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  • Nestled along the Arabian Sea, the resorts in Gokarna are famed for scenic backdrops and remarkable hospitality. This sleepy town of Karnataka is flanked with beaches and sacred temples, which contribute to the tourist traffic of the region. Owning wide range resorts which extend well-appointed rooms, delectable culinary, and all other comforts, here one is spoilt for choice.

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    Gokarna resorts
    enclose Kudle Ocean Front Resort, Sanskruti Resort, Arthigamya Spa & Resort, Lotus Beach Resort, and various others, in which each of them showcases a unique feature. Whether you are a solo traveller or touring the town with your bunch of buddies, these luxury accommodations leave no stone unturned to provide you with a memorable stay.

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    Be it the swanky pool, 24 hours assistance, recreation activities, or closeness to nature, these resorts are perfect for all such requirements.! So book your stay at these upscale resorts and create everlasting memories. 
    If you are here for a time of your life and are looking for places to stay in Gokarna, look no further than the beautiful and rejuvenating resorts of this place.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Gokarna:

  • 01Kahani Paradise

    Kahani Paradise
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    Staying true to its name this dwelling is a true paradise for the visitors. With the motto of providing “A kingdom to call your own”, this place perched along the verdant hills.

    From here you can take a 360-degree view of the scenic beauty and also enjoy a wide array of world-class amenities. Whether you wish to stay at the well-appointed villa or the deluxe rooms, here you can pick your selection.

    Location: The address of the resort is Kahani Paradise Estate, Gokarn, Belekan, Karnataka 581326

    Amenities: The amenities of the resort include 24 hours assistance, an outdoor pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, help desk, children friendly, hot and cold running water, internet access, and free parking.

    Price: The price is beginning from INR 19,000 which is not exact but variable.

  • 02Sanskruti Resort

    Sanskruti Resort
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    Stay close to the major attractions of the town, at the Sanskruti resort. With 20 well-appointed cottages and 10 rooms with views of the meadows, this resort gives you a unique experience and keeps up the closeness to nature.

    It also has manicured laws, which can be used for various purposes. Whether you are up for a corporate outing or for a family vacation this resort is perfect for you.

    Location: The address of the resort is Om Beach Rd, Bangla Gudda, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Amenities: The facilities of the resort include 24 hours assistance, an outdoor pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, help desk, children friendly, hot and cold running water, internet access, and free parking.

    Price: The price is beginning from INR 3,300 which is not exact but variable. In the peak seasons the price of the resorts almost doubles.

  • 03Arthigamya Spa & Resort

    Arthigamya Spa & Resort
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    Of all the resorts in Gokarna, this one is known for its warm hospitality. Situated in the proximity of Kudle beach and serene temples this makes a perfect getaway for the visitors.

    Equipped with 20+ rooms ranging from basic to deluxe, here you are spoilt for choice. All the rooms are 
    well air-conditioned and are fitted with modern conveniences to comfort the guests.

    Location: The address of the resort is Om Beach Road, kudle beach, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Amenities: At this resort, the amenities include 24 hours assistance, an outdoor pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, help desk, children friendly, hot and cold running water, internet access, and free parking.

    Price: The price is beginning from INR 5,300 which is not exact but variable. In the peak seasons the price of the resorts almost doubles.

  • 04Kudle Ocean Front Resort

    Kudle Ocean Front Resort
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    Located 1 km away from the Kudle beach, this resort is just one of its kinds and is known for its teakwood cottages.

    All over surrounded by lush greens, the rustic charm of this resort will not fail to bewitch you. Here you can also immerse in a refreshing session of the spa or just relax amidst the fresh air of the verdant surroundings.

    Location: The address of the resort is Om Beach Rd, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Amenities: The amenities of the resort include bar, 24 hours assistance, an outdoor pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, help desk, children friendly, hot and cold running water, internet access, and free parking.

    Price: The price is beginning from INR 1,000 which is not exact but variable.

  • 05OmBodhi Retreat

    OmBodhi Retreat

    Book your stay at an upscale variant of Gokarna resorts, OmBodhi Retreat. Spreading over 20 acres this property is a haven for nature lovers, as it is all over surrounded by lush greens.

    With beach view cottage, dormitory, and garden view rooms, here you can pick your kind of stay amidst the bounties of nature.

    Location: The address of the resort is Kumta-Aghanashini Road Jyeshtha Pura, Baad (Bada), Kumta, Gokarna, Karnataka 581351

    Amenities: The amenities of the resort include 24 hours assistance, an outdoor pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, help desk, children friendly, hot and cold running water, internet access, and free parking.

    Price: The price is beginning from INR 1,500 which is not exact but variable. In the peak seasons the price of the resorts almost doubles.

