Yana is a town located in the forests of the Kumta, Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India which is known for the unusual karst rock formations. The astonishing rock formations of Yana fascinate to the travelers, nature lovers and trekkers too. The rocks are the feature of this little town which is situated in the Sahyadri mountain area of the Western Ghats. Yana is distinguished for two gigantic rock formations known as the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara. The extensive rocks are made out of strong dark, crystalline Karst limestone. Bhairaveshwara Shikhara is 120 m (390 feet) in tallness, while the Mohini Shikhara, which is tinier, is 90 m (300 feet) in stature.
A temple in a cave is devoted to Lord Shiva is established at the base of the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara. Water drizzles from the particular rocks over the Shiva lingam and peoples call this water as Gangodbhava. The statue of Goddess Parvati is found at the base of the Mohini Shikhara.
Attractions: Yana Rocks, Vibhooti Falls, Mirjan Fort, Benne Hole Falls
Best Time to visit: September and October
Peak Season: October to January
How to Reach
- By Air: Hubli Airport is the nearest airport to Yana, which is situated at a distance of 136 km.
- By Rail: Kumta Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is 30 km away.
- By Road: Many KSRTC and Private buses are available from Kumta, Sirsi and also get from other cities of Karnataka. Tourists can also hire cabs or taxi from major cities too.