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Trekking to the Rocks

Surprisingly there are a few routes to get to this place but not properly listed. The route I took... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bengaluru, India
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Journey to cave is beautiful

Yana caves are nearly 3 hr drive from Gokarna. The trek to the cave is little tiring but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bengaluru, India
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| Near down hill restaurant kumta, Yana 581403, India
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 February 2015

We first heard of Yana when our hosts suggested it that its a must visit attraction. It was not in our itinerary but we decided to go ahead still and it was worth the time taken. Yana rocks are massive limstone rocks just out of...More

14  Thank Neerajjo
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

Place is 40km from gokarna. had nothing much to do. so went yana caves. nice place to visit as the road is quite scary types. nice places inside caves for photography if u r interested in.

5  Thank deepak8289
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Surprisingly there are a few routes to get to this place but not properly listed. The route I took was from Gokarna (there is route shown by Google maps which only a 4 wheel drive can do, best is to ask near Alkod from locals),...More

Thank jasonedavis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yana caves are nearly 3 hr drive from Gokarna. The trek to the cave is little tiring but soothing. You will see little waterfalls on your way to the caves. The way inside to the cave is through the shiva temple located there. Inside of...More

1  Thank oyerashmi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves are very good looking from the outside, but pretty normal from the inside. The thing I loved the most was the bus ride from Kumta to Yana village and the 2km odd trek followed by a climb of almost 400 stairs. For people...More

Thank Prateek J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located in the Yana village at a distance of 68KM from Karwar. There are 2 access roads to this place; one from Sirsi side and the other from Kumta. I had taken the Sirsi approach coming from Karwar. There is ample parking space...More

1  Thank Pratap V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the north bound route from Gokarna to Sirsi to reach Yana. The road was generally good with few kms of pad patches. At some places it is pot hole ridden but drivable however car with higher GC would have less chances of scraping underbelly....More

Thank theFreezingSun
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The climb up the mountain is very good It is through a jungle.But there is a nice walkway . it takes around 1 hr to climb. At the top of mountain there is a circular way around the temple which gives you pretty good views....More

Thank bearcat98
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Must visit place in Yana is a village located in forests of the Kumta, Uttar Karnataka. Yana is mainly famous for two magnificent black rock formations which are known as the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara.  Approx 2 km trek if you from kumta side. There are...More

Thank AmitahemantH
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I have travelled solo here, while return from Hubli. the 29km off road drive killed my Honda City underbody almost because the car doesn't have the ground clearance well. The road condition till Yana is pathetic and be careful while choosing a vehicle to Yana....More

3  Thank ofabyindia
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is my visit to this place in last winter and road are currently being formed to this place from Kumta. You will be in surprised see this natural and untouched beauty of nature surroundings.You will be into different world and bringing back good memories....More

5  Thank RamB398
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Yana is a village located in forests of the Kumta, Utttara Kannada district of Karnataka, which is known for the unusual karst rock formations.A shivaling is worshipped inside the Yana caves (naturally formed).long walk to reach this place.

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13 November 2018|
Response from Pratap V | Reviewed this property |
Road from Kumta to Yana is very good. It is a single lane road but very well laid without any potholes. You will surely enjoy the drive.
4 July 2018|
Response from Vivektraveller123 |
From parking lot you have to walk 1km. Bath rooms are there near parking lot. Stone in falls is bit slipery. Life gourds will be there to assist.