Yana, a small village situated in the forests of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, is known for its unusual rock formations: Asteroid or Karst. This interesting sightseeing location in the Sahyadri mountains of the Western Ghats lies 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Sirsi, 60 kilometres (37 mi) from the Karwar port and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Kumta. There are two unique rock outcrops situated near the village and these tourist attraction are easily approachable via a small trek of 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) that goes through thick forests and lush landscapes. These rock outcrops are known as the Mohini Shikhara and Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and are made of crystalline solid black, Karst limestone.
While Mohini Shikhara is 90 metres (300 ft) in height, Bhairaveshwara Shikhara is taller and 120 metres (390 ft) high. Yana is also famous as a pilgrimage centre and boasts of a cave temple that is situated at Bhairaveshwara Shikhara. Yan is oft visited for its naturally formed lingam that has been "self manifested", or "created on its own accord". A must-see!