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  • Beaches in Gokarna encircles Om Beach, Half Moon Beach, Gokarna Beach, Kudle Beach, Paradise Beach, Nirvana Beach, Baada Beach, Small Hell Beach, Belekan Beach, Alvekodi Beach and others.

    There is a sense of calm in all of the Gokarna Beaches. From rippling waves, pristine blue water, and palm trees lining the vicinity, the sandy beaches here are favourable for every type of tourist. Lying on the Konkan coastline, the beaches in Gokarna are perfect for a relaxing, rejuvenating holiday, be it for nature lovers, adventure junkie, or even someone seeking solitude. 

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    From a simple and peaceful walk to trekking and other adventure activities like banana boat rides, parasailing, snorkelling and much more, there is a lot that one can do while visiting the beaches here in Gokarna. Moreover, for foodies, there are quite a few food shacks and stalls that line the beaches here.

    You can indulge in common South Indian food like Idli-Dosa, to the more continental dishes like Seafood Lasagne, Prawn Pizza and Iced Nutella among others.

    Here are some of the best beaches in Gokarna:

  • 01Gokarna Beach

    Gokarna Beach
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    One of the most popular beaches in Gokarna, Gokarna Beach recently gained fame for being a surfing site. It is also famous for its scenic trekking excursion one can take from here.

    Located in close proximity to the Mahabaleshwara Temple, the Gokarna Beach is also known as the place where pilgrims first come to take a dip before visiting the temple. You can also visit the other beaches of the region, like Half Moon Beach, Paradise Beach, Om Beach as well as Kudle Beach from here.

    This beach gives off some of the most beautiful sights of the ocean and the surrounding hillocks. Some of the adventure activities you can engage in Gokarna Beach include surfing, jet skiing, snorkeling as well as trekking. 

    Location:
    Gorkana Village | Ankola, Gokarna, India

    Best Time to visit:
    October to March.

    Activities and Watersports: Yoga, surfing, jet ski, banana boat, snorkeling, and trekking.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand: Around a KM away.

    Where to Stay: Best Homestays in Gokarna. 

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  • 02Om Beach

    Om Beach
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    The beach is shaped in a way that it appears to be the auspicious symbol ‘OM’ in the Devanagari script and is named after it. Om beach is one of the pristine and happening beaches in Gokarna for the plethora of water sports and activities that people cherish here. 

    From the bumpy banana ride to the speedy jet ski ride, from beachside trekking on the hilly terrain to spotting Dolphin in the middle of the sea; OM beach is spot on.

    The beach can be enjoyed between the two coves that make the shape of OM and is loaded with shacks, huts, and cafes for a lazy vacation.

    Location: Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Best Time to visit: November to March

    Activities and Water Sports: Jet ski, trekking, trekking, swimming.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand: Around 6 KM.

  • 03Half Moon Beach

    Half Moon Beach
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    Beaches are awesome but a thick and lush jungle overlooking an infinite stretch of Arabian Ocean is ecstatic. Half-moon beach is such an experience where you get to engage in myriads of activities like swimming, kayaking, paddle boats, trekking, camping, etc. 

    Half-moon is one of the beaches in Gokarna which you can also walk up to it in a scenic trek starting from Gokarna beach and cover the famous five Gokarna beaches in one go. This beach derives its name from the shape of it which resembles a half-moon.

    Location: Half Moon Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Best Time to visit: November to March.

    Activities and Water Sports: Swimming, kayaking, paddle boats, trekking.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand: Approximately 5 KM.

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  • 04Kudle Beach

    Kudle Beach

    One of the really famous Gokarna Beaches is Kudle Beach. It is a long stretch of fine sand and blue sea which is quite isolated and is therefore perfect for those looking for solitude and serenity.

    Located away from the busy touristy areas of Gokarna, Kudle Beach is mostly frequented by foreign travelers in search of solace and relaxation. Best known as the area for swimming and diving, Kudle Beach is situated very close to Om Beach as well as Gokarna Beach.

    A blessing for nature enthusiasts, this beach is the best place to go to if you wish to spend some time alone, or with loved ones, while capturing the stunning sunsets and nature views. 

    Location: Kudle Beach Rd, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Best Time to visit: November to February is the peak season, however, the locals pitch up temporary huts, shacks, and other makeshift arrangements by the beach from October till March.

