Yana, Gokarna Overview

In the Sahyadri Hills of North Karnataka, Yana is a quaint Hill Station with a beauty that casts a spell and hills to appeal to the direst trekkers. Tucked in between one of the richest biodiversity centres of the world, Yana is a small hill station with immense beauty enough to captivate any soul that lays eyes on it. A small village located just 140 km from Hubli; Yana caves is famous as a centre of adventure, wildlife and religion hence proving to be the perfect getaway destination.

Blessed with the ever-enchanting greenery and freshness of the Sahyadri Hills of the Western Ghats, Yana is a hill station famous for housing two giant natural Limestone monoliths which attracts pilgrims in thousands every year. The Bhairaveshwara Peak and Mohini Peak are said to hold religious importance representing Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati respectively. Coupled with religious importance, it is also a great place to trek and bird watch. A trek to the twin peaks involves a very steep 3 km long trek which is at its worst slippery and it 's best breezy. The Yana village which symbolizes the rustic Indian rural life with mud roads, mushroom-like huts and a laid-back lifestyle allows you to get a glimpse of life in the Western Ghats.

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Best Time To Visit Yana Caves

The period from October till February is the best time to visit this beautiful hill station as it greets its visitors at its glorious best, the hills are greener, the trekking path is dry and there are countless more things to explore plus you don_Ñét need to carry a lot of layers of clothes and just a jumper sweatshirt should do. Monsoons are a period to avoid as the trekking path is slippery and rendered inaccessible plus most of the things are closed during this time as it is off-season.

Stay Near Yana Caves

Kumta is the nearest town about 25 km away for accommodation but Sirsi which 37 km away is a better choice for accommodation due to the laying of a short-cut road till Yana.

Sightseeing Around Yana

The hill station is famous for two rock monoliths called Bhairaveshwara Sikhara and Mohini Shikhara which represent the with the former representing the natural manifestation of Lord Shiv's Linga and the former Goddess Parvati. The two giant edicts standing at 120m and 90m respectively are the greatest eye-catcher of the hills of Yana. Vibhuti Waterfalls is another must-visit attraction near Yana an immensely beautiful site in the middle of Sahyadri Hills.

Activities At Yana

Trekking and Bird Watching are popular activities in Yana.

Local Experiences At Yana

The rustic rural life, the mushroom like colonies of huts and the lazy life of the Sahyadri Hills are an experience of their own which can be experienced at the Yana village.

Food At Yana

Try out some great Kannad delicacies in Sirsi like bisi bele bhath, jolada rotti, vada sambar and mamsaa saru.

Restaurants Near Yana Caves

Goudalli Biryani Family Restaurant and Hotel Bhavani

Sample Itinerary For Yana Caves

Yana is best combined and interspersed between trips to Hubli and Goa. A trail that you could follow would sound like: Goa-Yana-Goa one day round trip & Hubli-Yana-Hubli

Tips For Visiting Yana

Carry packed lunch, water bottles and do not litter as the place is a biodiversity zone.

How to Reach Yana

  • Air: Nearest airport is at Hubli which is 142 km from Yana. One can hail a cab or take state roadways buses till Yana.

  • Rail: Nearest Rail head is at Kumta which is just 20 km away from Yana. From here you can use local transport or hail a taxi for reaching Yana.

  • Road: NH 17 connects Yana to Hubli, two easiest approach roads to Yana are from Kumta & Sirsi. Local state buses and private buses ply from Hubli, Sirsi and Kumta till Yana.

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Nishant Choubey

on Yaana 4 years ago
The best part of this tour is the road by which you reach this isolated spot. Covered with thick forest and enigmatic view of the falls and hills is something that won't fade out of your mind easily. (Read More) The road is not for the rookie traveller. You will hardly find any sign of human. But yes once you reach there it will all worth your time and effort.
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