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Yana - Hill Station of Karnataka

A well-known Indian tourist place is our target for the day. Yana village is located in Karnataka State, India. This spot is famous for unusual rock formations such as Bhairaveshwara Shikara and Mohini Shikara.

It is pilgrimage place having cave temple popular for natural self manifested Shiva lingam has formed. We can say the Yana town is versatile place having beautiful hills, amazing temple, greenery, fresh air and many other natural features. Lush green forest is special attraction of Yana as well. Voyagers must visit Vibuthi falls too because it is few Kms away only.

Festival season is the best period to attain Yana as local devotees gather the temple and celebrate each festival will complete joy. They take dip in spring present closer the cave as they believe the spiritual dip will clean them from all bad works they did in past. Experts suggest this place as best biodiversity spots that protects our environment from external harms.

Yana city is located 400 Kms away from Bangalore City. To reach the spot people can attain to Kumta railway station, though Hubli is the closest airport located at 102 Kms distance from Yana.

Attraction of Yana:
Vibhuti Falls: The initial place for voyagers is Vibhuti falls located in Uttar Kannada region. The average height of water fall is 30 feet and surrounding is covered by dense forests, wild flowers and bamboo groves. People believe the place is named from its limestone rock. To reach this waterfall you have to walk through narrow path of 2 Kms. The excitement level increases when you walk through dense forest which contains lots of wild animals as well. However, forest department is there to protect the voyagers from any danger so move safely and enjoy the nature with beautiful waterfall.

Yana Caves: Next destination of Yana is caves and the temple. The caves are deep with 3 meters located closer to Sahyadri Mountain Range. It is exciting place for trekking so voyagers who love adventure must visit the spot. The temple of Lord Shiva is available for you. Take blessings of self-made Shiva Ling located inside the temple known as Gangodbhava. Caves area is famous for rock formations, hills and waterfalls as well.

Bhairaveshwara Temple: A shrine that is also a Cave Temple of Yana village. Idol of Lord Bhairaveshwara is incarnation of God Shiva. You have to reach foothills of Bhairaveshwara Shikhara for the temple.

Maha Shivaratri is the major festival in Yana when people from around the world reach here.

Some tourist spots closer to Yana are Kumta (only 32 Km), Sirsi (only 54 Km), Gokarna (57 Km), Siddapur (only 68 Km), Murudeshwar (only 77 Km) and  Banavasi (only 78 Km).

Attaining to Yana:
If you are coming from Pune then you have to cover the distance of 586 kms, though Hyderabad is 660 km away, Mumbai is 751 km far and Chennai is 816 km distant.

By Train: Closest railway station for Yana is Bangalore having direct train till Kumta. Once you reach Kumta you will get the frequent bus services for Yana destination. Flights for Bangalore are available from almost each city of India.

By Road: Connecting roads towards Yana are properly managed. Local government of Karnataka is administering the roads at regular interval. Sirsi and Kumta are two easy destinations where people can reach from various parts of the state.

By Air: Bangalore is big international airport having domestic as well as international flights.