The beautiful village is in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, around 400 km from state capital Bangalore. It is well known for the unique rock formations. Mohini Shikara and Bhairaweshwara Shikara are the two main mountain formations here. These are around300 feet in height. One can find a crystalline form of black lime stones in these mountains. This is also one of the emerging pilgrimages as it has a carved temple which has naturally formed lingam. The hilly region is a fantastic place to rejoice in summer. The lush green forest of this region is assuring a wonderful vacation here. Vibhuthi waterfall is the highlighting tourist attraction in Yana. The small village will become hub of activity during festival seasons. There is a spring near to the cave temple; bath in this spring is considered sacred. Yana is also an important bio diversity spot and is protected by Biodiversity Welfare Act.
Places to visit
It is located along the banks of River Gangavali and cascading from 30 feet height. The serene atmosphere is contributed by surrounding green forest, bamboo groves and beautiful wild flowers.
These caves are made of limestone rocks and located on Sahyadri mountain range. These are perfect choice for rock climbing and camping. One can enjoy the nature in the form of hillocks, waterfall and shrines.
The cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Bhairaveshwara. The lingam found here was naturally formed. It is flocked by devotees during Mahashivarathri and car festival.
How to reach Yana
Bangalore international airport is the nearest one.
Konkan railway station is considered closest rail head.
Road transportation is fairly good option to reach Yana. It is well connected to nearby towns and cities.
In summer 22-37°C and in winter 19-32°C