Gokarna, is known for its huge coastline and several beaches that have scenic rocky climbs. The beaches are pristine and hidden behind a frame of well-placed hillocks that trek enthusiasts are keen on trekking to hit the beaches. It is one of the hotspots for travelers, backpackers, beach bums and includes mesmerizing coastal stretches that one would not find on any other stretchy beaches. The town is also, popular among Hindu pilgrims as Gokarna has one of the few Shiva's holy temples with what is claimed to be original image of the god. It will be injustice not to say it is a combination of serenity, calmness and peace. So, what are you waiting for? Ditch Goa pack your bags with some extra dose of energy and get ready for fantastic time ahead. Let’s get tanned and become beachoholic.
According to Hindu mythology, the name Gokarna, means cow's ear (go=cow karna=ear) in Sanskrit. It is believed that Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow (Prithvi, the Mother Earth) here. It is at the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers Gangavali and Aghanashini. According to Mr. Akbarli, it is combination of Goa and Karnataka as it is near the Goa Karnataka border. The Town is in the northern-coastal region of Karnataka which is about 518 KMs from Bangalore.
Beach Trek: Paradise Beach – Half Moon Beach – OM Beach – Kudle Beach – Gokarna Beach
Get picked up from respective pickup points and begin your overnight journey
The next morning, you will reach the homestays where you can freshen up and have breakfast
Start trekking from Belekan Beach to reach Paradise Beach
Paradise beach also known as Full Moon beach is wrapped in total strange excellence It’s an outright heaven! It's an exceptionally rough shoreline, with sand in the middle. Waves are extremely solid, and it is very dangerous to go out far into the ocean. Crude and immaculate, the shoreline is far from all the hustle. The beach can solely be reached by boat or by trekking through the forest. It is awesome for sunbathing and swimming Leisure, warmth, and beauty. Paradise Beach can be described as beauty at its best.
Afterwards, we’ll be trekking towards Half-Moon beach
From paradise beach we’ll be trekking through the coast to Half-Moon beach. Half-moon beach is so named on the grounds that the shape looks like that of a half-moon. Isolated by a precipice from Om Beach, Half Moon Beach offers stunning perspectives of the ocean. Spotted with average Indian style town hovels or shacks, the shoreline is the ideal spot for unwinding and relaxation. With umpteen hammocks set amidst trees, you have an astonishing spot amidst nature. Prevalent exercises like Volleyball, Paintball, Paddle boats etc. are available here. They serve the most astounding sustenance at super low expenses!
Later, trek to OM beach, have self-sponsored lunch and enjoy the serene beauty of OM beach, the water adventure sports are also available on the OM beach.
Om beach is situated at a separation of roughly 8 km from the town of Gokarna. Two semi-bow shapes that combine taking after the image 'OM' is the explanation for the name of the shoreline. From Om beach, we will be trekking through little timberland to timberland to the perfect sun set point along with a stop at dolphin viewpoint.
Reach Kudle beach through a picturesque route.
Reach Kudle beach through a picturesque route. A white sandy beach circumscribed by palm trees, Kudle beach is completely ravishing. Beach is known for its style of ocean food. There is an assortment of ocean depths accessible which are cooked in their local style. As the beach is a loved destination place for foreigners, the local vendors likewise provide some foreign dishes in Indian style. We suggest you should try pan cakes definitely.
Return to the campsite at Gokarna beach. Freshen up.
Kudle beach we will trek to Gokarna beach and after that to Campsite. Gokarna beach is one of the five beaches with no dearth of beautiful magnificence. bound by rough mountains and the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. The beach is serene and a most loved among explorers.
Enjoy the veg and non-veg dinner and get ready for bon-fire. Make friends for life and retire for the day with relaxed soul.
Visit to Mirjan Fort
Pack your bags, fill your empty stomachs and check-out from the campsite around 09:00 AM.
Start travelling to Historic Mirjan Fort. Enjoy the fort and capture the moments. After some time commence your return journey.
Situated on the banks of River Aghanashini, Mirjan Fort spreads out over an area of 4.1 hectares (10 acres) is a royal reminder of our glorious history. Known for its architectural elegance, landmark of extraordinary historical interest, the fort is also believed to be a site for many past battles in 16th and 17th Century and was functional till 1785. Later, British captured this fortress and utilized it for their armory. Giant fort was built in the 16th century by Rani Chennabhairav Devi, the queen of Gersoppa under Vijayanagara empire. The fort was used for shipping pepper, saltpetre and betel nut to Surat. Gersoppa, a district annexed to Bednur, was famous for the pepper exported from this region. Consequently, the Portuguese gave the epithet "Rani, the Pepper queen" (“Rainha de Pimenta” in Portuguese) to the Queen of Gersoppa The fort has four entrances (one primary and three backup doorways) and numerous wells, which are interlinked with access channels leading to the circular moat (used as a defense measure to secure the fort) that completely encompassed the stronghold and leading to the canal works outside the fort's limits. The splendid fort truly gives the impression of a fairy-tale castle all covered with grass and overgrowth.
Have a self-sponsored lunch route.
Wind up the tour after you get dropped back
Backpack & Day Pack (50-60 litres) With comfortable shoulder and waist straps
Day pack + rain cover 10 - 20 litres (For the trek)
Head Torch 1 No.
Water Bottle/ Hydration pack
2 bottles of one litre each
People who use hydration pack: 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ORS
Personal Medical Kit Consult your Doctor
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
T-shirts 2 Quick Dry Tees (Non-Cotton)
Trek pants 1 Nos. (avoid fitting denims)
Floaters or Sandals 1 Pair (for easy movement while at the campsite)
Cotton Socks 1 Pair
Raincoat If incase, it rains
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Quick dry tower
Toilet paper, wipes and other toiletries
Moisturizer, Lip Balm & Sunscreen Cream (SPF 40+)
07:30 PM: Baroda Bank, Koramangala
08:15 PM: New Shanti Nagar hotel
09:00 PM (Hard rock café) MG road
Trekking through different beaches
Local and experienced guides and Trek Leaders
Visit to Mirjan Fort
Basic First-Aid kit
Lots & Lots of Fun
Any personal expense
Anything which is not a part of our inclusions
Pick up and drop from Bangalore in a vehicle and the type of vehicle depends on the size of group
Beach Side Tented Accommodation (Sharing Basis)
2 breakfasts, 1 packed lunch and 1 dinner (Veg/non-veg Meals for Dinner)
The amenities along this route are basic. The trekker is advised to carry adequate water and beverages
The route passes through a wildlife reserve. The trekker is advised to avoid littering the route and to keep noise levels to the minimum.
Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
Carry poly bags to pack your wet clothes
If cancellations are made 5-7 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 3-5 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions or low number of travelers, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
Safarnama Travelers reserves the right to cancel a customer's booking with prior information and will process the full refund in case of Bad weather or not enough travelers to conduct a trip.
Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies & are irrespective of the date of booking.