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Gokarna Beach Trek Must visit destination

Quick Facts

Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate 

Trail Type:

Rocky, Forest trails and Beaches

Trek Distance:

Approximately 10-12 km 

Nearest Railway Station:

Gokarna Railway Station

Nearest Airport:

Dabolim at Goa & Mangalore International Airport at Bajpe

Best Season to visit:

All seasons have their own charm hence, the change in colours of meadows, woods, and rains always make it appealing to the eyes of stakeholders.

Main Attractions:

Serene, peaceful uncommercial beaches with excellent trekking, camping and other options.



Gokarna is a small beach town on the Arabian Sea coast, beautifully nestled on the west coast of Karnataka State. It is also known as the temple town, as it is home to the a must-visit Hindu pilgrimage spot i.e. Mahabaleshwar temple.

The Gokarna trek route is generally referred to as the “Golden Route”. The route takes you through walking along the beach sands on one side of the rocky hills and the far reach of the Arabian Sea on the other side. An experience with the views to behold in the ferry boat, where you can see dolphins near the lighthouse and stunning beaches of peaceful nature, will give you the time that your heart has longed for.

Due to the precipitous weather conditions on the coast, the trek becomes difficult. However, here you will enjoy the sublime experience of trekking that you will treasure forever. 


Why is Gokarna Beach trek a must visit destination?


The reason is that there are plenty of activities in Gokarna that you can enjoy with your friends, family, or loved ones. Here are some of the things that Gokarna has to offer you.


A walk through the rugged beaches 

Among the best things to do in Gokarna, is to walk through the rugged beaches of this quaint little town to breathe in the freshness of its laidback life. At the end of the trek, one has to force themselves only a little for that slice of paradise and to be able to soak in the wonderful views.


Adventurous sports activities at beach

You can make your leisure evenings into a reenergizing feat by engaging in the numerous Gokarna beach activities such as volleyball, badminton, frisbee, and anything that your creative mind allows. To these adventure sports, sand, sun, and the crashing sounds of the waves add some extra components. Also, the location’s atmosphere undoubtedly energizes the players, making the game all the more exciting.


The joy of camping and stargazing

There are various stargazing camps in Gokarna with explicitly built tents and seating. Beach camping makes waking up to the sound of waves hurrying to the seashore, an experience to never forget. The coastal destination has the perfect weather to hang out until late, enjoy the barbecue, and sit until midnight on a lawn chair to watch the stars. Lying on the beach and gazing up at the wide-open sky at night is a fascinating experience.


A heavenly Experience while walking at night

Post dinner, you can venture onto a revamping and rejuvenating night walk under a star-studded sky along the beach. This is an opportunity once in a lifetime that places an unforgettable moment forever..



Collecting shell as a remembrance

Another fun thing to do in Gokarna is on a laid back stroll, with the sea waves washing at one’s feet, gathering some pretty and special sea-shells, and letting one’s imagination go wild. You can take back as a remembrance of the good times with families and as a gift to the loved ones back home. 


A stunning sight at sunset 

A very calming and rewarding experience is watching the sunset at Gokarna. It is truly beautiful to see the sun setting and dwindling into the sea horizon, turning the sky into a palette of colors. You can capture the sunlight that hits this temple town’s unusually rocky beaches to cherish the exceptional beauty of this charming town for lifetime. 


A must not miss out thing- Photography 

Some of the most vivid and charming views are offered by the panoramic landscape of Gokarna. You can give in to your desire to catch all of the beautiful things you see and get on with worthy shots. Photographers and locals have marked points on the trail from which you can get stunning photos.

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