August 24, 2012

Andaman Travel Guide...

Hotel :
I booked a total tour package 9 days at seashell .. both PB and Havelock..
The hotel in PB is at a good location provided you are taking the Deluxe Sea View rooms.. I suppose those are the only rooms from where you can get the awesome view of the ocean..
The staff over there is courteous but but but they are very very slow.. If you order something to the room, they might "forget" or even take an hour to send it up..

Check if you are going in the offseason.. if thats the case then you can always ask for discounts..
I was not offered a single penny discount as I was there during the peak season 25th dec to 1st jan..
The only complimentary stuff that they offer to a couple is a "candle light dinner" at havelock..

Are you going to Havelock also?

August 15, 2012

Kankeshwar.. the God of Gold..

Kankeshwar when split Kanak-Ishwar literally means God of Gold... Kankeshwar is a temple of Shiva on a hill very close to Alibag..

There are 650 steps which one has to climb to reach the temple on top.. The first 350 steps are a bit tiring, but the next 300 steps are really easy..

To reach the temple one has to go through the really crappy roads of NH17.. The roads between Pen and wadkhal and even after that are in a really bad shape.. it was a roller coaster ride all the way... The roads after Wadkhal towards Alibag are also in a dilapidated condition.. the only saving grace was the weather and the darshan we got  in the temple..

From Wadkhal one has to take the Alibag road..  Take a right at Karlekhind.. That road takes you to Revas.. As you keep going on the road, you would see a HUGE arch which reads Kankeshwar..

Total distance from Matunga to Kankeswar is nearly 100kms..

It took us nearly an hour and a half to reach the top ..

View of the hill from the parking lot.

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