When you are desperately searching for a tranquil place so that you can be away from the crowded city, try to add Yana on your list. It is located 30 km from Kumta and 40 km
from Sirsi in the Uttara Kannada district.
Among the various adventure places near Bangalore, this place offers the sound of nature mixed with rhythm and melody. The legendary rocks formation, giving a regal effect in Yana,
forces the trekkers and nature lovers multiple times to visit there.
The Bhairaveshwara Shikhara (120 meters) and the Mohini Shikhara (90 meters) are the two peaks in Yana with mythological history. For which, these black crystalline limestone
mountains are popular pilgrimage spots.
The thrilling trek trail to Yana is through the dense evergreen forests of Western Ghats. Enjoy your walk into the bio diversified Shayadri range between Kumta and Sirsi.
The twin peaks are the home of a cluster of 61 rock pinnacles of a different shade of black and grey, making the place as one of the best adventure places near Bangalore. The
variety of hues on the rocks is due to the presence of manganese, silica, and iron gathered over millions of years.
Explore the majestic rocks, dark-green jungles, and mystical caves while you ignite your excitement. The infinite buzzing creatures create a magical atmosphere for you to be
lost in nature.
A Brief History of the Yana Caves
The Yana Caves are a set of ancient rock-cut caves located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. They are believed to date back to the 2nd century
BCE and were used by Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and worship. The caves are carved into the side of a hill and consist of a series of small chambers and
The main cave, called the Garbha Griha, is the largest and most ornate of the three. It has an entrance hall with two rows of pillars and a central shrine room
with a statue of the Buddha. The other two caves, called the Uttaranga and Dakshinanga, are smaller and simpler in design.
They were first brought to public attention in 1884 by John Fleet, a British surveyor who was mapping the area. Since then, they have been visited by many
scholars and tourists.
The Yana caves are an important site for both historical and religious reasons. They offer insight into the lives of Buddhist monks during the Middle Ages and
provide a rare example of rock-cut architecture from that period.
The Yana caves are truly unique and fascinating example of ancient Indian architecture. Situated in the middle of nowhere, these caves were clearly built with
a great deal of care and attention to detail. It is clear that the people who built them had a deep respect for nature, and it is this respect that has helped to
preserve the caves for so many centuries. If you ever have the chance to visit Uttara Kannada, be sure to take the time to explore the Yana caves — you won't regret
- 9:30 PM Pickup starts from Bangalore
- 6:00 AM reach Sirsi
- 8:00 AM have Breakfast
- 9:30 AM start trek to Yana
- 1:30 PM reach back to the campsite and have lunch
3:30 PM We will be visiting the near by peaks which is at a short distance of about 3 to 4 kms from the homestay. This is an off-road trail and can be
trekked to reach the top. (Jeep facility is available at an additional charge).
- 5:30 PM Move towards homestay and take some rest
- Play the in-door and out-door games
- Evening snacks along with coffee/tea will be provided and we will have fun activities
- We will have dinner and rest for the day
- 6:45 AM Start towards Bengaluru and have breakfast on the way (self-sponsored)
You Should Know
- As this is a monsoon season, rain gears are mandatory for all participants.
- The team/Organizers are not responsible for any loss of your valuables
- We do not entertain Alcohol/any kind of Drug during the event
- We strictly follow the "Litter free Atmosphere", do co-operate
- Kindly adhere to the instructions of the Leads in order to enjoy the road trip in a safe manner
We will be following below measures to keep our fellow travelers safe during this pandemic -
- Participants should get masks and sanitizers of their own
- People falling under the age group of below 16 and above 50 are not allowed (having their health as our concern)
- Participants with any symptoms of cough/cold/fever are advised to stay back
- We ensure that the place of stay is well sanitized and safe for travelers
You Should Carry
- Torch per person
- Sports shoes or trekking shoes in good condition
- Rain coat/Poncho
- Water bottles
- Energy bars, dry fruits, etc.
- Personal medication
- Sweater/ jackets for the night
- Toiletries (napkin, tissues, etc.)
- Flashlight/Torch with extra batteries
- Track pants and cotton T-shirt
Please check the travel instructions issued by the state govrenment/local authorities
before booking, as some destinations may have COVID-19 related travel/camping restrictions.