Gokarna Also Read - Here's What to do on a Short Trip to Gokarna

Though Gokarna is in Karnataka, a lot of travellers opt to reach it via Goa, given its proximity to the beach town of India. Gokarna is a small pilgrimage town on the coast of Karnataka. While it is a religious site, travelers, especially backpackers flock this place due to its serene beaches. Framed by the majestic Western Ghats, the beaches are clean and less crowded. One of the beaches is named ‘Om’ after the Hindu symbol. Gokarna is a good weekend getaway from Goa. The distance between Goa and Gokarna is 143.5km. If you are planning a visit to Gokarna from Goa, here’s how you can reach it. Also Read - 6 Reasons to Visit The Small Sleepy Town of Gokarna



By Car

The road trip from Goa to Gokarna is quite picturesque, we must say. It will take approximately a little over 3 hours to cover the distance between these destinations. So, one has to take Quepem – Curchorem Road and then follow Ambaulim – Bali – Fatorpa – Quitol – Caiguinim to NH17. On following NH17 to Gokarna Road, you can then follow directions to the destination you are heading to in Gokarna. Also Read - Road Trip: 10 Tips on How to Prepare Yourself And Your Car For a Weekend Getaway

By Bus

While traveling from Go, one can board a local bus from Madgaon or Canacona to Karwar and then board another bus to Gokarna. The frequency of buses on this route is good.