Gokarna - 5 Days

#1 Nov 20th, 2010, 18:17
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Hi IMER's,
I am planning to visit Gokarna and was wondering if you could help me with some queries:
- What is the best route from Bangalore to Gokarna by road? I will be driving myself.
- Any nice stoppers en route?
- For a group of 5 with 3 elders what could be a good accommodation? Note that I cannot afford Swaswara, but anything else with clean rooms, toilets and close to beach will do for me.
- What are the must do and see while in Gokarna?

I appreciate if experts can throw some light on my questions. I know however I can find a lot of material if I try googling however those will not be first hand experience from the real travelers - which is what I am trying to get here.

Thanks,
Amit.
#2 Nov 20th, 2010, 18:21
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There are a few links at the bottom of this page. See if they help. Even otherwise some one will certainly come along with usefull advice.
#3 Nov 24th, 2010, 15:48
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Hi cute!

From Bangalore to Gokarna there are two routes as per my knowledge.

1) Bangalore to Gokarna via Shimoga & Honnavara
Road conditions are not good

2) Bangalore to Gokarna via Mangalore.
Here also Road conditions are not upto the mark but motorable.

Hire good vehicle like Innova or something bigger one which can take beat from the roads!

In Gokarna without fail make a visit to Sri Mahabaleshwara temple where Shiva's Atmalinga can be touched personally & prayers can be offered. Before this visit to Sri Ganesha temple also which is closely located.

After temples visit, you can go to Om Beach which is 8 Kms distance from Gokarna town. This beach is clean, neat & can hang around for some time.

If time permits visit Half Moon & Paradise beach also.

Jay
#4 Nov 26th, 2010, 22:24
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Thanks Jay - BTW my name is Amit
I am now wondering if the highway roads are also not in good conditions?

Thanks for your valuable inputs.

- Amit.
#5 Nov 27th, 2010, 12:01
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unfortunately, that is the sadest part!

Believe me from Murudeshwar (one more an excellent place) to reach some other town called Byndoor which is hardly 18 KMS I litterally took 1.1/2 hours to drive the Santro! What happens this Coastal & Malnad regions receives heavy rains & lot of heavy load vehicles passes thru that is the reason I personally attribute to!

Barring the road conditions, all touring/piligrim which comes on Coastal parts of Karnataka are really worth, one should not miss I feel.

Jay
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I understand that Jay - thanks for your valuable inputs though.
#7 Nov 27th, 2010, 18:24
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The main attraction and the focal point of Gokarna is Mahabaleshwar(Shiva) temple followed by beaches etc.So, don't miss that. Other than these, you can go for a day trip to jog falls and Murudeshwar(another shiva temple).
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Thanks Prince.

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