Gokarna Experience: Its a fun place, requires lot of energy and stamina.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Favorite resturant - Old La Pizzeria Resturant, Kudle beach and Shree Ganesh Shack on Om beach. These shacks serve Chinese,Indian,Italian, Iserali, Continental cusine
Shopping - Bead Necklace, Tambola
Activities & things to do: Trekking - One must trek the entire journey from Kudle beach to Om beach to Half moon beach & finally Paradise beach to get the real gokarna experience. 6 yrs back when i went there the only option was to trek but now there are ferry boats that take you from Om to Paradise beach. I wud strictly not recommend doing this if you have the energy to trek. the view from the top of the cliff while trekking is something you can die for.
Swimming - the beach is relatively safe but there are many who die here every year since there are no life guards. Strictly advise not to drink,dope and have substance while going in the water. Om beach has big rock which are slippery. There are youngsters who get adventrous and try conquering there rocks which can be fatal.
Doping - There are peddlers on the beach side who approach you with stuff like Grass. Its a common sight to see firangs passing the chillam in a group.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel Tips - Carry SPF 40+ Sunscreen,Mosquito Coil or creme,Travel light if you plan to trek.
Booze - Carry your own booze as you may not get all brands.
How to Reach -
Blore - there are direct buses that leaves at night. check with travel agents.
Other option is to take the direct train from blore to mlore and then take another train to Gokarna road Station.
Gokarna Road Railway Enquiry no. 08386 -279487
Blore Railway Enquiry - 080 - 139
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