Gokarna

Host : Aquilla Hikes

₹3300 for 2 Days 1 Night

Description

If your social media account is craving for beach snaps and it’s difficult to choose between your forever love mountains and beaches, Gokarna is your escape as it serves both at same time. It is a popular pilgrimage destination and an ultimate beach retreat place which attracts travellers all over the world. It is perfect for travellers seeking peace and solitude. It is still more laid back and less commercialized and everything on the beach goes at the same relaxed pace.

The town of Gokarna lies in the Kumta taluk district of Uttara Kannada, on the western coast of the country.It is spread over an area of approximately 10.9 sq km and has an elevation of more than 586 m above sea level. It is 483 km from Bengaluru and is situated in between the Gangavali and Agnashini rivers along the Karwar coast by the Arabian Sea. 

Gokarna means cow’s ear in Sanskrit. According to one of the Hindu Epics, Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow here, while others believe the reason for naming this place Gokarna is because it is at the confluence of two rivers Gangavati and Aghanashini and this looks like a cow's ear. One may visit this place to experience the holiness and learn more mythological stories about Gokarna . Houses a number of temples and hold a great importance in Hindu religion. Some of these are Mahabaleshwara Temple, Maha Ganapati Temple, Bhadrakali Temple and Shree Venkataramana Temple.

Over the past few years, Gokarna has become an important tourist destination owing to its alluring beaches that promise a peaceful vacation leaving behind the tourist chaotic destinations. These beaches also offer water based adventure activities like snorkelling, parasailing and boat rides. One must visit the beautiful beaches o this town as they are one of the best in the country, each one of them has its own charm. Some of these are Paradise beach, Moon beach, Om beach, Kudle beach and Gokarna beach.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Assemble at the boarding point in Bangalore (Baroda Bank, Koramangala/

    New Shanti Nagar hotel/MG road) 

    Meet your trip leader and co travellers and socialise with them 

    Overnight journey to Gokarna

  • Day 2

    Reach Gokarna by morning, check-in to home stay/hotel. Post breakfast, it's beach hopping day at Gokarna today. Gokarna is isolated from the hustle and bustle of city life, offers less commercialised, tranquil, picturesque beaches. 

    Trek /hire motor boat to reach Paradise beach.

    It is 150 metre long Beach, also known as Full moon beach. Surrounded with pristine white sand shoreline. This beach can be described as beauty at its best. 

    Post Paradise beach, make your way through the coastal trail to half moon beach. Its shape look

    like that of a half-moon. Isolated by a precipice from Om Beach, Half Moon Beach is an ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation. It also offers swimming, kayaking, paddle boats, camping and trekking.

    Now we will move towards Om beach, named after it's shape of "Om ''. Known for its hippie cafes, also take a small hike and make your way through timberland for a perfect sunset view. 

    Our next stop is Kudle beach. Kudle Beach is the best option to try for those who seek solitude. Famous for it’s cuisine and tall coconut trees. 

    Lastly, hop to the final destination, Gokarna beach that is bounded by rough mountains and the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other.

    Enjoy the bonfire with mouth watering snacks. 

    Savour home style cooked dinner and overnight stay at Gokarna. 

  • Day 3

    Wake up early. Post breakfast, check out and get ready to witness the pilgrimage beauty of Gokarna. 

    Visit to Historic Mirjan Fort, known for its beautiful architectural and several battles that took place in it in the past. Apart from its various mythic tales about who constructed the fort. The most popular and widely accepted of all those stories is that of Queen Chennabhairadevi, who ruled there for 54 years. 

    Next attraction to be covered is Mahabaleshwara Temple, one of the seven sacred Mukti Kshetras or Muktistala in Karnataka. It is the mythological and historical relevance that attracts hordes of pilgrims to this temple. 

    After exploration drive back to Banglore. Here, the trip comes to an end with amazing trip memories. 

Inclusions

  • Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore.
  • Accommodation on sharing basis: Camps.
  • Experienced and cool trip leader.
  • Bonfire, evening snacks and activities.
  • Welcome drink on arrival.
  • Meals: Breakfast (2), Dinner (1).
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.
  • Travel Insurance, items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.

Fixed Departures

For customising this trip call/whatsapp : 7015750288

Things to Pack

Easy to carry trolley bag or good quality backpack/rucksack (prefered)

Comfortable clothing such as shirts/t-shirts or kurtas for day purpose

Stoles or shawls for night stay and night bus journey

Comfortable shoes, flip flops or open sandals while commuting local

Water bottles (avoid single-use plastic)

Quick snacks for journey like dry fruits, chocolates

Sunblock lotions and other personal care items & toiletries

Personal medicines

Phone, camera and photography equipments

ATMs and adequate amount of cash for shopping, cafe visits

Items like torch, power banks, sunglasses

Personal identity document like Aadhaar, driving licence, passport


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