15 Things to Do in Gokarna 2020 (Starting from ₹500 Only)

Things to do in Gokarna

Trekking and camping on Gokarna Beach, sightseeing, cave exploration, surfing, bumper boat riding, banana boat riding, scuba diving, jet skiing, fishing, dolphin spotting and many more.

Located on the outskirts of the state of Karnataka, Gokarna is a small town engulfed with the vast ocean around it. It is a town that is acknowledged for its beautiful landscapes, adventure activities and some water sports to enjoy. It is quite frankly unlikely for you to hold yourself back from discovering the adventures in the town. 

Some of the best things to do in Gokarna include camping amidst the mystical nature, shopping in the colorful flea markets, spotting Dolphins while chilling at the beach and enjoying a scrupulous meal. Yes, not just for its beauty and the spread of activities but the town is also known for an extraordinary stretch of delicious delicacies, both local and foreign. Furthermore, activities like trekking around the beach, board riding and surfing are an attraction for thrill-seekers. 

Gokarna is also home to a vast variety of temples, some of them dating back to the 14th century. These temples are not just places to pray and unwind but also recite a strong sense of historical background the town carries. Additionally, if you are a person who loves to enjoy and explore nature, Gokarna is connected with endless roads with picturesque scenics of various flora and fauna that the travelers can celebrate driving through.

In other words, from a kid who loves to play in the ocean to an experienced surfer, from a person who loves the wild to a historian, there is something for everyone at Gokarna. A weekend getaway or a prolonged stay, the town is perfect for a vacation with family and friends. To enjoy all the things Gokarna offers wholesomely, travelers must spend at least 2-3 days here.
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One Day Gokarna Sightseeing Tour Flat 25% off New
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Gokarna

Duration: 8 hrs Gokarna is well known for its clear beaches and nature scenic beauty. And a trip to Gokarna must include all the main highlights. This sightseeing tour offers you a chance to see some of the most beautiful places in and around the town in a very short period of time. Sights included: Some of the best beaches of the area, Vibhuti waterfalls and Yana caves will be covered in the tour. Om Beach Kudle BeachMain beach Vibhuti waterfallsYana caves You will be picked up from your desired location in the morning and dropped off back to your desired location. An experienced driver who is also a travel guide will be with you all the time and tell your interesting stories and facts about the sites. You can choose between hatchback (Indica), Sedan (Etios/Dzire) and SUV (Innova) cars.Note: Entry charges to any location are not included.Timings: 9:00 am - 5:00 pmMinimum number of people required to book: 2
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Parasailing In Gokarna I Book Online & Get Flat 20% Off Best Seller
Parasailing In Gokarna I Book Online & Get Flat 20% Off

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Location: Om Beach, GokarnaTimings: 10 AM to 6 PMDuration: 15-20 minutesThe long stretch of white sandy beach adjoining the rocky terrain is excellent and appealing to the eyes, Om Beach is shaped as two semi crescents joined together forming the shape of Om (Hindu Symbol) hence the name Om beach. One of the most famous things to do at Om Beach is parasailing.  Parasailing in Gokarna is an entertaining water sport, with two important instruments namely – the parachute and a speedboat.Take a break from the hassle of the city and enjoy an adventurous aerial Gokarna parasailing experience that takes you high up in the air. One of the safest things with this sport is that this remains the most well-maintained beach activity. You can choose any time to go for the activity from 10 am to 6 pm.The flying range would be around 500-meter water ride on a speed boat. You would be given a complete briefing about the activity before you begin. Also, the activity would be performed with the presence of safety equipment along with water sports equipment and life jackets.Note: Permitted age is 12 years to 45 years and permitted weight is 40 kg to 110 kg.How to reach Gokarna Parasailing Location: Activity location Om beach is around 6.5 km from the city of Gokarna, which is easily accessible through public & private transport.
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Scuba Diving In Gokarna I Book Online & Get Flat 10% Off Best Seller
Scuba Diving In Gokarna I Book Online & Get Flat 10% Off

