The distance between Gokarna and Bangalore, is around 500 km and it takes around 10 hours to reach Gokarna from Bangalore, by car. The route is as follows: Bangalore - (NH4) Tumkur - (NH 206) Gubbi - (NH 206) Tiptur - (NH 206) Arsikere - (NH 206) Kadur - (NH 206) Tarikere - (NH206) Bhadravati - (NH206) Shimoga - (NH206) Sagar - (NH206) Honavar - (NH17) Kumta - Gokarna.
The road between Bhadravati and Shimoga, which is almost 30 km, is not that good. Try taking a break before Kadur, at a restaurant called Masala, for meals. The food served there, is hygienic and tasty.
Transport options from Bangalore to Gokarna
Bangalore to Gokarna By Car: Hire a cab from Bangalore to reach Gokarna, which takes around 10 hours. Cost of cab ranges from INR7 to INR50 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families, seniors and group travellers.
Bangalore to Gokarna By Bus: Take a bus from Bangalore to Gokarna, which takes around 10 hours. Gokarna Bus Terminal is located at the city centre. Economical and ideal for individual travellers and backpackers.
We five of us travelled in my friend's I-20 with my friend (car owner) being the only driver. We started at 5 am from Bangalore and reached Kumta at 1 pm. Owing to the quality of highway, my friend dint even feel the slightest of the problem roaming though the highway. The highway offers scenic highlights including windmills of Chitradurga. You would find many Kamat Restaurants to serve your bellies.
A nice place to visit with friends and family. The best option is to take an AC bus from Bangalore (we took VRL Travels bus) as the road is full of turns (hilly area road) and not that good.
Om Beach and Kutley Beach are the major attractions in Gokarna. We decided to stay at Om Beach and took one room there, the room was not that good but we hardly spent our time in the room. We attended late night party at Om Beach which was awesome. One internet cafe is also available at the beach where we booked our return tickets.
In the last 8 hours we went to Kutley Beach. Kutley Beach is also good and we played volleyball with foreigners there. Food is bit costly there and if you are vegetarian I would suggest you to keep something with you to eat.
At, the end it was an awesome experience there and I would suggest you to go there.
We took rented a car from Zoomcar in Bangalore (they offer cars for rent, without chauffeurs) and drove down to Gokarna. It is a long drive, takes you on the NH-4 for about 300 km and then moved on to a number of state highways/village roads depending on which route is suggested by maps. The roads are not very wide so you have to be confident of your driving skills. But it is a beautiful drive once you get off the NH through forests. If you love driving, you will love these roads. Would recommend an SUV or at least a sedan with good ground clearance for this drive.
It was a nice journey in SRS Travels as we booked a sleeper class. We left at around 10 pm and reached Ankola by 7 in the morning. The car was waiting for us to drop Honey Beach Resort and its 7 km from Ankola.
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