karnataka tucked away in greenery
- Enjoy a relaxed evening at the Apsarakonda waterfall
- Have fun at Apsarakonda beach
- Trek through a dense forest to Yana Caves
- Explore and capture the unique Yana Caves
- Group games and fun along the way
Day 0 Friday , 26th October 2018
09:30 pm Meet Trikon Buddies at CST and board 12133 / Mangalore Express for overnight journey
Day 1- Saturday , 27th October 2018
11:00 am Reach Kumta
12:30 pm Reach Honnavar (30km from Kumta), Freshen up
01:00 pm Enjoy local delicacy for lunch and relax
04:00 pm Explore Apsarakonda falls, beach and Pandava caves
07:00 pm Back to hotel
09:30 pm Dinner
Day 2- Sunday , 28th October 2018
06:00 am Wake up call
07:00 am Have breakfast and gear up for the day
08:30 am Check out from hotel
11:00 am Reach Yana caves, start exploring and photography
02:00 pm Enjoy packed lunch
03:00 pm Proceed towards Kumta station
04:50 pm Board train from Kumta for Mumbai
Day 3- Monday , 29th October 2018
06:35 am Reach Mumbai
Things to Carry:-
• 2 ltrs water
• Camera (Optional)
• Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
• Snacks & Biscuits
• Extra Pair of Clothes
• Clean napkin or small towel
• Cap, sunglasses, scarf, sunscreen etc.
• Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
• Please carry medicines if you need any
• Hand Sanitizer
• Identity Card
- Avoid wearing precious Jewellery while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
- Swimming in the sea is strictly prohibited.
- Mobile connectivity is unavailable in the area
- Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.