3H

Gokarna

Location: Gokarna Timings: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AMDuration: 3 hoursGokarna is a town on the Arabian Sea, serving as a perfect destination for both pious pilgrims and hedonistic holidaymakers with equal enthusiasm. With its breathtaking views of rocky beaches and hills, it completely leaves its guests mesmerized. Gokarna is also known for best water sports experience so, don’t miss anything and explore the underwater world with Scuba Diving in Gokarna. Feel what you've never felt before with a professional team and experienced instructors. Reach the activity destination by 7 AM for a short briefing session with tea/coffee and snacks. Hop on a boat ride of 25 km to Netrani Island, as travel mode to the island for your dive. After the whole training session and safety demonstration by a certified dive instructor, get ready with the costume and all dive equipment for a 45 min dive of around 30 m depth. Captivate yourself with the beauty of an unexplored underwater world. Also, get your unforgettable memories clicked with marine life. Note:The minimum age required for Gokarna scuba diving is 10 yrs. The minimum number of people required is 5 pax to book for the activity.How to reach Gokarna Scuba Diving Location: The location is in Murudeshwar, you can easily reach by public or private transport. Exact location details will be shared after booking confirmation.
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Banana Boat Ride in Gokarna Flat 45% off Best Seller
Banana Boat Ride in Gokarna Flat 45% off

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The Banana Boat Ride at the Gokarna beaches will make your vacation experience of a lifetime. Hang on tight during these fun-filled and thrilling Banana Boat rides! You will travel down the beach shore and back on a 10-15 minute adventure of a lifetime. Come prepared to get wet and to leave with a smile and memories that last a lifetime!Travelers who are coming with their family and friends seeking a fun watersports activity should try the Banana Boat Ride. It is an inflatable boat that is shaped just like a banana and connected to a speedboat that pulls it along the water at the fastest speed. Everyone riding the banana boat must hold on as tight as possible as the speedboat attempts to flip the inflatable boat thereby dropping its passengers into the water.How to Reach?The exact location of the activity will be shared after the completion of the booking. You can easily access the location by public or private transport.
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Dolphin Spotting Trips At Om Beach,Gokarna Featured
Dolphin Spotting Trips At Om Beach,Gokarna

1H

Gokarna

Gokarna, a small temple town located in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka, is home to several unspoiled beaches. Situated around 8 kms away from the town is the pristine Om Beach, named so because its shape resembles the Hindu religious symbol. Blessed with tropical weather, the area has plenty of palm trees dotting its coastline. Its azure waters are ideal for an exciting dolphin spotting trip. Organised between 10 am and 3 pm, the guided session lasts between half-hour to an hour depending on the water currents. You will be taken by boat to areas in the ocean which have abundant Humpback dolphin population. Dolphins are said to be wary of noises and strangers in their territory. However, once you manage to spot them flitting in and out of the ocean waters, and click some pictures, the thrill you will experience is unlike any other. Duration: Around 30 minutes to 1 hour
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Water Sports Activities in Gokarna

2H

Gokarna

Activity Location: Om Beach, GokarnaActivity Timings: 2 Hours (Open from 10:00 AM  to 5:00 PM)About the Activity:Well-known for its blissful beaches and pristine waters, Gokarna is an ultimate destination for adventure seekers and also for those who want a break from the monotonous life. Here, you have the option of simply strolling down the beautiful serene beaches or can indulge in revitalizing water activities like parasailing, banana boat ride, and jet-skiing.Spend your day at Om Beach by doing different adventurous water sports activities. Indulge in great thrill with activities like Banana ride followed by Jet Ski, Bumper ride, Boat ride, and finally the floating experience of parasailing.There is an activity briefing session before conducting any water sport which is about (8-10 minutes), followed by a wait time of about 5-7 minutes before the start of the next activity under a trained local guide and proper equipment with safety gear.*Note: - Permitted age is 12 years to 45 years and permitted weight is 40 kg to 110 kg. Strictly not recommended for pregnant women and old citizens. - Timing for each water-sport is about 5-10 minutes, apart from the briefing time and the wait timeHow to reach: Activity location Om beach is around 6.5 km from the city of Gokarna, which is easily accessible through Public & Private Transport.
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Bumper Ride in Gokarna Flat 30% off Best Seller
Bumper Ride in Gokarna Flat 30% off

