When we hear about treks, we assume that there would be lofty mountains or lush green hills to welcome us. Well, if you want to try something different, then here’s a chance to join us for the Gokarna Beach Trek.

Gokarna, a temple town about 484 km’s from Bangalore, is on the Western coast of India. Located  in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Karnataka, the main deity is Lord Shiva,  also known as Mahabhaleshwara. This temple houses what is believed to be an original image of Lord Shiva’s lingam (Atmalinga).

Apart from being one among the seven most important Hindu pilgrimage centers, it is known for its scenic and rustic beaches. The drive up the winding path  is serene and leads to rocky mountains, with the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other.

So let’s spend a weekend away from the city in the scenic beaches of Gokarna and come back with memories to be cherished for long.

TREK DATES 24th – 26th March 2017(Give a call), 14th – 16th April, 28 – 30th April
LOCATION Bangalore
TREK LEVEL Easy – Moderate
DAY 0 Leave from Bangalore at 7:00PM
 DAY 1  Trek To:
  • Paradise Beach
  • Half Moon Beach
  • Rock Climbing
  • Dolphin’s Point
  • Om Beach  
  • Kudle Beach

( Time: 10 a.m – 7 p.m )

DAY 2
  • Visit Mirjan Fort
  • Reach Bangalore by 11:00PM (approx)
INCLUDED
 Transportation(Non AC) to and fro from Bangalore Sharing basis accommodation in homestay/rooms.
Experience that you gain Local transport within Gokarna
1 Breakfast
NOT INCLUDED
All meals Any kind of insurance
 Personal Expense(snacks, mineral water etc.) Anything not included in the inclusions above

If you wish to experience the thrill of trekking with a difference Plan the Unplanned presents you a beach trek in Gokarna. Gokarna has several beaches and the trekking trail is popularly known as “Golden Trail”. The trek begins from the Belekhan Village and ends at Kudle Beach. You would be walking along the beach side, climbing the boulders and crossing several beaches like Paradise, Hell of a Beach and more. So what are you waiting for, just get a beach trek strike off your bucket list and cherish wonderful memories with us forever!

How nice would it be if all your travel plans were already made for you?

When on a trip to a place like Gokarna, there are chances that you may miss out those unexplored beaches due to lack of time, information or sheer confusion.Well, we’ll make sure that you don’t miss out anything.

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For detailed itinerary click on itinerary tab.

For booking enquiry you can call us at: 9035182699, 9428909952

The beach forms the coast of the town and is followed by the main beach in the North, while the other four beaches lie in the south. The Main Beach, used by Indian pilgrims, is a long open beach, known for surfing. Kuddle and Om are around 6 km from Gokarna town and one should hike to these beaches to enjoy the view of the sea.

Here is what you need to know about Om Beach? It is named so because it is shaped like the auspicious ॐ Om symbol.Well, you could take a look at the beach from the famous Dolphin’s point. If lucky, you may spot some beautiful dolphins too. Half moon beach and Paradise beach, the off-beat beaches, are beyond Om beach and only accessible by foot. .

So let’s spend a weekend away from city in the scenic beaches of Gokarna and come back with memories to be cherished for long.

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Day 0: Departure

Leave from Bangalore at 7:00PM

1

Day 1: Explore Beaches

As you reach the charming town of Gokarna, we head to our stay at the Kudle Beach for a quick nap and some grub. From there, we will head to God’s Own Beach for our adventure.

God's Own Beach
God’s Own Beach

First, we will take a walk along the dense trail to reach the beautiful Paradise beach. And then, along the magical shores, we’ll climb the boulders to reach Hell of a Beach. Hell of a Beach is a very small place where hippies have a small settlement for their share of fun.  

Paradise Beach
Paradise Beach

The next destination is the Half Moon Beach, where you can take a dip in the waters of the Arabian Sea, and if you are interested in beach sports, then you can play a round of beach volleyball as well! You can take your time to sit and relax at the beach.Later that day, we’ll walk into the woods to reach the Dolphin’s Point and then proceed to Om Beach.Om Beach has several cafes that’ll definitely tickle your taste buds. Although the popular cafes like Nirvana and Namaste Cafe offer you good food, there are many more to explore.

Half Moon Beach
Half Moon Beach

After a sumptuous meal, we now head for a small hike into the forests to reach the Kudle Beach and then, towards Gokarna beach, which is the sunset point. The setting sun, that slowly disappears behind the horizon, is a visual bliss.Everyone enjoys the beauty of the sunset as it is nature’s farewell kiss. We’ll head back to Kudle beach to explore more and then towards our stay for campfire. And as they say, the best stories and best moments are shared around a campfire.

