With more and more Indians flocking to sunny shores for beach holidays, Gokarna is where you should head for the perfect, peaceful getaway. Leave behind the madding crowds of some other west-coast destinations, and head south to the coast of Karnataka. Originally a quaint temple town for pilgrims, Gokarna is now the ideal place to experience some tranquility on the shores of the Arabian Sea. There isn’t much to do in Gokarna other than laze around, chill, and explore the local landscape; so be prepared for 3 days of slowing it down!
How and when to get here?
The closet train station to Gokarna is Gokarna Road, however the best connected one is Ankola. The closest airport is Goa’s Dabolim, from where you can travel by road or rail to Gokarna. Moreover, the town is well-connected by road to most cities, and there are direct buses from Goa, Mumbai, Mangalore, Bangalore, etc.
Visiting in the monsoon season is not recommended.