Gokarna

The adventure of watersport activities in Gokarna entices thrill seekers in this laid-back town of Karnataka. Gokarna is a beautiful destination surrounded by temples and long stretches of beaches. Now if you want to grab a chance to experience water games and enjoy the energy that it renders, choose amazing Bumper Ride!!If you’re in Gokarna, then your exciting water adventure tour is not complete without a Bumper Ride. And, if you are already done with jet skiing, snorkeling, parasailing, and other such water sports, then the next bumper ride is for you. Enjoy this exhilarating ride in which you are sitting in a large air-filled rubber tube and dragged by a speed boat into the open sea.
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Jet Ski at Om Beach, Gokarna Best Seller
Jet Ski at Om Beach, Gokarna

1H

Gokarna

Embraced with the pleasant waves of the Arabian Sea and cosseted by the charm of Gokarna, Om Beach entices visitors from different parts of the world. Be it spending leisure time with family and friends or taking part in different water sports, enjoyment never ceases at this beach. A sought after water sport at the Om Beach is Jet Ski. Cruising the pleasant waves of the Arabian Sea while manoeuvring the Jet Skis has its own delight! The fun starts around 10am with your arrival followed by a briefing session at the beach. Post this, gear up with life jackets and hop into one of the Jet Skis. For about 10 - 15 minutes of frolic rides, ride over the azure water and curate some everlasting memories. Duration: Each session lasts for around 10 - 15 minutes
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Speed Boating at Om Beach

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Situated ideally between Karnataka and Goa, Gokarna provides an extended stopover experience for a bold traveler. Blessed with pristine white sandy shores and crystal blue waters, Om Beach is amongst the most popular. On your day out at the beach, engage in a ride of speed boat (available between 10 am to 3 pm), a recreational water sport that gives an adrenaline rush and awakens your senses.  Arrive at the beach, get a brief on the activity and be prepped up with life jackets. With a high power engine igniting your ride through the beautiful waves of the sea, you are in for a hair-raising experience. Feel the powdered sea drops as you cut through waves, glide over smooth waters, and catch a glimpse of the vast expanse of an almost unending horizon from your mean-machine. This is perhaps the most defining one-quarter of an hour of your lifetime. Duration: Around 15 – 20 minutes 
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Jet Ski in Gokarna Flat 45% off Best Seller
Jet Ski in Gokarna Flat 45% off

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Gokarna is popular amidst adventure seekers due to a number of water sports one can enjoy here. No one can get bored as this place has a multitude of activities available for one and all. Out of all those, Jet Ski is one of the most popular water sports in Gokarna that gives you a chance to ride the waves at extremely fast speed. If you have the need for speed then you surely have to try riding a jet ski during your vacation in Gokarna. Jet skiing is the most exciting and thrilling watersports activities being offered here. It is perfect for those vacationers and tourists looking adventure as well as those who want to just have a fun experience with family and friends. All you need to do is just sit on a motorized jet ski and move it around like a bike. Those who are riding the jet ski for the first will be coached by the team of certified instructors. 
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Gokarna Fishing Trip Featured
Gokarna Fishing Trip

1H

Gokarna

Experience the thrills and spills of baiting fish off the pristine Om Beach, Gokarna with this close to one hour activity. The waters here are ideal to engage in fishing. The experience begins around 10am. Immerse yourself in a fun-filled fishing expedition off this resplendent coastline.While on the boat, drop the hook, line and sinker and wait for fish to bite the bait. Enjoy the sights of the beautiful beach as you relish the challenges at sea. Top the fishing tour by cooking a meal from your catch! Duration: Around 1 hour
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Day Tour of Murdeshwar- Gokarna- Palolem Beach
Day Tour of Murdeshwar- Gokarna- Palolem Beach