Om Beach
Om Beach

With much memories of the day, you can head back to your cottage for a good night’s sleep, as the sea waves keep playing the lullaby.

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Day 2: Mirjan Fort

This majestic fort easily goes unnoticed if you do not know about it particularly. It is about 24 kms south of Gokarna on NH 17. A narrow and broken 750 metres long road from NH 17 leads to the fort. The fort, known for its architectural elegance, was the location of several battles in the past. The fort is located on the banks of Aghanashini River, tributary of Sharavathi River.

Mirjan Fort
Mirjan Fort

It’ll be great to explore the history of a fort that’s mostly missed by regular tourists.Later that day, we’ll head out for Bangalore, so that we can be back by 11PM.

NOTE:

  1. Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  2. Put Litter in its place, do not trash the mother earth.
  3. In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a few delay in reaching the destination.
  4. Rafting would be seasonal.

Following are your pickup/drop locations. You could let us know which would be appropriate to you before the trek in advance. Also note, the drop points would be the same as pick up.

  1. Fabindia – House No. 54, 17th Main Road, Opp. Madivala Masjid, Koramangala 2nd Block, Sidharata Colony, Santhosapuram, Koramangala 2nd Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  2. New Shanti Sagar Hotel – Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  3. KTM Mekhri Circle – Mekhri Circle Junction, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Kindly note the timings for the above pickups, would be updated to you a day before the trek.

We request you to kindly carry the following. It’s better to be prepared rather than not prepared.

  • Yourself (That’s most important – after all you paid us!)
  • Rucksack (Just stuff your things in!)
  • 2 water bottle – 1 litre each (Dehydration is much needed.)
  • Torch/Headlamp (It’ll be really dark at night.)
  • Portable charger (You might just want to keep your phone aside, but then, selfies toh banta hai!)
  • Deodorant (You shouldn’t stink!)
  • Paytm balance (Thanks to Demonetization)
  • Money (You’ll not need it, but do carry some!)
  • Energy Food ( Chocolate bars, Electrolyte drinks – Glucon-D, etc ) (You can carry some extra – we don’t mind to share!)
  • Raincoat / Bag cover (Of course, you don’t want your rucksack to get all wet!)
  • An extra pair of clothes, socks, undergarments, T-Shirt (And we don’t want you to walk in drenched clothes!)
  • Flip-flops (Just to laze around the campsite.)
  • First Aid Kit (along with personal medicine as per your requirement)
  • Toilet kit (Not much would be required – just your toothbrush would do)
  • Towel (Oh! We believe in saving water. Let’s ditch bathing for two days!)
Sun Set - Gokarna
Gokarna Beach Trek
Gokarna Beach Trek
Gokarna Beach Trek
Kudle Beach
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach
God's Own Beach
Om Beach
Gokarna
God's Own Beach
Gokarna Beach Trek

Tour Reviews

5 based on 4 reviews
January 2, 2017

Unplanned and unsure decisions of going on a trek for the weekend , turned out to be the best decision ever made .
From the start till and end and even after that we never felt we were among new people .
Cheers to all the team leads jumping Jatin , Gautami , Tarun and Appy fizz, may it be the rocky trails and thorny trees , may it be having fun in the most silliest thing or may it be playing the least funniest games , they were all there making it way too much fun than it could have been.
Memories were made , new bondings were created , millions of pictures were taken and lots of stories were told and heard.
A trip that is going to be ever cherished among with the many more to come.
Thanks again #plantheunplanned , it’s really awesome what u guys are doing . Keep going.

January 2, 2017

A big kudoooooos to Jatin N Goutami plus the entire team (y) for making an one of the best life time memory. They were very supportive and encouraging with other solo travelers in the team ..
The leads ( Jatin N Goutami ) were perfect solo travelers having complete knowledge on travel N treks, which helped me to learn & gain experience while travelling ..
The best part of travelling is they have booked the homestay just behind the beach which is just 200 meters away & allowed us to spend night time on beach (y) Gazing at stars, Sea shore sounds .. what an life time experience :-):-):-)
Great Work 🙂 N Yet More trips to go with you people (y) Cheers :-):-)

February 20, 2017

Awesome coordinators – jatin , tarun & anshuma. It was a fun filled trip. Well planned n executed.

February 22, 2017

It was really amazing experience. Great place to get fun. Right from the stay till end everything was wonderful. Super energetic team( Jatin,Anshuman,tarun) and entire group made our trip memorable. Planning to join you guys soon.

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