Imagine pristine clean beaches and beautiful hidden waterfalls. Moreover , imagine two days of a flawless life. That’s what the stunning landscape of Gokarna has in store for you. A well-known peninsula in the border of Karnataka. Gokarna is a classic example of the perfect kinda blend- coasts, exotic landscapes clubbed with the hippie madness.
Batch 1 – 2nd Apr 2020 (Ram Navami Week)
Batch 2 – 10th Apr 2020
Batch 3 – 9th Oct 2020
Batch 4 – 16th Oct 2020
Batch 5 – 23rd Oct 2020
Batch 6 – 30th Oct 2020
Batch 7 – 6th Nov 2020
Batch 8 – 13th Nov 2020
Batch 9 – 20th Nov 2020
Batch 10 – 27th Nov 2020
Batch 11 – 4th Dec 2020
Batch 12 – 11th Dec 2020
Batch 13 – 18th Dec 2020
Batch 14 – 25th Dec 2020
Batch 15 – 1st Jan 2021
Batch 16 – 8th Jan 2021
Batch 17 – 15th Jan 2021
Batch 18 – 22nd Jan 2021
Batch 19 – 29th Jan 2021
Batch 20 – 5th Feb 2021
Batch 21 – 12th Feb 2021
Batch 22 – 19th Feb 2021
Batch 23 – 26th Feb 2021
Day 0- Start our journey to Gokarna from our respective pick-up points.
- 13:30 pm Mira Road Sheetal Nagar
- 13:35 pm Silver Park Ashok Hotel
- 13:40 pm Amar Palace
- 13:45 pm Dahisar (E) Gokul Anand Hotel
- 13:50 pm Borivali E Axis Bank
- 14:00 pm Kandivali E Samtanagar
- 14:10 pm Malad E Shantaram Talao
- 14:15 pm Malad E Alka Travels
- 14:20 pm Goregaon E Ratna Travels
- 14:30 pm Jogeshwari E Lal Building
- 14:35 pm Andheri East -Bridge End Hanuman Road Bus Stop
- 14:40 pm Vile parle E Indian Oli Petrol Pump
- 14:45 pm Santacruz E M A Travels
- 14:50 pm Teachers Colony – M A Travels
- 14:55 pm Bandra E Kalanagar
- 15:05 pm Sion E Circle
- 15:10 pm Chunnabhatti
- 15:20 pm Chembur E Yogi Hotel
- 15:25 pm Devnar Bus Depo
- 15:50 pm Vashi Old Toll Naka
- 15:55 pm Nerul LP
- 16:05 pm CBD Belapur flyover Bridge and
- 16:10 pm Kharghar
- 16:20 pm Kalamboli Mcdonald
- 16:40 pm Khalapur Toll Naka
- 17:00 pm Lonavala Flyover Bridge and
- 17:25 pm Urse Talegaon Toll Naka
Day 1 – Reach Gokarna at 4:30 am. Move to our stay through private transportation and check-in for the day. Relax for a while as post breakfast we leave for Yana caves, Vibhooti waterfalls, Apsarakonda park, and Murdeshwar. Dinner and campfire at night. Visit a nearby beach to spot bioluminescence (if we’re lucky!).
Day 2– Post breakfast we start beach hopping. We visit the most pristine beaches of Gokarna- Om beach, Paradise beach, and Kudle beach. Have lunch, relax for a while and leave for the journey back to Mumbai. Scheduled Bus at 7:00 pm
Day 3– Reach Mumbai by 8:00 am. Head back with loads of memories & many new friends. You can go back to your routine on the same day.
Warm hugs! Here we meet. We’re as excited as you are. You might be one of those enthusiastic solo travelers or maybe a little ‘unsure’ solo traveler, or say, you’re here with your partner or your friends. It doesn’t matter. We greet you and make sure that everyone greets each other like we’ve been friends for ages.
Now that we have inaugurated the start of new friendships, we board the bus together. We”ll take sleeper AC buses from Mumbai. Throughout the journey, we laugh with arms wide and make merry in the ride. ‘Cause that’s what friends do!
We’re in Gokarna folks! How amazing is that? But again, we reach at 3:30 am in the morning. Just the apt time for night owls to be awake & early risers to wake up for a brand new adventure. Toh Chale kya?
We’re only kidding. Understanding your need to rest for a while, we take private transportation from the station. And, head straight to our hotel and check-in for the day. After we relax for a while, we greet them good morning and have some yummy breakfast. Because of shubh kaam mein der Kyun?
