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Yana Wonder Rocks

The uniqueness of Yana lies in the two unusually shaped gigantic rocks. Another fact adding to this aspect is the color of the soil in the surrounding areas. The part of the North-Karnataka region is covered with red soil, whereas Yana alone possesses black soil. Strangely, such black soil is not seen in any of the nearby regions!. Two prominent rock outcrops known as the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara (120 meters high) and the Mohini Shikhara (90 meters high) composed of solid black, crystalline Karst limestone attract the most attention. The two rock monoliths or hillocks, surrounded by thick forests and streams, rise sharply above the surrounding area.

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Wonders & Tourist Attractions

  • Two pecular rock structures in midst of western ghats
  • Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and Mohini Shikhara peaks of solid black, crystalline limestone
  • The epical story is associated with Mohini and Bhasmasura
  • Because of Bhasmasura death of fire and heat changed the limestones’ colour to black
  • People believe the epic because of the loose black soil and ashes around the rock formations
  • Bhairaveshwara cave temple below the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara
  • Surrounded by thick forests and streams
  • Vibhuthi waterfalls nearby

Address of Yana Rocks

Yana rocks situated at Yana forest near the Kumta town, in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state, India - 581362

How to Reach

Yana is located in between Sirsi to Kumta road

  • Distance From: Kumta - 43 km, Sirsi - 53 km, Gokarna - 46 km, Panjim -189 km, Mangalore - 227 km
  • Nearest Airport: Goa
  • Nearest Bus Station: Katagala
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kumta, Hubli - 156 km
  • Transport:
    • If you are traveling from Sirsi it is around 40 km away, you need to travel up to Katagala (Kathagala) before reaching Katagala you will find the deviation road to Yana. It is around 20 km distance.
    • From Kumta it is 20 km, need to travel up to Katagala.
    • If you have your own vehicle then no problem, if you are travelling from public transport, this is a busy road you will get buses traveling between Sirsi and Kumta, get down at Katagala. From Katagala you need travel by 3 wheeler

Where to Stay

Kumta, Gokarna towns posses nice hotels for stay.

Where to Eat

A wide variety of restaurants available in Kumta, Gokarna towns.

Visiting Places near Yana