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  • Homestays in Gokarna encompasses Vedic Village Homestay, Haripriya Homestays, Nirvana Nature Homestay, Hanchina Mane Homestay, Sanskruti Homestay, Kedige Homestay, Namaste Yoga Farm, Eden Homestay, Paradise Holiday Cottages, Gridarsahini Homestay and many more.

    It is a well-established fact that each one of the Gokarna Homestays boasts of the most stunning sights and views of the lush green nature and the surrounding regions. While some also offer views of the pristine ocean, sun-kissed sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets behind the faraway hills. The concept of a homestay is not new, it basically is a home away from home for travellers, providing them with a modest atmosphere in a distant land.

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    Gokarna is a land well blessed with long beaches, natural forest reserves, hiking and trekking trails as well as many beautiful waterfalls. Moreover, this place is so frequently toured by travellers that there are many homestays that are regularly being opened here. Situated on the confluence of the Gangavathi and Aghanashini rivers, many homestays in Gokarna also offer you the chance to take part in various adventure activities such as trekking, rafting, jungle walks and many more. 

    Here are some of the best homestays in Gokarna:

  • 01Vedic Village Homestay

    Vedic Village Homestay
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    This hilltop property offers a panoramic vista of the vast ocean and the lush green surrounding. Each room overlooks the sea, with plausible hospitality and neatly maintained rooms, people often chose the same place to stay even in their second or further visits. Vedic village homestay is newly constructed and has ample of parking space.

    The Vedic touch to the house comes from the vintage collection that can be spotted in every corner of the house. The terrace serves as a deck to view the entire Gokarna in a 360-degree angle. One can also indulge in practising Yoga at the topmost deck of the property.

    Location:
    'Ganesh', Near Inspection Bangalow, Beside Water Tank, IB Rd, Banglegudda, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Price:
    INR 4000 to 7000

    Check-in and out Timings:
    Check-in after 11 AM and Check out by 10 AM.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
    Around 1.5 KM.

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  • 02Haripriya Homestays

    Haripriya Homestays

    One of the most preferred Homestays in Gokarna, the Haripriya Homestay caters to all types of tourists and their budgets. A short walk from the Gokarna bus-stand and a 10-minute walk to the Gokarna Beach, this homestay is also quite near to the famous Om Beach and Mahabaleshwar Temple in the town.

    Located in the heart of Gokarna, this homestay offers travellers a very calm, peaceful and serene ambience, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The staff here is not only friendly but also very professional, making sure that the guests spend a hospitable stay here.

    Location:
    Chinnadakeri, Ganjigadde, Gokarna, Gokarna, 581326

    Price:
    INR 400 to INR 600

    Check-in and out Timings:
    12 PM check in and 12 PM check out.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
    A walking distance of around 200 Meters.

  • 03Nirvana Nature Homestay

    Nirvana Nature Homestay
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    The winning combination of nature, excellence, and comfort, Nirvana Nature is one of the budget homestays in Gokarna that is cherished by tourists from all over the world. Relax in a hammock or take a marvellous sight of the ocean from your tree house, stay in the rustic cottages or lounge around the beach; Nirvana nature is encompassed by green vegetation as far as you roll your eyes.

    The beach is around 300 mts walk away from the homestay and the food served here is undoubtedly mouth-watering.

    Location:
    70B, Nirvana Beach Road, Hubbanageri/Kagal village, Kumta, Karnataka 581351

    Price:
    INR 2000.

    Check-in and out Timings:
    Check in after 12 PM and Check out by 10 AM.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
    Approximately 10 KM.

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  • 04Hanchina Mane Homestay

    Hanchina Mane Homestay
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    This two-acre property is an old-style house with tiled roof and a well, it also has an ample of space to escape the buzzing touristy crowd that walks around in different hotels and homestays. There are two king size rooms available to the guests with a tiny pool outside for children, enough space for parking and strolling. The land is sheltered with a thicket of Mango trees with an amazing distant view of the Sahyadri ranges.

