Gokarna has risen to prominence, off-late, as an alternate to Goa. The town is traditional a temple town with multiple pilgrimage sites. However, what attracts the tourists here are its serene and sandy beaches and adventurous trekking routes.
Beach trek is something that is done exclusively at Gokarna, covering 4 different beaches along the hilly trail that goes through the forest. Trek to the Yana caves is another thrilling experience. Gokarna is also a place people who game for religious tourism. Mahabaleshwar Temple, Maha Ganapati Temple, Shri Bhadrakali Temple are some of the prominent and ancient temples in the town.
Hindi, English and Kannada are the common language here.
When to Travel?
The ideal months to pay a visit to Gokarna is from October to April. During this time, the climate is favorable for beach trek and cave trek. Summer and monsoon season should be avoided when trekking becomes a difficult task, rather impossible.