Gokarna

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Highlights

Rating
Rated 4.0 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Mahabaleshwar temple, beach
Season : October to March
Weather : Summer (22 to 41°C), Winter (13 to 30°C)

Details

Gokarna is a small temple town on the west coast of Karnataka. It is famous for the Mahabaleshwara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Gokarna is also famous for some beaches. Om beach, Kudle beach, Half moon beach and Paradise beach are some of the popular tourist attractions. Gokarna has become a favourite among western tourists for it's rustic and laid back setting. It is one of the most economic places to spend time and have a relaxed holiday.

Gokarna tourist attractions

Mahabaleshwara temple

Mahabaleshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is home to "Atmalinga" of Lord Shiva. The Lord is also referred to as Nagabharana. This temple has great significance for Hindus and it is considered one of the Mukthikshetras.

Mahabaleshwara temple timings

Morning : 6:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Evening: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Om beach, Kudle beach, Half moon beach, Paradise beach and Nirvana beach

These popular beaches are hotspots for tourists. Until recently they were unexplored and unvisited. But now, with the arrival of western tourists, things have changed. There are many facilities available in these beaches for stay and food and have a great time.

Things to do in Gokarna

  • Visit the Mahabaleshwara temple and the Gokarna beach.
  • Visit and spend some time in Om beach, Kudle beach and other beaches.
  • Trek from Om beach to other beaches through the rough terrain.
  • Take a boat ride from Om beach to other beaches and the light house.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Gokarna

Nearest Bus Station

Gokarna town is the nearest bus station.

Nearest Railway Station

Gokarana road is the nearest railway station which is located around 8 km from the temple town. This station is a part of the Konkan railway link from Mumbai to Mangalore link.

Nearest Airport

Nearest airport is the Mangalore Internation airport at Bajpe.

How to reach Gokarna from Bangalore

Bus

There are direct buses available from Bangalore to Gokarna. It is approximately a 10 hour journey.

Train

Trains from Bangalore to Gokarna

Karwar Express ( Train no. 16523 ) - This train is available from Bangalore on all days of the week. Journey duration is approximately 17 hours.

Car / Taxi

Distance from Bangalore to Gokarna beach is 519km. From Bangalore, connect to Tumkur road. Follow National Highway 4 for about 350 km. This route goes through Tumkur, Sira, Hiriyur, Chitradurga, Ranibennur and Yellapura. Follow State Highway 6 to National Highway 63 in Yellapura. Continue on National Highway 63 to Balale. From here, continue on Gokarna road to reach Gokarna.

How to reach Gokarna from Mysore

Bus

There are direct buses available from Mysore to Gokarna. It is approximately a 10 hour journey.

Train

Trains from Mysore to Gokarna:-

Karwar Express ( Train no. 16523 ) - This train is available from Bangalore on all days of the week. Journey duration is approximately 17 hours.

Car / Taxi

Distance from Mysore to Gokarna beach is 456km. From Mysore, connect to Mangalore Mysore Highway in Mani. Drive along National Highway 17. This route goes through Kushalnagar, Madikeri, Puttur, Mangalore, Udupi and Honnavara, From here, continue on Gokarna road to reach Gokarna.

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