    The quietude of the place is one of the characteristics that often compels the guest in extending the duration of the trips. The coastal style cooked food both vegetarian and non-vegetarian is available if requested and is served with love. It is one of the homestays in Gokarna that sells authenticity in everything it offers.

    Location:
    Hireguthi Village, Kumta Taluk, Edapally - Panvel Hwy, Hiregutti, Karnataka 581333

    Price:
    INR 2000 to 4500

    Check-in and out Timings:
    12 PM check in and 12 PM check out.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
    Around 14 KM.

  • 05Sanskruti Homestay

    Sanskruti Homestay

    Located around a kilometre away from the Mahabaleshwar Temple and almost 4 kilometres from Om Beach, one of the best Gokarna Homestays is the Sanskruti Homestay. This is one of the most luxurious homestays in Gokarna, boasting of 20 amazing cottages and 10 huge rooms which offer great views of the town.

    The cottages are subdivided into three main categories, namely Deluxe, Premium and Superior. And all these cottages have separate porches which face the twin swimming pool of the homestay. Moreover, all the rooms, along with the cottages, are well-equipped with basic amenities, such as air conditioning, television, refrigerators as well as huge bathrooms.

    Location:
    Om Beach Rd, Banglegudda, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Price:
    INR 3000 to 6500

    Check-in and out Timings:
    1 PM check in and 11 AM check out.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
    Around 2 KM.

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  • 06Kedige Homestay

    Kedige Homestay

    Known as one of the Silver Class Homestays in Gokarna, as classified by the Karnataka government, the Kedige Homestay boasts of the traditional South Indian culture in its architectural design. Not only is this homestay more than fifty years old, but it is also eco-friendly. Located on the pristine sandy Alvekodi beach, this is a place which can easily attract anyone and lure them into staying there.

    The homestay also has an organic garden and uses solar energy to generate electricity and heat water. Moreover, Kedige Homestay also recycles its water in a responsible way, thereby saving the planet from more destruction. There are 3 bedrooms here in total, all of which are grand and opulent and can easily accommodate as many as 6 people.

    Location:
    Alvekodi Near Alvekodi Church Kumta-, Gokarna 581343, India

    Price:
    INR 2500 to 15500

    Check-in and out Timings: 
    Check-in can be done anytime after 11 AM and check out by 11 AM.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
    Approximately 35 KM.

  • 07Namaste Yoga Farm

    Namaste Yoga Farm
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    Namaste Yoga Farm is an oasis of Yoga lovers, as the name suggests there is a separate deck to practice yoga in this farm. This ranked seventh in the list of the best Gokarna Homestays and is one of the best three-star homestays out of the six 3-star homestays in Gokarna.

    It is flocked with foreign travellers throughout the year and they offer a range of accommodation from Treehouses to garden view rooms and sea-view cottages. Namaste Yoga farm is easy to locate and is around a KM away from Kudle beach and around 2 KM from OM beach.

    Location:
    Kudle Beach, Kudle Beach Road, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Price:
    INR 3000 to INR 6000

    Check-in and out Timings:
    Check-in after 12 PM and  check out by 11 AM

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda
    : Approximately 6 KM.

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  • 08Gridarsahini Homestay

    Gridarsahini Homestay
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    Known as one of the Silver Class Homestays in Gokarna, as classified by the Karnataka government, the Kedige Homestay boasts of the traditional South Indian culture in its architectural design. Not only is this homestay more than fifty years old, but it is also eco-friendly. Located on the pristine sandy Alvekodi beach, this is a place which can easily attract anyone and lure them into staying there.

    The homestay also has an organic garden and uses solar energy to generate electricity and heat water. Moreover, Kedige Homestay also recycles its water in a responsible way, thereby saving the planet from more destruction. There are 3 bedrooms here in total, all of which are grand and opulent and can easily accommodate as many as 6 people.

    Location:
    Gokarna, Karnataka, 571441.

    Price:
    INR 3000 onwards.

    Check-in and out Timings:
    12 PM check-in and 11 AM check out.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
    Around 10 KM.