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Gokarna

About the Activity:Murdeshwara is the second tallest statue of Lord Shiva located in Karnataka. Embark on a tour to witness this majestic beauty along with a visit to Gokarna and Palolem Beach.Get picked up from your hotels at Calangute, Baga, Arpora, Nagoa, Candolim, Sinquerim and Nerul Area around 05:00 AM and depart for the magnificent road trip to cover all the destinations.Capture the embellishing glimpses of the Murdeshwara statue and the surrounding greenery and proceed to spend some quality time at Gokarna, the crescent shaped Om Beach etc.By evening, arrive at Palolem, one of the finest and attractive beaches in south Goa, witness the setting sun's rays spreading across the sea and return to your hotel by 08:00 PM to wind up the tour.The package includes breakfast and transportation from the hotel of yours to all the destinations and return to the hotel.
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05 April 2017
Excellent
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 Kudle beach. The homestay provided for freshening up and the transport to and from Bangalore were quite adequate.
22 May 2018
Excellent
It was a fantastic trip. The surrounding environment and the beaches make you feel high and excited.
11 October 2017
Excellent
There are things you can put up in words and there are things you cannot, this experience was one of it. The beautiful journey of beach trek is a stretch of 7km where you actually have the best views you could ever ask for. We walked through the beaches, forests, wilderness, and some amazing fish spots. Our trek started in the morning and got over by evening during the sunset. We were not lucky enough to see the sunset as it was a cloudy day. The stay was fantastic as we had a tented accommodation which was right next to the beach and the best moment is when early morning you wake up and find yourself in the middle of the beach. The trek truly assures a rejuvenation and peace in your mind as you keep moving forward from one beach to the other. We even had bonfire at night placed right next to our tents. This journey will always be one of the most adventurous thing you would take up in Karnataka. You might have trekked along the mountainside or riverside but by the beachside? Yes, this trek is one of its kind. The final beach that we visited was indeed the most beautiful one- the paradise beach. On the whole- the journey was amazing and truly something that I would personally cherish forever.
26 September 2019
Excellent
My friends and I booked this tour when we were in Gokarna for two days! It was a great experience starting right from the hotel pick up to drop. A perfect Beach day out it was with great fun and memories. Worth taking, thank you thrillophilia.
Awesome. Must go for everyone once
04 January 2019
Excellent
Camping at the beachside that too on New years eve was like a dream come true, we had a great time at the camping, the place had such amazing party vibes, the tents were so warm and cozy, the food and music were great there.
04 January 2019
Excellent
What can be a better way to bring in New year than partying beachside, I went to Gokarna beach with my friends for camping and New year party 2019. The campsite was so lit and beautiful, the arrangements were so nicely done, the tents were nice, the food and music were awesome, One should surely go for this amazing camping especially for new years eve.
I enjoyed a lot with my family. It was an amazing new year party of 2018. We had so much fun. Everything was well managed and perfect. Food was really delicious. Thankyou Thrillophilia for this amazing New year Party.
We spent the new year 2018 on Gokarna beach, and we loved the beach, we burst crackers, we thoroughly enjoyed the DJ , food and the stay was very comfortable.
02 January 2019
Excellent
We party HARD!! Amazingly organized, the crackers show was fun. food was really tasty, the camp had a party vibe which was seriously Awesome. The camp is really comfortable and has all the things you need.

People Also Ask About Gokarna Things To Do

  1. What are the best things to do in Gokarna?

    1. Beach Trekking:
    About The Activity: Gokarna is filled with stunning golden sand beaches- all of them being very close to each other. The best way to explore this small coastal town of Karnataka and take in the beautiful sights of its beaches is on foot.

    Location: The best beaches in Gokarna for a trek are- Kudle Beach, Om Beach, Paradise Beach, Half Moon Beach, and Gokarna Beach.

