The “Nageshwar Cave/Temple” is dedicated to the lord Shankara. The pinnacle appears to look like the eyes and hood of a Cobra (‘Nag’ in Marathi). Due to this the place appears to have got its name “Nageshwar”.
A very unique natural phenomenon to observe here is – A small stream of water that performs ‘Abhishek’ on the Shiv Linga all year round even in dry seasons. The natural stream of water percolates down from the mountaintop and falls exactly on the Shiva Linga. On the side of the Shivling, there is a trident and two or three idols in the broken stem from the Nandi stone.
Nageshwar Temple is a very old Swayambhu Temple of lord Shankara. It is a sacred temple and people believe that vows made there are fulfilled. Devotees from long distances come here for darshan on the occasion of Mahashivratri. On Mahashivratri, the Nageshwar temple is crowded with devotees.
Nageshwar Pinnacle captures the attention of Vasota Fort A small conical hill aka “Vrundavan Peak or Khota Nageshwar” behind that a faraway one more conical peak attracts; middle of that peak carved caves are seen from Vasota fort. One can also go to Nageshwar Temple from Vasota Fort or visit Vasota Fort by taking darshan from Nageshwar Temple. The road there is rough and passes through the forest.
Nageshwar Temple and Vasota Fort are both enchanting scenic spots to experience the natural beauty.
Day 0Night Travelling
22:30 Please reach your pickup point and mark your attendance. We will travel by private bus to base camp or the starting point of the trek.
Day 1Nageshwar Caves Trek
05:00 We arrive at Chorawane village.
05:00 – 06:15 Refresh yourself. (Toilets are not available there.) Have breakfast & tea.
06:15 Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.
06:30 – 12:30 Now we start the trek to the Nageshwar caves via the old “Nagsari Ghat” route. We need to gain elevation approx. 2050 ft. to reach the caves. Worship at lord Shiva temple. Explore the surroundings of the Nageshwar caves. You will be mesmerised after watching the huge cliffs of the Sahyadri mountains.
12:30 – 15:30 Now we start descending to the base village via the same route. Reach the base village & Refresh yourself.
15:30 – 17:30 Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.
17:30 – 23:00 Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories and non-biodegradable garbage.
We are going to have tea on the way. Resume the rest of the journey.
23:00 Reach Pune and now it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s keep in touch via phone / social media and meet again on another memorable trip.
SEE YOU SOON! 😊
Day 1: Highlights
• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 2,050 ft.; ⇓ 2,050 ft. • Walk (approx.): 9 hrs., 6 km. • Accommodation: N/A • Meals: Breakfast, Meal after the Trek