I've never seen gokarna like this before, trekking through these different beaches, viciting peace rock and reaching a height where I could catch a gli...
I have taken this trek on march 2018, in my experience it was one of those refreshing trip wherein we trek between the mountains in the safe jungle to ...
Trip Starting From: Bangalore
Difficulty level of Gokarna Beach trek: Easy
We have heard so much about Gokarna and its beaches, splendidly spreading amidst the green nature. A trek through the beaches of Gokarna would create amazing stories of happiness with your loved one.
Here is a trekking trip of 2 days to Gokarna from Bangalore after getting picked up from different points in Bangalore on Friday night.
The next two days will be filled with so much excitement and adventure. The moderate trek brings you some of the wonderful moments you can ask for. The package of Gokarna beach trek includes food, accommodation in tents, and transportation throughout the trip inclusive of pick up and drops off.
Pickup location for Gokarna beach trek from Bangalore:
Indiranagar, Near CMH Park at 7.30 PM
Domlur, New Shanthi Sagar Hotel at 7.45 PM
MG Road, opposite to 1 MG Lido Mall at 8.00 PM
Goraguntepalya Metro station at 8.30 PM
Note: The starting price INR 2100 is for 2ithout transportation if you choose the package with transportation, click book now for the variant with transportation.
Day 1 - Pick up from Bangalore
On Friday night at around 7:30 PM get picked up from:
Please refer to the pick up points below:
Indiranagar, Near CMH Park at 7.30 PM
Domlur, New Shanthi Sagar Hotel at around 7.45 PM
MG Road, opposite to 1 MG Lido Mall at 8.00 PM
Goraguntepalya Metro station at 8.30 PM and head towards Gokarna.
The next morning, you will reach the base camp of Gokarna beach trek where you can freshen up and have breakfast.
By 09:00 am, get ready for the beginning of your trek to Gokarna beaches.
Om Beach: From Half Moon beach to Om beach. Om beach is located at a distance of approximately 8 km from the town of Gokarna. Two semi-crescent shapes that join together resembling the symbol ‘OM’ is the reason behind the name of the beach.
Dolphin Point: From Om beach, we will be trekking through a small forest to the perfect sunset point along with a stop at the dolphin viewpoint.
Half-Moon beach: From paradise beach, we will trek through the coast to Half-Moon beach. Separated by a cliff from Om Beach, Half Moon Beach offers stunning views of the sea. Dotted with typical Indian style village huts or shacks, the beach is the perfect spot for unwinding and relaxation. With umpteen hammocks set amidst trees, you have a splendid spot in the midst of nature.
Paradise beach: We will be starting our Gokarna trek from paradise beach. Paradise beach also known as Full Moon beach is enveloped in absolute surreal beauty. Raw and untouched, the beach is away from all the hustle-bustle. The beach can only be reached by boat or by trekking through the forest. Leisure, warmth, and beauty describe Paradise Beach at its best.
Gokarna Camping: from paradise beach we will take a ferry ride back to the campsite.
Have an early morning breakfast and pack up to leave for Bangalore from Gokarna camping site.
On the way back from Gokarna trek, visit Historic Mirjan Fort followed by having self-sponsored lunch.
At night around 10:30 pm ( Tentatively, depends on the traffic situation), reach back Bangalore and wind up the tour of Gokarna beach trek with a lot of memories.
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Rated : 4.0
I've never seen gokarna like this before, trekking through these different beaches, viciting peace rock and reaching a height where I could catch a glipmse of dolphins was amazing
Rated : 5.0
I have taken this trek on march 2018, in my experience it was one of those refreshing trip wherein we trek between the mountains in the safe jungle to the relaxing beaches followed by rain dance, bonfire and the beach side camping under the stars, I must say tremendous effort has been put up by Rohith (trek coordinator) and the entire Trillophilia Team to make the trip comfortable and memorable, would like to travel with Thrillophilia again, highly recommended!