    2. Banana Boat Ride:
    About The Activity: One of the best things to do in Gokarna is to try a banana boat ride. This thrilling ride will get your heart jumping with excitement as your banana boat makes you jump up and down with the waves.

    Location: Om Beach.
    Price: Varies from 400-600 INR.
    Timings: 10 am to 4 pm (Varying with each operator).

    3. Beach Camping:
    About The Activity: If you are visiting Gokarna and looking for things to do to explore the town, this is the best way to do it. Most beaches at Gokarna have tented camps that not only provide great facilities but are also super cheap. The best part of camping at the beach is sleeping at the sound of the waves and the sight of the sky full of stars!

    Price: 1700 INR approx (Varies with each package and operator).

    4. Water Sports:
    About The Activity: One of the best things to do in Gokarna is to try a wide range of water sports available here. Be it surfing, scuba diving, jet-skiing, or speed boating- most beaches in Gokarna will have something or the other to offer to you. Experience the adrenaline rush as they take you for a ride in the stunning blue ocean around Gokarna!

    Location: Om Beach, Kudle Beach.
    Price: 2000 approx (Varies with each package and operator).

    5. Visit The Mahabaleshwar Temple:
    About The Activity: Visiting the ancient Mahabaleshwar Temple in Gokarna is one of the best things to do in Gokarna. It holds great importance among the locals and the pilgrims. The intrinsic Dravidian architecture of the temple is worth seeing once and is sure to leave you awe-struck.

    Location: Koti Tirtha Rd, Kotiteertha, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326.
    Timings: 6 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm.

    6. Watch The Sunset:
    About The Activity: Spending your evenings, looking at the sunset at the beaches, is one of the best things to do in Gokarna. The colorful hues of the evening sky and the vast ocean is a sight you will never forget. Try going to Om Beach or Kudle Beach for the best views and don’t forget your camera for the picturesque sights of the sunset!

    Location: All beaches of Gokarna.

    7. Go Shopping At The Flea Market:
    About The Activity: Gokarna has one of the finest little flea markets where you can shop till you drop. Full of colorful skirts, dresses, earrings, shells, brass lamps, and more, the flea market will leave you tempted to buy a lot of stuff. You can also buy some very cheap souvenirs from here for yourself or your friends and family back home.

    Location: Near Shri Lakshmi Venkataramana Temple Building, Car St, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326.
    Timings: 8 am to 8 pm.

    8. Go On A Food Tour:
    About The Activity: Gokarna is filled with tiny restaurants and shacks serving some of the most lip-smacking dishes ever. Other than the traditional South Indian food like Idli and Dosa, you will also find continental dishes like the traditional British breakfast, dishes from the middle east, and more. Although present at every beach, you must try the shacks at Kudle and Om Beach.

    Location: Kudle Beach and Om Beach.

  2. What are the best water sports to try in Gokarna?

    1. Banana Boat Ride: Banana boat rides are one of the most exciting water sport activities in Gokarna. The ride takes you up and down the waves with full force as you sit holding on to the boat- the perfect way to get an adrenaline rush!

    2. Jet Ski:
    If you’re a speed-freak, then this is one of the best things to do in Gokarna, for you. The jet ski takes you up and down the dancing waves and as you speed up, the ski takes you high up and drops you with a splash!

    3. Bumper Ride:
    Going for a bumper ride in the open blue ocean is one of the best things to do in Gokarna. All you need to do is sit in the rubber tube and hold on to your ride as the boat drags you splashing up and down the waves, giving you the thrill of your life.

    4. Speed Boating:
    One of the simplest yet the most exciting water sports, speed boating is a very popular water sport in Gokarna. You can go speed boating with an instructor or choose to go all by yourself for a thrilling ride on the waves of the blue ocean in Gokarna.

    5. Parasailing:
    Parasailing is a unique way of enjoying the views of the open blue sea of Gokarna and one of the most fun things to do in Gokarna. This water sport takes you paragliding in the air above the ocean, being dragged by a speed boat in front. Gokarna has some of the best paragliding operators at several beaches all across the town.

