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30 Best and Fun Things To Do In Gokarna, India

An unspoiled temple town, Gokarna is renowned for its beautiful beaches bordered by swaying palm trees and Hindu shrines.

Popular attractions here include Gokarna Beach, a serene destination located near the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple where you can kick back and relax beneath the palms, engage in water sports such as surfing, snorkeling or banana boat riding, or practice the healing art of Yoga on the shore.

Gokarna is also famous for its South Indian cuisine, although you can also find a plethora of fusion dishes at the shacks and cafés here.

Treat yourself to some tasty snacks at Namaste Café at Om Beach, sample the seafood at the budget-friendly Mantra Café at Kudle Beach, or experiment with some authentic vindaloo at Ganga Café.

Whether you come here seeking a tranquil retreat where you can unplug from the daily grind, to experience the unique culture, or to photograph the temples, Gokarna is sure to delight!

Check out our list below for additional attractions and activities to keep you occupied during your stay.

The 30 Most Popular Things To Do In Gokarna, India

30. Nature Inn Cottages

4.4 ★★★★☆ (10 reviews)


Credit: Nature Inn Cottages, Google Maps

Location: inspection Bangalow IB Rd. Gokarna Karnataka

29. Gokarna Cliff

4.3 ★★★★☆ (15 reviews)

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28. Mystery cave beach

4.3 ★★★★☆ (19 reviews)

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Credit: Yathiraj J P, Google Maps

27. Kirbele Fort

4.6 ★★★★★ (21 reviews)


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Location: Kagal Fort Nirvana Beach Road Kagal Karnataka

26. Sri Rama Temple

4.7 ★★★★★ (28 reviews)

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Credit: Maria Grey, Google Maps

Location: G8Q6+QVX Gokarna Kudle Road Gokarna Karnataka

25. Shree Hari Yoga

4.7 ★★★★★ (37 reviews)

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Credit: Shree Hari Yoga, Google Maps

Location: Kudle Beach Road Gokarna Karnataka

Tel:  83510-68174

Web Address:

24. Kudle Hilltop Parking

4.2 ★★★★☆ (38 reviews)

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Credit: Anoop Moolayil, Google Maps

Location: G8M8+Q8W Kudle Beach Road Gokarna Karnataka

23. Small Hell Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (41 reviews)

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Credit: Travellers Path By Nestor P Simon, Google Maps

22. God’s Own Beach

4.1 ★★★★☆ (51 reviews)

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Credit: Juhi Jayanandan, Google Maps

21. Gokarna WaterSports

5.0 ★★★★★ (52 reviews)


Credit: Gokarna WaterSports, Google Maps

Location: G9H3+6J Kelaginstala Karnataka

Tel:  79758-98885

20. Honey Beach(Honnebail)

4.5 ★★★★★ (100 reviews)


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19. Koti Teertha

4.3 ★★★★☆ (121 reviews)

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Credit: Miran Rijavec, License, Wikimedia commons

18. Rama Teertha

4.7 ★★★★★ (128 reviews)


Credit: Harish Reddy, Google Maps

Location: G8Q6+QW8 Gokarna Kudle Road Gokarna Karnataka

17. Main Beach

4.4 ★★★★☆ (165 reviews)

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16. Baada Beach

4.5 ★★★★★ (264 reviews)


Credit: Apoorva Bhat, Google Maps

Location: F98F+7GQ Baad Beach Gudeangadi Kumta Karnataka

Tel:  99022-40209

15. Shree Bhadrakali Temple

4.6 ★★★★★ (269 reviews)

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Credit: Sagar Shivanand, Google Maps

Location: G8XF+MF8 Main Road Gokarna Karnataka

14. Sri Maha Ganapati temple Gokarna

4.6 ★★★★★ (309 reviews)


Credit: Sri Maha Ganapati temple Gokarna, Google Maps

Location: Car St Dandebagh Gokarna Karnataka

Tel:  83862-56400

Web Address:

13. Parna Kuteera – A place to hide…

4.4 ★★★★☆ (346 reviews)

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Credit: Raghu Patgar, Google Maps

12. Nirvana Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (397 reviews)

11. Jatayu Teertha

4.7 ★★★★★ (400 reviews)


Credit: AMIT, Google Maps

Location: Hilltop Dandebagh Gokarna Karnataka

10. Om Beach Birdview Point

4.6 ★★★★★ (863 reviews)

Location: Unnamed Rd. Gokarna Karnataka

9. Kudle Beach

4.5 ★★★★★ (6,707 reviews)

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Location: G8G8+C47 Gokarna Karnataka

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8. Kudle Beach Road

4.6 ★★★★★ (146 reviews)

7. Gogarbha Cave

4.2 ★★★★☆ (393 reviews)

Location: Kudle Beach Road Gokarna Karnataka

6. Gokarna Kudle Beach

4.5 ★★★★★ (501 reviews)

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5. Half Moon Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (532 reviews)

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4. Paradise Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (2,291 reviews)

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Credit: Vinod Bhandari, License, Wikimedia commons

3. Om Beach

4.5 ★★★★★ (4,836 reviews)

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Credit: Saransh Gupta, License, Wikimedia commons

2. Sri Mahabaleshwara Swami Temple Gokarna

4.6 ★★★★★ (13,856 reviews)

Location: Koti Teertha Road Kotiteertha Dandebagh Gokarna Karnataka

1. Gokarna Main Beach

4.4 ★★★★☆ (22,370 reviews)

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Credit: Ambadyanands, License, Wikimedia commons

Location: Belehittal Road Dandebagh Gokarna Karnataka

Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Gokarna, India! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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