29th December 2017 to 1st January 2018 – New Year Special Trek
Yet again celebrating New Year at a pub, disc or restaurant? Head to Gokarna, a beachside destination away from the hustle and bustle of a city and welcome the year 2018, at the seashore, besides the ruffling sea under the silent starlit sky.
We promise you adventure and fun in the form of beach trek and camping, beach hopping, delicious food, rollicking activities, and tent stay in Gokarna. A Kite Festival awaits you on the last day of 2017 along with music, singing, and dancing. At the stroke of midnight, bid goodbye to 2017 with fireworks and sky lanterns.
Call it a beach paradise, how else would you describe a town with an array of laid-back tropical beaches, each having a distinctive view and landscape.
Around 490 kilometers from Bangalore and 143 kilometers from Goa by road, Gokarna is a coastal town in North of Karnataka nestled between the estuaries of rivers Gangavali and Aghanashini.
Gokarna translates to cow’s ear—it is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva emerged out of the ear of a cow (or Mother Earth), hence the name. Legend says it was here that Ravana, who was carrying the ‘Atma Linga’ provided to him by Lord Shiva was tricked by the Gods to impede him from becoming undefeatable.
The ‘Atma Linga’ is now enshrined at the famous Mahabaleshwar or Shiva temple in the heart of the town.
Gokarna attracts pilgrims and tourists in equal number. Where at one side its beaches, uncluttered and virgin draw in both indigenous and foreign crowd, Gokarna is also one out of the seven pious ‘Mukti Stalas’ in Karnataka that pilgrims visit from far and wide.
Best time to visit Gokarna is between October and March when the weather is cooler and the sun feels pleasantly warm. This New Year offers a perfect excuse for a seaside getaway to Gokarna.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bangalore – Gokarna – Bangalore|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Friday – 7.30pm|
|RETURN TIME||Monday– 10.30pm|
|MANDATORY THING TO CARRY||• Two liters of water bottles
• Raincoat (if in case it rains)
• A torch
• A cap
|WEAR||• Cargo/track pants -2
• T-shirt -2
• Shoes, Socks
• Personal medication kit
• Rain Coat/Poncho
|duration||3 Days & 2 Nights|
|age||12 – 45 Years|
|group-size||50 People Max|
Day 1 :
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.
Day 2 :
Reaching Gokarna in morning. Fresh up at the homestay and Set up for the trek after a nice breakfast.
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.
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.
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
Kudle beach we will trek to Gokarna beach and then to homestay.
Day 3 :
After Breakfast, we will have a Kite Festival where we will demonstrate and also involve participants to enjoy the beautiful art of flying kites on beach.
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.
Evening we would return back to campsite for Fire show and sky lateen show. It would definitely add a beautiful memory in your life of spending a new year by the campfire on the beach with friends and family.
Day 4 :
As it’s a New Year and Long weekend for some, We would be expecting heavy traffic in Bangalore, Noting it we are changing our timings.
Please note the New timings of Pick up.
- Koramangala Water Tank, Sarjapur Main Road, Near St.John’s Hospital. – Reporting Time: 5.15 PM, Dec 29th 2017, Departure Time: 5.30 PM, Dec 29th 2017
- New Shanti Sagar Hotel , HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge. – Reporting Time: 6.00 PM, Dec 29th 2017, Departure Time: 6.15 PM, Dec 29th 2017
- MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal. – Reporting Time: 6.45 PM, Dec 29th 2017, Departure Time: 7.00 PM, Dec 29th 2017
- Koramangala Water Tank, Sarjapur Main Road, Near St.John’s Hospital. – Reporting Time: 7.15 PM, Dec 29th 2017, Departure Time: 7.30 PM, Dec 29th 2017
- New Shanti Sagar Hotel , HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge. – Reporting Time: 8.00 PM, Dec 29th 2017, Departure Time: 8.15 PM, Dec 29th 2017
- MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal. – Reporting Time: 8.45 PM, Dec 29th 2017, Departure Time: 9.00 PM, Dec 29th 2017