Kudle is one of the most famous beaches in Gokarna where you can find lots of foreigners just chilling on the hammocks or sunbathing. Kudle is also one of the biggest beaches in Gokarna and has numerous cafes dotting the coast. We had sumptuous Iranian food and set out for the trekAt the end of the coast there’s a staircase that leads to the trek. Buying waterbottles from a nearby store, we started our trek. There are 2 ways the stairs and the forest way. Being adventurous, we took the forest way. The way is full of lush greenery and many beautiful birds. Once you reach the top you can see the coast of the next beach. Follow the trail and you’ll find yourselves at a beach which has an aum shaped coastline – I’m not kidding the coastline looks literally like the Sanskrit letter om which was why this beach was aptly named Om Beach.
Kudle BeachYou can't start the trek from Gokarna beach as this is not connected to other beaches. So we went to Kudle beach (my favorite beach). I did my home work before starting the trip so I knew the best beach shacks are present at Kudle beach. You'll have to make few steps downstairs from the point where your vehicle will be parked. Make sure to carry all your belongings with you as you'll be staying at Kudle (if you're following this blog). As we reached here, we first went in the search to find a cheaper stay. You can't find cheap stay online. We were 9 males and we just needed a place to put our bags because we knew we would be spending all of our time doing trek or staying at beach. So we managed to get two options for us - 500rs/room (allowed 4 in 1 room) and 1k/room(allowed 4 in 1 room). We took the expensive one because it had some basic facilities which weren't there in the cheaper one. There were three beds in each room. We put our bags there and started. And I did my first ever dive in sea. It was amazing experience for me as I was doing it for the first time. We started our trek from here. Now I'll share the names of beaches as they arrive next. Here's some of the images of Kudle beach
The next morning while heading to Kudle beach which is on the other side of a small hill, we came across a Zostel where we halted for breakfast. The view from that cafe was mesmerizing which made the meal a pleasant experience. Fellow travelers added to that with discussions about places they had visited. Post that we headed to Kudle beach where we set out to find a room to drop our bags and ended up in Om D.S. Cafe that costed us Rs. 1200 for the night. Once we set our bags down, we left to spend time at the beach and as we were walking along we came across a kayaking spot and decided to have a go at it. The experience costed us Rs. 400 per person for half an hour and was well worth it as we got the opportunity to get away from the coast and enjoy the calm and peace of Gokarna. After returning the kayaks, we decided to spend the remainder of our time in the water doing absolutely nothing while floating around. Gradually we had to leave the water as we needed food to keep going, so we started hopping among the various shacks and trying different dishes at each. Rest was of the next thing on our list of things to do hence we headed to the room and took a nap for a while.
1.The Beach trek.Situated 1 and 1 1/2 kms away from the actual town are situated the beaches of Kudle, OM, Half moon and Paradise.All these beaches are interconnected and a trek through these beaches starting from Kudle to paradise is one of the things that must be done once you are in Gokarna. It isn’t a strenuous trek and can be covered in half a day.
Day-3 was all for chilling and playing in water. And also a day off for my phone (camera). In short, Beach bums day!