    Activities and Water Sports: one can swim in the seawater, trekking is another activity

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand: Approximately 6.5 KM.

  • 05Paradise Beach

    Paradise Beach
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    Fondly known as the ‘full moon beach,’ Paradise beach justifies its name. In order to reach this beach, one has to take a motorboat from OM beach or half-moon beach or has to trek down from the half-moon beach. 

    Paradise beach stretches around 150 meters in length and is an ideal destination for swimming and camping. Around 70 percent of the beach is covered in rocks which makes some picture-perfect elevation points for photography.

    Location: Gokarna, Karnataka, India

    Best Time to visit: Sunrise and sunset during the winter and spring season.

    Activities and Water Sports: Swimming and trekking.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand: Around 8 KM, 20 minutes boat ride from OM beach.

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  • 06Nirvana Beach

    Nirvana Beach

    The entrancing environs of Nirvana beach make you feel like you are in an unreal setting. The beach has a very long shoreline and you hardly find fellow travelers around as it is little off the beaten.

    If you are traveling to Nirvana beach, you are suggested to carry food and water as there are no such facilities. 

    Swimming is great sport to indulge in but due to the absence of lifeguard and much civilization, you must avoid going deep as the ocean has strong currents.

    Location: Nirvana Beach Rd, Kagal, Karnataka 581351

    Best Time to visit: October to March.

    Activities and Water Sports: Swimming, sun-basking.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand: Around 40 KM

  • 07Baada Beach

    Baada Beach

    Baada beach falls while walking down the trail from Kirki to Gokarna. It is the cleanest beach in Gokarna, also because it is located remotely around 10 KM away from the Kumta bus stand.

    The beach has some boulders in the middle and is encircled by hillocks on two sides. While you stroll around, it feels like a private beach as it is crowd-free for as far as you can see with some huts and cottages outlying the shore.

    Location: Baad Beach, Gudeangadi.

    Best Time to visit: November to February.

    Activities and Water Sports: Beach volleyball, badminton, boat ride and you can also relax in a hammock.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand: Around 15 KM.

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  • 08Small Hell beach

    Small Hell beach

    The Small Hell Beach is one of the few Beaches in Gokarna where you can not only trek and swim but also go for camping. It is one of the cleanest and most idyllic beaches in town, which should definitely be on your list of places to visit if you are in Gokarna.

    Offering spectacular scenes of the huge expanse of golden sand and the stunning and calm ultramarine water, the Small Hell Beach is a natural marvel that seems just out of a fairy-tale.

    The beach is completely untouched and unspoiled, making it even more beautiful and mysterious. You can also visit the Small Hell Cliff from here, which overlooks the picturesque beach, best for those who wish to indulge in nature photography. 

    Location: Small Hell Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Best Time to visit:
    November to February.

    Activities and Water Sports:
    Trekking, swimming, camping, etc.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand:
    Around 7.5 KM.
  • 09Belekan Beach

    Belekan Beach

    Belekan Beach is one of the most remote Gokarna Beaches. To reach here, you can take a boat ride from Gokarna Beach. Moreover, you can also spot dolphins from this beach if you get lucky. Located close to Moonlight Beach, Belekan Beach is one of the most tranquil spots in all of Gokarna. 

    From boating to indulging in beach sports like volleyball and frisbee, there are a lot of fun activities you can partake in at Belekan Beach. There is one thing you need to know about this beach though.

    Since there are not many people here, boating is the only mode of transportation to this beach. Therefore, it is advisable to take the boat driver’s contact details to avoid getting stranded on the beach all alone. 

    Location:
    Bellekan village, Gokarna Road, Tadadi Port, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: November to March.

    Activities and Water Sports: Boating and Frisbee.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand: Around 7 KM

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  • 10Alvekodi Beach

    Alvekodi Beach

    Alvekodi beach is a place of glittering sand, swift waves and endless greenery on one side and ceaseless seascape on another. Walkthrough the paddy, groundnuts, onions, and other vegetable fields to trace down the path to this captivating beach.

    Forming an integral part of the Alvekodi village, Alvekodi is one of the beaches in Gokarna which you can afford to miss.

