Yana is a small hill station near Kumta in Uttar Kannada District. It is popular because of the two black crystalline limestone formations named as Bhairaveshwara peak and Mohini peak. Located in the picturesque green background of the Sahyadri Mountains, these peaks are a feast to the eyes of any nature lover.
For those who want to experience adventure but are averse to the idea of long and grueling journey on foot, a trip to Yana would be an ideal trekking spot for the entire family. Located amidst the thick and luxuriant foliage about 30 kms from Kumta, Yana offers wonderful trekking trails to nature lovers. Apart from the numerous trekking trails the gigantic and mind-boggling rock formations you are sure to make your trip to Yana an enchanting and fascinating experience. Yana is well known for the unusual rock formations. There are two gigantic hillocks and there are bat caves and the hillocks can be reached only by walking through short distance through the lush green forest.
Trekking to the black rock formations through the hilly forest of Sahyadri can be a good experience. The way is damp and slippery during the rains and trekking can be a breeze during winter. Photography buffs can try clicking a few snaps of the surrounding beauty.
The nearest town to find accommodation is Kumta, which is 25 km away; staying at Sirsi that is 37 km away is a wise choice as the shortest way to reach Yana is the newly laid road from Sirsi to Yana. You may also choose to take the Janmane ghat or the Devimane Ghat connecting the Sirsi – Kumta road. On the foot of the Devimane Ghat, a mud path ‑ which is about 15 km ‑ takes you to the Yana Village.
The nearest rail facility is available from Kumta and Airport is at Hubli. On the highway, there is a deviation near the Kathagala village midway to Sirsi and Kumta, which is best approachable road. For tourism development and making Yana a National Natural Heritage Site, the local communities, nature preservation groups, and government have taken lot of valuable steps.
Package Duration : 2 Days 1 Night
Accomodation: Twin Sharing Basis
Package Includes : Veg/Non-veg Food, accomodation and guideDay 1