If you want to visit a calm and beautiful place Gokarna is the best choice you can make.
With beautiful coast on one hand and greenary and rocks on the other, the stretch from karwar to Gokarna is one of the most beautiful film sets one can witness.
We left from Pune at night 9p.m and reach Gokarna around 7a.m.
We were a group of 7 girls.
The total cost per person was Rs 7500 icluding 3500 for Scuba diving.
We booked a dormitory at Sunset Café which was exactly on the beach.
It’s a beautiful café and a very reasonable one with good food. (Rs. 2500/day for 7 people)
We had our breakfast at the café itself and headed towards Yana caves by a self driven car which we got from Amma Tours - 9481471212 (there are very few self drive cars provider in Gokarna, the owner was very nice and helpful. We had booked XUV 500 at Rs 3000/day)
We reached Yana caves around 12 noon.
Yana caves is famous for two massive rock outcrops.
It also has a temple of Shiva.
We had to walk around 5kms to reach the caves. It was an easy trek. We were lucky to see some snakes also. (there is another route which take you directly to the caves by car for people who dont like trekking)
We left from Yana at around 3:30p.m. for Gokarna (you can also cover Vibhuti falls)
While returning we visited Om Beach(the beach has the structure of Om and we enjoyed sunset at Kudle beach.
After that we returned to our café, had our dinner and enjoyed at the beach. (as there is no crowd you get the feeling of a private beach and you can experience the serene waters.) and