  3. What are the best things to do on the Gokarna Tour?

    1. Go on Food Tours:
    When on a Gokarna trip, you cannot afford to miss the different cuisines and varieties of food that various food joints have to offer. There are restaurants and food shacks on almost all the beaches in Gokarna that serve multiple cuisines and finger licking local food.

    South Indian dishes are obviously something to root for but the places do justice to other cuisines as well. A must try is the Gadbad ice cream which is pretty famous in this part of the country. So, one of the best things to do in Gokarna is to satisfy your taste buds and keep your stomach happy.

    2. Flea Market:
    The local markets are an absolute delight and there is a different kind of pleasure derived from shopping at a flea market. These markets allure the tourists with the attractive display of various handmade and traditional merchandise.

    Similar is the experience at  the Flea Market in Gokarna. And who doesn’t love taking back souvenirs from each destination you visit? Not only souvenirs, you can also shop for pretty jewellery made from seashells and other decorative items. Kallu Sakkare is a popular yet delicious sugar candy available in Gokarna and is absolutely worth trying.

    Timings:
    8 AM to 8 PM.

    3. Beach Camping:
    The experience of beach camping in Gokarna is beyond words. Your visit to town is incomplete if beach camping is not a part of your Gokarna tour package. The sounds of the water gushing cradles you to sleep and is like the music of nature when you wake up.

    Lying on the sand still warm by the scorching heat of the day and looking up at the sky filled with stars is a bewitching experience. Beach camping will leave an indelible imprint in your heart and this experience is totally inexpressible.

    Location:
    Gokarna, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, 581326.

    Price:
    INR 1500.

    4. Beach Hopping:
    Possessing some of the most alluring beaches, Beach hopping is one of the most fun things to do on your Gokarna trip. Strolling around in nature's lap away from all your standard schedule will stir excitement and refreshment.

    Spend time on the beaches for as long as your heart desires and observe the splashing waves of water. Witness the ever beautiful sunset from the beaches that will steal your heart. You will have the best time of your life, beach hopping in Gokarna and making memories to be cherished forever.

    Location:
    Gokarna, Karnataka.

    5. Stay at Tree House:
    This beautiful town of Gokarna lets you fulfill your childhood fantasy of staying in a tree house. Namaste Yoga Farm offers two types of tree house accommodations i.e. big and small tree houses overlooking the beautifully flowing beach.

    The view is incredibly beautiful with a perfect fusion of green trees and clear blue water. It is also a great stay for people who love watching birds and animals. You should not miss out on one of the most amazing experiences that staying at a tree house beholds.

    Location:
     Kudle Beach Rd, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326.

    Price: S
    tarting from INR 4000.

    6. Beach Trekking:
    An ideal activity for travellers who love the adrenaline rush and have the heart of an adventurer, Beach Trekking must be a part of your Gokarna trip package. With the beaches in Gokarna offering a completely tranquil experience, they also offer an equally perfect site for trekking.

    This blend is what makes this experience worth the time and effort. Go that extra mile to take in the breathtaking views and to experience heaven on earth.

    Location:
    Gokarna Beach, Kudle Beach, Om Beach, Paradise beach and Half Moon beach.

  4. What are the best things to do in Gokarna with your family?

    1. Chill at the Beach: Spending an entire day at the beach with your family is one of the best things to do in Gokarna. Spend the day playing volleyball with the kids or just lying down and getting a tan with your family under the sun.

    2. Go Food-Hogging:
    Gokarna has some of the best continental and South Indian food to serve. The lip-smacking and cheap food at beach shacks is worth trying out with your family. Try the shacks at Om Beach or Kudle Beach for some of the best continental breakfasts and snacks.

    3. Try Water Sports:
    If your whole family loves the thrill of water sports, then trying water sports in Gokarna is one of the most fun things to do in Gokarna. With a wide range of water sports like jet ski, speed boating, parasailing, etc, your family is going to have the time of their lives in Gokarna.