Rated : 4.0
It was a good experience the teams seem to be full of energy all the time...and overall trek went well without any hiccups but, we missed the visit to mirjan fort, else we had a very good time with everyone.From Unknown to Known People along with sweet time and full of memories.
Rated : 5.0
nice trek with lots of memories ..really enjoyed. Thanks Thrillophilia..Karthik you are awesome man..tour guide..love you man.
Rated : 4.0
Gokarna is my paradise, its my go to place, I'd choose it over goa any day! This trek was the perfect way to spend my time in Gokarna, Kudle beach is my absolute fav and the trek was peaceful and fun
Rated : 5.0
I booked this for spending my weekend, we had a good quality time here and we enjoyed it. it was our first camping experience and gone amazingly. The ferry ride and the beach were star point and the service we get at this price is very remarkable. There were many families and teenagers. I will visit again with a bigger group.
Rated : 5.0
I always wanted to do the trek and while searching I get to know about Thrillophilia is offering this beech trek in a discounted rate, we completed the booking for the next weekend. We reached there and it was an awesome experience we played many games at the beach and the trek was amazing. Must go there, this is good.
Rated : 5.0
This trek was amazing and the food, guide, location, and camping all the things are superb and perfectly managed by Thrillophilia, and there guide the trip went so well that we all decide to visit this place again.
Rated : 4.0
I was looking for this type of trek where I enjoy with my friends and couldn't find anything better than this so I booked this trip and it was a great experience and with Mirjan Fort visit it became a full package of entertainment.
Rated : 5.0
It was an amazing trekking experience. I visited this place with my friends. The beach was beautiful and looked amazing in the evening , especially since we all enjoy this trip very much. Highly recommended.
Yes. The Gokarna Beach trek is a group tour that is offered by Thrillophilia. The minimum booking that can be made for this activity is 1 person, thus, solo travellers can join this tour. On this trekking activity, you will be accompanied by several other solo travelers as well.
The well-known “Golden Route” which is the trek route of several Gokarna beaches gives the exciting experience of beach trek. It includes walking on the sands of the beach, by the rocky hills at one end with the beautiful view of the vast Arabian Sea on the opposite side.
The sidewalk through the beaches starting from Paradise Beach till the last Gokarna Beach is the thrilling beach trek. The beautiful view of the sea, easy rock climbing and the sound of the ocean waves make the beach trek even more fascinating. Two days of complete fun, adventure and camping at the beach side.
The pickup facility from Bangalore to Gokarna is included in your package. We pick up from various places in Bangalore.
The 1st pick up is at 7:30 PM from Bank of Baroda at Koramangala Water Tank, Opp. Mr. Beans – Home Cafe.
2nd pick up is scheduled at 8 PM from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, HAL Road, near Domlur Bridge.
The last pick up is scheduled at 9 PM from MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal.
Transportation is provided throughout your trip which includes drop-offs as well from Gokarna to Bangalore.
Yes, camping is allowed in Gokarna. It is the final destination after the beach trek from Paradise Beach to Kudle Beach and lastly at Gokarna Beach. Our camping site after the beach trek is at Gokarna Beach. It is the last leg of the trek which is our night stopover.
We provide tents for accommodation on double sharing basis during the stay at the beach.
In your package, transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore is included. Accommodation for 1 night in a camp on double sharing basis is included. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is provided which includes breakfast for 2 days and 1 dinner during your stopover at Gokarna Beach.
Refreshments like tea, coffee and snacks are provided. An instructor is provided who will explain all the dos and don’ts before your trek. He will accompany you throughout the trek for all the guidance and help.
Adventure insurance is provided to the guest. Ambulance service is provided as a caution measure in order to meet any kind of causality just in case it happens. A visit at the tourist hotspot- Historic Mirjan Fort is included in the package
The total trek distance from Paradise Beach to Gokarna Beach is approximately 8 kilometres.
