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Event Name: Yana Caves - Vibhooti Waterfall - Apsarkonda Beach
Event Cost: Rs. 5499/- per pax
Total Seats: 24
Nearest Town: Kumta
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 king…Probably that’s 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 you’ve 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 here—the Pandava caves. There are also a few temples located in the vicinity.
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
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.
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.
10:00 pm Meet Trikon Buddies at CST and board 12133 / Mangalore Express for overnight journey
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 pmStart our return journey for Honnavar
07:00 pm Reach Honnavar
08.30 pm – Have dinner, share stories and hit the bed
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
06:35 am Reach Mumbai
Traveling from Mumbai to Mumbai
Dormitory Accommodations at Honnavar
Food: Day 1 - Lunch , Dinner; Day 2 - Breakfast , Lunch
Travel Trikon Expertise charges
Food ordered in train journey
Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
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
Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t 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 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.
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.