Kankeshwar is a very hilly, forest-covered region that is located near Alibag (14 km) which is in the Raigad district of . It is famous for an old temple of Lord Shiva. The temple lies on a small hill that is near the Mapgaon village (12 km from Alibag.) The hill is at 1,200 feet high. So one has to climb over 700 - 750 steps to reach the temple. The temple was built during 1764 in Hoysala style.
Places to Stay
Many city hotels are available near Kankeshwar. Some of them are Sai - Inn Holiday Resort, Hotel Sahyadri and Hotel Ramakant.
Marathi is the official spoken language of this region. Hindi is also spoken by the local residents.
Kartik Poornima is a major festival that is held every year during November.
Places of Interest
There are plenty of tourist attractions near Kankeshwar. These include the Maruti Temple, Gaymandi, Gaymukh, the Fort of Khandevi, Mohan Giri, Balgiri, Kolaba Fort (16 km), Varsoli Beach (14 km), Sri Datta Mandir (18 km from Alibag), Sri Ramehwar Mandir and Shitaladevi temple (14 km from Alibag.)
How to Get There
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport is located at Mumbai and is the airport nearest to Kankeshwar.
The Pen railway station is the closest and is located 26 km from Kankeshwar.
Kankeshwar is well-connected to Alibag, Pen, Ramwadi and all the major neighbouring cities and districts of Maharashtra. Private-operated bus services like Hari Om Travel Services, Shri Swami Travels and Prathamesh Travels are popular in this region. When you make use of your bus ticket discount coupon from various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.