The best time for Gokarna trek is during the months of October-March. The weather during this time is warm and pleasant and the humidity is at its minimum. The average temperature is 32 degrees Celsius which is nice and ideal for trekking.
This region experiences Southwest Monsoon between June-August which makes beach trekking a little difficult.
April and May are very hot months and not ideal for trekking. The temperature reaches 38 degrees Celsius easily and might even go higher at times. Humidity is also at its peak which can make it very hectic and bothersome, resulting in a bad trekking experience.
Gokarna Beach trek is completely safe for solo and female travellers. We pay special attention to the safety of the women and solo travellers accompanying us during this trek. For accommodation, we provide separate tents to men and women.
As far as the place is concerned, Gokarna is considered to be one of the safest places for solo and women travellers who wish to have an adventurous short trip. The entire trek route is safe and the local people on beaches are friendly always happy to help.
Beach trekking and camping is included in the package. Other than these, you can try some more adventurous activities at your own expenses. You may go for a banana boat or Jet Ski ride in the Arabian Sea and even try parasailing at Om Beach.
You can play badminton, Frisbee or volleyball at the beach and enjoy a morning yoga session at the beach.
Yes, pickup and drop facilities are available from Bangalore which is included in the package. Our pickup is scheduled from three locations in Bangalore.
The 1st pick-up location is Baroda Bank at Koramangala Water Tank, Opp. Mr. Beans – Home Café at 7:30 PM.
The second pick-up is scheduled at 8 PM from New Shanti Sagar Hotel at HAL Road, near Domlur Bridge.
The last pick-up is scheduled at 9 PM at Hard Rock Café, MG Road, near Anil Kumble Signal.
You are expected to reach back Bangalore by 9 PM on Day 2. You will leave for Bangalore after early morning breakfast at the Gokarna beach camping site. On your way back, you will visit Historic Mirjan Fort and have a self-sponsored lunch. After this, you will move ahead with your final destination- Bangalore.
Usually, a single trek batch has around 15-20 people which includes men, women, and children. We ensure that a batch does not have very fewer people so that we do not miss out on the fun of having some great time with adventurous people. Nevertheless, we do not overcrowd as a large group can create chaos and make it very crampy.
If you’re planning to take a short trip to Gokarna with your girlfriend/boyfriend, you can be sure the place is absolutely safe. Known for its religious significance, Gokarna is a beautiful remote town situated in the Indian state of Karnataka.
It is famous for its pristine beaches and peaceful environment. This coastal destination is frequently visited by all kinds of travelers, including young unmarried couples. That said, the town has multiple couple-friendly properties that offer the couples a safe and happy stay. You can consider accommodating in a boutique homestay or a resort in Gokarna.
Yes, alcohol is legally banned in Gokarna because of the religious significance of the place. Gokarna is an offbeat destination that attracts travelers who want a chilled-out and laid-back beach experience. It is a matter of fact that when chilling on a beach with your friends and peers, you would crave for some alcoholic beverages.
However, alcohol isn’t allowed in Gokarna. That being said, you can still treat yourself with some cold beer while enjoying the pristine beaches. Beer is sold at some of the shacks on the beaches at an additional cost. However, the options available for beer are quite limited.
The tourists in the mesmerizing town of Gokarna usually buy souvenirs such as incense sticks, seashell jewelry, brass lamps, prayer beads, and picture frames or statues of Gods. It is quite likely that when you are in Gokarna, you would definitely want to engage in local shopping.
The markets here sell amazing items and you can pick your favorite things at cheap prices if you’re good at bargaining. All these products can be found easily at the various street stalls and shacks on the beaches.
Undoubtedly, Gokarna is worth going to at least once in your entire lifetime. It is a very peaceful, non-commercialized, and a beautiful destination. The blissful and spectacular beaches can help you escape the noise and worries of city life and get completely lost in serenity.
The ancient temples can be the best places to connect with spirituality and find your inner self. Furthermore, the mesmerizing and colorful markets can be very inviting to shop your heart out and get yourself some local souvenirs. In addition to all these, relishing on good seafood at the various small restaurants on the beaches can be the cherry on the cake.