    Location: Alvekodi Beach., Kumta Town Rd, Alvekodi, Karnataka 581343

    Best Time to visit: November to February

    Activities and Water Sports: A climbing experience to the old lighthouse and Brahma Devara Guide is one of a kind.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand: Around 35 KM


Adventure in Gokarna

Attractions

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Om Beach

Brace yourself for a scenic getaway with a trip to Om Beach when you are in Gokarna. One of the most picturesque attractions in Gokarna, Om Beach is known for its serene landscape. Om Beach is a wonderful respite for adventure junkies who love to exult in the thrill of various water activities.

One of the most splendid features of this beach is that it is shaped like the symbol ‘Om’ and attracts scores of crowds who wish to relax and unwind. Although the beach is unparalleled in natural ch beauty among sightseeing places in Gokarna, it is relatively less crowded and charms the visitors with its rejuvenating ambience. It is also the starting point of the Gokarna Beach trek.

For those who are fond of photography and loves to indulge in laid-back strolls, Om Beach is one place that will go down the memory lanes forever.

Location:
Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
October to March is the most preferred time to visit Om Beach.

Activities:
The most popular activities at Om Beach are banana boat rides, dolphin spotting, fishing, bumper boat ride, jet skiing and beachside trekking.

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
It is approximately 6 kilometres from the bus station.

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Kudle Beach

Shaped like a perfect ‘C’, Kudle Beach is one of the most beautiful Gokarna tourist places that you’l ever come across. Flanked by coconut trees, Kudle Beach is a wonderful retreat for the lovers of peace and quiet.

The sheer beauty and simplicity of the beach is a breathtaking surprise and people visit this beach to enjoy the serene surroundings. Kudle Beach is most famous for offering a spectacular sunset and sunrise in Gokarna.

Attracting scores of tourists, mostly foreigners and backpackers, Kudle Beach is a beach haven to enjoy a leisurely stroll or indulge in some enterprising ventures like swimming, surfing and beach trekking in Gokarna.

There are also many beach shacks and makeshift bamboo huts where people can spend the night on the beach and appreciate the wonder of glistening waters in the light of the moon.

Location:
Kudle Beach, Gokarna

Best Time to visit:
November to February is the best time to visit Kudle Beach.

Timings:
It is advisable to visit the beach from 4 am to 6:30 pm.

Activities:
Trekking, yoga, surfing etc.

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
It is about 6 kilometres away from the bus station.

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Half Moon Beach

Listed as one of the most attractive sightseeing places in Gokarna, Half Moon Beach boasts of beautiful surroundings. The beach derives its name based on its shape like a half moon.

Half Moon Beach is known for its clean sparkling sands against the transparent blue waters. Mostly famous for foreign travellers and backpackers, Half Moon Beach is a great place to relax and unwind.

Half Moon Beach can be visited by a hike from Om Beach which is a thrilling enterprise. Away from all the crowds, this beach is a wonderful destination to indulge in some fun activities as well as indulge in enjoying some mouth-watering food available at the beach shacks nearby.

This beach is an idyllic escape from the noise of the city or enjoys some classic beach activities like sunbathing or swimming.

Location:
Half Moon Beach, Gokarna

Best Time to visit:
The ideal time to pay a visit to the Half Moon Beach is between October and March

Timings:
Tourists can visit here any time from 6 am to 6 pm.

Activities:
Swimming, canoeing, paddle boats, paintball, camping, and cabins

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
Half Moon Beach is located approximately 5 kilometres away from the bus station in Gokarna.

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Paradise Beach

Also renowned as the Full Moon Beach, Paradise Beach is a great spot to relax away from all the civilization in the realm of nature. It a splendid place for those interested in camping and relaxing seeing the blue waves of the ocean crash against the rocks on the white sands. Swimming is one of the most surreal activities which you can indulge in after taking due precautions of safety from the strong currents of the ocean.

One can reach this beach after a small hiking adventure from the Half Moon Beach in Gokarna. It can also be reached via a motor boat. This beach was once a popular hotspot for trading weed and many foreigners flocked here. However, now all the commercial activities are prohibited here. There are also not much of water sports, but tourists can bask in the serene surroundings and relax and unwind at Paradise Beach.

Location:
Paradise Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
Paradise Beach is best to visit from the month of October to March for tourists.

Timings:
 The beach can be visited from the time of sunrise to sunset every day.

Activities:
Camping, swimming,

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
It is around 8 kilometres away from the bus station.

