Explore the Unexplored
Mode of Transport: Best way to travel will be an auto or a cab or your personal vehicle.
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Yana Caves is a place you cannot afford to miss when in Gokarna. The distance from Gokarna Main Beach to Yana Caves is more than 50 km. The humongous and captivating rock formation is truly a natural wonder. At the entrance of the cave is a temple with Shiva Linga that is washed by the flowing water drops from the rocks.
The parking area is almost 1 km from the cave and trekking through the forest is the only way of reaching the caves from the parking lot. Not a place for the elderly or people with ailments.
Time duration: 2 – 3 hours
Also read: Sathodi Falls itinerary
If you are a history buff then you must head towards Mirjan Fort, after exploring Yana Caves.
30 km from the cave, Mirjan Fort is partially ruined but ASI is putting its best efforts to maintain the remains of the fort. It was built in the 16th century. With fewer tourists visiting and stunning views, this is definitely an instagrammable place. The timings of the fort are 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM.
Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour
If you have some energy left, you can pay a visit to Vibhuti Falls.
Vibhuti Falls is 40 km from Mirjan Fort. You have to trek from the parking area to the falls which is a distance of 1 km through the forest. You can take a plunge in the water, if you feel like doing it.
These attractions are not frequently visited by tourists as there aren’t many promotions. Recently, these places are getting some attention and are bound to become more popular with Gokarna.
Time duration: 2 – 2.5 hours