Known as the temple town of Karnataka, Gokarna has a number of good things that make the place incredibly amazing. One of the most beautiful things about the destination is its beaches. As they are not much commercialized yet, the beaches offer a peaceful place to just lie down and chill. They can make the tourists experience a sense of true tranquility.
Another truly inspiring attraction of Gokarna is its holy spots that make the place perfect for pilgrimages. Furthermore, the extremely pleasant weather of the place offers the tourists an amazing scope to enjoy their trip to the fullest. All these things put together make Gokarna a truly special travel destination.
Gokarna is said to be a less commercialized and smaller version of the Indian state of Goa. That being said, whether Gokarna is a better travel destination in comparison to Goa depends upon what kind of holiday experience you’re looking for. Although both places offer more or less the same travel experience, yet there are certain differences. Gokarna is more of a quieter place that can offer you bliss and tranquility in solitude.
As it is on the cheaper side, you won’t need a big budget to explore the place. On the contrary, if you want some loud music, crazy dance, and lots of alcohol and have a flexible budget, the beaches of Goa can be your perfect pick.
Gokarna is famous for its beaches, temples, street stalls, and of course, trekking. Some of the popular beaches of this beautiful destination are – Half Moon Beach, Gokarna Beach, Paradise Beach, Kudle Beach, and Om Beach.
Some of the most famous ancient temples of Gokarna include Mahabaleshwara Temple, Venkataramana Temple, Tamra Gauri Temple, and Bhadrakali Temple. Other popular attractions of Gokarna include Ayurvedic massage services, delicious local food, yoga on the beach, and water sports.
If you opt to drive from Bangalore to Gokarna, it would be a journey of 7 to 8 hours approximately, considering the hassle-free roads. On the other hand, if you choose to take a bus, it may take you near about 9 hours to reach your destination.
Gokarna is located at a distance of around 485 kilometers from Bangalore and you have the option to travel to your destination in your personal car, a cab or a bus.
Yes, Gokarna is an absolutely safe destination for tourists. Considering that it is not much commercialized, one may assume Gokarna to be an unsafe place. However, this small destination is as safe as beautiful. Whether you are traveling with your partner, children, or solo – Gokarna can assure you complete safety and total enjoyment.
The residents of the place are very friendly and helpful and welcome the tourists wholeheartedly. You can go swimming or just walk on the beach and nobody will bother you. Moreover, the staff of the lodges and resorts is also very accommodating.
The maximum altitude of the Gokarna trek is 100 m, and to cover this distance; you’ll have to trek through beaches. There are no hills or peaks involved, and the trek is wholly on plain land.
The Gokarna trekking experience will not require you to have proficient skills as a trekker. The beach trek Gokarna is of easy difficulty level and is the best option for first-time trekkers. The weather will not be cold, there is almost no elevation, and you will not have to move uphill.
However, try to maintain a basic level of fitness before embarking upon the trip as you will have to walk for quite some distance, you will not enjoy the experience if you tire out easily.
The network connectivity at Gokarna beach itself is excellent; however, it is not that good throughout the Gokarna trek. The Gokarna beach trekking experience includes a small forest, and in patches, you may find that the network connectivity is very low.
However, throughout the trek, you will find that the beaches have good network connectivity.
The average temperature of Gokarna beach ranges from a maximum of 33 degrees to a minimum of 24 degrees between March and June. It never gets too hot and is absolutely pleasant for a rewarding trip.
Gokarna beach trek and camping is a weekend trip, and you will be picked up from Bangalore on Friday night. So before leaving, you can use the washroom facility at your home or hotel. It will be an overnight journey to the camping site, and the bus may stop once or twice at dhabas or roadside cafes.
You will have to use the washroom there; then, there will be a makeshift washroom at the campsite. However, all the beaches have good washroom facilities and a number of motels close by. So for the majority of the trek, you will have good washroom facilities.