    4. Visit Mirjan Fort:
    Mirjan Fort is a hidden gem of the city and visiting this fort is one of the best things to do in Gokarna. With its magnificent views, architecture, and gardens, this fort is surely a treat to the eyes and a great way for a family to learn some historical facts about this town.

    5. Visit Yana:
    Yana is a tiny place near Gokarna popular for its serene landscapes. Most of the trekking experiences in Gokarna include this destination. If your family loves wildlife, trekking at this place is the perfect way to spend a day in Gokarna.

  5. What are the best things to do in Gokarna for couples?

    1. Enjoy a Candlelight Dinner at the Beach: Gokarna has several restaurants that serve some of the most delicious seafood from across the world. Take your partner to a restaurant or shack at the beach for a romantic candlelight dinner with the far-off sound of the splashing waves for a perfect romantic evening.

    2. Enjoy a Picturesque Sunset at the Beach:
    Watching a sunset at the beach is one of the best things to do in Gokarna with your partner. Take a stroll down any of the beaches of Gokarna in the evening with your partner and marvel at the stunning golden sunset over the horizon.

    3. Try Water Sports:
    If you and your partner are adrenaline junkies, then Gokarna has a lot to offer you! From jet skiing, parasailing to scuba diving and banana boat rides- Gokarna has a huge variety of water sports for you to enjoy with your partner.

    4. Go Camping at the Beach:
    Camping at night near the beach is one of the most romantic and exciting activities you can do with your loved one in Gokarna. The calming sounds of the ocean waves and twinkling stars at night are just the right recipe for a romantic night spent together with your partner. The best part- if you’re bored sitting in the camps, you can take a stroll at the beach whenever you want, or even better- start a campfire!

    5. Get a Relaxing Massage:
    Healing and relaxing ayurvedic massages are quite popular in this tropical town and going for the same together with your partner is one of the most romantic things to do in Gokarna. There are several popular massage centers for couples where you can go and treat yourself and your partner to a healing massage.

  6. What are the most amazing things to do in Gokarna at night?

    1. Beach Camping: Camping at the beach at night is one of the best things you can do to experience the coastal life of Gokarna. The soothing sound of the waves will relax you. You can also start a campfire at the beach and experience the gentle ocean breeze at night sitting beside it. The clear night sky of Gokarna also gives great views of the stars at night that you can lie down and glare at all night long.

    2. Beach strolling:
    Strolling at beaches is one of the best things to do in coastal towns like Gokarna at night. The pleasant ocean breeze and the soft waves touching your feet as you walk on the sand is an experience you will cherish forever. Some beaches at Gokarna are also known to have bioluminescent waves at night at times. Who knows, if you get lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of that!

    3. Dinner at a Shack:
    Gokarna has some of the best shacks and restaurants at beaches that serve amazing seafood. If you want to experience the lively nightlife of Gokarna, do have dinner at one of the beach shacks or cafes and enjoy the upbeat music, pleasant weather, and good vibes of this beautiful coastal town!

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

    1. Parasailing: Gokarna has many water sports and activities to offer. One of the best of these is parasailing. If you want to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the blue oceans, parasailing is surely the best water sports option for you in Gokarna.

    2. Boat Rides:
    Be it speed boating or banana boat rides- Gokarna has it all. Boating in the beautiful ocean around Gokarna and swirling up and down with the waves is surely going to give you the adrenaline rush you had been longing for!

    3. Trekking:
    Trekking at the beaches is one of the best ways to explore the coastal town of Gokarna. The picturesque views of the ocean and the golden sand of the beaches make the treks an experience you will never forget about.

    4. Scuba Diving: Scuba diving is one of the most popular water sports in Gokarna. Take a dive in the deep blue sea around Gokarna and explore the aquatic flora and fauna as you swim around.

    5. Camping:
    Camping at the beaches of Gokarna is one of the best things you can do in this coastal town. The soft sand of the beach and the splashing waves paired with the gentle ocean breeze and the twinkling night sky- that’s an experience you will never be able to get over with!

