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. Yana is also a well known pilgrimage spot during Shivaratri for car festival celebration of lord Bhairaveshwara. The rock hillocks are surrounded by thick forests and water streams; trekking in this part of the Western Ghats is a dream of every adventure lover. The adventure hill station is located at a distance of 25 km from Kumta and 62 km from Karwar.
Trekking, Sight Seeing, And Other Activities
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. There are varieties of endangered species of birds and butterflies in this biodiversity hotspot; bird watching in this area can be a beautiful experience. Sightseeing and hiking to the cave temple are popular activities. Yana is a popular rock climbing and nature walking destination.