Gokarna earlier known to be a sacred Hindu pilgrimage center is now a popular attraction both amongst natives and tourists famous for its unspoiled, serene and relatively uncrowded beaches that have a peculiarly interesting approach through nestled paths through the mountains. The beaches here have something for everyone, from those looking for an adventure to those looking to simply relax. If you are looking for a relaxing and/or adventurous family or solo trip in a low-key and affordable setting, Gokarna should definitely be on your travel list.
This destination is within a reasonable distance from cities like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Mangalore. However, you will need a long weekend or you can just take Friday half-day if you traveling from Mumbai.
Best time to visit:
Ideally, October to February when the summer isn’t too harsh and monsoon rains don’t spoil your holiday plans. Weather is moderately humid.
Here is a quick guide in case you are planning a trip in the near future: