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Gokarna

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  • Day37

    It's Christmas!!

    December 25, 2018 in India ⋅ ☁️ 32 °C

    Well the day has come. This time last year we were in England attempting to plan our what we thought would be a 3 month trip travelling in SEA. In fact this time last year we hadn't even booked our flight even though we left on the 11th. Its just crazy to think about it.

    In the morning we went for a Christmas day swim, got ready and then went to meet Charlotte. When we met her she was paralysed in her hammock haha!! So we just sat, read our books and chilled. We met someone called Ady who got on like a house on fire with Will. While chilling Ady spotted dolphins!! They were super close!! It was very exciting.

    After a while Charlotte joined and we were able to encourage her to come and grab some lunch with us. We spent the afternoon just chilling, chatting and reading. By dinner she was feeling much better and we ventured further down the beach for dinner ate amazing aubergine, paneer and cashew potato cream with tandoor chapattis. It was sooo good.

    For 10 days the police have put a 10 day ban on alcohol at the beaches in this area because supposedly young Indian men go crazy wild and so its to prevent them. For foreign tourists this is obviously crazy especially for this time of year, so obviously there has started a black market for it instead. And I must admit we did join in. We bought cartons of old Monk Rum and coke and had sneaky drinks in the local restaurants to celebrate. Haha I felt like the teenager I'd never been able to live! We then found out about a local pool party so after a couple of sneaky rums we were up for a boogy. I had my reservations but actually it was good fun. Not many people actually went into the pool and to be honest it was a pretty chilled out party.

    It was a Christmas with an emotional and surreal roller-coaster but it was certainly different and fun!

    I honestly don't have much to add about the next day. We juzf sat in Hanumans Cafe and chilled out reading books, chatting and eating lots. 😊❤️
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  • Day39

    Exploring Om Beach and Gokarna Town

    December 27, 2018 in India ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    After two days of chilling we decided it's time to see more of Gokarna than Kudle beach, so Will Charlotte and I met up and headed over towards Om Beach to do some exploring, bird watching, reading and swimming. We saw Green Bee Eaters and Brahminy Kites along the way. When at Om Beach we met Grace who we had originally met on Kudle Beach when we arrived and we decided to hang out there until late.

    The next day Grace, Will and I went to explore the town. The day was full packed with exploring, getting out day pack fixed, looking at trinkets and clothes, having a laugh with the locals, finally eating affordable food, finally catching up on my blog and most of all getting our Airtel Sim card fixed. Since buying it in Mumbai it hasn't worked so Will has been contacting them through every means possible to get the problem rectified. Guess how he got it sorted in the end? He contacted a random Mall in Mumbai, not where we bought it, who happened to have the direct contact number of the Manager of the Mall that we bought it from. She then conference called everyone together and eventually was able to get us in touch directly with the same airtel store we bought the SIM card in!! Honestly the whole thing was ridiculous!!! Anyway we got it sorted just in time for our old Sim expiration. Phew!

    I think my highlight of the day was when we went to the hammock shop. He was making a blue and purple hammock as we approached and I fell in love so we got one! Well you can't say no when it's only £2! Can't wait to put it up in our flat 😂

    After picking up a few beers from the wine shop we sat at the beach and enjoyed some peace and quiet from the town.

    In the evening we went for dinner at a rooftop near the beach which had a beautiful view of sunset. The main dishes were really yummy but the naans and breads were super disappointing! When we finished we wandered back in the dark which was actually quite fun! For the first time we could see the stars quite clearly and it was so romantic hearing the crashing of the waves with the stars above.
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  • Day1

    Relax in Gokarna

    November 27, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Well this is it. Last morning in Goa with the group, the relax on the beach was amazing but it's time to go! I have to admit, get up from sofa is really difficult when there's amazing food and cold beer.
    The first stop - bus station. After few minutes it seems not so easy to get to Gokharna (final stop). But some bus is coming so gooo! The bus stopped and it's time to change, surprisingly, another bus but after this one there should be bus to Gokharna! For sure! Ok, so when you asked people on the next bus stop for a bus and answer is clear and simple - No bus, something is wrong. Well it tooks only 10 minutes and I discovered bus with Gokarna sign hidden around the corner! Nice!
    So after 3,5 hours, 3 buses, finally, beach, Sun and samosas!
    Well let's find accommodation. After few conversations the advices are simply, to the beach and right! First stop and I have a bed for 200Rs, well it's only a couple of bricks and plank with mattress but... it's enough.
    In the end of the village the small hill begins and sunset is coming, let's go! Nice walk during the evening, the views are amazing...
    For dinner fish curry and beer, everything what is needed! And with beer it's easier to find a friends...evening with guys from Australia and Ireland was really good. Beers, rum and in the end also merunkovice ended up with practice of German language.
    Nice evening...
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  • Day8