  • 09Eden Homestay

    Eden Homestay

    Eden Homestay is nestled amid an organic spice farm in  Karwar bringing nature’s divine and delight together in one deal. A total of two fully ventilated rooms with great jungle view and excellent hospitality. Eden homestay is located just 2 KM from the National highway in a village known as Baragadde.

    It is one pleasant experience where you get to sip on homegrown coffee, homemade ghee, and coconut oil. The host also lights a campfire during nights and the place is full of serenity with no cell-phone networks, tv or internet.

    The therapeutic aroma of cardamom, coffee, areca,  pepper, and vanilla etc is the charm of the place and is best suited for a weekend escape free from pollution.

    Location:
    Baragadde, Kumta 581343, India

    Price:
    INR 1200 to 1600

    Check-in and out Timings:
    12 PM check in and 12 PM check out.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
    Approximately 34 KM.

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  • 10Paradise Holiday Cottages

    Paradise Holiday Cottages

    The cottages are nestled on a cliff and one has to walk down for around ten minutes to reach Kudle beach. It is situated amid the green and treacherous trail leading the way to the cottages which are between Om and Kudle beach.

    Not just the remarkable location of the cottages but the food and hospitality in overall make it a ‘value for money’ deal. There are a total of six cottages in a green and gorgeous setting and it is one of the hidden homestays in Gokarna which are perfect for unwinding and rejuvenating.

    Location:
    Kudle Beach Road, Near OM Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Price:
    INR 1500 to INR 2500

    Check-in and out Timings:
    Check in after 12 PM and check out by 11 AM.

    Distance from Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda:
    Around 5 KM


Adventure in Gokarna

Homestays 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. Which are the top water sports I can do in Gokarna within Rs 1000?
  • Q. Which are the top things to do in Gokarna?
  • Q. Which are the famous tourist places 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 (Famous for camping and swimming)
    2. Half Moon Beach (Famous for swimming, canoeing, paddle boats, paintball, camping, and cabins)
    3Gokarna Beach (Famous for relaxing and swimming)
    4. Shiva Cave (Famous for cave exploration and sightseeing)
    5. Nirvana Beach (Famous for swimming, picnicking)
    6. Koti Tirtha (Famous for sightseeing and worshiping)

  • Q. What is the price range of homestays in Gokarna?

    The homestays in Gokarna can be booked in the price range from INR 1000 to INR 7000 depending upon the amenities and property that you choose for your vacation.

  • Q. Which are the popular locations to book homestays in Gokarna?

    The Kudle beach road and Om beach road are the major hotspots for homestays in Gokarna. Here, you can book homestays ranging from the basic to luxury ones that fit in your set of requirements.

  • Q. What all facilities one can enjoy at the homestays of Gokarna?

    The homestays of Gokarna are nothing less than luxury villas as they offer a plush of facilities like round the clock service, in-house restaurant, swimming pool, children playing area, and various others.

  • Q. Which are the best budget homestays in Gokarna?

    There are a number of top budget homestays in Gokarna where you enjoy a plush of top-notch amenities like private cottages, swimming pool, home-cooked food, all-time assistance, and several others. Some of them are: Vedic village homestays Haripriya homestays Nirvana Nature stay

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

    For the best Gokarna experience, you must visit in the months from October to March as the weather is quite comforting and is free from humidity. You must avoid visiting in the monsoon months as the weather is pretty humid and get intolerable at times.

  • Q. Which is the most popular beach in Gokarna?

    The most popular beach of Gokarna is the Om beach that is arched with the beautiful trails of coconut and sparkling golden sands could be seen sprawling everywhere. Here you can enjoy jet skiing, banana boat ride, dolphin spotting, and various other aqua adventures.

  • Q. Is Gokarna safe?

    Yes, Gokarna is one of the safest destinations and one can roam about in the town at any hour. If you are a solo traveler or are here for a family vacation, you will face no difficulties as the crime rate is too low. Make sure that you don’t violate the laws as then you might land up in problems.

  • Q. How to reach Gokarna from Bangalore?

    The best way to reach Gokarna from Bangalore is by a train that will take approximately 16 hours. Apart from you can also book a private taxi that will take nearly 9 hours but is a little costlier.