Gokarna Beach

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Gokarna Beach
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Nikhil B
Mumbai, India33 contributions
Gokarna 3 day tour plan
Sep 2021 • Couples

Date of visit: 24-26th Sept 2021
Me and my wife started our 3 day trip of Gokarna by LTT Matsyagandha train which started at 4 pm from Thane and we reached Gokarna by next day morning 7.30 am, train was late... We booked Zostel in advance. The reason for booking Zostel is because of the bird eye view which it offers of Gokarna beach . Secondly we booked a private room at just 2500/- per night. Which I think no other hotel will offer....Remember Zostel is not a proper hotel don't expect much like TV and daily towels and all that stuff. There myntra cafe has the best taste. You must try Kozhi Varuval, it is kabab chicken blended with South Indian spices.. It's the best.. I tried gun powder chicken and ghee roasted chicken but to me they were not that good. And with beer both the starters don't go. You cannot bring your own beer in this cafe.. You will have to buy it from there only. But beers are reasonable.. I bought budwiser magnum at 240/- per can. If you bring your own beer than u have to drink it in common area or in your room.. They even do not give room service you have to take your parcel from Myntra bar.. Cocktails are pretty expensive like blue laggon was for 350/- per glass. This was it about zostel and myntra. We hire one scooty from Aryadurga who charges 350 rs for 24 hrs.. He is a nice guy and give 2 helmet with a scooter.. Scooter Delivery charges are extra.. We were there on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.. All peaks tourist days but the scooty charges were lower at this guy only.. Other guys we're asking for 500 rs per day. Restaurants you must try when you are gokarna.. First one is myntra cafe of zostel for nonveg food, for breakfast you must go to Ramnivas.. They have zabardast aloo puri and pulav rice for breakfast.. And it is always packed with people as they have only 4 tables. Third breakfast and lunch hotel is Udipi.. It's as very small hotel run by old uncle. He is very genuine person and serves softest dosas.. But it dnt like there chutney and sambar.. He also serves lunch for just 60 rs thali.. Thali is a hit and miss.. Some items you will like some dnt. I went because of the humblness of the uncle and soft dosas. Fourth hotel is which i recommend but personally I have not visited . it is Halfway home Gokarna they have the best wood fire pizza( timing from 5 pm onwards only) , veg thali (any time) and kombuchu, this is a special drink which I have only heard about. Final place if you are craving for chat pata chat item in evening..this palce is called Kailsh Bhelpuri..this young guy seriously sell best ragda puri..the ragda is made of pav bhaji bhaji but I can bet you will love the chat here..place is little bit untidy and unhygenic but you will love the chat items here.....That's it for food.. Now coming to the places I covered in three days are.. First day I covered Yana caves near gokarana.. By bike it takes around 2 hrs to reach the caves. Than 2-3 hrs at cave.. You have to walk for atleast 20-30 min from parking point.. Total time take at caves is 2-3 hrs .. 10 rs entry fees is there.. Wear proper shoes as it can become slippery on mud. Next day I went to Honnavar.. Here you can enjoy mangrove boat ride from Mavinkurva village...put this place on google map and go only by national highway 66..dnt go from inside roads if you are coming from gokarna... The boat ride take around 1.30 hrs .. They charges me 1000 rs for whole boat ... I have used boat of Mr. Prakash, his mobile no is 95383 65219...he is a very genuine guy and really wants people to explore the place.. He has stayed few years in Mumbai so he speaks good hindi, little bit marathi n English and his local language.. He is the best person I feel for boating. For boating Go in early morning or dnt forget to bring umbrella as it become too hot in afternoon.. Mangrooves boat ride is awsome and gives feel of Kerala... Then next place is Kandla mangroves boardwalk.. This place is very well developed by govt of Karnataka.. You will love it.. Entry fees is 10 rs. Next I went to Apsarkonda waterfall.. Which I feel is not at all worth.. I dnt know why this fall is so famous.. Next stop is Pavinkurva hanging bridge which I think you should also skip not much to see... Then I went to nirvana beach.. Beach is neat and clean but there is not much to explore.. Also the ferry boat for bike transportation is also shut.. So if you want to go to gokarna from nirvana beach than pls do not come by this route.. Third day I went to see local beach of gokarna, i. e. Gokarna beach, Om beach, paradise beach and kudle beach.. May be due to rainy season exect paradise beach all the beaches very dirty, stinking and what not.. I dnt like the beaches of Gokarna.. Every where beer bottles and trash on beaches.. I dnt know why it is but beaches are not at all clean.. You will not enjoy it much.. Paradise beach is good but it is very difficult to reach.. First of all you have to ride your bike through mud road and secondly you have to hike through jungle to reach this place. This beach is little bit difficult to reach.. Follow goggle maps strictly as there as no sign board to reach this beach. That's it for Gokarna trip.. I hope I have covered all points. Avoid my English, grammer and spelling mistake. I hope this info will help you. I have tried to give juice of what can be done in gokarna.
Written 27 September 2021
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India241 contributions
Feb 2021
Beautiful beach - serene, secluded, and peaceful. The beach has a long coastline thus it is easy to find a place that is less crowded.
Written 25 March 2021
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New Delhi, India26 contributions
Amazing beach
Jan 2021 • Friends
This is one of the best beach in Gokarna.

