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It is a wonderful temple town, famous pilgrimage and an amazing holiday destination. It is one of the best choice for picnickers to explore the beauty and cultural heritage of India. This popular destination is located in Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka where one can get a glimpse of astonishing river shaped confluence of River Gangavali and Aghanashini. It is a well-known Hindus pilgrimage called as Mukti Stala where obsequies are performed after the death of family members. It is a nature treasure surrounded by five enticing beaches namely Gokarna beach, Om beach, Half moon beach, Kudle beach and Paradise beach. These clean beaches are fringed by full of palm and coconut trees and a vast stretch of golden sand. It is one of the finest places in Karnataka to do shopping and to explore the untouched beauty of India.

Places to visit

Mahabaleshwara Temple

It is a temple devoted to Lord Shiva, often expressed as Kashi of south . Death rites of departed ancestors are performed here. Mahashivrathri is the major festival celebrated with great pomp and show.

Om Beach

It is the top rated beach amongst the five beaches of Gokarna. The shape of the beach is resembles the auspicious Om sign of Hindus. There are more water fun activities including surfing and skiing to anjiy here. 

Other Beaches

Paradise beach –It is a small and less known beach and an ideal place for swimming. Kokarna beach- it is very close to Gokarna town. It offers an excellent panoramic views of the sea banks. Half Moon beach – Half Moon and Om beach are separated by a rock where an interesting rock climbing can be enjoyed by tourists. It is perfect beach to enjoy volley ball, canoes, cabins, paintball, paddle boats and camping.

How to reach Gokarna

By Air

Goa airport is nearest one, located 140 km from Gokarna.

By Train

Major rail head is in Ankola about 20 km away from Gokarna.

By Road

Plenty of state owned and private buses are connecting Gokarna to all major cities of Karnataka.


In summer 22-40°C and in winter 12-33°C. Best visited throughout the year.

28.2 °C
broken clouds
Humidity: 76%
Wind : 5.12 mt/sec towards W

Forecast for Next 3 days

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27.4 °C |26.7 °C
light rain, moderate rain, heavy intensity rain
27.4 °C |25.4 °C
heavy intensity rain, moderate rain, light rain
26.7 °C |25.1 °C
light rain, moderate rain, heavy intensity rain
27.4 °C |25.1 °C
moderate rain, heavy intensity rain
26.6 °C |25.2 °C

Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
Near By major Cities
Bangalore  452 KM near     
Mumbai  578 KM near     
Hyderabad  613 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Dabolim Airport   118 KM near     
Hubli Airport   137 KM near     
Sambre Airport   167 KM near     
Bajpe Airport   209 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Sagar  99 KM near     
Kota  137 KM near     
Belgaum  164 KM near     
Shimoga  170 KM near     
Near By Districts
Uttar Kannad   39 KM near     
South Goa   99 KM near     
North Goa   131 KM near     
Haveri   135 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Gokarna Road Rail Way Station   8.5 KM near     
Ankola Rail Way Station   11 KM near     

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