Alright friends, let’s now start and tick places out of our itinerary. First, we leave for Yana caves. The entire path to Yana caves is nature’s treat. Soothing sounds of us walking through the path, the stream providing a constant background noise and us giggling with one another. Everything breathes beauty. As we reach closer, we come across some steep rocks while the beautiful mammoth cave unravels in front of our eyes.
After Yana Caves, we head towards Vibhooti waterfalls. This exuberant beauty gets its name from limestone rocks and deposits found around the waterfall. Here, we soak in nature’s beauty for a while, play in crystal clear water & wrap it with unlimited fun.
Hours of fun calls for some mouth-watering lunch. Once we fill our tummies, we shall move towards Apsarakonda Park, which literally means “Pond of the angels”. Just as its name, we start our journey to living a fairy-tale day. A beautiful landscape filled with myriad shades of green and chirping birds to give us company- it’s even better than it sounds! You will be stunned to see a serene misty waterfall hidden inside the green forest-like ambiance.
It’s more than half a day now and you might be thinking that you have exhausted all the beautiful locations from the trip. But let us remind you- it’s never a dull moment with us. We always select the best places and have the most fun group of friends! So the fun has not ended yet. Let’s now head to Murdeshwar. A magnificent Shiva statue located right on the coast of the Arabian Sea, Murdeshwar boasts the second tallest Shiva statue in the world. The beauty that radiates out of the statue has no comparison. You will find yourselves captivated by the aura and the grandeur of the statue.
And there, we have exhausted our bucket list for the day, but our spirits are still enthusiastic as ever! Although the evening is free for café hopping or shopping, we can head to a nearby beach in the evening as we might get lucky enough to spot bioluminescence. Trust us, it’s the most magical thing you’ll ever witness. And to top it all, nothing’s better than sharing an out of the world experience with a group of strangers who have now become the best travel partners. Once we’re back, it will be time for dinner! Although the day is nearly over, our fun remains. Because now, we shall all engage in a gala dinner with the most lit campfire, dancing, singing & making memories with each other. Post dinner, we bid goodnight and sleep with a smile on our face & a mind full of memories with our new friends.
Good morning again. It’s the beach day! The most fun day of the lot. Today, we explore some of the most exotic beaches of Gokarna: Om beach, Paradise beach, and Kudle beach. So hurry up and grab your breakfast. Adorn yourselves in your best beach dresses as we are in for our most happening day ever.
Most of Gokarna’s beaches have an extremely rustic and laid back aura. Probably that’s what attracts hippies the most! Beach-shacks, colorful hues of the sky & beautiful rays of the sun, all of these coupled with the most like-minded travelers is sure to make your hearts flutter with joy. As we hop from one beach to another, we have fun in the most unforgettable ways. By 2 pm, we bid goodbye to our beach hopping camaraderie and head back to our hotel for lunch. We’ve had so much fun throughout the day, so we might as well end it with fun & laughter over delicious food. So, voila!
Now, it’s time to head back to where we began. Now, we move to the station in the evening for our journey back to Mumbai. Our bus makes a move on 7:00 pm. But we shall never put a pause to having fun. Because the train moves, we catch up on the best memories from the trip and engage in talking about all the fun memories from the trip.
Every good thing has to end. So does the trip. But if there’s something that won’t end for sure- it’s the newfound friendship and newfound love! So until next time, we shall cherish the next few days with a pocket full of memories from Gokarna. But no worries, Hikerwolf would love to see you on some other trip.
Note:- The above itinerary is tentative and is produced to give an idea of the event.
- All internal transfers as mentioned above
- Sleeper AC bus from Mumbai to Gokarna and back
- Two breakfasts
- Accommodation with clean toilets
- All activities and entries to places as per itinerary
- All guide and local expertise charges
- First-aid assistance
- Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
THINGS TO CARRY
- Most Important your ID proof
- Sunscreen, moisturizer
- Bluetooth speaker
- Pair of clothes
- Casual shoes and flip-flops
- Sanitary Kit
- Please avoid wearing Gold and other costly jewelry (at own risk)
- Personal medicines (if any)
- An extra bag to keep your wet clothes
- Water bottle (Minimum 1-2 liter)
FOR THOSE WHO ARE MEETING DIRECTLY AT GOKARNA
There are a lot of buses from Mumbai/Pune to Kumta and Madangeri and vice versa available.
Can I travel solo?
Of course, you can, we always have people joining solo and they go back home making many new friends.
How and when will your team coordinate with me?
We make a WhatsApp group of all the participants, 1 day before the event and share all the necessary details in it.
Is this trip kids friendly?