Since Gokarna trekking is an easy one, there is no age bar for this trek. However, you must keep in mind that you will have to walk through long stretches of beach and forest, which may not be easy with a small child. So it is better if you abstain from taking a child younger than 8 on this trek.
The Gokarna beach trekking experience is an easy to moderate trek and perfect for beginners. It mostly traverses the different pristine beaches in Gokarna but is interspersed by patches of forest. Also, the total distance of the trek is 16 km, and that too split over 2 days.
The weather is not cold, and there is no steep incline to climb, making it easy to trek for anyone with a basic fitness level.
Yes, a number of operators have begun trekking expeditions in Gokarna as it is not too strenuous and doesn’t cost much. The Gokarna beach trek from Bangalore has become extremely popular because it is short and easy. For professionals who work in Bangalore, this is a short getaway, which also provides a bit of a thrill.
Yes, the beaches in Gokarna are safe for swimming, and Om beach is the best of the lot. Even if you are a nonswimmer, the water is a safe place for you, and you can try water sports there too!
Gokarna beach is 485 km from Bangalore, the fastest way to go to Gokarna from Bangalore is to just drive. The road trip itself is brilliant, and the whole road trip takes 10-11 hours.
Paradise Beach is not motor accessible, and as a result, you have to get to it by water. You can take a motorboat from Om beach or Half Moon beach; it can also be reached by a small hike from the Half Moon beach.
The choice of place depends on what kind of holiday taste you’re seeking. Gokarna features an Indian religious touch, forming a suitable travel destination for an offbeat trip. It is full of beautiful beaches, short treks, and wildlife. It is a quieter and calmer place. On the contrary, Pondicherry features a French touch.
It is an artistic kind of place with beaches being a small aspect of it. While Gokarna is more of a backpackers’ destination, Pondicherry is a hub for all types of travelers.
So, if you want a laid-back and chilled out holiday, Gokarna can be the best pick. However, if you’re interested in exploring the beautiful French style of living, relishing on some exotic cuisines in cute little cafes, and visiting the traditional Ashrams, Pondicherry can be the perfect destination.
Yes. The Gokarna trek is an easy activity that can be attempted by first-time trekkers.
It is a beach trek that takes you through the beautiful coastlines in Gokarna which are surrounded by greenery and natural topography. Apart from this, you will also trudge through a forest and a cliff.
During the Gokarna Beach trek you will be provided a tent accommodation which will be on a sharing basis.
The entire tour will take place for two days where you will be staying overnight at the Gokarna trek base camp.
There are no specific fitness levels that one needs to achieve before going on the Gokarna Beach trek. An easy beach trek, the terrain for this activity are the beautiful Gokarna beaches that offer picturesque views of the natural vistas.
That being said, people with breathing and other medical conditions should consult with their doctor before joining this tour.
Yes. You can choose our Gokarna Trek package without transfers. While booking the tour, you have the option of selecting the pick-up location along with an option of 'without transportation',
By selecting that you can exclude yourself from the transfer service. Also, the price for with and without transfers will vary.
You will cover 5 beautiful beaches in Gokarna during the trek. These beaches are-
You will start our Gokarna trek from Paradise beach. This beach is also known as the Full Moon Beach which is amid the most beautiful virgin lands of Gokarna. This place is still untouched which has ensured the beauty of the beach still intact and unspoiled.
Paradise beach is away from the noisy city life and offers a surreal experience to the visitors. The calm, beautiful and gorgeous scenery around offers an ideal setting for the onset of your trek.
Half Moon Beach-
After your easy trek through the Paradise Beach, you will reach Half Moon Beach which is also known as the Crescent Beach. This beach is separated by Om Beach through a cliff and the scenery of the deep blue ocean from this place is simply amazing.
Half Moon Beach is one of the favorite spots amid foreigners and hippies who wish to spend some time away from civilization. You will find many tourists at this place who just come to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Indian style huts and shacks make this place even more beautiful and attractive.
