Event Name: Yana Caves - Vibhooti Waterfall - Apsarkonda Beach Event Cost: Rs. 5499/- per pax Total Seats: 24 Location: Karnataka Nearest Town: Kumta Grade: Medium Approximate Duration: 3 - 5 Hours Trek
Imagine getting off a spaceship on a lonely planet few light years away from Earth and standing in front of a huge stone castle said to be of an alien kingProbably thats what you will feel like when you see the Yana Caves! After a small trek you will see two massive black rock outcrops jutting out of the dense forest, as if youve just discovered a new world. You can then roam inside the caves and surrounding area, challenge the photographer inside you to capture these unbelievable structures.
The Apsarakonda Falls, on the other hand, is like a place we would imagine in fairy tales brimming with angels and magical creatures. The falls are also accessible after a small trek through a well-marked route. Another set of mythical caves await your arrival herethe Pandava caves. There are also a few temples located in the vicinity.
Major Attractions:- 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 Trek to Unexplored Vibhooti Waterfall
About Yana 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 namedBhairaveshwara 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.
About Apsarakonda 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.
About Vibhooti Fall Tranquility at its best can be experienced at Vibhooti Falls, Karnataka. This small length cascading waterfalls is bliss and is surely a hidden treasure as tourists hardly reach here. Located close to the icon Yana Caves, Vibhooti Falls is a much-awaited destination.
Day 0 10:00 pm Meet Trikon Buddies at CST and board 12133 / Mangalore Express for overnight journey
Day 1- 11:00 pm Reach Kumta 12:30 pm Reach Honnavar (30 km from Kumta), Freshen up 01:00 pm Enjoy local delicacy for lunch and relax 02:00 pm Start for Vibhooti Waterfall 03:30 pm Reach Vibhooti Waterfall 05:30 pm Start our return journey for Honnavar 07:00 pm Reach Honnavar 08.30 pm Have dinner, share stories and hit the bed
Day 2- 6:00 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- 06:35 am Reach Mumbai
Inclusions Traveling from Mumbai to Mumbai Dormitory Accommodations at Honnavar Food: Day 1 - Lunch , Dinner; Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch Travel Trikon Expertise charges
Exclusions Food ordered in train journey Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc. Anything other than above-mentioned inclusion 5% GST
Things to Carry:- 3 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) Sleeping bag or bed sheet Please carry medicines if you need any Hand Sanitizer Identity Card
IMPORTANT Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon wont be responsible for any losses for the same. At times we might have to rely on Public transport for covering short distances Rs. 3,000 needs to be deposited for booking which is non-refundable. Rest of the payment to be done 7 days before the event start date. If you miss the train, you miss the trek. No refunds shall be entertained for the same.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance thats illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.