Gokarna Off-beat Sightseeing

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

There are 3 places which you can explore on the third day and all of them are more than 80 km from Gokarna.

Option 1: Jog Falls

Option 2: Sathodi Falls

Option 3: Murdeshwar & Netrani Island

Advice: It is not possible to cover these places in a single day from Gokarna. You can choose to visit any one of the places or extend your stay and cover them on subsequent days.

Mode of Transport: a cab or your personal vehicle is the only way of reaching these places conveniently.

Jog Falls is India’s second-highest plunge waterfall, the first being Cherrapunjee’s Nohkalikai Falls. Jog Falls has 3-4 streams of flowing water. The area has rich forest cover and amidst the greenery flows the magical Jog Falls. Taking a dip is not possible at this fall.

At the viewpoint, you get enough parking space, toilet facilities and a restaurant.

It is located 120 km south of Gokarna and takes more than 2 hours to get here. The road passes through hilly terrain and if you don’t have a skilled driver with you it may take close to 3 hours.

Jog Falls lies on National Highway 69. If you are planning to visit Shivamogga or Bangalore from Gokarna, you can stop by at the falls.

Also read: Gokarna Itineraries

Sathodi Falls is a picnic spot for the localities. The falls appears to be rectangular in shape and allows tourists to take a dip in the water. You have to walk some distance and the path is well-paved and easy to walk.

The distance of this falls from Gokarna is 90 km and will take less than 2 hours to get here.

Magod Falls is 30 km from Sathodi Falls. You can also plan to visit this.

If you are headed towards Hubli, you can stop by at both the falls.

Murdeshwar is famous for its iconic Shiva Temple with the world’s second tallest statue of Lord Shiva and the 20-storey entrance tower, famously known as Raja Gopuram. The beach where the temple is located is called Temple Beach.

The distance from Gokarna to Murdeshwar is 80 km.

Netrani Island is a coral island, 20 km from Murudeshwar beach. Netrani island is a popular spot for adventurous activities like scuba diving and snorkeling. It takes 1.5 hours to get there by boat.

These places can be covered if you are heading towards Mangalore or Udupi.

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