Weekend Trip to Gokarna, Karnataka
- and Temples
Summer 22 to 40°C
Winter 12 to 33°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Bangalore: 519 kilometers / 7 h ,53 m
Best Time To Visit
Located on the banks of Arabian Sea, Gokarna, literally meaning Cow’s Ear, is a small temple town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva was sent to Patalaloka by Brahma to undergo a severe penance. He ultimately emerged from the ear of a cow named Prithvi, a synonym for the Mother Earth. Therefore, the town is called Gokarna. Since this place served Lord Shiva as a womb and therefore it is known as Rudra Yoni and Adi Gokarna. Gokarna is a famous pilgrimage centre as well as a tourist attraction for people who want to explore the beauty and cultural heritage of India.
How to Reach Gokarna
To reach Goa from Bangalore, there is proper road connectivity available. Apart from self-driven vehicles, one can also hire private taxis and cabs to reach Goa. Additionally, frequent bus service is also functional from Bangalore to arrive at Goa.
Dabolim Airport in Goa is the nearest airport to Gokarna. It is located around 140 kilometers away from Gokarna. The airport is well-connected to domestic cities as well as international cities in U.K. and Germany. Dabolim airport is well-connected to Bangalore International Airport.
The National Highway 4 and Bangalore-Honavar road connect Bangalore and Gokarna. The journey from Bangalore to Gokarna via road will take around 8 hours. KRSTC buses connect Gokarna to Bangalore and other major cities in Karnataka.