Trek along side by sea to Gokarna beach 

Tripoto
4th Aug 2018
Photo of Trek along side by sea to Gokarna beach by roottraveller

Who does not love beaches? I love too. So I decided to join an ongoing trip with BTC. Gokarna is approximately 480km north-west of Bangalore. The name Gokarna means cow's ear (go=cow karna=ear) in Sanskrit and is based on Hindu mythology. Mahabaleshwar Temple is home to shiv linga - the main temple.

Trip Route:

Bangalore -> Kumta -> Many Beaches -> Gokarna

We travel overnight to reach a small town kumta, not far from sea sore. We freshen up, had breakfast and prepared our self to start for the whole day journey.

Photo of Bangalore Bus Station, Kempegowda, Majestic, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Bangalore Bus Station, Kempegowda, Majestic, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Bangalore Bus Station, Kempegowda, Majestic, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Day 1

My first beach, small and very less crowded. Since it was early morning, I could see the fisherman boats coming and going into that vast horizon. The sun was up and its rays were making seawater mesmerising. We started walking from one beach to another.

Photo of Kumta Beach by roottraveller
Photo of Kumta Beach by roottraveller
Photo of Kumta Beach by roottraveller
Photo of Kumta Beach by roottraveller
Photo of Kumta Beach by roottraveller
Photo of Kumta Beach by roottraveller
Photo of Kumta Beach by roottraveller
Photo of Vannalli Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Vannalli Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Vannalli Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Vannalli Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Vannalli Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Mangodlong Beach, San Francisco, Philippines by roottraveller
Photo of Mangodlong Beach, San Francisco, Philippines by roottraveller
Photo of Mangodlong Beach, San Francisco, Philippines by roottraveller
Photo of Mangodlong Beach, San Francisco, Philippines by roottraveller
Photo of Mangodlong Beach, San Francisco, Philippines by roottraveller
Photo of Kadle Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Kadle Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Kadle Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Kadle Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Holanagadde Beach ಹೊಲನಗದ್ದೆ ಬೀಚ್, Manikatta, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Holanagadde Beach ಹೊಲನಗದ್ದೆ ಬೀಚ್, Manikatta, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Nirvana Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Nirvana Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Nirvana Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Nirvana Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Nirvana Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Nirvana Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Nirvana Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Nirvana Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Nirvana Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller

By the time we reached Heaven beach. it already started getting dark. This is where we were supposed to camp. We had trekked total 13km on the first day. This beach is isolated and very calm. Lighthouse, Gokarna is visible from here. We pitched out tent, spend hours in sea water and later sat at the beach - Calm, peaceful, untroubled and beautiful. For dinner, we had food, which we brought with us. We played few games at night before going to sleep under the stars :).

Photo of Heaven Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Heaven Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Heaven Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Heaven Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Heaven Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Heaven Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Heaven Beach, Karnataka by roottraveller
Day 2

Early morning was very beautiful and refreshing. I saw the sun rising from the Horizon of Ocean for the first time. We had breakfast at near by house at minimal cost and soon left for the second-day journey.

Photo of Aghanashini River, Bilgi, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini River, Bilgi, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini River, Bilgi, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini River, Bilgi, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini River, Bilgi, Karnataka, India by roottraveller

But first, we had to cross one backwater with a ferry near Aghanashini. There is also an Aghanashini Fish Market, from where you can get fresh and cheap fish directly from the fisherman. Aghanashini-Nirwana-Beach trail is there on the other side and could be easily spoted.

Photo of Aghanashini river bank,Bogribail, Bogribail, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini river bank,Bogribail, Bogribail, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini river bank,Bogribail, Bogribail, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini river bank,Bogribail, Bogribail, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini river bank,Bogribail, Bogribail, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini river bank,Bogribail, Bogribail, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini river bank,Bogribail, Bogribail, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini river bank,Bogribail, Bogribail, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Aghanashini river bank,Bogribail, Bogribail, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Gods Own Beach,Gokarna, Gokarna Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Gods Own Beach,Gokarna, Gokarna Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Gods Own Beach,Gokarna, Gokarna Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Gods Own Beach,Gokarna, Gokarna Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Paradise Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Paradise Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Paradise Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka by roottraveller
Photo of Kudle Beach, Kudle Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Kudle Beach, Kudle Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Kudle Beach, Kudle Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Kudle Beach, Kudle Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by roottraveller

By it was 5 O'clock, we finally manage to reach here, trekking nearly 11 Km since morning. Due to being the main beach, it was very crowed. Some of us went into the water, I prefer not to. Later we visited Mahabaleshwar temple and soon after left for Bangalore.

Photo of Gokarna beach view point, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
Photo of Gokarna beach view point, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by roottraveller
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