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Gokarna Beach Trek, Vibhooti Waterfalls & Yana Caves – Starts From Bangalore

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Gokarna Beaches, Vibhooti waterfalls and Yana caves from Bangalore

Sun, Sand, and the Sea – all calling from a wonderful beach destination Gokarna. Hill top stay, Waterfalls, & Caves will make it even more exciting!

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    All about the Gokarna Beach Trek, Vibhooti Waterfalls & Yana Caves – Starts From Bangalore.

    Hello Bangalore!

    Gokarna is easily the most famous destination in Karnataka. There are famous Beaches like Om Beach and Kudle Beach usually visited by tourists. Interesting thing is, there are also a few more beaches that can only be reached by trek like Paradise Beach, Small Hell BeachHalf Moon Beach. These Beaches are separated by hills covered with mini forest. One has to climb up the hill, trek through the woods, and reach the next beach. Sounds exciting, eh?

    We’ll start our trip by checking into our homestay located on a hill near Kudle Beach. With colorful crowd and picturesque panorama, Om Beach makes a perfect setting to take selfies and groupfies! Many more beaches waiting to be explored later in the day.

    The night is happening and full of memories at Gokarna!
    The music, the delicious food, the bonfire, social gathering under a moonlit night adds up to the experience. 

    The next day, we will visit Gokarna Temple, flea market, and head to gushing Vibhooti waterfalls to take a dip under chilling fresh mountain water. This is one of the highlights of the trip. There’s something magical about waterfalls that will refresh your senses and instantly make you happy.

    Finally, we shall explore gigantic formations of Yana caves deep inside the jungle by trekking.

    Come, join Muddie Trails on this exciting journey to a wonderful experience – Gokarna Beach Trek, Vibhooti Waterfalls, and Yana Caves!


    Highlights of the Gokarna Trip from Bangalore:

    • Kudle Beach
    • Gokarna 5 Beach Trek
      (Belekan Beach 👉 Paradise Beach 👉 Small Hell Beach 👉 Half-moon Beach 👉 Om Beach)
    • Vibhooti Waterfalls Dip
    • Yana Caves Exploration
    • Beautiful Sunset at Om Beach
    • Gokarna Temple, Shopping
    • Bonfire with music
    • Stay located on a Hill


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    1. Day 0 Leave to Gokarna from Bengaluru!
      • Start from Bangalore, an overnight journey to the west coast.
    2. Day 1 Play on Kudle Beach, Gokarna Beach Trek
      • Check into Gokarna stay in the morning.
      • The captivating setting of our stay located atop a hill will refresh your senses.
      • Put your bags at common area, freshen up, have Breakfast.
      • Small ride to Kudle, hit the beach and play in the water.
      • Gokarna is usually a safe place to play in the sea in summer and winter.
        Note: Safety is utmost priority. One has to take care not to go too deep into the water.
      • Break for Lunch a nearby restaurant, chill out for some time.
      • Change to trek gear, go on a famous Gokarna Beach Trek covering following beaches: Om Beach ~ Half moon Beach ~ Small Hell Beach ~ Paradise Beach ~ Belekan Beach.
      • Experience a peaceful sunset with the reddish-orange Sun slowly dipping into the ocean.
      • Reach homestay by late evening, refresh.
      • Rooms/Beds assignment.
      • Bonfire, with social gathering under a starry night sky.
      • Have Dinner (as per pre-order).
      • Take well-deserved rest, good night!
    3. Day 2 Gokarna Temple, Market, Vibhooti Falls, Yana Caves
      • Freshen up, have Breakfast, check out of the stay.
      • Visit Gokarna Temple, shop for goodies at a flea market near by.
      • Head out to take a dip under magnificent Vibhooti waterfalls. There is a single change room close to the falls. The ice-cold water will refresh your senses. There is even a natural pool if you know swimming. For non-swimmers, there are lots of rocks to sit on the shallow water overlooking the falls.
      • Have a basic lunch at a local restaurant. Note that there is only one option for having food at this remote location. The food might not be great sometimes but we have to adjust.
      • Explore Yana caves in the dense forest. Contrary to the name, these are not really caves. Yana caves are breathtaking black rock formations because of volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. They are located in the middle of thick jungle and are a treat for nature lovers.
      • There is a temple at the base of the caves.
      • Say good bye to Yana caves late evening, start return journey back towards Bangalore.
      • Have Dinner at a restaurant/dhaba on our way .
      • Overnight journey, take good rest.
    4. Day 3 Back home with memories!
      • Reach home early in the morning.
      • Share your beautiful experience of Gokarna beach trip with friends and family.

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    About Trip:

    • This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
    • This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and comfort. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
    • Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.


    Travel:

    • Tempo Traveler or Mini Bus (with push back seats).
    • Note: This trip involves overnight journey on a push back Seater (not sleeper or semi-sleeper).
    • We request you to book this trip only if you can handle slight discomfort (especially last row of the vehicle).

    Stay:

    • At a hilltop homestay 5 mins from Kudle Beach.
    • Separate Dormitories for Men and Women.
    • On request, we can give 2 sharing tents at extra cost.
    • The stay has well maintained common toilets/shower rooms.
    • Morning time before trekking, we will get space at a common area to put our luggage.

