If regular trekking is too main-stream for you and you want to experience the thrill of trekking with a difference, then you should add Gokarna beach trek to your bucket list of travel. Gokarna is a small temple town in Karnataka which is popular for the Mahabaleswar Shiva temple located in the main Gokarna town. The beach trek starts form here.
Gokarna has several beaches and the trek route is popularly known as the “Golden Route “. The trail will entail walking on the beach sands by the side of the rocky hills on one side and far stretching Arabian Sea on the other side. The route will pass through several beaches starting with Kudle beach, then on to the more popular Om beach which is in the shape of OM and sees travellers spending longer hours. You then move on to more rocky hills trail and reach half Moon shaped beach or crescent beach. The beach hopping trail ends with Paradise beach. The walk up to the paradise beach is relatively difficult as the route is full of rocky hillocks.
Gokarna located 520 kms from Bangalore, 170 kms from Panjim, is an ideal place to spend your weekends trekking on the beach and indulging in bouldering on the shores of the great Arabian Sea. The place is all the more alluring as it offers you the best of both the worlds – trekking on the coastal lines around virgin hilly slopes. The trek is beautiful yet challenging due to the precipitous weather conditions at the shore.
Day 1 : Bangalore to Gokarna (Drive: 485 km | 10-11 hrs)
On arrival in Bangalore, you will meet our representative, who will transfer you to the bus stop from where you will start for an overnight journey to Gokarna. As soon as you will leave downtown and enter the countryside, the route will keep you hooked with its natural splendour. The beautiful scenery of green pastures, sea, little hills and coconut trees will lift your spirits.
Day 2 : Trek to Gokarna Beaches (Trek: 7-8 km | 8-9 hrs)
On arriving in Gokarna the next morning, settle your belongings in your pre-booked room, and have a delicious breakfast. Rest for some time before beginning the trek from Paradise Beach to Half-moon Beach, from where you will hike further on to Om beach.
Rest at the beach and marvel at the sheer beauty of the sea complimenting the hills and greenery. Have your packed lunch with some refreshing coconut water to lift up your energy and spirits. Forget your city-life and enjoy the serenity at the rock of peace on Om beach. Then, trek further to Kudle beach, which is a famous sunset spot. The beach is very secluded, so not many activities are available here. But if you are finding a perfect quiet corner to become one with nature, this place is your answer.
After spending some peaceful time here, you will head back to Main beach and to your accommodation. You will be served with scrumptious dinner, after which you can turn in for the night.
Day 3: Gokarna to Bangalore (Drive: 485 km | 10-11 hrs)
In the morning, after relishing your delicious breakfast, you will visit the Mirjan Fort, which is around 20 km away from Gokarna and was the sight for several battles in the 16th and 17th centuries.
After you have explored the fort, you will be driven back to Bangalore. The scenic route will keep a smile on your face and will make you remember your fantastic trek to the myriad beaches.
Duration: 1 Night / 2 Days
Location: Gokarna, Karnataka
Activities: Trekking, Hiking, and Camping
1. Accommodation tented double sharing basis .
2. Meals( 2 Breakfast 1 Lunch , 1 Dinner)
3. Tea, Coffee ,Snacks
4. Ac transfers from Bangalore to Banglore
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