  8. Which are the best trekking trails In Gokarna?

    1. Paradise Beach to Half Moon Beach: The serene views and the quiet surroundings of Paradise and Half Moon Beach make this trek one of the most peaceful treks. The trek is comparatively easier than the other ones in Gokarna and is best done during the morning or before sunset.

    2. Kudle Beach to Om Beach:
    Kudle Beach and Om Beach have a tiny hill in the middle which you can trek on for some of the most stunning panoramic views of the ocean. Try and finish this trek during the sunset to catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunset from the top of the hill.

    3. Half Moon Beach to Om Beach:
    The trek between the Half Moon beach and Om beach is great for devouring the beautiful views of the coastal town of Gokarna. Stop at one of the shacks to taste the seafood delicacies around Om beach to take a refreshing break from the trek.

    4. Paradise Beach to Belekan Beach:
    The trek from Paradise beach to Belekan beach is one of the most beautiful and relaxing ones. The quiet beaches and secluded areas during the trek will surely calm you down.

  9. What are the best sites for camping in Gokarna?

    1. Belekan Beach: Belekan beach is a secluded area for campers to set up their tents and this makes it one of the best places to camp too. Away from the hustle and bustle of tourists, this quiet and peaceful campsite is loved by many campers. The nearby village of Belekan also makes this site very convenient and safe to camp at.

    2. Paradise Beach:
    Paradise beach has several campsites along its shore. The beach is comparatively quiet and secluded from the busy areas of the town and is thus preferred by many campers. Camp here and rush to the beach at any time of the night!

    3. Half Moon Beach:
    The Half Moon beach is very popular in Gokarna for its beautiful campsites. At night, you will find several campers sitting outside their tents around a campfire. The soothing sound of the waves and the cold moonlight is the best part of camping at the Half Moon beach.

    4. Kudle Beach:
    Although a bit more crowded than the others, Kudle beach still has several campsites along the shore. The beach is known for its upbeat vibes and shacks and restaurants that serve the best delicacies in town. If you like waking up to a happening surrounding, Kudle beach is the place to camp at for you.

  10. What is the best time to visit Gokarna?

    The best time to visit Gokarna is between October and March. During this time the weather is dry with little to no showers. In other words, around this time the weather in Gokarna is pleasant and allowing tourists to enjoy various outdoor activities.

  11. What is special about Gokarna?

     From the variety of beaches to historical temples, water sports and more, there is a lot that is special about the beach town of Gokarna. 

  12. How far is Goa from Gokarna?

    Goa is approximately 144 km from Gokarna and takes up to 4 hours by road. Additionally, the road is one of the best means to reach Goa from Gokarna. 

  13. Is Gokarna safe?

    Yes, Gokarna is absolutely safe. Apart from the rainy season when there is extreme rainfall and the beaches can get risky, other seasons are absolutely safe to visit. There are also guards present on beaches at all times.

  14. 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

    1. Namaste Cafe Shack, Chilled Out Shack, and Sangam Shack on the Om Beach,
    2. Kudle Ocean Front Shack on the Kudle Beach.
  15. How do I travel within Gokarna?

    There are several options for travelling within the Gokarna town. From local bus service that runs through various sports in the town to taxi service that can take you anywhere around Gokarna. You can choose any means of transport that suits you best. 

  16. 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.

    1. Murudeshwar
    2. Mahabaleshwar Temple
    3. Maha Ganapathi Temple
    4. Bhadrakali Temple
    5. Varadaraja Temple
    6. Venkataramana temple

  17. 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.

    1. First day to hit all the famous beaches of Gokarna, especially Om Beach, Main Beach and Kudle beach
        Gokarna Beach Resort for the night.

    2. Second day for famous sights of Gokarna, like Murudeshwar, the Mahabaleshwar temple and Mirjan Fort
         Night at homestay in Gokarna.

    3. Third day
    to the local markets of Gokarna to collect souvenirs or the Half Moon Beach to collect free sea shells.