Gokarna Beach Trek takes you through some of the most scenic beaches of India. Some parts being inaccessible by road, makes it an exciting trek.

Description:

Gokarna, which means the cow’s ear, is a holy site located on the Karavali Coast nestled between the rivers of Agnashini and the Gangavali. The center is known for housing the famous Shiva Temple where the ‘Aatmalinga’ is located. It is believed that Aatmalinga of Lord Shiva is in the shape of a cow’s ear, thus giving rise to the name, Gokarna. Gokarna is hailed as one of the seven ‘Muktistalas’ or pilgrimage centers of the state of Karnataka in India.

The Town is located in the northern-coastal region of Karnataka which is about 518 KMs from Bangalore. It is not as fancy as Goa but this is the place where people all over the world come for peace for culture, for temples and of course for the beautiful beaches. It is one of India’s most secluded and pristine beaches nestled nearby. The place draws both pious pilgrims and hedonistic holiday makers with equal enthusiasm.

Gokarna experiences the southwest monsoon from June to August, following which the weather becomes dry and sunny. The best time to visit Gokarna is from October until March when the weather is warm and pleasant. An overnight journey for Gokarna Beach Trek makes it more convenient and perfect weekend getaway.

Details:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bangalore – Gokarna – Bangalore
DEPARTURE TIME Friday – 7.30 pm
RETURN TIME Sunday – 11.00 pm
SHORT ITINERARY
  • Start from Bangalore

First Day

  • Fresh up at homestay on Gokarna Beach
  • Trek starts from Paradise Beach
  • Reach Halfmoon Beach
  • Trek to Om Beach
  • Then to Kudle Beach
  • Finally Gokarna Beach
  • Homestay

Next Day

  • Visit Atma Linga Lord Shiva Temple
  • Back to Bangalore
MANDATORY THING TO CARRY
  • Two liters of water bottles
  • Rain coat (if in case it rains)
  • A torch
  • A cap
  • Personal medical kit
  • Good Traction Shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Extra trousers and inner-wears
WEAR
  • Cargo/track pants -2
  • T-shirt -2
  • Shoes, Socks
  • Personal medication kit
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain Coat/Poncho
INCLUDED
Beach Side Tented Accommodation
Two morning breakfast Dinner (Taste the Coastal Food of Karnataka)
Trekking through different Beaches Campfire
Sunset and Sun rise point Dolphin view point
Visit to Shiva Temple Lots and lots of FUN.
NOT INCLUDED
• Lunch
• Any personal purchases.
• *(Gokarna is Famous for multiple cuisines. hence, there are multiple option for Food.)

 

Additional information

locationGokarna, Karnataka
duration2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS
age12 – 45 Years
group-size30 People Max
trek distance12 KM
difficulty levelEasy to Moderate
1

Day 1: Departure

Leaving from Bangalore at late evening. We request you to have some light food before traveling. This trip would be an overnight journey to Gokarna in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun.

2

Day 2

Reaching Gokarna in morning. Fresh up at the homestay and Set up for the trek after a nice breakfast.

Paradise Beach

We will be starting our trek from paradise beach. Paradise beach also known as Full Moon beach is enveloped in absolute surreal beauty. Raw and untouched, the beach is away from all the hustle bustle. The beach can only be reached by boat or by trekking through the forest. Leisure, warmth, and beauty describe Paradise Beach at its best.

Half Moon Beach (Meal option available here)

From paradise beach we will trekking through the coast to Half-Moon beach. Separated by a cliff from Om Beach, Half Moon Beach offers stunning views of the sea. Dotted with typical Indian style village huts or shacks, the beach is the perfect spot for unwinding and relaxation. With umpteen hammocks set amidst trees, you have a splendid spot in the midst of nature.

Dolphin Point

From Half Moon beach to Om beach. Om beach is located at a distance of approximately 8 km from the town of Gokarna. Two semi-crescent shapes that join together resembling the symbol ‘OM’ is the reason behind the name of the beach.

Sun Set Point and Om Beach

From Om beach, we will be trekking through a small forest to the perfect sun set point along with a stop at dolphin view point.

 Kudle Beach

Reach Kudle beach through a picturesque route. Kudle beach is known for its style of sea food. There is a variety of sea food available which are cooked in their native style. As the beach is a favorite destination place for foreigners, the local vendors also provide some foreign dishes in Indian style. We suggest you should try the Kudle beach pan cakes.

Gokarna Beach and back to Homestay.

Kudle beach we will trek to Gokarna beach and then to homestay.

3

Day 3: Return

Sun Rise (optional)

The sun rises at Kudle beach is equally mesmerizing as the sunset. We will be walking from Gokarna beach to Kudle beach hill rock for the sun rise.

Shiva Temple Visit

It is believed that Aatmalinga of Lord Shiva linga was brought here by Ravan. Which he couldn’t lift back and since then the linga made Gokarna as its home. It is famous pilgrim place for Shiva worshipers.