After the trek to the Half Moon Beach, you will trek towards Om Beach which is around 8 kilometers from Gokarna town. The 2 semi-crescent shapes which join together resembles the sacred letter “OM”, thereby giving this place the name of Om Beach. It is a beautiful place that witnesses a large number of tourists each day.
The pristine water and the sparkly sand at this beach makes it one of the most gorgeous beaches in Gokarna.
If you like water sports then you can try water sports like boat rides, Jet Ski and parasailing at Om Beach. Dolphin Point near Om Beach is another major highlight of this beach which enables dolphin spotting from the point. The view of dolphins from Dolphin Point is stunning and a memory that will last forever.
After your trek to the Om Beach and crossing Dolphin Point, you will reach the Sunset Point which is just a few metres from Kudle Beach. Sunset Point is famous for its sunsets, as the view from this place is breath-taking. After the sunset point, you will trek to Kudle Beach which is a beautiful place that offers scrumptious seafood options. The shacks and cafes at this beach prepare seafood in a local style which is very exciting to try.
The scenic beauty at Kudle Beach is a major highlight of this place. 5)Gokarna Beach- The last leg of your trek is the Main Beach which is popularly known as Gokarna Beach. This is the last beach where you have your camping site.
It is a beautiful beach with serene water and lush green vegetation. You will stay over at this beach after your trek. Gokarna Beach is an ideal location to spend your night, stargazing under the clear sky.
This beach is famous amid the pilgrims who come to worship the renowned Mahabaleshwar Temple. It is believed that the people coming to visit the temple can enter only after taking a dip at Gokarna Beach. Hence, this beach is not only beautiful but is also historically and culturally renowned.
From Om beach, we will be trekking through a small forest to the perfect sunset point along with a stop at the dolphin viewpoint.
While you start your trek to Gokarna Beach camp, you will cross 6 beautiful places which include beaches and some amazing points. Here is the list of all attractions that will be covered on Day 1 of Gokarna Beach trek.
The paradise beach which is also known as the Full Moon Beach is the starting location of Gokarna trek. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Gokarna which is still less populated and unspoiled.
Less human activity in this beach has kept the natural beauty of this area unaltered which makes it look just like a painting of the virgin lands. Surrounded by lavish palm trees, Paradise beach has crystal clear water with white sand and large rocky boulders.
Resting in nature’s lap, this gorgeous beach is an ideal place for solace and experience some peaceful moments on the Western Coastline Shores. A perfect way to start your journey for Gokarna Beach Camping.
2)Half Moon Beach
From Paradise Beach, we make our way to Half Moon Beach. This beach is also known as Crescent Beach which takes you through to a lot more hilly and rocky stretch. The huge and very famous rock which is known as Rock of Peace is located on your way to Half Moon Beach. It is one of the main attractions on your way. If luck plays on your side, then you may even spot some playful dolphins from this place.
The site of these dolphins in the open waters is amazing. The view of the Arabian Sea from the hilly terrain is gorgeous and breathtaking.
After your trek to the Half Moon Beach, you will arrive at the very popular Om Beach. It is around 1-kilometre hike which is a little inclined trodden path that is mostly used by the locals. This local Beach at Gokarna is considered to be an auspicious place as it resembles the sacred symbol “OM”. People from all over the county especially come here to take a dip in the holy water of OM beach. Swimming at this beach is safe and a lot more fun.
On the other side, a medium sized cliff leads to a fantastic viewpoint which is famously known as Shiva Point. The boundless scene of the blue calm water from this point is breath-taking. Owing to the popularity of this beach, you will find many cafes and shacks that offer delicious local food.
It is a hub for all the hippies. You can buy local souvenirs from this beach. Boat rides and ball games are spotted here. In all, a superb happening place with immense scenic beauty.
Moving ahead the famous OM Beach and trekking through a tiny forest, you reach the Dolphin Point which is famous for dolphin spotting. The gorgeous scenic beauty from this point is stunning. The picture of the beach and the crystal water is sheer bliss.
