If you want to do something different this time when you set out to enjoy nature, this beach trek is for you! With every step you take, there will be sound of waves crashing onto colorful rocks, golden sand and breathtaking views with every little hill you climb. Also, did we mention there’s a ferry ride, camping on a beach and sleeping under the stars? Yeah, it’s magical. You might even spot dolphins if you’re lucky! Need we say more?
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 the 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.
Situated by the Konkan Railway route, the trail between Kumta and Gokarna connects more than 10 clean and beautiful beaches on the northern tip of Karnataka. Most are untouched by regular tourists and only shelter few shacks for beach lovers. Start the trail at Kumta, walk through Vannali Beach, Kadle Beach, Nirvana Beach, Paradise Beach, Half-Moon Beach and Om Beach to name a few. End the trek at Gokarna, which is home to a famous Shiva Temple.
Please Note: This is a two-day trek covering approximately 15 kms in all. Every participant must carry 2 full bottles of water since there may not be shops or water outlets in between stops.
There will be a vehicle to carry luggage like sleeping bags, tents, camping equipment etc. So you need to carry only a day pack for water, food, cap etc. Please divide your luggage in 2 bags accordingly. The bag that is to be left in the vehicle should be locked.
Day 1 - 07th March, Saturday
03:00 pm Meet the Trikon Team at LTT and catch 12619 / Matsyagandha Express for overnight journey
Day 2 - 08th March, Sunday
05:00 am Reach Kumta, Get Fresh , breakfast near the station
07:00 am Catch a bus to Kumta Beach
08:30 am Start the hike through number of beaches
12:00 pm Packed lunch on the way
04:00 pm Reach Belekan Beach, freshen up, set up camp for the night
09:00 pm Bonfire fun & games
Sleep under the stars in your sleeping bag or you also have the option to use the tents. Please carry sheets to be used in the tent at night if you don’t have a sleeping bag.
Day 3 - 09th March, Monday
06:00 am Wake up to the sight of the rising sun over the sea, freshen up
08:00 am Enjoy breakfast and chai
08:30 am Start the trek to Gokarna through Paradise , Half-Moon Beach, Om Beach
03:00 pm Reach Gokarna Beach, enjoy lunch at a nearby hotel
05:30 pm Proceed towards Apsarakonda Beach by Local Transport
07:30 pm Reach Apsarakonda Beach , Freshen up
09:30 pm Home Stay at Apsarakonda
Day 4 - 10th March, Tuesday
07:00 am Wakeup Call
08:00 am Have breakfast and gear up for the day
10:00 am Trek to Vibhooti Waterfall
01:00 pm Move to Kumta
02:00 pm Lunch at Kumta
03:00 pm Explore Mirjan Fort
05.40 pm Board Train 12620/Matsyagandha Express from Kumta towards Mumbai
Day - 11th March, Wednesday
05:53 am Reach Thane Station
06:35 am Reach LTT Station
What is included in the tour
- Non-AC Sleeper train tickets Mumbai-Kumta and Gokarna-Mumbai
- Day 1 Breakfast to Day 4 Lunch
- Tented accommodation at Beach camp
- Home Stay at Apsarakonda
- Local transport at Kumta and Gokarna
- Trikon expertise charges
- Vehicles to carry your luggage
What is NOT included in the tour
- Food ordered in train journey
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
- Anything other than the above mentioned inclusion
- 5% GST
- Hike through more than 10 pristine beaches along the Arabian Sea coast
- Ferry ride across the Aghanashini River
- Camp on a beach and sleep under the stars
- Enjoy local cuisine especially cooked for you
- Bonfire fun & games at night
- Witness gorgeous sunset and sunrise by the sea
- Trek to Unexplored Vibhooti Waterfall