Kanakeshwar

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  • Address: Temple, Kanakeshwar, Maharastra., Alibag, India
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture

This is one of the most famous Shiva Temples in India. It is situated on a hill near the village Mapgaon. The architecture is of Hoysala style. The temple was built a long time back in 1764. But its majesty is still intact because of the way it has been preserved. The climate on the hill is cool and the surroundings are scenic. Also, the hill is surrounded by a dense jungle. This provides tourists with both- a good view and tranquillity. Legend has it that Lord Shiva himself stepped intothe temple during its construction.

Highlights include:

  • ‘NagobachaTappa’ (Snake Point)
  • ‘DevachiPayari’ (God’s Step)
  • The Pushkarni Tank
  • Statue of lord Shiva (54ft. high)
  • View of the Arabian Sea
  • View of the Khandvi Fort

Kanakeshwar Travel Tips

  • The hill is about 1200 feet high. Visitors have to climb 750 steps uphill.
  • Carry your own water bottles, sunscreens and hats.

How to Reach Kanakeshwar

  • Hire a taxi from Alibaug.

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  • Kanakeshwar Address: Temple, Kanakeshwar, Maharastra., Alibag, India
  • Kanakeshwar Timing: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Kanakeshwar(preferred time): 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kanakeshwar: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 23.59% of people who visit Alibag include Kanakeshwar in their plan

  • 25% of people start their Kanakeshwar visit around 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kanakeshwar

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kanakeshwar

People normally club together Mandwa Beach and Gateway Of India while planning their visit to Kanakeshwar.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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