Yana is known for the two unusual karst rock formations - Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and Mohini Shikhara. It is composed of solid black, crystalline Karst limestone. The place and surrounding hillocks are known for the rainforests.
Vibhuti falls is a surreal waterfall located in the deep forest. According to local legends, it was formed when ashes from the burning of demon Basmasur had to be washed away. Mirjan fort is located on the banks of the Aghanashini River. The fort is known for its architectural elegance and it was the location of several battles in the past.
#Sunday 04:00 - Reach Kumta and travel to Yana. Enjoy the early morning scenic drive through ghats. 05:30 - Start trekking to YanaCaves 06:30 - We will do packed breakfast at YanaRocks and then explore it 10:30 - Later travel to Vibhutifalls and enjoy the evergreen landscape around the waterfalls. 13:00 - Have lunch and later travel through ghats towards Kumta 15:00 - Explore Mirjan fort 17:00 - Reach Kumta station and catch 12620 Matsyagandha Express
- You can also take a Volvo from Kumta or Goa for the return journey - Participants from Pune can come to Panvel to get Matsyagandha Express
Basic fee Includes: - Travel from Kumta to Yana, Vibhuti and Mirjan in a private bus or jeep - Sunday breakfast, lunch and evening refreshments - Entry Charges at Yana, Vibhuti and Mirjan
Basic fee Excludes: - Train tickets and food in train - Bottled water/drinks during the trip - Anything not mentioned in Includes
Things to be carried: - At least 1-liter personal water bottle (compulsory, all-time in your bag) - An extra pair of dry clothes and towel - Sports shoes are recommended but floaters are also acceptable - We appreciate people carrying juice packets, dry fruits, energy bars, etc.