Explorers searching for total comfort and dignified joy, so without a doubt just visit Gokarna at least once. This relaxed, laid-back, and less-commercialized beaches has captured a large number of tourist and hikers and is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka. It is situated at the union of two rivers Aganashini and Gangavali and where the waterways meet shape that is like the ear of a cow, subsequently, the name (Gokarna in the local language truly implies cow’s ear).
Gokarna is additionally an Intrinsic Hindu pilgrim spot with many ancient temples in its boundaries. Relaxing on the flawless beaches, relish the breathtaking water sports, riding on the exciting sailboat ride has made it an interesting travelers retreat.
Attractions: Sri Mahabaleshwar Temple, Om beach, Gokarna Beach, Mirjan Fort, Basavaraja Durga Fort, Maha Ganapati Temple, unwind and enjoy adventurous water sports like banana boat ride, snorkeling, parasailing sparkling blue water of Gokaran.
Nearby places: Karwar, Murudeshwar, Panjim(Goa), Jog Falls, Dandeli, Shimoga
Best Time to visit: October to March
Peak Season: November to February
How to Reach
- By Air: Dabolim Airport, Goa is the nearest airport is 158 km away from Gokaran.
- By Rail: Gokarna has its own railway station which connects with Margao(Goa), but not every train stop here. So if want to reach here the nearest railway station is located in Ankola which is about 22 kilometers away.
- By Road: KSRTC provides frequent bus service in the city. All other vehicles are also available to reach here.