Planning a trip to Gokarna? Check out the ultimate list of Gokarna resorts

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A small town in the state of Karnataka, Gokarna is about 5 hours away from Goa. The town is considered holy for Hindus as there are some very revered temples here, especially those dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main temples are the Mahabaleshwar and the Ganpati Temple. A mini-Goa or rather Goa's hipster counterpart, Gokarna is a blessing for travellers.

Its four main beaches, Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Half Moon Beach and Paradise Beach are all you need after the chaos of the cities. Spend time relaxing on the beach, indulging in one of their luxurious Ayurvedic messages or join a yoga course – everything here is an experience to remember.

The shacks near the beach offer delicious continental and Indian food, and have a very relaxed environment. Though there are many wonderful places to visit around Gokarna, space out your days to enjoy the pristine sunsets and radiant sunrises the beach town offers!

Here are some of the best resorts to stay in Gokarna for every budget

1. SwaSwara Wellness Retreat

Where: Om Beach, Donibhail, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

About: This is a one of a kind health retreat tucked in the panoramic valleys of the land of Shiva, Gokarna. Located on Om beach, this is a peaceful sanctuary by the beach. Imagine waking up to the wilderness, and the calming sound of waves. The resort hosts early mornig yoga sessions, ayurvedic spas and group wilderness tours. This place is perfect for anyone who wants to get away from the daily hustle and noise of life and indulge in an inner cleansing and peaceful experience.

Price: Rs. 15000 onwards

2. Kudle Beach Resort


About: Located only 5km from Gokarna beach, Kudle beach resort offers matchless experience for travelers looking for delightful ambience around sandy beaches and holiday resort vibe. This resort is very popular amongst solo travelers, honeymooners and families., thanks to the upbeat konkan coast vibe. The resort is built on a hill, showcasing panoramic views from almost all rooms. They offer Deluxe view and garden view rooms.

Price: Starts from Rs.5500 onwards

3. Stone Wood Nature Resort

Where: 890/1, Om Beach Rd, Village, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

About: This is a comfortable retreat in the lap of nature. Located very close to Om beach, Stone Wood Retreat is an affordable getaway option in the quaint town of Gokarna. Wake up in the pleasant forest air, overlooking panoramic views . There are 4 options for rooms, namely, Executive suite, pool front cottage, valley view cottage and nature view cottage.

Price: Starts from Rs. 3500

4. Arthigamya Resort and Spa

Where: Om Beach Road, Kudle Beach Rd, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

About: Arthigamya is located in the land of Shiva and long lost temples and virgin beaches. This is lovely resort for couples and families to relax in. This resort is by the beach, so it is extremely serene to wake up by the shore to the sound of the waves and birds chirping. This resort provides exotic ambience and a rejuvenating spa. There are 3 room options, couples AC room, luxury AC room and family room.

Price: Starts from Rs.1300

5. Namaste Samudra

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Where: Main Rd, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka 581326

About: Namaste Samudra is a beach property and brings in both serenity and comfort together. The property offers four types of room categories, Adiyogi room, Bhairava (non AC), Chandrashekara (Non AC) and Dhruva (Non AC 4 bed). They have a quaint Namaste Café by the beach, perfect for sundowner coffees and quick bites.

Price: Price for the highest category is Rs 3,250 for 2 people. You can get the 4 sharing room at Rs. 3200.

No matter where you decide to stay, Gokarna will definitely take your breath away. This hidden gem is a paradise for solo travelers and like minded people to come together. The pristine beaches, the clear blue waters, the cliffs and hills that surround this paradise, make Gokarna what it is.

Have you stayed at any of these resorts? How was your experience? Know of any more good resorts that can be added on this list? Mention in the comments below. We always love to here from you.

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