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Yana - A Place Of Unique Rock Formation


The unusual rock formations of Yana attract pilgrims, nature lovers as well as trekkers. The rocks are the highlight of this little village located in the Sahaydhari mountain ranges of the Western Ghats.

The village is in the Uttara Kannada district and Kumta (29 km) and Sirsi (55 km) are the nearest towns.

The Legends Around The Place - Tourist Places In Yana

For those who love mythology, Yana has places of special significance. There are several legends associated with the rock formations.

One of the most popular ones is that Lord Shiva took refuge in the rock formation known as Bhairaweshwara Peak when he was being chased by the demon king Bhasmasura. The other rock, known as Jaganmohini, refers to Lord Vishnu, who took the form of Mohini in order to save Lord Shiva.

Given these legends, it is no surprise that the festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated with much fervor at Yana. The 10-day long festival has classical dance and music performances as well as yakshagana performances. There is also a cave temple and a waterfall close to Yana.

How To Reach Yana

The nearest airport is the Goa airport, located at a distance of 181 km. The Hubli railway station is the closest to Yana. State transport buses also ply from Kumta and Sirsi. Hubli is the nearest domestic airport from Yana.

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How to Reach Yana

  • By Road
    Several KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) and private buses are available till Sirsi and Kumta. From there, tourists can take public transport, such as jeeps and buses to reach Yana. Travellers can also avail private and state buses service from Bangalore (400 km) to Yana, which operate frequently. Comfortable SUVs can also be hired by tourists from Bangalore to drive to Yana
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  • By Train
    Kumta Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Yana, situated at a distance of about 32 km. This railway station is connected to nearby areas, though trains do not come very frequently
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  • By Air
    Hubli Airport is the nearest domestic airport to Yana, situated at a distance of around 102 km. However, tourists from European, Asian, American and Middle East countries can fly to Dabolim Airport, Goa. This is the nearest international airport, located at a distance of 137 km; several seasonal charter flights are also available from here.
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