You can spot some playful dolphins in the best of their moods. The scene of numerous dolphins together from this spot is unbelievable. You can find numerous tourists at this place, especially come for dolphin spotting.
Boats are hired to get into the sea and spot them closely. However, it is a pleasure to be at Dolphin Point and see them diving with mates.
5)Sun Set Point
Just after crossing the Dolphin Point, you will reach the Sun Set Point which is a gorgeous place to see a sunset. This point is above a tiny hill which gives a clear view of the nearby area. The view of the calm and beautiful ocean, tall shrubs all around and the feel of being wrapped around Mother Nature at this place is simply awesome.
The sight of sunset from the sunset point is something that will be remembered forever. Many local and tourist people come here to see the beautiful sunset. It is one of the most famous spots just before Kudle Beach.
Reach the beautiful Kudle Beach after crossing Sun Set Point through a pleasing route. The roaring waves crashing against the glittery sand gives immense pleasure to the eyes. The scenic beauty of the beach and liveliness around, makes it one of the trendiest places in Gokarna. This beach is very popular for its seafood. The cafes and shacks at this place offers a variety of seafood which is cooked in the local style.
Kudle Beach is very famous amid the foreigners and you spot many tourists relaxing and enjoying at the beach. Due to the popularity among the foreign tourists, local shacks prepare foreign cuisine but with Indian touch. The pancakes at this beach is delicious and a must try delicacy.
After your night stopover at the camping site of Gokarna Beach, we begin our Day 2 early with scrumptious breakfast which is included in your package. An early breakfast will ensure that you have enough time to explore more things around. After the breakfast, pack all your stuff and start your journey from Gokarna Beach camping site to Bangalore. Transportation is provided by the company which is again included in your package.
On your way back to Bangalore, there will be a halt to a beautiful destination. During this time, you will be taken to one of the major tourist attractions of Gokarna, Historic Mirjan Fort. A visit to the world-renowned Mirjan Fort is an ideal way to end your trek excursion. Situated on Coastal Belt, this fort is a perfect place to relax and appreciate the beauty around, which continued after the long gorgeous trek through beaches and sidewalks. This beautiful attraction is situated amidst the tranquil setting of the banks of Aghanashini River.
Historical Mirjan Fort in Uttara Kannada has the hint of same beauty and glamour which is had decades before. This place is nestled at South Gokarna, which is around 1 kilometre off NH 17. The majestic looks and its mention by various known world leaders attract tourists from all over the world. As soon as you enter the huge doorsteps of the fort, you will be surprised to see the stunning interiors inside. It truly reflects the architectural capabilities and imagination which the architects during that time possessed. It shows excellence in the time when modern technology was not even heard of.
The secret tunnels, doors, wells, watchtower, wells, kitchens, and room ruins make you ponder over the lives and historical significance of this fort. It has witnessed numerous battles which can be sensed from the overall look of the fort. The remains of the fort tell the story of battles it withstood with grandeur. The enormous structure of Mirjan Fort is built with laterite stones which are locally available. The construction of this fort dates back to 1608 to 1640 A.D.
It is believed that this beautiful Fort was built by the famous, Queen Chennabharadevi. She ruled this fort for around 54 years and it is believed that she lived in the fort during her ruling years. The Queen of this fort was popularly known as the pepper queen of India as she had control of the entire pepper business. Not just inside of the fort, the beauty around the fort is also breathtaking.
The flowing river, breezing wind, and the greenish groves add surreal beauty to this fort. The ambience and natural beauty are so stunning that you are ensured to be awestricken forever. In short, Mirjan Fort is an absolute pleasure to explore while you are on your way back to Bangalore. After seeing the fort, you can have lunch (not included in the package). After the wrap-up, we head directly towards Bangalore.
Planning a trip to Gokarna is easy and fulfilling, and you can wholly enjoy it in just 2 days. You can wrap up the whole trip comfortably in 2,100 INR.
