What is the best time to visit Gokarna?

The best time to visit Gokarna would definitely be from October to March when the humidity is at its very least.  November to February is especially crowded with a lot of foreigners. The offseason, that is the rainy season, is not the ideal time to go to the beaches with all of them looking desolate and unkempt with limited food options. The temples in the town are most lively around festivals of Shivratri and Ganesh Chaturthi.

Weather in Gokarna


Upcoming Gokarna Weather

Monthly Weather in Gokarna

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 15 32
February 17 34
March 19 35
April 21 37
May 23 35
June 22 29
July 22 28
August 21 28
September 21 28
October 19 30
November 17 32
December 17 32

Gokarna in Winter (November - February)

These winter months of September to February are ideally the best time to visit the clear waters and the clean beaches of Gokarna. Winter temperatures in Gokarna range from a chilly 14 degree Celsius to as high as 32 degree Celsius. However, what makes the winters in Gokarna a pleasant affair is that one can experience all that the town has to offer without any of the usual hindrances like the humid, sticky heat in the summer or the torrential rains in the monsoons. This makes the winter the peak season for tourists to visit the seaside town and to experience all that Gokarna has to offer to its various visitors.
Gokarna Beach
Gokarna Beach

Gokarna in Monsoon (July - October)

The monsoons in Gokarna beginning from July are probably the worst weather to visit the place. Gokarna receives a considerable amount of rainfall. Although the temperature falls by few degrees and weather becomes a bit pleasant, the heavy rains and winds provide for minimal comfort and are not at all ideal for all the activities one can experience in this place. The generally calm, cold waters too act up and rise a storm making them risky and unreliable for swimming and other water sports. Rain lovers can visit Gokarna in the monsoon season to take advantage of off-season benefits. The months of June to August can therefore safely be called the offseason when it comes to Gokarna and should be avoided if you wish to experience the real beauty of this seaside town.
Gokarnashwar Mahadev Temple
Gokarnashwar Mahadev Temple

Gokarna in Summer (October - June)

Summers in Gokarna are extremely hot, humid and may even slightly dim the overall charm of the place. The average temperatures during March, April and May, can be anywhere between 38 to 45 degree Celsius. Although the bright sun may bring several to the boasted beaches, it is not wise to venture out without a heavy dose of sunscreen and water to stay hydrated. However, if these precautions are taken, Gokarna can still be pleasant in these not so pleasant weathers as the place has some or the other activity for everyone and can be immensely enjoyable both as a tourist destination and a pilgrims spot.
Om Beach Gokarna
Om Beach Gokarna

Events in Gokarna

Water Sports: Parasailing and Banana Boat Ride at Om Beach

September - March

One of the lesser known beach destinations in India, Gokarna is perfect if you're looking for a laidback vacation. The winter months are the best time to indulge in Parasailing at Banana Boat rides at Om Beach in Gokarna.

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