  • 06Kudle Beach View Resort & Spa

    Kudle Beach View Resort & Spa

    Soothe yourself at this wonderful stay in the array of luxury resorts in Gokarna, Kudle beach view resort & spa.

    Be it the refreshing session of Ayurvedic spa or a scuba diving session in its proximity, this caters to all of it. All the rooms are well-equipped with the super modern amenities and are apt for staycations as well.

    Location:
    The address of the resort is 365kw, Kudle Beach, Uttara Kannada District, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

    Amenities:
    The amenities of the resort include 24 hours assistance, an outdoor pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, help desk, children friendly, hot and cold running water, internet access, and free parking.

    Price:
    The price is beginning from INR 6,200 which is not exact but variable. In the peak seasons the price of the resorts almost doubles

  • 07Lotus Beach Resort

    Settled close to the Murud beach, the lotus beach resort is famed for its picture-perfect location. Being close to the Arabian coast, this representant stay is for those who love nature.

    The rooms are of a rustic style and are furnished with bamboo fittings. You can avail several activities from the resort administration in its vicinity.

    Location: The address of the resort is Murud Road Near Murud Beach, Dapoli, Maharashtra 415713

    Amenities: The amenities of the resort include 24 hours assistance, an outdoor pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, help desk, children friendly, hot and cold running water, internet access, and free parking.

    Price:
    The price is beginning from INR 2,999 which is not exact but variable.

  • 08Namaste Sanjeevini

    Extending an unbeatable combination of comfort and top-notch services, this one from the list resorts in Gokarna is a home for travellers.

    Sprawling over 4 acres this lavish property boasts with shared lounge and an ostentatious terrace which is adorned with the blooms of different 
    colours.

    Location:
    The address of the resort is Kudle Hill Top, Kudle Beach Road, Gokarna, Karnataka

    Amenities:
    The amenities of the resort include 24 hours assistance, an outdoor pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, help desk, children friendly, hot and cold running water, internet access, and free parking.

    Price:
    The price is beginning from INR 3,100 which is not exact but variable. In the peak seasons the price of the resorts almost doubles.

  • 09Gokarna Forest Resort

    Gokarna Forest Resort

    The Gokarna Forest Resort is a part of the 188-hectare forest that was used as a hunting reserve by the Nepali Royal Family. Now the sound of the gunshots has been replaced by that of the thwack of flying golf balls being shot from the resort’s very own 18 holes golf course. 

    This resort was designed by the same company who had earlier designed the very famous Gleneagles of Scotland.

    This resort is most famous for its golf course, as several golf enthusiasts visit this place on a regular basis to enjoy playing the sport in such beautiful surroundings and atmosphere. 

    While for the tourists, this resort is nothing more than sheer luxury and opulence that would make you feel as if you are truly visiting your dreamland.

    The resort provides all sorts of luxury spa treatments to their guests, which is again quite an attraction here. Apart from this, the resort organises guided forest walk and visit the temple of the Forest Goddess Bandevi along with that of Gokarna Mahadev.

    The popularity of this resort is not just limited to the local nationals but also worldwide. Owing to its worldwide fame and recognition this place has been a site of an international film shoots. 

    Near the entrance of the spa is a 200-year-old Pipal Tree, where a scene of Bertolucci’s film Little Buddha was shot with Keanu Reeves essaying the role of Buddha. Knowing this fact would definitely make one realise that this resort is one of the best Gokarna Resorts. 

    Resort Activities and Amenities: Bird Watching, Forest Walks, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Golf, Spa, Superior rooms and Suites, Conference Rooms, Swimming Pool.

  • 10Om Beach Resort Gokarna

    Om Beach Resort Gokarna

    Ranked as one of the best Gokarna Beach Resorts, the Om Beach Resort is located on the very famous Om Beach (it traces the shape of Hindu Symbol OM). The resort specialises in Yoga and Ayurveda treatments and meditation along with providing luxurious accommodation. This beach resort is a winning combination of experience and vision that is ideal, providing tourists with efficient service and world-class facilities.

    In simple terms, the Om Beach Resort provides transformative retreat along with adventure tourism. The rooms of the resort are very spacious and are quite immaculately decorated along with providing beach view and hillside view to its guests. 

    All the rooms here are fully loaded with modern features, which include satellite television, internet access, safety deposit box, bar, pub, etc. Some of its other facilities include fitness centre, non-waterside motorsports, garden, and games room.

    Apart from all of the above-mentioned facilities, this place is very famous for its delectable seafood. The ambience here at the resort is very calm and charming filled with warmth, which in turn rejuvenates the spirits of the tourists coming to stay here. 

    The entire atmosphere of modern set up amidst natural surroundings along with the age-old tradition of the region is quite fascinating to look at as well as to experience.

    People from various parts of the country book their vacation to Gokarna with Om Beach Resort due to its great fame and recognition among the various Gokarna Resorts. One of the prominent features of this resort is its red-bricked cottages that are quite visible from the main road.