    Food:

    • 2 Breakfasts are included.
    • Lunches and Dinners are self sponsored. The shacks at Gokarna serve wide range of Konkan cuisine as well as South/North Indian food.
    • Please check Inclusions, Exclusions of Gokarna trek package for complete list of things included in your trip cost.

    Trek:

    • Beach trek distance: 5 Km
    • Time taken: 2.5 – 3 hours
    • Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
    • Terrain type: Beach, Small hills.
    • Can beginners attempt this trek? Yes.

    Things to carry:

    • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste
    • A lightweight backpack for the trip (no suitcase, no trolley)
    • A small bag for the trek (to carry a water bottle, snacks, etc)
    • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID)
    • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (depending on weather forecast)
    • Track pants, T-shirt for the trek
    • Cap/Hat/Sunscreen (to avoid getting tanned bigtime)
    • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
    • Power bank, charger, camera (if you wish to)
    • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our stay.
    • Disposable garbage covers (to separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes)
    • Good grip shoes or sandals for the trek
    • Your personal medications, if any
    • Pair of water wear to take a dip in the waterfalls/sea
    • Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help during the trip
    • Carry your jerkin/sweater – it can get cold at night
    • Carry a lil bit of cash for Sunday lunch, dinner, and misc. expenses
    • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

    Pickup Points:

    Silk Board / HSR Layout: 9:00 PM
    • In front of Udupi Grand restaurant on Service road
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    Marathahalli: 9:25 PM
    • In front of Mahindra Showroom
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    Tin Factory: 9:40 PM
    • Tin Factory Bus Stop towards HP petrol pump
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    Goraguntepalya: 10:35 to 10:50 PM (based on traffic)
    • Metro Station Bus Stop towards Hospital
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    Note: Sometimes we may start early around 8 PM itself (for Mini-Bus). In this case, we shall let you know in advance on the trip day.


    What’s next after booking your trip:

    • A Whatsapp group shall be created on the trip day and Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared.
    • This trip involves traveling with strangers and night stays (if any). Please be mindful that:
      • It is mandatory to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your government approved ID card.
      • You will need to share your co-traveler(s) details if you have booked more than one seat.
    • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in the group once it starts at the first point.


    Special notes:

    • Tourists are not allowed to play in the sea because of the high tide during monsoons (usually June to Sept). Book your trip only if you are fine with this. It is dangerous to enter the sea at that time.

    Seasonal variations:

    • Feb to May (summer): Clear views, amazing sunsets. A warm climate throughout the day, an ideal time to take a dip in the sea and go swimming. Vibhooti has enough water to take a refreshing dip. Yana caves provide a good experience. Best time for sunsets.
    • June to mid-Oct (monsoon months): It’s a wild and wet season for Gokarna. Trekkers aren’t allowed to enter the Sea because of the high tide. The rains will hit hard. It’s a good time to chill out and enjoy the beauty of the place. Need raincoats for the trek. Vibhooti waterfalls and Yana caves in the jungle give a thrilling wild experience. 
    • Oct to Jan (winter): Misty weather, peaceful sunsets, pleasant weather during days, cold nights. A good amount of water at Vibhooti. Best time for Yana caves.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Gokarna 2 days Trip Package InclusionsItems that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel (Tempo Traveler or Mini Bus, Non AC)
    • Accommodation on sharing basis
    • 2 Breakfasts
    • Experience all places mentioned in the Highlights section
    • Bonfire (if it doesn’t rain)
    • Music & social gathering
    • Trek guide & entry tickets
    • Trip Leader
    • A hell lot of entertainment!
    Gokarna Package ExclusionsItems that are excluded in the cost of tour price.
    • Lunches & Dinners.
    • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above.

    Terms and Conditions

    • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
    • Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
    • Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
    • Do not wander into the forest away from the designated trail for treks. There may be snakes, scorpions, and dangerous animals.
    • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
    • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
    • No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
    • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
    • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
    • The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
    • Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) after boarding the vehicle. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.


    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation by Traveler

    • 80% refund/100% postponement if you inform about your cancellation before 48 hours of the event start time. An email has to be sent to muddietrails@gmail.com to raise a cancellation request.
    • No refund/postponing is allowed within 48 hours of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
    • No refund/postponing is allowed for partial payment – booking fee – which is done to book your slot.
    • No refund during/after the event.

    Cancellation by Muddie Trails

    Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.

    What if we don’t get the minimum number of people for the trip?
    We have 2 options in this case:
    Option 1: Complete refund.
    Option 2: Switch to any other trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.


    Cancellation due to external factors

    Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.

    In these scenarios:

    • No Refund is allowed.
    • 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
    • Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

    Overall Rating
    5/5
    Rajashree Dey
    Reviewed On 20/11/2023
    5/5

    This was my first trip with Muddie Trails to Gokarna. The Trek Lead (Ravi Kumar) is very experienced and motivating. He ensured the group stayed together during the trek, all points were covered in time, and we got enough time to rest. He superbly planned the 2 days. He also engaged us in multiple group activities, thus even solo travellers like me felt comfortable. Many thanks to Muddie Trails and Ravi Kumar for this wonderful experience

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