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Namaste Café

Namaste Café is one of the most eminent attractions in Gokarna located on Om Beach. This beach front restaurant offers an ideal space for tourists who want to dwell on the splendid views of the sea with a spectacular plate of food on their tables.

Whether you fancy a quiet stroll to feel the sands on the beach or wish to relax in picturesque vistas, Namaste Café is the place to be. This serene property offers a lot of stay options where you can just relax and unwind in Gokarna. It offers unrestricted access to the beach and is an ideal pick for backpackers and budget travellers.

The café also offers exotic dishes to get you in the beach bumming mood along with offering compact rooms to make your stay pleasant in Gokarna.

Location:
Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
Tourists can visit Namaste Café anytime throughout the year.

Entry fee:
A room at Namaste Café costs INR 1080/ USD

Timings:
The check in time is 1 pm while the check out time is 11 am.

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda: The distance between the two places is 6.3 kilometres.

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Gokarna Beach

Gokarna beach is amongst the popular places to visit in Gokarna for many reasons. It is the main beach that is located close to Mahabaleshwar Temple and frequented by the tourists who visit here.

It is considered holy to take a dip in the waters by the Gokarna Beach before visiting the temple complex and worship Lord Shiva. This beautiful beach is a must visit for nature lovers and offers a scenic retreat for all the tourists in Gokarna. It also boasts of stunning beach stays where people can spend some quality time with nature in Gokarna.

The most amazing time to visit the beach is during the festival of Shivratri when it is the most resplendent. Though there aren’t many shacks or cafes here but this beach is one of the most crowded places in Gokarna at times.

However, tourists can always visit Gokarna Beach during the time of sunrise to enjoy a laid-back stroll with a beautiful scenery in front of the eyes.

Location:
Gokarna Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
October to March is the best time to visit Gokarna Beach.

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
It is approximately one kilometre away from the bus station in Gokarna.

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Mirjan Fort

Mirjan Fort is a majestic masterpiece of architecture that one can find standing gloriously on the banks of Aghanashini river. The fort has many historical events associated with it which makes it a delight for history buffs in Gokarna.

It is believed to be built under the patronage of Queen Chennabharadevi, famously known as pepper queen of India in the 16th century. This fort which was once an important centre the spice trade was later captured by the British who used it for their armoury.

It is encompassed by a mesmerising landscape and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. This magnificent fort in Mirjan speaks of the great history of the region and housed some intriguing artefacts like Chinese Porcelain, clay tablets with Islamic inscriptions and gold coins attributed to Portuguese Viceroy Conde De Sarzedas that were excavated by ASI in 2001.

Location:
Mirjan Fort, talluk, Mirjan Fort Road, Mirjan, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
The fort can be visited throughout the year by tourists. However, the monsoon months are preferred to witness the breathtaking greenery around the fort.

Timings:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm are the visiting hours at Mirjan Fort

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
It is 22 kilometres away from Gokarna bus station.

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Koti Tirtha

One of the most sacred places to visit in Gokarna, Koti Tirtha is a popular man-made tank that holds great reverence among the locals and tourists.

This tank is encompassed by beautiful temples all around and used for ritual bathing and immersing idols. As per one popular legend in Gokarna, Koti Tirtha is believed to be the origin of a thousand springs.

Koti Tirtha is situated close to the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple and attracts pilgrims who visit the temple to perform rituals and pay respect to the ancestors.

This sacred pond is used by devotees to take a bath and offers a quaint spiritual ambience for all those who seek a religious rendezvous.

Location:
Koti Teertha, Kotiteertha, Gokarna, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
It can be visited throughout the year.

Timings:
The timings to visit here are from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda: It is just 700 metres from the bus station in Gokarna.

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Nirvana Beach

If you’re looking for offbeat places to visit in Gokarna, then you should add Nirvana Beach to your itinerary for the trip. This beach is secluded from the throngs of crowds and offers recluse to those who wish to have some beach time to enjoy the peace and quiet.

People here can dive into the cool blue waters and enjoy a refreshing getaway.

One of the gorgeous features of this beach is the beautiful stretch that makes it an absolute delight for watching the sunset and sunrise. It is quite isolated and one can look forward to have a great time with friends and family whether it’s for a picnic or other fun activities on the beach.

