About Gokarna

Gokarna is a village in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Gokarna means cow's ear in Sanskrit. Gokarna lies between the rivers Gangavali and Aghanashini.Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage centre and floods with devotees during Shiva Rathri.The Mahabaleshwar Temple dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva is the largest temple in the town. Apart from Temples, Gokarna is also famous for beaches. The major beacehs in Gokarna are Kudle beach , Half-moon beach , Paradise beach and Om beach. Kudle beach is the nearest. Om beach gets its name from the shape of the Hindu sacred word 'Om'.

Places nearby Gokarna

Besttime for Gokarna

Best time to visit the beaches of Gokarna are durignthe months from September to May.

Food and Accomodation

Gokarna has many guest houses and resorts. Other nearest options for food and stay are at Karwar

Reaching Gokarna

Gokarna is 480km from Bangalore.

Route 1: Bangalore - Tumkur - Tiptur - Arsikere - Kadur - Tarikere - Shimoga - Sagara - Talaguppa - Gersoppa - Manki - Honnavara - Kumta - Gokarna

KSRTC runs direct services from Bangalore to Gokarna. To get around in the town private cabs are available. The beaches are at walkable distance from the town.

Gokarna Trips


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