Gokarna is anything but Goa! Situated on the coast of Karwar, Gokarna is a small town in Karnataka that is famous for its rich heritage and beaches. Quite off the beaten track, Gokarna still retains its old world charm which boasting of a very lively beach bumming culture.
The Christmas Eve Trip to Gokarna is a beautiful way to experience this South Indian beach heaven with like-minded people and the comfort and safety of professional travellers. You will be riding bicycles and non-geared motorcycles/scooters to cover more locations and take in the atmosphere. Visit the legendary OM, Half Moon and Paradise beaches, enjoy the distinct Coastal Karnataka cuisine, and most of all skip the overcrowded destinations everybody else will be rushing to.
All Transfers from Gokarna to Gokarna
Accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis
Daily Breakfast and Dinner
Non-geared bikes/bicycles for use
An experienced backpacking expert
Participants should know how to ride non-geared bikes and bicycles as these will be your primary mode of transport inside Gokarna.
Cost does not include transport to and from Gokarna
Age Limit: Participants must be 12 years of age or older. Participants below 18 year have to accompanied by an adult.
Physical Requirements: Participants must be in good physical health and be able to walk with their backpack for over 1 km without any hindrances
Please consult your doctor before joining any excursion.
Cancellation Policy: If cancellation is done prior to 30 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
If done prior to 21 days of outing 50% will be refunded
If done prior to 15 days of outing 25% will be refunded
Less than 15 days – no refund will be provided
Reschedule Policy: Reschedule Policy: No reschedule permitted
Day 0: 22nd Dec
Depart from Mumbai to Gokarna by bus (Bus Booking to be done by Participant)
Day 01: 23rd Dec
Gokarna Beach-Kudle Beach-Om Beach
Reach Gokarna by 06:00 am. Proceed to the guest house/hostel. Have breakfast. Check in and freshen up. Have lunch and proceed to explore Gokarna Temple, Kudle Beach. Explore Om Beach and return to the hostel or Guest House at Gokarna.
Day 02: 24th Dec
A Day Out!
Early morning, enjoy the panoramic view of the endless beach from the cliff. Ride your non-geared scooter/motorcycle to explore Yana Caves and Mirjan Fort.
The formation of 2 coupled limestone caves (Mohini & Bhairavaweshwar), nestled in the deep forest at Uttara Kannada offers a small trek to the Yana Caves covered with lush greenery is indeed a treat to the eyes.
Back to Gokarna. Have a late lunch at Gokarna. Visit Paradise Beach and celebrate Christmas Eve at Guest House or Hostel. All the sight-seeing will be done on non-gear bikes.
Day 03: 25th Dec
Pack your bags, check out of the hostel/guesthouse and get ready for Beach Hopping. Lunch at Nirvana Beach. Post lunch explore Half moon beach. Evening we head back to Gokarna bus stand and head back to Mumbai (Bus Booking to be done by Participant)
The fun of travelling in a group is sharing of rooms. We recommend that you share the room with fellow travellers for better bonding and understanding. However, a separate room is possible for an additional amount depending upon the accommodation.
Every trip has a well-designed itinerary to make the most out of the destination. Group travel is all about experiences. However If any point of time, you feel like exploring things by yourself or would like to skip a day and stay back, you have the freedom to do so after consulting with your Tour Lead (Any additional travel costs will have to be borne by you)
We would recommend a backpack as it easier to carry around when travelling and your hands are free 🙂