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Best Things To Do in Gokarna

The emerging beach destination of India, the sheer number of things to do in Gokarna is enough of a reason for many to begin packing their bags for this beautiful town on the western coastline of India. Located in the Uttara Kannada region of Karnataka in the foothills of Western Ghats, Gokarna is slowly becoming a hotspot for people looking for activities and stays on and near the beach. With a combination of unique and beaten adventure activities on offer here at Gokarna, the place experiences a lot of footfall throughout the year, gradually increasing with time. The most famous and unique thing to do here is to take on to the beach treks. Because of its positioning, Gokarna is gifted with a unique kind of terrain that is an amalgamation of hills of the Western Ghats and the sandy beaches of the western coast of India, the prime reason behind the popularity of this activity. You pass the beach and into the hills, only to find your way to another beach, all the way accompanied by the beautiful sound of waves lapping onto the shore.

And if you feel like enjoying the beaches while you are in Gokarna, there is a long list of activities to do in Gokarna on and around the beaches, apart from frolicing in the water. One of the most famous beaches in town, the Om Beach is a hub for people looking for adventures in the embrace of Gokarna. You can sit on a jet ski on the Om Beach and take to the famous Arabian Sea, gliding smoothly on its waves as you witness the beautiful beach from the waters, an experience that will make you rethink of the charm that this place commands. And for the lovers of nature, the clear blue waters around Om beach are also the best place to spot and click pictures of Dolphin as you boat slowly moves towards their groups.

And where there are beaches, there are sure going to be beach parties. Imagine yourself having the most fun party of your life on a beachside, where your companions can be anyone from your gang or your partner, to the absolute strangers that you will become friends with at the end of the extravagant event. You can even catch a fishing tour early in the morning to get a unique insight into the procedure of fishing at beach towns which forms a major portion of the fresh cuisine served here. You can experience all this and much more here, all you have to do is answer when the waves call you.

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Traveller Tales From Gokarna


Mohit tomar

25 March 2018

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, bonfi...

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shiva patel

22 October 2018

"nice trek with lots of memories ..really enjoyed. Thanks Thrillophilia..Karthik you are awesome man..tour you man.

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Parinita Dwivedi

21 September 2018

"me and my friends went on this trek in September. it was awesome. had lots of fun. the hosts were amazing. would recommend it to others"

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Girish Agrawal

19 October 2018

"It is Wonderful experience to be on Gokarna Beach Trek, it's amazing. I have been on two-three trek earlier, but this one is best till date. Outdoor leaders Pranshu and Srinidhi coordinated very well....

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Sheetal Yadav

16 October 2018

One of the best trips ever. Organizers took care of everyone and ensured that every one of us had fun. We trekked to 5 beaches and the night trek was amazing. You will find a lot of points during the t...

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Snehasish Das

10 December 2018

It was my first trip alone joining a group. It was absolutely stunning the way the vendor handled. We went as a group and completed the trek as a group. Food, Bonfire, music and the company enjoyed ...

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Tejaswini umesh

21 November 2018

"if you're here reading reviews wondering whether you should go for it. You're wasting your time. just book it already. so, I went along with 2 of my best friends and there were 11 strangers in the bus...

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Niki Wilson

16 October 2018

"With mesmerizing views and and the constant rhythm of soft pulsing waves the trek was amazing ending with a feeling of an achievement and thirst for more.. the trek was well organized.. inspite of bei...

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Suchita Suchita

05 April 2017

Most of us were newbies at trekking and it was a fantastic start. Our guide led us well through the trek and made sure all of us kept up. After a long day of trekking we stayed the night in tents on Ku...

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Gokarna

  • Q. What are the best adventure activities to do in Gokarna?

    Gokarna is an emerging beach destination in the Konkan Coast of India. One of the best things to do in Gokarna are the adventure activities here.

    • The Gokarna Beach Trek
    • Parasailing, a jet ski ride or a banana boat ride in the Arabian Sea at Om Beach,
    • Learn scuba diving, snorkeling and even surfing
    • A cycling tour to the Mirjan Fort or rafting in Dandeli.

  • Q. What are the best things to do in Gokarna?

    The city is quite famous for all the things to do in Gokarna. A beach trek through 5 beaches and forests of Gokarna is the tourist’s favorite.

    • Parasailing, Jet Ski Ride and Banana Boat Ride at Om beach
    • A religious tour to Murudeshwar and Mahabaleshwar temple.
    • Collect souvenirs of Gokarna from markets or Half Moon Beach
    • Stay here in camp on the beaches, rent a shack by the sea
    • Clicking pictures of the sunset and beach
    • Morning Yoga Session by the beach and sports like Volleyball, Badminton or Frisbee.
    • Take a drive, trek or cycling expedition through tree lined routes.

  • Q. Which are the best beaches in Gokarna?

    There are a lot of beaches in Gokarna, and they are all famous for a different experience that they curate.

    • Om Beach (Water Sports)
    • Gokarna Beach (Main beach and a holy centre)
    • Half Moon beach (Shaped like a Half Moon)
    • Paradise Beach (Pollution-free rocky beach famous for seafood)
    • Kudle beach (Shacks, resorts and beach sports).

