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  • Address: Temple, Kanakeshwar, Maharastra., Alibag, India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • 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
  • Kanakeshwar Price: Free
  • 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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  • Website: http://www.indiasite.com/maharashtra/alibaug/kanakeshwar-devasthan-temple.aspx
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  • 23.65% 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

Kanakeshwar Reviews & Ratings

  • Had to take directions from locals to reach the location. Ample open parking space. One hour climb to the top which includes some 700 steps. The temples needs some maintainance, but very peaceful inside. Breathtaking view from the top. A must visit.

  • Great place. Do not follow the Google maps route to the temple! It ends in a villa. Had to come back to the main road and check with local people. Also ensure you climb down before sunset. It's quite dark after sunset and difficult to find the way down as there are no lights

  • Kanakeshwar Mahadev temple is situated at the top of hill. There are more than six hundred step built from mapgaon village to temple. Total height from sea level is more than hundred metres. Temple is open at sunrise and close at sunset, but it's preferable to start early in morning . Total time taken for complete journey is approximately two and half hours. Temple is built with stones and there is elegant carvings on outer wall. You can have snacks and drinks from nearby homes. Jungle nearby temple is dense and pleasant to visit.

  • Great place if you want to have a peace of mind. Stay for 1 night.

  • Cool place .. Peace of mind 1 .Spritiual place .2. about 650 steps need to climb . 1 step is actually equal s to 3 step . 3.Best time to visit this place is during rainy season . 4.There is temple of God Shankar . 5. Drinking water is available but it is situated at top hence it is recommended to keep 1 bottle with u .

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