Gokarna Beach Trek- A Best Trek of Karnataka


Everything in this world has different forms such as trekking. India is a wonderful country that has many places which attract many tourist’s worldwide. In this country, there are high mountains and also fantastic beaches. Gokarna and nearby beaches are one of the best beaches in India. If you have visited the mountain treks and want to experience some new kind of trekking then Gokarna Beach Trek is the perfect option for you. By booking this tour operator you can enjoy Gokarna at the cheapest price.

Gokarna is the small town of Karnataka which has the best sites to visit in that area. It is famous for the temples also. In the temples, the main attraction is the Mahabaleshwar temple. Here in this temple, the Shiva linga is known as the Atmalinga. The beaches are unspoiled and have natural form. It can be the best backpacking trip in Karnataka to have some quality time with your friends. There are five beaches at this location which are Gokarna Beach, Kudle Beach, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach & Paradise Beach. In comparison to the crowded beach, these are peaceful.  The interesting thing is that the Western Ghat hills are parallel to these beaches. Which creates marvellous views. In place of visiting these beaches by vehicles, trekking is the best option.

The Five Wonders of Karnataka

Gokarna Beach

The meaning of Gokarna is the ear of a cow. The Mahabaleshwara Teerth is near Gokarna Beach. Actually the town of Gokarna is settled around KSRTC bus stand. So from the bus stand, the beach is one kilometre ahead. The narrow lane goes towards the main beach Gokarna which is called Samudra Marg. Gokarna Beach is several kilometres long. It is famous for serenity and adventure water sports like Jet Skiing, Surfing, Snorkeling, Banana Boat and trekking.

Om Beach

As its name suggests the shape of this beach is like the most sacred letter according to Hinduism that is Om. It is the most respectful letter in Hinduism and its pronunciation sound is considered as the sound of the universe. This is related to Lord Shiva and at the starting of the Panchakshari chant Om is pronounced first. It is again a point of water adventure sports, Gokarna. The beach is surrounded by natural rock formation. This beach is most famous for sunrise and sunset point. It attracts every tourist who visits this place. 

Mahabaleshwara Temple

The Mahabaleshwara Temple is the main temple of Gokarna and most famous as a religious shrine. At this temple you can feel the vibrations of blessings of Lord Shiva.  The architecture of the temple is based on the Dravidian style. The Shiv Linga here is shaped like a cow’s ear so due to this the Atmalinga is also known as the Gokarna Shiva Linga. Here you will be amazed to see the 1500 years old stone carved statue of Lord Shiva. It is the best place for meditation and rejuvenating the individual’s soul. Every year devotees pay their visit here to worship Lord Shiva and seek blessings from him. 

Half Moon Beach

According to the geographical shape this beach looks like a half moon. The coconut tree clumps and other vegetation surrounded this beach. Here you can feel nature at its best. The distance between Gokarna town and Half Moon Beach is 5km.The activities you can experience here are swimming, Kayaking, Paddle Boats, trekking and Camping.

Paradise Beach

As its name implies here you will have the feeling of paradise. At the last point of Half Moon Beach a small trail will lead you to Paradise Beach. By walking 20 minutes from Half Moon Beach you will be there. Here you can enjoy the marvellous views of Arabian Sea.

Best Time to Visit for Gokarna Beach Trek

October to March is the best time to visit Gokarna Beach trek. During this time the weather remains pleasant and suitable for sightseeing, camping & trekking. The month of June and August is the monsoon season which is not the advisable time to visit.

How to Reach Gokarna Beach Trek

By Bus:

Gokarna is well connected with all major cities of Karnataka like Mangalore, Bengaluru, Hubli etc. From there you can find several AC, Deluxe and Volvo buses available to reach Gokarna.

By Air:

To reach Gokarna by air transportation the Dabolim Airport, Goa is a best option by air. The distance between Gokarna Dabolim Airport is 140Km . It is connected with all major airports.

By Train:

The nearest railway station is Ankola. It is connected with all major stations of Karnataka and India. The Gokarna is 20Km far away from Ankola.  From the outside of the railway station, you can hire a private taxi to reach Gokarna, Karnataka.  

This is all about Gokarna Beach.