Holiday Trip in Gokarna

Explore Gokarna Holiday Packages for Memorable Vacations

Gokarna is a small temple town, situated on the western coast of India in the Uttara Kannada district of the Indian state of Karnataka. It can also be coined as 'Kashi' of the South and much revered place by Hindus with having the only 'Atmalinga' in the entire country. Gokarna is popular for being one of the three holiest places (Tri-sthali) and others being Rameswaram and Varanasi. Besides being a holy destination, Gokarna also appeals beach lovers. Tourists, both domestic as well as domestic have been coming here since ages but the facilities are still very basic. The religious tourists take tours of the temples while the nature lovers head straight towards the scenic and tranquil beaches of Gokarna. presents special Gokarna holiday packages for you to choose from and enjoy memorable trip to this beautiful temple town.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Gokarna

Before planning your Gokarna vacation you should be familiar with where you must visit during the trip.

Mahabalesvara Temple:
It is an ancient temple adorned with simple architecture and much sought-after by the locals and pilgrims in Gokarna. The pilgrims come here to pay their homage chanting mantras in front of the Shiva Linga.
Tamra Gauri Temple:
Located in the north of Mahabalesvara Temple, this temple is devoted to the Goddess Parvati. It has an ornate entrance. Here, the goddess's deity is always decked up in brilliantly pleated silk sari.
Mahaganapati Temple:
Mahaganapati Temple is another popular temple backed by various legends, in Gokarna. This temple is situated in the east of Mahabalesvara Temple. In its sanctum, the black stone idol stands about 1.3m in height.
It is a sacred tank that is supposed to contain waters of 'one crore (koti) sacred springs (tirtha)'. On the southern edge of the tank is the Vara-deshvara linga, which was installed by Sage Agasthya. This holy water tank is located in the south-east of Mahabalesvara Temple.
Five Stunning Beaches:
Gokarna Beach, Om Beach, Paradise Beach, Half-Moon Beach and Kudle Beach are the five beaches that offer an ideal atmosphere for a vacation. The tranquility of these beaches is very soothing and just enough to fulfill your Gokarna travel purpose.

Best Time for Holidaying in Gokarna

The best time to visit Gokarna is between October and March, when you can enjoy sightseeing of temples and witness the biggest festivities of the festival of Shivarathri (during February – March). It is also a cool time have some beach fun and enjoy activities. So, make your Gokarna trip accordingly.

Must Buy Things from Gokarna

You might not find branded stores in Gokarna but the local street shopping is a fun experience for all kind of shoppers. The market of Gokarna is a street with all sorts of colorful shops, selling souvenirs such as brass lamps and trishuls. In addition, you can also get to buy some exclusive souvenirs and home decoration items made of seashells. Don't miss to buy loads of 'Kallusakkare', which is a special kind of sugar candy and a specialty of this place.

Explore Options to Reach Gokarna

Prior booking your Gokarna holiday package, you must be aware of the ways to reach this beautiful temple town. Read on to know more details:
By Air
The nearest airport to Gokarna is Goa Airport which is around 160 KM away. You can hire taxis or ride buses to reach Gokarna from Goa.
By Train
This place has its own railway station, Gokarna Road train station. Otherwise, several express trains stop at Ankola and Kumta stations, both about 25 KM from Gokarna and easily accessible by local buses.
By Road
Gokarna is connected to other cities via a network of highways and roads. You can use ordinary and deluxe buses that regularly ply between Bangalore and Gokarna. Other buses also run from Mangalore, Goa and Hubli. So, choose any of the traveling modes and enjoy an outstanding Gokarna tour.
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