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Gokarna is categorised as Beachside / Pilgrimage

Gokarna Beach (Nivalink Trip Dated - 2 March 2010)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 June 2015)
Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna (Photo Courtesy: Nvvchar)
OM Beach (Nivalink Trip Dated - 29 October 2009)
OM Beach Sunset (Nivalink Trip Dated - 29 October 2009)
OM Beach (Nivalink Trip Dated - 29 October 2009)

Reasons to Visit
  • Gokarna is an idyllic beach getaway and visited for Gonarnanatha Temple (Shiva Temple)
  • Gokarna lies in close proximity to OM (aum) Beach (Aum Shaped beach)and is favorite outpost of budget travelers and hippies.
  • Om Beach is where CGH Group has built a high-end resort "Swaswara" with their trademark simplicity and finesse making it popular among the inbound wellness and holistic healing travellers
Access Information

Gokarna has 6 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Wellness Resort2

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1 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Gokarna

Short Break (4-6 nights)1

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List of Holidays for Gokarna

Short Break

  • Coastal Karnataka Pilgrimage with Gokarna (4 Nights)

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Gokarna has 2 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Mangalore and Drop to GokarnaRs. 5868
Pickup from Udupi and Drop to GokarnaRs. 4929

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Gokarna has Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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Destination Ideas

  • Gokarna Pilgrimage
  • Karnataka in Monsoon
  • Off-beat getaways in Coastal Karnataka
  • Temples in coastal Karnataka

Stay Ideas

  • Ayurveda / Yoga / Meditation centric Stays in Kerala and South India
  • OM Beach Ayurveda Getaway
  • Swaswara Wellness Experience
  • Swaswara Yoga and Meditation Experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna is a Hindu temple located in Gokarna, a Hindu religious pilgrimage centre. The temple is considered as pious as the Shiva temple at Varanasi and hence is known as the Dakshin Kasi. Guests also visit Sri Maha Ganpati Temple, a Lord Ganesha temple within the Mahabaleshwar Temple premises which is also known as Sidda Ganapati. Devotees usually take bath in the Kotiteerth pond before they visit the Mahabaleshwar Temple for worship.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Gokarna Beach is where hippies extended themselves from Goa. So there are number of small cafes, lodges etc. catering to this segment. Beach otherwise is well visited.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    OM Beach is unique Aum shaped beach at 10 kms from Gokarna. This is where bagpackers and hippies arrive for a beach / countryside experience. Swaswara, a CGH earth experience resort is located here.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Yana is known for the unusual rock formations known as Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara. The rocks are composed of solid black, crystalline limestone 120 and 90 meters respectively. Yana is also well known as a pilgrimage centre because of the cave temple below the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara
    Temple or Holy Place, Natural Wonders
    Lord Shiva, Rocks

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Gokarna Town outskirtsIdyllic beach at 2 kms from the town outskirts is home to some beach resorts.Getaway/Pilgrimage2
OM Beach8 kms from Gokarna is OM Beach, an Aum shaped beach which is considered excellent for swimming and where Swaswara, celebrated wellness retreat is located.Getaway2
BrahmoorBrahmoor lies 30 kms from Gokarna town centre inside western Ghats. Its an area for complete seclusion where experiential wellness retreat of CGH Vanavasa Ecoresort has been set up Experiential-
Kudle BeachKudle Beach is an idyllic area overlooking Arabian Sea at a few kms from main Gokarna town Holiday/Getaway1
Nearest Airport in Gokarna
  • Dabolim Airport ( GOI ) , Dabolim-156 Kms
Railway Stations in Gokarna
  • Gokarna Road ( GOK ), Gokarna
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