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Gokarna Weekend Tour

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Gokarna is the Trekkie and beach bum’s paradise combined into one! The famous Gokarna beach trek is one of the most unique experiences in South India where beaches and greenery meet. There’s plenty of things to do in Gokarna such as exploring the many beaches or temples. Tent camping in Gokarna has a new following with the youth who want a true nature outing with no him drum of the city. As one of the premier holiday destinations near Bangalore, a lot of travelers simply take a Bangalore to Gokarna road trip and have a great time even on a smaller budget. This destination is not very expensive what is extremely rich in experiences that you will gain.

Sand that shines as bright as the sun and an ancient history that has kept up with the modern world. This isolated town is the haven of peace and serenity. One can completely lose their worries intentions of the city and enjoy the life with the new Outlook here.

Short Itinerary

0th Day: Departure from Bangalore

1st Day: Check in and Hiking across Gokarna

2nd Day: Leisure time in Gokarna and return to Bangalore

Price

Bangalore to Bangalore:

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Double Occupancy 4499 / Person
Triple Occupancy 4199 / Person

Itinerary (Bangalore to Bangalore)

  • 0

    0th Day : Departure from Bangalore

    Leave from Bangalore at 7 pm.

    Pickup Points

    - Madhuloka (Teacher's Colony) HSR Layout - 7:30 pm - Teacher's Colony, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka

    - New Shanti Sagar Hotel - 8:15pm - Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka

    - KTM Mekhri Circle - 9:30pm Mekhri Circle Junction, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 

    Please mention your preferred  pickup point before the trip. Drop off points shall be the same as pickup point.

    We begin our journey from Bangalore in the late evening after picking up trek participants from various pick-up locations. We will be covering a distance of 500 km to reach Gokarna overnight and the aim is to reach on time hence, all travellers are expected to have a light dinner before boarding. As we hit the road, the trek leads will give you a brief summary about the trek and then get you acquainted with your fellow travellers.

    By the time dawn arrives, you’ll feel right at home with all of your fellow travellers!

  • 1

    1st Day : Check in and Hiking across Gokarna

    Reach Campsite at around 8:30 AM approx [ Gokarna Main Beach ]

    Freshen up and have breakfast. The rest of the luggage can be dropped at the campsite. Take packed lunch, a small rucksack to stuff water and snacks for the trek. Leave to Belekan Beach.


    Trek To:

    • Paradise Beach
    • Half Moon Beach
    • Om Beach
    • Rock Climbing
    • Dolphin’s Point
    • Kudle Beach
    • Dinner at Kudle Beach ( Self – sponsored )
    • Gokarna Beach*
    • Bonfire and Sleep for the Night

     

    You could either take a night walk via the Gokarna Town to reach back to the campsite or take an auto (self-sponsored) to reach back to the campsite.

    If you look outside your window, you will spot salt farms in the near distance. This means that we are now just minutes away from our destination.

    Carry your belongings into the cottage, freshen up, have a bite to eat and get ready to start the trek to the base point.

    Belekan Beach: Our first day of trekking will start from Belekan beach (Look towards the rocky edges of the beach and if you are lucky, you just might spot dolphins!)  Enjoy the panoramic view and set off on an exciting day of trekking.

    Paradise Beach: A pristine beach which is a combination of rocky terrain and clean white sand. Paradise beach is exactly what it sounds like – it is considered one of the cleanest beaches with the collective effort of tourists and the abstract paintings on the rocks add to the character of the place.
     
    Half Moon beach: This beach gains its name due to its resemblance to the shape of a half moon. Here’s when you get to relax and enjoy your peaceful surroundings. Make sure you have some snacks and water because we reach this beach around lunchtime. Ahead of the Half Moon Beach, you will find a huge rock called the Rock of Peace – it is the throne to witness one of the best sunsets, you will know why it’s named Rock of Peace only after you have experienced it. The whole world looks artistic from here, music starts playing on your mind, the colour of the sky changes every minute and if it’s your lucky day you get to spot dolphins on the Arabian coastline!

    Om Beach: We then trek ahead to a beach shaped in the form of the Hindu “Om symbol” and hence its called Om Beach. It is around 2.5-3 kms from Half Moon Beach and the trail is a moderate one. Shop atrangi hippie accessories, buy souvenirs, ride a jet ski, pass around the frisbee or play beach volleyball on this beach which is undoubtedly a hub for hippies!

    Kudle Beach: Our last (and best) beach destination is Kudle Beach which is a popular tourist spot, well-known for authentic seafood, woodfired pizzas and good music in the evenings.

    Every dish in every restaurant here is served with a view. The cool breeze, slow sound of the waves and the growing tides are a perfect finish for the day.

    We now head back to Gokarna beach. Sit around a campfire to warm yourself up, share your thoughts about the first day and fall asleep while you stargaze.

  • 2

    2nd Day : Leisure time in Gokarna and return to Bangalore

    • Wake Up Early, Freshen Up, Breakfast
    • Pack your bags, as you won’t be returning to the campsite
    • Visit Vibhooti Falls
    • Self-sponsored lunch
    • Visit Mirjan Fort
    • Self-sponsored dinner
    • Return to Bangalore by 5:00 am on Monday

    Be the first to catch the mesmerizing sunrise. Go for a walk along the shoreline while the waves play hide and seek with your feet, take in the morning hues as you wait for breakfast to be served.

    Vibhooti falls We then head straight to Vibhooti Falls, a small waterfall near Yana, about 50 kms from Sirsi North Kanara, Western Ghats. The falls gets its name from the Limestone rock nearby. The picturesque drop of water amidst the lush forest leaves one in awe of the wonders of nature.

    Rejuvenated by the beautiful sights you witness at each unique beach, it will be hard to believe that you ticked off 5 beaches just one day! The rustic beauty of the Mirjan Fort and the poster-like Vibhooti Waterfall adds to the essence of a wonderful 2-day trek journey in Gokarna. A journey filled with the sound of the waves, the smell of fresh seafood and the historic spectacle of a fort as you trek your way from one wonderful spot to another is an experience you have to try at least once in your lifetime. 
     

    Mirjan Fort 
    Around 23 kms from our cottage is Mirjan Fort. We start the day by taking a bus ride to the fort. (proper clothes and sunscreen are recommended.) Known for its architectural elegance, Mirjan Fort was the location of several battles in the past. The port at Mirjan was used for
    shipping pepper, saltpetre and betel nut to Surat. The Portuguese gave the epithet “Rani, the Pepper queen” (“Rainha de Pimenta” in Portuguese) to the Queen. This place is great for portrait pictures and wide panoramic shots.

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Inclusions

3 Meals

Transport Bangalore to Gokarna and return

Camp stay

Trip Lead

Guided Hike in Gokarna

Exclusions

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date

 44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

 29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee.

 6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Track Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

Reviews

Kavi
Kavi

I had such a Awesome time on my very first trek. The Trek leads 5 of them are really super cool, energetic and Lovely and Fun to be with really had a great time with them. Going to cherish this for ever. Everything was perfectly planned and was explained super awesome by the trek leads, they made us feel like we know each other before????????I am really happy to mention those awesome peoples name here ??Medha,Shashi, Matty, Kavya and Abilash??thank u guys u made our trip and inspired us by all those things you had taken care of. Keep rocking??Without u guys this would never be possible. Love u all and looking for more trek with u guys again??

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