After the Temple visit, we would start our return Journey to Bangalore.

1)       Baroda Bank, Koramangala Water TankOpp. Mr Beans – Home Cafe.

Reporting Time: 7.15 PM, Friday, Departure Time: 7.30 PM, Friday

2)       New Shanti Sagar Hotel,  HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge.

Reporting Time: 8.00 PM, Friday, Departure Time: 8.15 PM, Friday

3)       MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal.

Reporting Time: 8.45 PM, Friday, Departure Time: 9.00 PM, Friday

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Tour Reviews

4.83 based on 12 reviews
December 3, 2017

It was very good trek, I enjoyed the complete trek

January 5, 2018

Awesome place with awesome new faces! Loved it

January 12, 2018

It went for new year’s trip to gokarna. Enjoyed it!

January 12, 2018

Amazing, fantastic awesome. Nature Walkers made my new year’s Eve really special. This was my first trekk in Bengaluru that to also when I was traveling alone, but as soon as I boarded the bus I didn’t feel I am alone. The arrangements of stay, logistics, food and exploration was amazing.
Though we just had one day but we made most of it.
A big shout out for the trekk leaders for their efforts and arrangements they made for this event.
Kudos to nature walkers. Keep up the good work.
And thumbs up for your NTP no trace policy , for keeping the nature clean.

January 29, 2018

It was a nice trek through some of the most scenic beaches in India. The best part is spotting the dolphins from the cliff on a glorious morning.

February 1, 2018

Asking review about naturewalkers!!?
you guys are just amazing!!
whata gang it was huh!!
so much fun …so much lively …so much enthu….whats not
thanks all for giving me such an awesome experience !!
to nature walkers Hip-Hip Hurray \m/

March 23, 2018

Awesome Awesome and Awesome.
Thank you Nature Walkers (NW) for giving me a life time memory and a beautiful experience to share with everyone around me.
Down the line after 10 – 15 years
This will be one of my adventure stories that I will tell when I have my kids asking me what I did in myyoung age .
Seriously, I regret why I waited 2 years to go with NW. Amrita and Hemant guys I am sorry for not being with you for these 2 years and with this one trip I now realize what all I missed in these 2 years and what I could have missed in future and what all I will achieve and witness in upcoming treks.
NW have best of the best NW outdoor leaders, moreover they know how blend in with people and how to blend people with each other. So that no one feels alone and no one left alone.
Our leader were PECULIAR Pavan , MAST Manoj , DAZZLING Deepak Kumar , MAGNIFICENT Misha , MASTER Mahesh
Coming to trip experience -:
It was far beyond my expectation a serene , soulful experience with this close to mother nature. IT IS MY BEST BEACH VIEW TILL NOW.
following are my best memories from this trek walking at the edge of paradise beach mountain , sunset at om beach , night trek in torch light with playing horror songs GUMNAAM HAI KOI … .. HAHAHHAHA…
tent stay on the beach , scintillating water due to glowing algae and campfire stories.
While relaxing Whole night you can hear the waves and the very first thing you will see in the morning will be beach.
Go though below links below to witness Gokarna from my eyes.

August 13, 2018

It was an unforgettable and an amazing experience!! U guys rock 😘

August 14, 2018

It was a mind blowing experience!! This trek helped me check some stuff off my checklist –
✓Beach trek
✓Monsoon trek
✓Sleeping in a tent (added advantage: at the sea shore!)
✓Campfire on the sea shore
✓✓✓The best part – BIOLUMINESCENT waves and sea!!! This was absolutely unexpected and supremely beautiful!

Speaking of the outdoor leaders, they were really friendly, understanding, very accomodating, approachable and I loved their stories of their past trekking experiences!!

I do not expect luxurious food or accomodation on a trek, and by that standard, the food and the stay was good!

Must do! Unforgettable.

August 14, 2018

This trip had much more than what I could’ve hoped for.
I enjoyed every bit of it. Hiking through wet rocks, with beaches and greenery on the sides, rain over our heads and a cool breeze blowing all over. Even the bus journey was memorable. Not to forget the tutting combinations we came up with during our way back.
With such an amazing company, this trip turned out to be super fun.

Cheers to this happy weekend.

August 15, 2018

While booking the trip I thought I was just planning a weekend getaway. Turns out, this is THE weekend getaway I’ve always wanted.
Everything is exciting right from the bus journey to the bio-luminescence we luckily got to experience. Trekking across rocks and hills, with the best view of the beach on your side, rain to top it up and the perfect group to experience it, is by far the best mix of all the things that would satisfy the beach lover, trek lover and rain lover in me!
To sum it up, Amazing experience. 🙂

August 15, 2018

Amazing trek with amazing people! It was an experience for a lifetime in just 48 hours. The return bus journey was memorable with peppy dance moves. Looking forward to doing many more treks with nature walkers.
Kudos to nature walkers team. 😀

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