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1. Om Beach

Om Beach
Must visit 4.4 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

Famous for being naturally shaped like the auspicious symbol Om, Om beach attracts tourists round the year.

2. Mahabaleshwara Temple

Mahabaleshwara Temple
Must visit 3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

A Shiva Linga known as the Atmalinga is worshipped in this Mahabaleshwar temple.

3. Paradise Beach, Gokarna

Paradise Beach, Gokarna
3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
3 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

The Paradise beach is accessible only by boat or after some trekking. No water sports are available here but swimming in the calm waters can be fun.

4. Kudle Beach

Kudle Beach
Must visit 4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

This is one of the most famous tourist spot, located around 20-minutes (walking distance) away from Gokarna. Here travelers will get a number of simple huts and beach-side eating places where one can enjoy lots of things. A kilometers-long pure white sandy beach surrounded by palm trees is the major attraction of this beach that attracts large number of travelers.

5. Water Sports in Gokarna

Water Sports in Gokarna
Must visit 4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

Known for its idyllic beaches and pristine waters, Gokarna is a favorite among travelers who seek a peaceful vacation. It is the more laid-back and less commercialized version of Goa. Other than the famous Om beach, it has Kudle beach and the more secluded Half Moon and Paradise beach.

6. Gokarna Beach

Gokarna Beach
Must visit 4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

Located close to Mahabaleshwara Temple, Gokarna beach is most popular with pilgrims coming to visit the temples.

7. Yana Caves

Yana Caves
3.8 /5

27 km
from city center
7 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

A delightful location for trekkers and hikers, Yaana is situated in the midst of the thick woods of the Western Ghats.

8. Half Moon Beach

Half Moon Beach
3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
8 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

Half Moon is a smaller, less popular and hence a less crowded beach, yet quite beautiful beach.

9. Mirjan Fort

Mirjan Fort
4.1 /5

13 km
from city center
9 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

Located on the banks of River Aghanashini, Mirjan Fort is a royal reminder of our glorious history. It is situated about 11 km from the town of Kumta in Karnataka and is spread over an area of 4.1 hectares. The fort is also believed to be a site for many past battles in 16th and 17th Centuries and was functional till 1785. Later, the British captured this fort and used it for their armoury. It is embellished with the remarkable architecture of the bygone era, such as canals, moats, secret passageways and various other considerations to fortify its grounds. The splendid fort truly gives the impression of a fairytale castle all covered with grass and overgrowth.

10. Beach Trekking

Beach Trekking

4 km
from city center
10 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

Coddled in nature? lap, the pristine beaches of Gokarna are already an engrossing sight, add to that the thrill and excitement of a trek and the picture is complete. The 8km trekking activity takes over 7 hours and starts from Bangalore under the guide of a qualified instructor. The joy of this fascinating journey through the lush and dense tropical forests is guaranteed to last a lifetime.

11. City Shopping

City Shopping
3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

There are small shops in the town selling some religious trinkets, incense sticks and some cheap clothes. There are no souvenirs in particular that tourists generally carry from Gokarna.

12. Namaste Cafe

Namaste Cafe

3 km
from city center
12 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

Namaste Cafe is one of the most picturesque cafes in Gokarna offering finger licking delicious food, situated right on the Om Beach. If you are in Gokarna, this place is a must-visit. Situated at one end of the beach, the cafe has a picture perfect setting and tasting the delicious food here with a view is one of the best things to do in Gokarna.

13. Koti Tirtha

Koti Tirtha
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
13 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

A man made tank, Koti Tirtha is considered to be extremely sacred and is used for ritual bathing and immersing idols. The tank is surrounded by temples on all sides.

14. Maha Ganapati temple

Maha Ganapati temple
3.2 /5

56 km
from city center
14 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this temple is located near the Mahabaleshwara temple and quite popular among pilgrims visiting Gokarna.

15. Kumta

Kumta
3.2 /5

18 km
from city center
15 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

A coastal town near Gokarna, Kumta is famous for its temples and beaches.

16. Bhadrakali Temple

Bhadrakali Temple
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
16 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

This temple dedicated to the Goddess Uma, is a popular religious site in Gokarna.

17. Sirsi

Sirsi

57 km
from city center
17 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

If you wish to visit a place that is a commercial yet tranquil, Sirsi is the ultimate destination for a getaway. Providing with the best of both worlds, this city lies in the Uttar Kannada district in the state of Karnataka. This city circumscribed with dense forests and waterfalls provides the travelers with many picturesque spots where they can unwind and relax.

18. Nirvana Beach

Nirvana Beach

17 km
from city center
18 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

A lesser-known, relatively secluded and extremely clean beach in Karnataka, Nirvana Beach in Gokarna is a long stretch of golden sand and clear blue water. Ideal for a relaxing and serene getaway, the beach offers excellent sunrise and sunset views and is also great for taking a dip. It is not open for water sports but the beach is perfect for volleyball or simply sunbathing while watching a few fishing boats go by. Just a ferry ride from popular beaches, Nirvana Beach is a wonderful place to spend some peaceful time with family.

19. Small Hell Beach

Small Hell Beach

1 km
from city center
19 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

A must-visit when in Gokarna, Small Hell Beach is a peaceful beach that features golden sand and ultramarine blue water that is exceptionally calm. Given that it is untouched by untouched hands, the surroundings are quite clean and absolutely breathtaking. Surrounded by massive rocks and tall trees, it is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, taking photographs and relaxing. A few fishing boats go by occasionally and add to the scenic beauty of the area.

20. Belekan Beach

Belekan Beach

1 km
from city center
20 out of 20
places to visit in Gokarna

Belekan Beach in Gokarna is a remote location accessible mainly via a boat ride from Gokarna Beach that is known for its calm blue water and magnificent views of the hills around. It is close to Moonlight Beach and is a tranquil location perfect for a relaxing day. While swimming is definitely a go-to activity here, it is also great for playing beach volleyball and frisbee. Being here in the evenings allows visitors to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous sunset against the hills and just enjoy the sight of boats littered around on the water.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Gokarna?

Day 1- Arrive at Dabolim airport or Ankola railway station. Check-in at the hotel. Stay at the hotel.
Day 2- Visit the most famous Om beach of Gokarna, which makes the sign of Om with its shore and hence the name. Afterwards, visit the Kudle beach another attraction of Gokarna. Later visit the famous Mahabaleshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Day 3- Visit the Murudeshwar beach and worship at the temple at the beach which hosts a huge silver idol by the sea. Then visit the Maha Ganpati temple and Koti Tirtha a very sacred lake for Hindus. You can also visit Gokarna beach and full moon beach to watch the sunset.

How can I commute within Gokarna?

Although rickshaws and taxis are available within Gokarna, walking is the best way to explore this small town.
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What are the top restaurants in Gokarna?

The best places to eat in Gokarna are Dolphin View Restaurant, Mahalaxmi Restaurant, Namaste Cafe , Om Shree Ganesh Restaurant, Pai Restaurant, Prema. You can see all the places to eat in Gokarna here

What are the top sightseeing places in Gokarna?

The top sightseeing places in Gokarna are Om Beach, Mahabaleshwara Temple, Paradise Beach, Gokarna, Kudle Beach, Water Sports in Gokarna, Gokarna Beach.

What are the top activities in Gokarna?

The top activities in Gokarna are Gokarna Sightseeing Tour, Water Sports Activities in Gokarna, Scooty Rentals in Gokarna Fat 25% off, Day Out at Beachside Resort in Gokarna, Bumper Ride in Gokarna, Gokarna Beach Camping & Trekking.
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