  • Q. What are the best water sports in Gokarna?

    Water sports in Gokarna is one of the best way to enjoy your time to the fullest on the beaches in Gokarna. With many options available at two of the primest beaches in town, Gokarna is set to be another water sports hub of the country.

    • Parasailing, rides on a Jet Ski and a Banana boat ride at Om Beach.
    • Learning Scuba diving and Snorkelling at Om beach.
    • Cocopelli Surf School on the Main Beach or Gokarna Beach.

  • Q. Which are the best shacks in Gokarna?

    Beach Shacks in Gokarna are the best way to make your stay a memorable one without burning a hole in the pocket. These shacks offer views and experiences that are difficult to find anywhere else. Shack Stays in Gokarna include

    • Namaste Cafe Shack, Chilled Out Shack, and Sangam Shack on the Om Beach,
    • Kudle Ocean Front Shack on the Kudle Beach.

  • Q. What are the best places to visit in Gokarna?

    Gokarna is full of beautiful sights.

    Places to visit in Gokarna includes the 5 famous beaches:

    • Paradise beach
    • Om beach
    • Half Moon Beach
    • Kudle Beach
    • Gokarna beach.

    Being a religious and mythologically important town, temples in Gokarna are just as beautiful as the beaches:

    • Murudeshwar
    • Mahabaleshwar temple
    • Yaana

    Apart from the religious importance, the town has also been a significant presence in history:

    • 16th century Mirjan Fort.

    Also, Waterfalls near Gokarna are a must visit:

    • Sathodi falls
    • Jog falls (second highest plunge waterfall in India)

  • Q. Which are the famous walking trails available in Gokarna?

    Walking is one of the best activities in Gokarna that one can undertake.
    • A night walk from the Kudle Beach to the town
    • The Gokarna beach trek
    Walking is one of the best activities in Gokarna that one can undertake.
    • A night walk from the Kudle Beach to the town
    • The Gokarna beach trek

  • Q. Which are the pilgrimage sites which are a must visit in Gokarna?

    The city of Gokarna holds a high importance in the Hindu Mythology, especially to the devotees of Lord Shiva. Literally meaning “Cow’s ear”, one of the best things to do in Gokarna is to seek blessings from the almighty himself in the many temples in Gokarna.

    • Murudeshwar
    • Mahabaleshwar temple
    • Maha Ganapathi temple
    • Bhadrakali Temple
    • Varadaraja Temple
    • Venkataramana temple

  • Q. What Should Someone Do for 3 Days in Gokarna?

    Gokarna is a beautiful destination for the lovers of beaches, beautiful sights, adventure and water sports.

    • First day to hit all the famous beaches of Gokarna, especially Om Beach, Main Beach and Kudle beach
    • Gokarna Beach Resort for the night.
    • Second day for famous sights of Gokarna, like Murudeshwar, the Mahabaleshwar temple and Mirjan Fort
    • Night at homestay in Gokarna.
    • Third day to the local markets of Gokarna to collect souvenirs or the Half Moon Beach to collect free sea shells.

  • Q. What are the best places to stay in Gokarna?

    With so many things to do in Gokarna, there is a wide variety of options for stays in Gokarna as well.

    Stay on a beach resort in Gokarna

    • SwaSwara resort
    • Gokarna Forest Resort

    Karnataka is famous for their hospitality and that is why Homestays in Gokarna is another great option

    • Nirvana Nature Homestay
    • Sanskruti Homestay

    And if you wish to save money and have a great experience, then the beach shacks of Gokarna is where you should be staying next for an authentic feel.

    • Namaste Shack
    • Moonlight Shack

  • Q. Are there any adventure sports in Gokarna?

    Gokarna brings together the coasts of Konkan and the green hills of Western Ghats and Sahyadris, making adventure sports one of the best things to do in Gokarna.

    • Parasailing and Jet Ski ride on Om Beach.
    • The Gokarna beach trek.
    • Rafting in Dandeli
    • Cycling trip to the Mirjan Fort.

  • Q. What are the best things to do around Gokarna

    Gokarna is a growing favorite of many in the country who like the beaches and is on the way of becoming an adventure hub. With so many things to do in the town, the positioning of this place also makes it a good spot for exploring activities near Gokarna.

    • Cycling trip to the Mirjan Fort
    • Visit Jog Falls (second highest plunge waterfall in India)

    Rafting in Dandeli

  • Q. Where can I camp in Gokarna?

    Camping in Gokarna can prove to be an unforgettable experience as you sleep after seeing the sunset and wake up to a beautiful sunrise, all the time surrounded by the sound of the waves. Some of the best places to camp in Gokarna are

    • Camp San Francisco
    • Neptune Point Premium Cottages
    • Shacks at the Paradise Beach, Om Beach and Kudle beach

  • Q. What can be shopped from Gokarna?

    The Local Markets of Gokarna are all bustling with tourists looking to buy souvenirs to take back home with them. Most of these are handmade and thus have a great importance.
    • Brass lamps, prayer beads, picture frames of Gods and Goddesses, incense sticks and other religious items.
    • Decorative items or jewelry made from seashells