Route which we followed?
How to reach?
There are many ways to reach north karnataka but we have preferred Train journey .
We took train from Thane to Gokarna ,called matsyaganda which took us Gokarna at 4am.( Official it’s 3.15am)
Inside city you can get bikes on rent Rent varies based on bike and if it’s weekday/ weekend.
1st Day -Gokarna
We have covered all below places in one day and in the same sequence:
- Mahabaleshwar Temple
- Gokarna Beach
- Yana caves
- Vibhuti waterfall
- Paradise beach( you can skip this)
- Om beach
- Kundle beach
At 6 am ,we reached Mahabaleshwar Themple which was unique and holding very nice story /history behind temple.
Since it was weekday and very early morning ,we got darshan quickly.
On walking distance from temple we have Gokarna beach .
After spending some time on beach, we had a nice breakfast on Gokarna beach resto.
We got address from locals for renting bike and then we started towards Yana caves which was one of the best decision to visit though it’s bit long route 48km and then near by we have Vibhuti waterfall. I would definitely recommend these 2 places as must visit.
Half day was gone ,on the way back we had our lunch. Please note it would be great if you will carry water and few eating stuff with you as these places are not much crowded.
Next place was paradise beach which was very calm but you can skip this beach as I find it’s worth to spend more time on Om and kundle beach. You can enjoy beautiful view of sunset from Om/ kundle beach
We have ended our day by revisiting Mahabaleshwar temple.
In Gokarna Our stay was at ‘GREEN LAND’ 1200/night and which was quite pleasant and near to Mahabaleshwar temple/ Gokarna beach/ bus stand.
2nd Day – Murdeshwar
From Gokarna to murdeshwar ,you can get direct buses till 8.45am after that there is no direct bus (2.5 hrs) and you need to reach murdeshwar via kumtha.
we had took 11am bus to kumtha (1hr) and from there we took murdeshwar bus(1.5hr).
if you would like to enjoy this view then do visit murdeshwar .
After enjoying this beautiful view , we headed towards Udupi via bus (2 hrs) . we had pleasant stay at ‘Mathura comforts’ which was near krishna temple of Udupi.
There you can find rooms from Krishna temple authorities provided it’s not pick time.
3rd Day – Udupi
- St Mary’s Island
- Kodi Bengre
- Hanging Bridge
- Malpe Beach
- Kapu Beach LightHouse
- Krisha Temple
4th day – Manglore
Next day we catched early morning train to Manglore(Mangaluru) from Udupi , One can have bus .
Basically mangalore is proper city and you can do shopping , visit temples there like manjunatha temple, Dharamstala Karnataka. we had to attended friends marriage so we preferred to keep day simple . We enjoyed very authentic food served in banana leaves. If you never tried and get chance , do try it.
way back to home?
Now Time to go back home .You can get flight ,bus ,train to back home.we had train booking from Mangalore to Pune and we ended here a small elegant family trip .