Kodachadri can be considered as the trekkers paradise and encompass everything from perfect dense forests to higher waterfalls, the meadows spreading everywhere and a view of Arabian Sea. The trek is possibly the toughest of popular treks in Karnataka but the view from the peak makes the effort worthwhile. A cover of luxurious jungle stretches in all directions.
Murudeshwar is a beautiful town lying on the shore of the Arabian Sea and is famous for the world's second tallest statue of Lord Shiva. If you are a beach lover, then you must visit Murdeshwar beach. Surrounded by gentle hills and lush green foliage, this beach is always bustling with activity. The beauty of this place is enhanced by the coconut trees which are indigenous to this location. The major activities which can be done here include boating and scuba diving.
Gokarna is a very small tourist town cantered around temples and is in the northern coastal region of Karnataka which is about 518 KMs from Bangalore. It is known for its huge coastline and a number of beaches that have scenic rocky climbs. The beaches are pristine and hidden behind a frame of well-placed hillocks that trek enthusiasts are keen on trekking to hit the beaches. It is one of the hotspots for travelers, backpackers, beach bums and is a perfect weekend family getaway because of its unspoiled and rustic nature.
So, what are you waiting for? Join us on this wonderful trip and gain varied experience being a trekker and beach-bum at the well-known and best spots of Karnataka.
Day 1, 4th October, 2019, Friday:
Get picked up on Friday night from different spots at different time and begin your overnight journey to Gokarna.
08:15 PM: Baroda Bank, Koramangala or
08:45 PM: New Shanti Nagar hotel
09:15 PM: (Hard rock café) MG road at 8:30 PM
Day 2, 5th October, 2019
Around 06:00 AM on Saturday, the day of trekking, you will reach the campsite, freshen-up and have breakfast later.
Start trekking to Kodachadri at around 8:30 AM
Have mid snacks at ‘Buttermane’ points (self-sponsored or carry-optional)
Later, continue the trek again, and relax for some time near the Hindlumane waterfall.
At around 03:00 PM, you will reach the temple. Lunch will made available basis the availability (packed Lunch/ If available on top)
You will reach the peak around 04.30 PM, explore the surroundings- Sarvagna Peetha and Arabian Sea. Enjoy the serenity at its best from the top.
(On the clear day, you may be able to see your shadows in the clouds framed with rainbow)
Descend to the campsite in your respective jeeps with an amazing roller coaster ride.
Have dinner and get ready for bon-fire. Make friends for life and enjoy.
Retire for the day with relaxed soul.
Day 3, 6th October, 2019
Wake up early and freshen up.
Pack your bags, fill your empty stomachs and check-out from the campsite around 09:00 AM.
Now, we will route to Gokarna via Murdeshwar Beach.
Visit Famous Shiva temple at Murdeshwar Have self-sponsored lunch at the beach.
You can also enjoy the water sports and Scuba at Murdeshwar ( available at additional cost and dependent on weather conditions)
Reach Gokarna Beach in the evening
Gokarna beach is one of the five beaches with no dearth of beautiful magnificence. bound by rough mountains and the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. The beach is serene and a most loved among explorers.
Have dinner and get ready for bon-fire. Make friends for forever and enjoy.
Retire for the day with relaxed soul.
Day 4, 7th October 2019
Wake up with peace by 7 AM, freshen up and enjoy your breakfast and be ready by 8:30.
After breakfast we hike to paradise beach, spend some time and move to half-moon beach.
After half-moon beach we hike to OM beach, have self-sponsored lunch and enjoy the serene beauty of OM beach, the water adventure sports are also available on the OM beach.
From Om beach, we will be trekking through little timberland to the perfect sun set point along with a stop at dolphin viewpoint.
Reach Kudle beach through a picturesque route.
At around 7:00 PM, commence your return journey to Bangalore.
Have a self-sponsored dinner route.
Wind up the tour after you get dropped back in the morning.
Points to Note:
The route through jungles is infested with leeches. The dense jungles house several species of poisonous snakes. Protective ankle-length footwear and long trousers are a must on the trek
The amenities along this route are basic. The trekker is advised to carry adequate water and beverages
The route passes through a wildlife reserve. The trekker is advised to avoid littering the route and to keep noise levels to the minimum.
Carrying torches and insect repellents is essential on this trek.
MANDATORY THING TO CARRY
Two liters of water bottles
Raincoat (if in case it rains)
A cap / Sunglasses to avoid direct Sun
Personal medical kit / Medications (if any)
Good Trekking Shoes
Extra trousers and inner wear
Cargo/track pants -2
Personal medication kit
Accommodation would be provided in Homestays. There are separate rooms for boys and girls.
Meals will be made available as per the availability
Breakfasts (All days)
Lunch (Day 2)
2 dinner (Day 2 and Day 3)
Lunch are excluded as Gokarna has varied list of delicious which one should must try by themselves.
Local and experienced guides and trek facilitators
Jeep ride to homestay
Trekking through different Beaches
Sunset and Sun rise point
Permission from Forest Dept
First aid kit
Lots and lots of FUN.
Pick up and drop from Bangalore in a vehicle and the type of vehicle depends on the size of group.