Event Tag: Trikon #100
Event Name: Yana Caves-A Mythical Discovery
Event Date:17th & 18th September 2016
Event Cost: Rs.4,250/- 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 Apsarkonda beach
- Trek through a dense forest to Yana Caves
- Explore and capture the unique Yana Caves
- Group games and fun along the way
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.
Day 0 -16th September, Friday
10:00 pm Meet Trikon Buddies at CST and board 12133 / Mangalore Express for overnight journey
Day 1 - 17th September, Saturday
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 - 18 September, Sunday
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 - 19 September, Monday
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
At times we might have to rely on Public transport for covering short distances
Amount of Rs. 2,000 needs to be deposited for booking which is non refundable. Rest of the payment to be done 14 days before the event start date.
If you miss the train, you miss the trek. No refunds shall be entertained for the same.
List of things required:
2 ltr water bottle
Good Trekking Shoes
Rain coats and Windcheaters (Avoid carrying umbrellas)
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder some snacks & biscuits.
Extra Pair of Clothes
Haversack or Backpack to put all this (No sling bags)
Please carry medicines if you need any
For registration & details, please drop us an email with your name and phone number at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write the subject of the mail as ‘Trikon #100 Yana Caves Trek'
Please expect a delay in response for any queries on Saturday & Sunday as Travel Trikon Team will be travelling to some or the other event. Thanks for your understanding & co-operation.
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