Goa being too crowded and mainstream, Andamans being a bit too far and Lakshadweep being super expensive, are you looking for an awesome yet budgeted beach holiday? With its unspoiled beaches and spectacular landscapes, Gokarna is one breathtaking piece of heaven in Karnataka for beach hippies like you!!
The land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sands around, where eternity begins and ends with the ocean's tides, Gokarna is a town of contrasts. Not only known as a temple town but also a perfect beach holiday destination and great place to go for trek lovers. Its a wholesome mix of relaxing by the beach with a beer and a book!
This has got to be one of the most chilled out backpacking trips you'll ever have! :D
Day 1: (18th April, Thursday)
Our private semi-sleeper AC Tempo Traveller departs from Dadar (TT Circle) at 04:00 PM. You can board our vehicle from any of the pickup points mentioned:
Mumbai: Dadar (W), Thane (W), Vashi, Kharghar.
Pune: Wakad & Katraj
PS: Do get in touch with us to discuss the pickup points & timings in detail.
Day 2: (19th April, Friday)
We shall reach Gokarna by 07:00 AM. We proceed towards Kudle beach from there. Kudle is a picturesque beach bounded by hills on three sides. A perfect beach to spot the beautiful sunset and unwind with nature at its best. Situated only a few minutes walk from Gokarna Beach, the beach is a paradise for those who love peace and tranquility while they travel. A complete loner, this beach offers the most silent and serene atmosphere to enjoy a sunset, a walk along the shore or simply sit down and observe the never-ceasing tides!
Here, we check in at our pretty little homestay and rest for a while. Well, we know the excitement level's gonna be super high so you go and do whatever pleases you- Swim, walk along the shore or simply have a couple of beers and relax! The only criteria are that you freaking enjoy yourself. Post lunch, we assemble for our trip to Paradise Beach! (The name of this beach should be self-explanatory to define its beauty!) To get there, we'll pass by quaint coastal hamlets and go on a ferry over the Gangavalli river. Enjoy a sublime sunset here; after which we head back to our homestay for some downtime.
We can go hogging at some pretty cafes and explore the nightlife of this little town for dinner. We hit the sheets early. We have an amazing day planned for us tomorrow.
PS: We have really good chances of catching glimpses of the bioluminescent phytoplankton in the waves during the late evening!
Day 3: (20th April, Saturday)
Today we wake up super early, at 04:30 AM. We go hiking in the early hours of the day to explore other beaches and catch the first rays of the sun just in time! (OM Beach & Half Moon Beach) These beaches are a source mix of fascinating beauty and pristine water hitting on the shore. The clean sand and attractive rock creations here appeal to a lot of travelers. A simple stroll on this beach will be enough to revitalize your mind; such is the beauty of this place!
Not forgetting to mention the innumerable cafes here revered for their ambiance and delicious food. There are many restaurants to try out at the beaches nearby. The cuisines vary from continental to Italian and Israeli. There's also Indian, Chinese and local South Indian food that you can try your hands on.
Post lunch, we will check out and head to Gokarna town. You're free to visit the ancient Mahabaleshwar temple which has drawn pilgrims from around the world for centuries here or simply indulge in some local shopping and explore the markets!
PS: The weather in Gokarna will be hot during the day (around 35°) and cool at night (around 23°). Please make sure you carry sunscreen lotion to avoid sunburns.
In the evening, we'll depart and make our way back to the mundane city life.
Day 4: (21st April, Sunday)
We arrive back to home ground at around 8:00 am in the morning, to get a complete day's rest before you take on the fast-paced life once again.
Until next time, Jungle!!
We're going so as to have fun and enjoy ourselves. So even if this is a guided backpacking trip with a pre-scheduled itinerary, you are free to opt out of any activity during the trip and do as you please.
Although there isn't any hardcore trekking involved, there will be a fair amount of walking through the course of this trip. Please prepare yourselves accordingly.
Our guesthouse is situated right beside the beach, so the insects get quite irritating sometimes. Please carry insect repellents to avoid inconvenience afterward.
-Transport via Private AC semi-sleeper Tempo Traveller: Mumbai-Gokarna-Mumbai
-All internal transfers as mentioned above.
-Accommodation in homestay rooms with attached toilets (2/3 pax per room)
PS: This is a budget backpacking trip. We will be staying in a guesthouse and not Hotels. Each room will be shared amongst 2/3 people (as per availability). There will be an attached bathroom with a western toilet.
-All activities and entries to places as per itinerary
-All guide and local expertise charges
-Expenses incurred by individuals over and above provisions by Junglee Outdoors
30 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 25% will be deducted
15 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 50% will be deducted
7 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 75% will be deducted
1 week to the date of departure: No refund
(All refunds to be initiated only 3 days post the trip concludes)
Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
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More about Junnglee Outdoors
More about Junnglee Outdoors
A trip with Team Junglee is always an absolutely enthralling experience! May it be treks, camps, star gazing trips, backpacking trips or just about anything with us, come solo or come with your squad- you'll feel more at home than your real home with us. Thats our magic ;)
We're always blasting with energy and filled with amazing ideas. Our sole motive is to make your experience of hanging out with us so top-notch, that you remember us for the longest time to come; may wherever you go around the globe!
Its not just about the places we go but also how you grow as a person and test your mettle, and discover parts of yourself that you didn't know existed!!
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