    Gokarna

    February 10, 2018 in India ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Da die Fahrt von Badami nach Gokarna nur gut 6 Stunden dauerte, bin ich dort schon gegen 3 Uhr morgens an der Haltestelle Gokarna Cross ausgesetzt worden. Noch circa 10Km von Gokarna entfernt bietet diese eher spartanische Haltestelle an der Autobahn eine gute Gelegenheit für den einen oder anderen Autorickshaw-Fahrer sich in der Nacht etwas dazuverdienen zu können. Ein Service, den ich allein im Dunkeln und in fremder Umgebung natürlich gern angenommen habe (400 Rupees, 5€), um nicht laufen zu müssen.
    Im eigentlich online gebuchten Hostel angekommen galt es dann erstmal den Rezeptionisten aus dem Bett zu klopfen, damit er ein Bett für mich beziehen kann, welches natürlich auch schon hätte vorbereitet sein können. Gegen 5 Uhr morgens kam ich dann immerhin zum Schlafen.

    Das Örtchen Gokarna beherbergt meiner Meinung nach hauptsächlich französische und russische Touristen. Warum das so ist, weiß ich nicht. Daneben gibt es noch gut 5 Strände, welche die kleine Halbinsel auf dem der Ort gelegen ist, umgeben. Während an diese unzählige Cafés und Hotels in gutem indischen Standard angrenzen, scheint mir das Hinterland fast unberührt. Das dies nicht so ist, da vermutlich jeder versucht dort an Touristen zu verdienen, zeigen die vielen Schilder und Hinweise auf Gasthäuser. Dennoch habe ich durch die vielen Gärten und bewirtschafteten Äcker einen sehr gemütlichen und ländlichen Eindruck gewonnen.

    Zur groben Erkundung der Gegend hat mir ein Tag gereicht. Somit habe ich mich nach der zweiten Nacht dann am Sonntag zusammen mit ein paar indischen Studenten aus Chennai auf dem Weg nach Goa (nördlich) gemacht. Die Jungs hatten zufällig die gleiche Zugfahrt vor sich und haben mir auch direkt bei der Buchung des Tickets geholfen. Ich bin allerdings, um es ganz genau zu sagen, in das Örtchen Panjim weiter gefahren, ohne die Jungs.
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  • Day13

    Fahrt nach Gokarna

    November 24, 2017 in India ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Die Grippe ist voll ausgebrochen. Die letzten Nächte Dauerhusten, aber nur Nachts insb. beim Liegen, tagsüber vorbei. Macht den Urlaub nicht gerade einfach.
    Inzwischen 120 km südlich gefahren. Ausserhalb von Goa, in Karnataka. Unglaubliche kaputte Straßen mit unglaublichen Unebenheiten, sogar wenn sie frisch geteert sind. Eine ältere Frau transportierte sogar im Gepäckraum Fische, beim Ausladen musste sie aufpassen, das ihr die nicht von den Krähen geklaut wurden.Read more

  • Day15

    Gokarna - Tag 2

    November 26, 2017 in India ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Heute habe ich Antibiotika, 10 Tab. für 2€, geholt. Gibts bei der Pharmacy ohne Rezept. Die Bronchitis ist doch chronisch geworden. Weiter südlich gibts noch weitere kleinere Strände, z.b. Kudle und Om Beach. Leider alle ziemlich verkommen, verschmutzt, viel Party und natürlich auch von der untersten Gruppe von Russen belagern.

    Der Ort Gokarna ist relativ unterentwickelt. Eigentlich lässt sich hier das typische Indien gut erleben. Pilger und Priester durchströmen den Ort und besuchen die Tempel. Abends vergnügen sich die Tagesbesucher am Strand.
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  • Day15

    Gokarna - 3. und letzter Tag

    November 26, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Übernachtet habe ich in einer Hütte, Gemeinschaftsbad/WC ausserhalb, für ca. 2,80€. Essen gibt es auch nur hier, auch sehr günstig. Es gibt hier keine gehobenen Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten, eine tourist. Infrastruktur fehlt. Trotz ohne Komfort sehr ruhig und entspannend. Der Strand ist sauber.

  • Day3

    gokarna karanataka

    December 31, 2015 in India ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    yes.. we reached way before/. so tot to spend some time in gokarna so called karnataka's goa ;-) donno. who said...roads where very small very very small. we managed to reach the beach.. it was crowded too.. we were like god how goa will
    be :-P

You might also know this place by the following names:

Gokarna, Горад Гокарна, गोकर्ण, ಗೋಕರ್ಣ, ഗോകർണ്ണം, Гокарн, கோகர்ணம், గోకర్ణ, Гокарна, Gokarn

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