    So, while you are in Gokarna, don’t forget to miss out on those red-bricked buildings, as it can turn out to be an excellent gateway to your adventure filled vacation here in this region.

    Resort Activities and Amenities: Beach Visit, Water Sports, Nature Trail, Campfire, Yoga, Cottages and Air-conditioned Rooms.

  • 11Om Beach Resort

    Om Beach Resort

    As mentioned above, Gokarna is one of the towns in the country that offers mysticism along with adventure. Situated between the Arabian Sea and the beautiful Western Ghats, this town is known for its scenic beauty and symbolic coastal landscape.

    So if anything that can rightly justify the natural and cultural inheritance of this place, it is a luxury food and lodging destination like the Om Beach Ayurvedic Resort, which is one of the Gokarna Beach Resorts. Om Beach Ayurvedic Resort (Kairali) turns to be a perfect choice, due to its great location and facilities offered.

    The Om Beach Ayurvedic Resort (Kairali) is one of the very few Gokarna Resorts that offers its guests an inspiring beach sanctuary consisting of 12 colonial styled villas. Practice and belief in Ayurveda is the core of the resort owing to which it offers its guests traditional ayurvedic treatment programmes including Detox courses, traditional Indian Panchakarma, meditation, and many others.

    There are several other packages the resort offers that include astrology, temple pilgrimage, sightseeing, etc. The resort also has on offer for its guests with other interests, such as a range of adventure tourism options consisting of water sports like water surfing, water-skiing, parasailing, fishing trip, dolphin spotting, or simple treks and sightseeing such as guided jungle trek, boat ride to the deserted island of Paradise, and other such activities.

    As for the rest who may like to enjoy the atmosphere alongside the scenic beauty of nature, they can spend their entire day in idyllic communion while cherishing the resort's seafood barbecue.

    Resort Activities and Amenities: Jungle treks, Surfing, Water Skiing, Ayurvedic Treatments, Yoga and Meditation centre, Seafood Barbeque, Luxury Spa.

    Location:  Om Beach Rd, Bungle gudda, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

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  • 12Gokarna International Beach Resort

    Gokarna International Beach Resort
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    As the very name specifies its standard and quality of services, the Gokarna International Beach Resort truly lives up to it. This beautiful resort is one the several Gokarna Beach Resorts that are located at the Kudle Beach, yet the standard of service along with its budget-friendly tariff remains unmatched by the rest of the resorts.

    The resort is located in an ideal location that offers its guest the best of the seaside view from their sea facing rooms. On this note, it is important to mention that not all the rooms here are sea facing, instead, the resort has a lovely conglomeration of both garden facing as well as sea facing rooms.

    This adjustment is made for those who love to spend their time in the calmness of the resort away from the noise of the crowds on the beaches of Gokarna. So while you are here at his resort, select the type of accommodation that suits you the best. 

    Overall, the rooms are quite spacious, neat, well maintained and are equipped with amenities of everyday use. All the rooms have large windows that offer its guests the best views of the surroundings.

    In short, this resort is one amongst those Gokarna Resorts that thrives on the principle of providing world-class service that is value for money and provides an overall satisfaction to its guests whether it is in terms of quality of service, food or accommodation.

    Overall if you are planning to visit Gokarna sometime in the near future there could be a no better way to make your vacation more fun and exciting than to book your stay with the Gokarna International Beach Resort.

    Resort Activities and Amenities: 
    In terms of other facilities, the Gokarna International Beach Resort has a bar, lounge and a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves a plethora of culinary delights ranging from the delicious seafood platter to delectable South Indian dishes. 

    Location: 
    Kudle Beach Rd, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

  • 13SwaSwara Resort

    SwaSwara Resort

    With Ayurveda and Yoga ruling the roost, the SwaSwara Resort serves as one of the prominent Gokarna Resorts that is intent on providing its guests with a complete vacation package that is nothing short of perfection and satisfaction.

    The landscaping of this resort resembles that of a mystical place situated on a secluded charming island surrounded by water and greenery. This whole set-up appears to be like a fabled beach that is shaped like the holy sound of creation “OM”. Once you visit this resort, the vibes around here would refresh your mind and fill your heart with a gush of positivity and wellness by rejuvenating your mind and soul.

    Many people may confuse it with a self-healing ashram or a spa but in reality, it is far more than that. For example, this place can be considered as a sanctuary of human wellness, where one gets to reconstruct his/her mind and body in terms of creating a balance between them along with enjoying a memorable holiday experience.

    The dwelling units here in the SwaSwara Resort are all villas, which offer an elegant style of living amidst the beauty of nature, offering the kind of privacy one needs along with being able to access the clear blue skies and the surrounding nature’s bounty.

