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 a great place to go for trek lovers.
This has got to be one of the most chilled out & dirt-cheap backpacking trips you'll ever have, especially given that it's during NEW YEAR'S!! :D
Day 1: (Sunday)
16: 00:Board the Matsyagandha Exp from Mumbai (LTT)
The journey begins right here, in this very train! Sing songs, play cards and read your fav book- as you gear up for what could be the best weekend of the year!
PS: We have booked limited train tickets (RAC/Confirmed; depending on availability) in advance so that you can avoid the headache of booking yourself a ticket (Also, bus tickets to Gokarna are expensive)
Day 2: (Monday)
06:10: Get down at Gokarna Rd railway station where our team will pick you up by private vehicles and transfer to our hostel near Kudle Beach.
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. A complete loner, this beach offers the most silent and serene atmosphere to 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 after having a delicious breakfast. Overnight train journeys tend to be exhausting sometimes, so we'll leave it up to you to do whatever pleases you. Go for a swim, do some sunbathing or simply relax on a hammock. You do you! (The welcome breakfast's on us by the way :D)
14:00: Gather up, troops! Time for a trip to the secret beach!! (Sssshhhhhh)
THIS IS GOING TO BE THE MOST STUNNING, CLEAN BEACH YOU HAVE EVER BEEN TO. PERIOD!
Don't forget to get your picnic essentials here, we're gonna be watching one heck of a sunset today :)
Post the Secret beach trip, we come back to our hostel and call it a day.
BUT not before we go explore some nearby cafes to hog on some delicious food varying in multiple cuisines from Continental to Israeli to South Indian to Italian. And if you're a seafood fanatic; boy, you're in for a treat!
PS: We have really good chances of catching glimpses of the bioluminescent phytoplankton (glowing blue colour) in the waves during the late evening! So if you're planning to stay up a lil late, you might be in for a sweet surprise :)
Day 3: (Tuesday)
07:00: Wakey wakey, Junglees! Its time for the most awaited day of the trip. After having a hearty breakfast, (it's on us again!) we hop on to our boats and go for a ride!!
Keep your fingers crossed, for there are really good chances of spotting some dolphins in the sea!
We'll conclude our boat trip at Paradise beach (Which is also known as Hippie Beach) and spend good time over there before we buckle up for a BEACH TREK!
Yep, yep! We're gonna trek from Paradise beach to Kudle Beach while hopping on some iconic beaches like Om & Half-moon! We'll take a break at a cafe during the trek as well to refuel ourselves. It's a medium level 2 hour trek; and super-duper scenic! We'll take you to a couple of cliffs overlooking the massive ocean, which is absolutely breathtaking, to say the least.
This trek is one-of-a-kind in our country, and you'll know why ;)
We'll arrive at our hostel just in time for lunch. The afternoon is all yours to relax because the trek is sure going to be testing. And you'll need the much-needed rest to dance throughout the night tonight ;)
18:00: After watching yet another wonderful sunset (this time at Kudle beach), we'll make our way to the back to the hostel where we have set up an amazing ambience for the NEW YEAR'S PARTY!! Don't forget to stock up tonight :))
00:00: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020! The party continues :D
Day 4: (Wednesday)
09:30: Wake up call! We know it's going to be hard to wake up given that the hangover will get the best of you in the morning, but we'll be prepared with some filling breakfast and fresh lime soda!
10:30: Check out time! It's going to be hard bidding goodbye to a place where we've made so many memories in such a short period of time, but all good things gotta come to an end :(
We'll proceed to Gokarna town, have a hearty lunch and do a little bit of shopping before proceeding to the last stop of our trip- Kumta!
15:30: Reach Kumta Railway Station, board the Mumbai Express train and commence the journey back to our Megacity!
Of course, no train journeys are completed without a lot of Antakshari and fun games!
Day 5: (Thursday)
04:30: Touchdown Mumbai! All freshened up and ready to rumble! Bid those long warm goodbye hugs, with a promise to meet and plan another epic train real soon :)
Until next time, Junglees!
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 hostel is situated right beside the beach, so the insects get quite irritating sometimes. Please carry insect repellents to avoid inconvenience afterwards.
Rs 6600 per head (Early Bird)
Rs 7000 (Regular)
-All internal transfers as mentioned above.
-RAC/Confirmed train tickets from Mumbai - Gokarna & back
-Accommodation in hostel rooms with attached toilets
PS: This is a budget backpacking trip. We will be staying in a hostel and not Hotels. Each room will be shared amongst 4-6 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
-Visit any place not listed in the itinerary
-Meals not mentioned in the 'inclusions' part
Here's a rough estimate of the costs that you'll have to bear on your own (Note that it may vary from person to person, this is only a rough estimate):
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 and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants, etc.
Junglee Outdoors holds the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen /unfavourable circumstances (for eg. unfavourable weather)
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More about Junglee Outdoors
More about Junglee 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. That's 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!
It's 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!!
Our trips are meticulously executed, but plans can be impromptu! And we're here to rescue all of you dying city dwellers by releasing you in the wild, one weekend at a time ;D
One day monsoon treks, backpacking trips to Himachal Pradesh & NE India, specially curated overnight camps to the beach or by the lake or at some secret spots, WE DO IT ALL!
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Map & Directions
Map & Directions
Gokarna Kudle Beach 15, Dandebagh, Gokarn, Karnataka 581326, India
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