With beautiful surroundings and its tranquil setting, Nirvana Beach is one of the most serene places you will see in Gokarna.

Location:
Nirvana Beach, Kumta, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
The ideal time to visit this beach in Gokarna is from November to February.

Activities:
Swimming, picnicking etc.

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
 The distance between the two places is approximately 10 kilometres via a ferry.

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Bhadrakali Temple

If you’re looking for the religious places to visit in Gokarna, then Bhadrakali Temple should definitely be on your list. Dedicated to Goddess Uma who is the main deity, this temple is a popular pilgrimage centre.

It is a popular legend which says that when a demon known as Vetrasur seized control of the three lokas, the trinity of Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva created a female warrior called Durge. She was given various powers by the gods to defeat the demon and after that Lord Shiva re-christened her as Bhadrakali.

She was sent to Gokarna and now believed to be known as the protector of the town. Another legend associated with the temple says that Lord Cishnuto requested the goddess to stay in Gokarna after Ravana abandoned her.

Location:
Sri Bhadrakali Temple, Main Rd, Gokarna, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
The temple can be visited any time throughout the year in Gokarna

Timings:
Bhadrakali Temple is open from 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
It is just 650 metres (approximately 8 minutes) away from the bus station in Gokarna.

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Mahabaleshwara Temple

Showcasing the brilliance of the classic Dravidian architecture, Mahabaleshwara Temple is one of the must visit Gokarna tourist places. The 4th century temple in Gokarna is most famous for its Shiva Linga known as Atma Linga that is worshipped here and also known as Dakshin Kashi, often being paralleled to the Shiva Temple at Varanasi.

This major temple in Gokarna has a 1500-year-old deity that is carved stone of Lord Shiva. If you’re seeking a spiritual retreat, Mahabaleshwara Temple in Gokarna will refresh your soul and offer a peaceful retreat with the Almighty.

According to one popular legend, it is believed that the deity of the temple will bestow immense blessings to devotees to those who just get a glimpse of it. For fans of art and culture too, Mahabaleshwara Temple is a beautiful masterpiece for the tourists to appreciate.

Location:
Koti Teertha Road, Kotiteertha, Gokarna, Karnataka 

Best Time to visit:
The temple can be visited anytime throughout the year.

Timings:
It is open from 6:00 am to 12:30 pm and then from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
It is just 600 metres away from the bus station in Gokarna.

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Baada Beach

Known as one of the best Gokarna places to visit and the cleanest beach in town, Baada Beach is a place you should definitely visit when you are here for a holiday. In order to reach Baada Beach, one has to partake an exciting beach trek from Kirki to Gokarna.

Surrounded by hills on both sides, this beach is quite peaceful, somewhere you can escape to for some solitude and rejuvenation. It also offers stunning views of the sunset. So, you can spend some quality time sitting on the rocks while capturing the beautiful sights here. 

Location:
Baad Beach, Gudeangadi, Kumta, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
The ideal time to visit Baada Beach is from November to February.

Activities:
Trekking is one of the most preferred activities at Baada Beach.

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
It is 16 kilometres away from the bus station that involves a ferry route.

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Shiva Cave

Shiva Cave is a fascinating place to visit on your visit to Gokarna that is not much popular among tourists yet. Consisting of a Shiva Lingam, Shiva Cave is an interesting place that people should visit.

With its dark interiors, tourists are advised to carry a torch inside when they are visiting here. It is also home to many bats and has an interesting legend associated with it.

With its beautiful surroundings, Shiva Cave is an amazing place to visit for everyone. There is a Shiva Temple where devotees come to seek fulfilment of their wishes.

Location:
Gokarna Kudle Road, Gokarna, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
November to February is the best time to visit Shiva Cave in Gokarna

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda: It is approximately 5.5 kilometres away from the Gokarna Bus Stand.

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Lalguli Falls

One of the most Gokarna tourist places for nature lovers, Lalgulli Falls is a mind-blowing natural creation. It is located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka and draws in scores of tourists every year to witness its picturesque ambience and peaceful setting. The waterfall is surrounded by verdant greenery that adds to the beauty of this place.

Lalgulli Falls is a popular place for people coming along with their families or friends to picnic at the waterfall. Tourists at Lalgulli Falls can also partake in a number of thrilling activities like trekking, river rafting and other water sports at River Kali. 

