On the eve of Women’s DAY, ???? ??? has arranged a one day WOMEN SPECIAL TREK to Kanakeshwar, and fun time @ Kihim beach near Alibaug, on March 7, 2010.
Kanakeshwar, on the Konkan coast near Alibaug, is a nice place and famous for cool climate and especially because of the old temple of Lord Shiva. The temple is situated on a small hill and the nearby village is Mapgaon which is almost 12 km from Alibaug. The hill is almost 1200 feet high and one has to climb 700 – 750 steps to reach on top.
In the mid of the hill one can see Nagobacha Tappa (a Place of Snakes) and the famous step Devachi Payari. There is one popular story about this step that it was named because it is said that God itself stepped here after the construction of the temple and the steps. The temple of Kanakeshwar is very beautiful; it is a Hoysal style structure built in 1764. A water tank, popularly known as Pushkarni, has water almost throughout the year.
The hill and the surroundings are pretty good to visit. One can see the hilly region and the forest on the hill. The other places to see near Kanakeshwar are Maruti Temple, Gaymandi (Sculpture of Cow), Temple of Devi Putrabai, Gaymukh and the plateau of Vyaghreshwar (a small temple of Lord Shiva), etc.
Truly, Kanakeshwar is a place to feel the jungle and silence of the jungle and hills. If you want to see the beauty of the Arabian sea and fort of Khandevi as well as the entire hilly region, then Kanakeshwar is the place to visit.
The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Sunday 7th March 2010
06:00 Hrs: @ Departure from Mumbai by Private Vehicle
Pick up on the way from Dadar,Sion,Chembur,Vashi, Panvel etc.
07:30 Hrs: @ Hotel Karnala for Breakfast &T
09:45 Hrs: @ Kankeshwar Base
10:00 Hrs: Ascend
11:30 Hrs: Atop
Exploration, LUNCH & Rest
14:00 Hrs: Descend
15:00 Hrs: @ Base
15:30 Hrs: @ Kihim Beach
FUN TIME for 2 Hours
17:30 Hrs: @ Depart for Mumbai
19:00 Hrs: @ Amantran, Vadkhal for Snack
We will be in Mumbai around 21:30 hrs (that’s – subjective)
The Estimated expenditure is abt Rs. 500 /-
This includes Mumbai to Mumbai transportation by private vehicle, Morning & Evening refreshments
Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 350/- (Non-refundable) to book for vehicle … Deposit the amount on following account.
Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
Seats r limited … MAXimum 25 members …
Last date 2 confim urself is Friday 5th March 2010 till 14:00 Hrs
Things To Carry:-
Pls Do carry LUNCH for Sunday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food.
Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit
A haversack to put all these things
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Shradha Shenvi (Leader) : 09869640008
Supriya Choudhari (Leader) : 09881843813
Jagdish Patil (Organiser) : 09869369836
If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation.
With Warm Wishes