There is a small cafe/canteen near this beach which serves best Dosa in town.

The manager is super friendly. amazing hospitality.

This cafe is located just near the beach entrance. If you're facing the sea, cafe/hotel will be on your left. (opposite to ice cream parlour)
Do try their filter coffee and you can also visit this ice cream parlour.
Written 23 January 2021
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8 contributions
Fraud named Nagraj
Jan 2021 • Family
good, place around temple street is dirty. Be aware of a fraud named Nagaraj (073492 56119 )runs gokarna adventures. If u are booking in group, it may be good. Never approach him for family bookings or small group. He loots u, takes extra money and finally we have to fight in the property for him not paying them. Pathetic experience with him..
Written 5 January 2021
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22 contributions
Gokarna the best blend of scared and clean beaches
Nov 2020
Gokarn : Beautiful blend of holy sacred places and the most amazing, clean beaches in coastal karnataka. Drive down from Goa and experience the difference though two different worlds.

Gokarn, a beautiful small town has Mahabaleshwar temple, Kotiteerth and few holi places with panoramic Gokarn main beach, Om, Half Moon, Paradise like beaches, vibhuti falls and Yana rocks ( covered seprately ). Ample choices of staying actually on beach with plenty options of beach stay , accomodation.

One would three days for a comfortable, leisure trip.
Written 21 November 2020
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Pune, India173 contributions
Gokarna Beach
Mar 2020
The main beach of Gokarna is situated near the Mahabaleshwar temple.
Cleanliness wise it is not good. Its famous more among locals than tourists.
The beach is littered with thrash and not a good sight.
No shade in sight except for a few broken benches.
Written 11 March 2020
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Deepak Mohanty
6 contributions
Gokarna Trek
Mar 2020 • Solo
Could not ask for more from a beach trek.The trek leads comprising Sonam,Rahul and Biswadeep were extremely diligent in coordinating and managing the trek.It was really an interesting experience starting from the ice-breaker to interacting with everyone in the trek and finally returning with so much of memories.
Written 9 March 2020
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Ravenna, Italy34 contributions
Great beach, big moon
Dec 2019 • Friends
Gokarna beach is one of the best beach in the world, amazing people there and an incredible moon up your head. Wow, what a wonderful paradise Half moon beach and enjoy a.... really good staff!!!!
Written 12 February 2020
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Ramana Murthy_NV
Chennai (Madras), India2,316 contributions
Gokarna beach...
Dec 2019 • Family
Just opposite to the famous Mahabaleshwar temple.. Beach is crowded with the locals and pilgrims.. compare with Om beach and Kudle beach this less papular among the tourists.. cleanliness is average..
Written 6 February 2020
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Bengaluru, India135 contributions
Nice beach to spend time with family - don;t depend on google map for driving direction
Feb 2020
This is probably the largest beach in Gokarna - nice long beach with clean water. Don't expect much of waves - good for family and kids. The good thing about the beach is that it is easily accessible from the Gokarna town, either by car or by a small walk from the town market. It is not far from the bus stand also - may be around a km or so. But the roads are one way - so be careful and ask locals on the car route. We had to move in circles as we trusted Google Map for driving direction. Depend on local people for direction than Google map, if you are planning to reach their by your own car.
Written 5 February 2020
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