- Event: Kokankada Festival 5th Year - Date: 8-9 Feb' 20 (Starting on 7th night 22:30pm) - Size: 25 Pax | Type: Trek & Camping - Cost: 1600/-
Harishchandragad Kokankada Festival
The main moto behind organizing this festival is to bring together all the trekkers/hikers community's from various region and share their experiences with knowledge of Sahyadri and to enjoy the beauty of Harishchandragad & it's massive cliff which we all know as "kokankada" a second home of every wanderer.
The main highlights of the fest are
- Bamboo Handicrafts exhibition & sale. - Presentation of Short films & Documentaries on/in Sahyadris. - Local Folk dances & music. - Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Celebration. - Sharing of experiences by various experience people in their respective fields. (Photography, Climbing, Trekking, Himalayan expeditions, Sahyadri, Safety techniques, etc.)
Itinerary for the event as follows:
Meeting point Kasara Railway station ticket Counter 01.30 am on 8th Feb' 20
Catch the mentioned train below on your respective station on 7th Feb' 20
Do not miss the train as if no alternative available in a refund not entertained.
- 01:30 Regroup and Board jeep and travel to base village - 02:00 In route tea and washroom available - Bumpy ride to village - 05:30 Reach village and rest while preparation of bf/tea - 08:00 Freshen up start ascend via Pachnai route - 10:30 It will take 2 hrs to reach Top with normal hike - 11:00 Rest for while at Kedareshwar caves. - 11:40 Will ascend more 40 mins visit Taramati Peak - 13:30 Post descend to kokankada have lunch and rest - 17:30 Enjoy sunset from the massive pinnacle - 19:00 Festival continues till midnight. - 21:00 Dinner Call - 23:30 Retire for the day
Day-2 Sun 9th Feb' 20 - 06:30 Wakeup call have Bf/Tea - 07:30 Visit Kokankada - 08:30 Start descend to paachnai - 11:00 Reach paachnai have lunch and travel back to kasara through bumpy road. - 16:30 Tentative reach Kasara - Catch respective trains and events end with memories.
Cost Includes - Travel From-To Kasara - 2 Bf/Tea, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner - Tented accommodation on sharing basis 3/4 Person - Guide and Expertise
Cost Excludes - Anything which not covered in inclusion - Medical/Insurance - Personal Expenses any kind
Things to Carry: - ID Card - Backpack - Drinking water 2/3 ltr - Some ready to eat food - Winter Clothing - Bedding and Chaddar to Pullover or Sleeping bag - Electrolyte - Extra pair of cloths - Headlamp or torch - Personal medicine if any