Gokarna is the new Beach Escape ! And why ?
The exquisite, private kinda beaches, less crowd and peaceful as the place is , it calls for more tourists from around the country and abroad.
Gokarna is a beach village in Karnataka, accessible easily from both North and South India.
If you plan to reach Gokarna,
1. You can either fly to Bangalore and take an overnight bus to Gokarna, which would be 6-7 hours commute.
2. Fly to Goa, and board a train early at 5am and within 2 hours, you arrive at Gokarna.
Or you may also consider cabs/buses from Goa to Gokarna , which would be a 3 hours drive.
3. One more option from Hyderabad is to take a bus until Hubli/Ankola(nearby places) and then board a cab/local bus to Gokarna.
I had opted for Option 2 though !
I had booked an Oyo in Gokarna. My plan was last minute and all the resorts had hiked the prices pretty much !
I booked the only Oyo in the area for me and my friends; and turned out, it was a good idea ! The food and hospitality was quite impressive for the small town.
Now, let's explore Gokarna more ! Come on with me !
First , I had some Chai and breakfast at my hotel and headed towards Belekan beach.
The series of beaches Gokarna engulfs are Belekan Beach, Small Hell Beach, Half Moon Beach, Om Beach , Gokarna Beach , etc.
You either start from Om Beach and trek towards Belekan Beach or vice-versa.
1. Belekan Beach
We started the trek from Belekan beach.
It's a rather silent beach with cliff on one side and far-off mountains on the other.
A rather rocky shore gives it a rugged vibe.