How to Reach Gokarna?
By Air: The nearest airport is at Dabolim in Goa. From the Goa airport, you can take a taxi to Gokarna or go for the below options.
By Road: Gokarna is now directly connected with Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Bengaluru and Udupi by bus. Private buses can be a little expensive, so you may also choose to travel by a state transport bus. However, these buses may not take you directly to Gokarna. You can get down at Karwar, a more connected city, at an hours distance from Gokarna. There are frequent buses from Karwar to Gokarna.
By Rail: Gokarna road station is the nearest railway head to Gokarna. There are a few trains that stop here. There are daily trains from Goa, Mangalore and Bengaluru which stop at Gokarna. You can find the list of trains here.
How to Reach Murudeshwar from Gokarna?
By Road: Murudeshwar is at a distance of 80 kms from the city centre of Gokarna. You can find a bus from Gokarna bus stand to Kumta, and then another bus to Murudeshwar. You can also rent a bike from Gokarna for a day and travel around the place. Local autos may also agree to show you around the Murudeshwara temple for a reserved hiring. Taxis are the most convenient option available if you are not traveling on budget.
By Rail: There are trains that stop at both Murudeshwar and Gokarna road. You can take one of these trains and get down at Murudeshwar. the journey takes about 45 minutes. You can either walk to the Murudeshwar temple 2.5 kms or take a local transport.
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