Gokarna Beach - Karnataka
Gokarna is an ideal destination for beach lovers in the South Indian state Karnataka. This scenic beach is not only for Nature lover but also for spirituality seekers.
Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Paradise Beach, Half Moon Beach are the famous beach destinations of Gokarna. The tranquil beaches, architecturally sound temples, and the pleasant conditions attract tourists from places like Bangalore.
Kudle Beach is the most beach of all due to its impressive location and vast surroundings full of life. The sound of the water waves here is absolutely healing and so it makes for a dangerous pursuit when it comes to exploring the ocean.
A narrow path leading to hill offers an exotic view of the next wonder - Om Beach.
A pleasant walk during early mornings and late evenings is a must-do activity.
The next narrow line along the coastline leads to the Half Moon Beach. After this less crowded beach, there is Paradise Beach just 5 km away.
A famous pilgrim spot visited by tourists throughout the year.
Historians consider Gokarna as sacred as Kashi of North India.
Maha Ganapathi Temple with a 1.3 m statue of Lord Ganesh made with black stone.
Atma Linga’s Mahabaleshwar Temple holds a distinct position on this planet.
Badra Kali Temple with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.
Venkatramana Temple with Lord Vishnu deity with a beautiful Dravidian Style Architecture.
- Local Eateries
- Gokarna City Visit
- Banana Boat Ride
- Beach Trek
- Market Shopping
- Beach Camping
- Beach Shack Stay
- Tree House
Best Time to Visit:
November to February is the best time to reach this place and temperature ranges from 14 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius. From July to October, monsoon rain hits Gokarna hard and makes it impossible for adventure enthusiasts to involve in water sports. A sure treat for rain lovers as there is a significant price drop for accommodation. The average temperature of Gokarna ranges from 38 - 45 degrees Celsius in March, April, and May. Not a recommended time to travel but adults can relax indoors in mornings and chill on evenings.
Way to Reach:
By Air: Gokarna has Dabolim as its nearest airport while taxis and public transport system take you to the destination.
By Rail: Ankola Railway Station is the nearest at a distance of 20 km from Gokarna. It connects most of the destinations.
By Road: Bangalore, Dabolim, Madgaon, and Mangalore are the major cities accessible using the well-connected roadways.