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Introduction

Gokarna situated in coastal Karnataka is 453 kms from Bangalore is about 55 kms from Karwar, the District headquarters.Go-karna literally means "cow's ear" in Hindi and Sanskrit. This name is believed to have been derived from mythological legend, in which Lord Shiva emerges from an ear of a cow.Gokarna formed in between two rivers, which flow together and form a landmass shaped like a cow's ear.It is very rich in olden culture and tribal area with full of nature love. This place is famous for religious Hindu rituals, as well as it's wonderful beaches. These beaches are separated by cliffs.

Area __ sq km
Altitude __ metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-26.0 C-36.0 C Winter-18.0 C-28.0 C
Language English, Hindi, Kannada
STD Code 08386
Rainfall __ cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

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How to get there

  1. Air :-Goa is the nearest airport.
  2. Rail:- The Konkan Railway passes close to Gokarna. Express trains stop at Karwar, Kumta (23km), and Ankola (25km). The passenger train stops at Gokarna (10km).
  3. Road:-Gokarna can be reached by buses and maxi-cabs from Kumta(36 km), Ankola(25km) and Karwar(59km) on national highway 17( NH-17 ).

Places to Visit

Kudle beach Om beach Halfmoon beach Paradise beach
Mahabaleshwara temples Uma Maheshwari Temple    

Excursion

Jog Falls Karwar Kollur

Accommodation

Kairali Om Beach Resort Swaswara Resort