Yana caves are located inside the tropical forest or Uttara Kannada in Karnataka, India. The treks to the caves have beautiful traveling trail surrounded by lush green forest, mesmerizing scenic beauty of the landscape, beautiful caves, bubbling river and variety of flora and fauna. Check out some of the rare species of butterflies and birds in this area.
Yana Caves and Temple
At the Yana caves, limestone rock formations and black karst structures can be seen. The two unique rocks located in the area are Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara that are 120 and 90 meters high, respectively. These rocks attract numerous tourists to this beautiful location. Bhairaveshwara Shikhara embodies self-manifested Shiva lingam and the Mohini Shikhara has an idol of goddess Parvati inside it.
During the Shivratri celebration, these caves attract a lot of visitors every year here. These two sooty rock hillocks are made up of crystalline limestone and can be seen above the blanket of the green forest as they rise sharply at their location.
3 kilometer of the trek to Yana caves is covered with thick and damp forest which is apt for nature walks.
Check out mountain hill locks. Visit an unusual corner of Karnataka that is laced with lush greenery. Visit the temples on the site of the cave.
Enjoy the relaxed evening at the Apsarakonda waterfall. For beach persons, Apsarakonda beach is the perfect destination.
The Apsarakond usually referred to as "The ponds of the angels" is believed to have an ancient origin. This beautiful place has a mesmerizing view. To reach the waterfall you have to Trek through the Jungle. The track is small. Water flows down through the roots of a peepal tree that comes down to the pond below. This is not the end of mystery here. Behind the green jungle are the caves that are believed to be occupied by Pandavas when they were in their exile. Pandava caves are one of the major attractions at this location.
Visit the waterfall area around the monsoon when it is full of voluminous water.
Apsarakonda is a village 8 km from Honnavar bus stand in the district of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka. And Apsarakonda waterfall is located in this village where the water cascades into a pond which faces a beach.
The garden around the waterfall offers a perfect spot to enjoy the beach view. It is believed that angels use to take bath in this pond and hence it was named Apsarakonda.
Adventurous spirits trek through a dense forest to reach Yana caves.
The Yana caves track tour starts from reaching on Honnavar, visiting Apsarakonda falls, Apsarakonda beach and Pandava caves. Thereafter travel to Yana caves, trekking through the forest. Explore the nearby hill locks beauty and visit temples. If you can afford to spare time, spend two days at this beautiful spot and explore the scenic beauty of Yana that will leave you with a desire to stay amid nature, longer.
Yana Caves Trek Itinerary
Day Zero Friday
09:30 pm Meet our Trek leaders at CST we will board 12133 Mangalore Express night train journey
Day One Saturday
11:00 am Reach Kumta Railway Station
12:30 pm Board local transport to reach Honnavar
01:00 pm Enjoy local Lunch
03:00 pm Visit Apsarakonda Falls, Apsarakonda beach and Pandava caves
06:30 pm Watch Sunset
07:30 pm Drive back to our accommodation
09:30 pm Dinner and Night Stay
Day Two Sunday
07:00 am Early Breakfast and Tea
08:00 am Travel to Yana caves
11:00 am Trek to Yana Caves and explore the nearby mountain hill locks and visit the temples
02:00 pm Enjoy Parcel Lunch
03:00 pm Return journey to Kumta station
04:50 pm Return trip from Kumta to Mumbai
Day Three Monday
06:35 am Train arrival time to Mumbai
What is included in the tour
- Train Tickets
- Train travel from Mumbai to Mumbai via non ac sleeper coach
- Group accommodation in Dorms
- 2 veg lunch, 1 veg dinner and 1 veg breakfast
What is NOT included in the tour
Anything not mention in cost includes