Beaches of Gokarna and Karwar

Gokarna and Karwar are part of Kanara and known for its clear blue beaches, beautiful Kali river and known as the Kashmir of Karnataka. Gokarna is the temple town of Mahabaleshwar, that houses Atmalinga of Lord Shiva.

Madgaon, Goa

Margao or Madgaon is the biggest and busiest railway station of Goa and a transit stop to list of popular tourist destinations in Goa such as Palolem and Benaulim beaches.

How To Reach Gokarna

The nearest airport to Gokarna is at Dabolim, Goa – 106 kms from Gokarna.
Nearest railway station is Gokarna road, Ankola is another railway station.

MATSYAGANDHA EXP is the best option to reach Gokarna by train from Madgaon.

Gokarna and Karwar are well connected with Margao via Karwar through the National Highway 66.

National Highway 66

National- Highway- 17-Goa

National Highway 66 was known as NH-17 that connects Panvel to Kanyakumari and passing through the west coast of India and touching the shores of the Arabian Sea in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala.

Karwar – Kashmir of Karnataka


Karwar is a seaside city situated on the banks of the Kali river in Karnataka. The agricultural region is known for sea port, fish harbor, seafood cuisine and beaches,

Rabindranath Tagore Beach

Rabindranath Tagore Beach of Karwar is the most famous beach and known as Kashmir of Karnataka.

Other sea beaches of Karwar are Binaga beach, Devbagh beach and Majali beach, Tilmatti beach along with Kali river bridge.

Places to Visit in Karwar


Karwar is known as Kashmir of Karnataka and one of the well planned city of India. The place has list of tourist attractions such as small mangrove covered islands, natural harbour, Kali river estuary with land side hills and ocean side islands.

Karwar Aquarium
Warship Museum
Kali River Garden
Durga Bhavani Temple


Sadashivgad is the most popular tourist destination in Karwar, located by the Kali river bridge where the river meet the Arabian Sea.

Karwar to Gokarna Via Ankola – 61 km via NH 66

Ankola Town

Ankola has list of natural beaches, located on the coast of the Arabian sea. The town is surrounded by temples, paddy fields, Ishaad Mango trees and cashews.


Best Time to Visit Gokarna

Best time to visit Gokarna is during the month of October to March, Summers months are very hot and humid.

Gokarna – God’s Own Land

Gokarna coastal town of Karnataka is known for the beaches, temples and a must visit holiday destination in Karnataka. Best beaches of Gokarna include Kudle beach, Half moon Beach, Paradise Beach and Belekan beach known for surfing.

Kudle Beach – Best Attractions in Gokarna

Kudle Beach of Gokarna is another paradise for tourist and travellers. The beach is situated at walking distance from Gokarna Beach and ranked No.1 among 10 attractions in Gokarna.

Om Beach – Popular of Gokarna’s Beaches


Om Beach of Gokarna is famous for its breathtaking view of the sunset and is the most popular of Gokarna’s beaches. The picturesque surroundings of Om Beach is a source of tranquillity for all the visitors.

Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna


The Mahabaleshwar temple is built in Dravidian architectural style with granite. Mahabaleshwar Temple in Gokarna faces the beach of Karwar city on the Arabian Sea along National Highway 17.

Mirjan Fort

Mirjan Fort is located 11 km from Gokarna and known for its architectural elegance. The fort has something amazing to offer on the weekend at the coastal belt of Karnataka.

Accommodation Options

There are list of budget hotels for stay in Gokarna, Here is the list of few properties.

Namaste Cafe
Namaste Yoga Farm
Om Beach Resorts
Arthigamya Resort & Spa
Green Land Guest House
Sanskruti Quality Resort

Gokarna to Murdeshwar – 78 km via NH 66

Murdeshwar Beach – Tallest Shiva Statue in Sitting Position


Murdeshwar town in Bhatkal Taluk is home to world’s second tallest Shiva statue and also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple. The town situated on the coast of the Arabian Sea and the temple is surrounded by the waters of the Arabian Sea on three sides.

Murdeshwar to Maravanthe – 50 km via NH 66

Maravanthe Beach – Most Beautiful Beach of Karnataka


Maravanthe Beach near Kundapura is the most beautiful beach of Karnataka state and the place is only one of its kind in India. The Maravanthe beach is the place where Suparnika river almost touches Arabian Sea creating a spectacular scenery.

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