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Gokarna

Gokarna

Weather

Gokarna experiences a semi tropical and moderate climate. Summers (March to May) are sunny and humid with temperature ranging between 18°C to 40°C. Winter in Gokarna starts in November and lasts till January and temperature varies between 14°C to 32°C. Monsoon is characterized by heavy rainfalls. Monsoons in Gokarna start from June and lasts till August. The best season to visit Gokarna is October to March, avoiding monsoon and peak summer.

How To Reach

By Road:

Gokarna is connected with about Bangalore Mangalore and Karwar by NH-17. Goa is only 135 kms North to Gokarna. Gokarna is also well connected with Kumta, Bangalore, Hampi and Mysore by road. Buses owned by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation and many private buses connect these places. 


By Air:

The nearest airports are Goa (155 kms), Mangalore International Airport (240 km) and Bangalore (453 kms). All these are well connected to major cities in the world. 



By Rail:

Gokarna can be reached by train via Konkan Railway on the Mumbai-Mangalore route. The railway station at Gokarna Road is only 6 km away from the town. 


Overview

If you are looking out for pristine beaches, Gokarna is a perfect break for you! Gokarna is a charming beach town which can be discovered as you take a road to the famous Goan beaches. Located in Uttara Kannada district of the Karnataka, Gokarna is equally renowned for its ancient temples.

 

Washed by the Arabian Sea on the west and bounded by three sacred rivers on the other three sides, Gokarna is also glorified as one among the holiest places in India. Known as a ‘town of contrasts’, here you can explore the heritage as well as the beauty of India. When spirituality rules its one end, the other end basks in entertainments, sensuous experiences, adventures and music.

 

The deep blue seas of Gokarna are lined up with swaying coconut palms, crazy cliffs and clean sands. A cheerful mood always prevails here. The pristine beaches of Gokarna are perfect spots for romancers. The winding path to Gokarna itself is picturesque, with many rocky mountains of Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other.

 

There are a number of temples scattered all over Gokarna. The beaches here are abridged with cliffs that protrude into the sea, thereby offering unique trekking opportunities. Trekking in the moonlightis another breath taking experience offered only in Gokarna. The first glimpse of the coves between the treks here is a memorable experience.