The natural beauty of Lalgulli Falls is also blessed with a number of birds making it a delight for bird-watchers. When visiting this place, tourists can also pay a visit to a Hanuman Temple that is located near the hill.

Location: Lalguli Falls, Lalguli, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: October to December is the best time to visit Lalgulli Falls.

Timings: The waterfall can be visited any day of the week from 8 am to 7 pm.  

Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): The distance between the two places is approximately 90 kilometres.


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Mahalasa Temple

One of the most famous religious Gokarna tourist places is the Mahalasa Temple. It is one place that you should most definitely not miss out on when on a trip to Gokarna. Also known as Shri Mahalasa Siddhivinayaka Temple, it is easily accessible from the main bus station in town.

Built almost 150 years ago, the temple has an idol of Shri Siddhivinayak, or Lord Ganesha, installed here. It is said that the best time to visit this ancient yet religiously important temple is during Ganesh Chaturthi, Ashwin Shashti and Shravana Sankashti when locals here celebrate Lord Ganesha with opulence and grandeur.

Location:
Gokarna Road, Madangeri, Karnataka 

Best Time to visit:
Any time throughout the year is good for visiting Mahalasa Temple in Gokarna.

Timings:
It is open from 6 am to 9 pm.

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
It is around 10 kilometres away from the Gokarna Bus Stand.

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Uppin Ganpati Temple

Another one of the famous Gokarna tourist places with religious significance is the Uppin Ganpati Temple. Also known as Vinayakar Temple, this beautiful temple has one of the most stunning architectures in Gokarna.

Formerly, this temple used to be dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is after the statue of Ganesha was brought here from Kumta, that the temple started to be dedicated to Lord Ganesh. The temple also has a main hall in addition to an arch. It also offers stunning vistas of the surrounding lush green areas.

Location:
Uppin Ganapati, Kumta

Best Time to visit:
Tourists can visit the temple throughout the year.

Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
The distance between the two places is approximately 35 kilometres.

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  • Q. Where can I go for sightseeing in Gokarna?

    Being one of the top tourist attractions, there is a wide variety of places to visit in Gokarna. Few of them are listed here:

    1. Paradise Beach
    2. Half Moon Beach
    3 Gokarna Beach
    4. Shiva Cave
    5. Nirvana Beach
    6. Koti Tirtha

  • Q. Which are the top water sports in Gokarna available at great deals?

    Gokarna being the beach city you will find ample water sports activities. We have created a list of some of the best water sports in Gokarna that you can experience:

    1. Jet Ski at Om Beach, Gokarna @ Rs 420 only
    2.  Bumper Ride in Gokarna @ Rs 700 only
    3. Banana Boat Ride in Gokarna @ Rs 600 only
    4. Speed Boating at Om Beach @ Rs 600 only

  • Q. Which are the top things to do in Gokarna?
  • Q. Is Gokarna beach safe?

    Yes, the Gokarna beach is one of the safest beaches of the Konkan coast and one can stroll on it anytime. Whether you are a solo female traveler or an unmarried couple, you need not worry about your safety until and unless you are involved in law-violating acts.

  • Q. How many beaches are there in Gokarna?

    Gokarna is blessed with ten beaches namely the famous Gokarna beach, Om beach, Half moon beach, Kudle beach, small Hell beach, and several others. Each one of them is a part of the Konkan coast and showcases a combination of sparkling sands and clear waters.l

  • Q. What is Gokarna famous for?

    Gokarna is a sacred site known for its Mahabaleshwar temple and devotees from different regions flock here for this temple. Apart from this, it is also known for its pristine beaches that are linked across the Konkan coast.

  • Q. How do I get to Gokarna beach?

    Reaching out to Gokarna beach is an easy one as you can take a taxi or tuk-tuk that operators in the region.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Gokarna?

    The months from October to March are the best months to visit Gokarna as the weather is quite pleasing and is not at all humid. In the monsoons, the region gets a lot of rainfall and this is not a good time to visit Gokarna.

  • Q. How many days are enough for Gokarna?

    Gokarna requires a minimum of 2 days for touring each and every inch, rest it depends on your itinerary plan that you select for yourself.

  • Q. Is camping allowed in Gokarna?

    Yes, camping is allowed in Gokarna and you can enjoy camping along the scenic beaches and other beautiful camping sites.