-The best time to visit Gokarna is between October and March, soon after monsoon is over. However, due to its immense popularity, you might find a good crowd and relatively high prices during this time. You may also go between April and June if you want to avoid crowds. However, the downside is that the place is usually burning up during these months.
-Gokarna has cheap hostels and even a Zostel, which will provide you a budget-friendly stay for2 days.
-The cheapest mode of travel will be the bus. Just take a bus from Bangalore to Gokarna. It costs 600-800 INR.
-The first place you must visit in Gokarna is the Kudle beach. If you want to trek, you can or else, just take an auto or scooty to Kudle beach. This beach is celebrated for the stunning sunset views it offers.
-Then you can move on to the Om beach, which is definitely the busiest beach of Gokarna. Do not miss the viewpoint of the Om beach- Half Moon Beach. More than the Om beach, you will enjoy the Half Moon beach for the tranquility it provides.
-Then you can come to Paradise beach, which has surprisingly remained untouched yet, and the only food you get here are fruits from two fruit sellers.
-On day 2 , simply catch an overnight bus back to Bangalore!
Along the Indian West Coast in Karnataka lies a quiet little town known as Gokarna. Interestingly, the literal meaning of Gokarna is “Cow’s Ear” which sounds a little funny but history and location both contribute to the name of this place. It is believed that Lord Shiva emerged from an ear of a cow in front of Brahma who sat penancing to get rid of the curse given by Lord Shiva.
Gokarna was initially a Hindu Pilgrimage site, but now it is more than that. People know two types of Gokarna.
For some, it is a sacred place of primeval temples which is visited by the pilgrims mainly for Mahabaleshwar Temple. However now, it is an admired tourist’s destination which has gained popularity for its beautiful beaches and lovely hills. Just about 140 kilometres from Goa, Gokarna is increasingly becoming famous among the foreign travellers in India. The secluded and pristine beaches of Gokarna has attracted numerous European and Westerner tourists who have settled in Gokarna in the last few decades.
Still a renowned Hindu Pilgrimage, Gokarna is now slowly getting hold of the hippie culture. A lot more different from Kanwar and Goa, Gokarna is all about peaceful beach holiday and unique beach trekking. If you get images of relaxed uphill climbs along with mesmerizing beaches and white sand flashing in front of you, then Gokarna is where you need to be. A lot of people visit Gokarna for a relaxed beach holiday over the weekend, while a lot of the tourists decide to take up the Gokarna Beach Trek, which is an easy uphill trek that does not require any kind of trekking experience.
In a real sense, this trek is a hike along the gorgeous beachline and not really into the large rocky mountains. The trail for Gokarna trek is known as the “Golden Trail” which includes trekking through 5 beautiful beaches along with some stunning viewpoints. The view of the sandy shores, swaying trees, cool breeze, and expansive green hills is simply scintillating which enhances your overall trek experience. Gokarna trekking is around 8 kilometres trek of easy to moderate difficulty level.
The trek starts from Paradise Beach, going to Half Moon Beach which is a beautiful place to relax and unwind. Following this is the Om Beach which is a great place all water sports enthusiasts. Dolphin Point after the beach allows dolphin spotting which is a treat to the eyes. The sun set point hear after is a perfect place to catch the sight of nature paint your dusk sky in beautiful vibrant colours, while the sun dips in the enormous Arabian Sea.
Kundle Beach offers you some scrumptious seafood which is hard to ignore. The seafood made in local style is must try, before heading to the final destination of Gokarna Beach Camping.
Night stayover at the shore of the Gokarna Beach and have the best time of your life. Light a bonfire, laugh over jokes, pitch a tent and tell-a-tale over dinner. Listen to the waves slurping mildly against the shore and sky gaze stars.
Do everything that is hard to find anywhere else, but at Gokarna. Yes, Gokarna has everything for anyone who dreams of a perfect beach trek and camping beside the sea.
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