    On the second level of the villa is the Yoga deck, which offers an amazing view of the region along with the ocean. Of course, each of these fantastically constructed villas comes equipped with all kinds of modern amenities that are provided to comfort its guests. 

    Someone has rightly said that architecture which silently compliments the vivacity of a terrain along with its constituting atmosphere and natural offerings, would surely serenade anyone with its simplicity.

    Resort Activities and Amenities: 
    Bird Watching, Boat Cruises, Nature Walk, Yoga, Ayurveda Treatments, Yoga and Meditation Center, Spa.

    Location: 
    Om Beach, Donibhail, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

  • 14Namaste Holiday Homes

    Namaste Holiday Homes

    When it comes to some of the famous Gokarna Resorts or specifically Gokarna Beach Resorts, Namaste Holiday Homes seem to enjoy quite a comfortable position being in the esteemed list. The best feature of this resort is the fact that it takes pride in making sure that its guests get to enjoy the most relaxed and enjoyable vacation of their lifetime.

    To offer its guests the best seaside view of the Arabian Sea and the Kudle Beach, the rooms in the resorts are positioned in such a way as to facilitate these sights.  

    This resort is known in the region for providing luxurious accommodation and facilities at reasonable tariff, which most of the time leave the tourists bewildered whether it is actually true or not. The rooms provided by the hotels are of 5 variants with the most luxurious one being the Ocean View Room Babylon, which is a deluxe penthouse that offers the view of the scenic sea, beach and mountains.

    The resort apart from taking care of their guest's needs and making sure that their requirements are met up to their satisfaction provides other activity packages in order to keep the tourists engaged and entertained. Some of the famous activities organised by the resort are Yoga, Chanting and Satsang, Thai Yoga Massage, Art and Chess, Overnight River Kayaking, Beach Volley and more.

    The whole experience of enjoying your breakfast in the midst of the beauty of nature and the experience of practising Yoga underneath the banyan tree would leave you mesmerised to the very core.

    Resort Activities and Amenities: Overnight Kayaking, Beach Ball, Art and  Chess Classes, Yoga, Treehouses with ocean view, Library.

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Sightseeing in Gokarna

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Attractions in Gokarna

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

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

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

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

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Maha Ganpati Temple

One of the most popular places to visit in Gokarna, Maha Ganpati Temple draws in a number of pilgrims every day. It is located near the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple and dedicated to Lord Ganesha. 

This temple boasts of a picturesque setting and the spiritual ambience accentuates the beauty of this temple. According to a popular legend, it is said that Ganesha tricked Ravana who was carrying a Shiva Lingam to drop it here and thus the temple was built on this place.

This serene place is visited by people to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha and wonder at the wonderful architecture of this place. For the history buffs, this temple is a great visit to appreciate the beauty of Dravidian architecture. 

If you are seeking some refreshing time in the company of religion, then Maha Ganpati Temple is one of the must-visits in Gokarna.

Location: Ganapati Temple, Gangavali Road, Nadumaskeri, Gokarna, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit the temple is from the month of August to December.

Timings: The temple can be visited any day of the week. The timings are 5:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is approximately 5 kilometres away from the bus station in Gokarna.

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

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Cafe 1987

Out of so many cool cafes in Gokarna, Café 1987 boasts of a wonderful ambience and great food. It is one of those places where you can appreciate a good breakfast with your friends and family over a breakfast. 

Located on Kudle Hilltop, it serves Asian, European and Indian cuisines. Tourists here also commend the quick service and their courteous staff. So if you are seeking a place with an awesome décor and pleasing vibes, Café 1987 is a great place to host birthday parties, family dinners or any other group parties for children.

Location: Cafe 1987 Veg, Gokarna, Karnataka

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

Timings: It is open from 8 am to 11 pm.

Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): The distance between the two places is approximately 6 kilometres.

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

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Baada Beach

Hailed as one of the cleanest beaches in Gokarna, Baada Beach is a nice place to visit for the tourists in Gokarna. Baada Beach can be reached after an exciting beach trek from Kirki to Gokarna. With hills on both sides, Baada Beach is a refreshing break from all the sightseeing places in Gokarna. It is flanked by rocks on all sides and its captivating beauty is just breath-taking.

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

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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 Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): The distance between the two places is 6.3 kilometres.

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Mahalasa Temple

One of the most sacred places to visit in Gokarna, Mahalasa Temple is a renowned place that one must not miss on their Gokarna trip. It is also known as Shri Mahalasa Siddhivinayaka Temple and is easily accessible from the bus station in Gokarna.

The temple was built 150 years ago when an idol of Shri Siddhivinayak was installed here. The temple is best to visit during the occasion of certain festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Ashwin Shashti, Shravana Sankashti when the celebration is done with all the 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 Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is around 10 kilometres away from the Gokarna Bus Stand.

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