Yana Caves

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Location: 25 kms for Kumta, a small coastal town and 40 km for Sirsi, a commercial centre.
Classification: ExplainCave Church
Guided tours:  
Address: Yana Caves, Tel: +91-, Fax: +91-,
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The trek is moderate to strenuous and a guide is recommended.

Located amongst the evergreen forest of the Sahyadri Mountains, the trek to the Yana Caves is through the rocky limestone wilderness and is an experience in itself. The area is renown for its majestic mountains, the variety of rock formations, trickling waterfalls and a holy temple.

One can go for a simple climb around the rock dome or explore the cave in the dome. It is possible to camp overnight and visit the many rock shelters. But beware the wild bees which inhabit some of these shelters.

Text by Tony Oldham (2003). With kind permission.