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Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Natural Wonder called Yana Rocks: A Drone’s Eye View

Drone photograph of Yana Rocks, Karnataka

One of Karnataka state’s stunning natural wonders, the Yana rocks and caves are a treat to the eyes. Towering majestically over lush green forests of the Western Ghats, these magical rocks and caves make for great jungles treks, rock climbing expeditions and fantastic monsoon holiday destinations.

In this time of lockdown, I thought I should take you on a virtual tour to this lush wonder and give you a drone’s eye view of this mesmerizing landscape.

Best explored during the rains, Yana is a place that is a mix of nature, spirituality, religion and adventure. You should either explore the landscape on foot thus appreciating the dynamic flora and fauna of this region or embark on a road trip through the forests and many waterfalls of Uttara Kannada.

Bhairava Yana Rock and the Uttara Kannada Forest Landscape

Rock climbers and adventure enthusiasts will love its steep walls and cragged surfaces. Nature lovers will love the diversity of the Western Ghats and water babies can find solace in the many waterfalls nearby, especially Vibhooti Falls that is located about 9 kms away.

Mohini Rock as seen from the top of Bhairava Rock, Yana Rocks, Karnataka

And while you are in the region, do not miss out on the black beaches of Kumta, the iconic OM beach of Gokarna, the Shivapura hanging bridge, the winding roads of the Arbail ghat, the magnificent waterfalls of Unchalli, Magod and Sathodi, the many river crossings, the rich wildlife and the lush countryside.

The stunning Yana Rocks surrounded by the dense jungles of the Western Ghats

It is one of Karnataka’s nature rich regions and deserves a full-on experience by one and all. May be, it should be in your travel bucket-list for the next long weekend from Bangalore once the lockdown is over and once things return to a state of normalcy. I hope you get to see it in the monsoons as that is my favorite season to be in this region.

Note: The drone photographs and video are courtesy of Pradeep H Gowda, a dear friend, a fellow motorcyclist and monsoon chaser.

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