Gokarna-Murudeshwara Backpacking Tour
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Gokarna, a tranquil coastal town nestled in the state of Karnataka, is renowned for its serene and pristine beaches that stretch along the Arabian Sea. Often referred to as a hidden gem of South India, Gokarna offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, spirituality, and a laid-back atmosphere. Travelers visit Gokarna not only for its picturesque beaches but also to explore its rich cultural heritage, centered around ancient temples and sacred traditions. This town is a destination for those seeking a peaceful escape, where you can immerse yourself in the gentle rhythms of the sea, enjoy beach treks, indulge in local cuisine, and witness stunning sunsets. Gokarna is an ideal place to unwind, rejuvenate, and connect with the soul of coastal Karnataka.
Murudeshwar, another coastal gem along the Karnataka shoreline, offers a unique blend of natural beauty and spiritual significance. The town is most famous for the towering Lord Shiva statue that overlooks the Arabian Sea, making it an iconic landmark. The Murudeshwar temple, known for its architectural grandeur and cultural heritage, draws pilgrims and tourists alike. Besides its religious importance, Murudeshwar also boasts pristine beaches that invite visitors to relax and unwind. The town provides opportunities for beach activities, exploration of local life, and an enchanting view of the sea. It's a destination that seamlessly marries spirituality and leisure, offering a distinctive experience on the Karnataka coast.
Yana's Mystical Caves: Embark on an enchanting excursion to the mystical Yana caves, a unique geological wonder. These limestone rock formations are shrouded in legends and tales, offering a surreal landscape for exploration.
Sunset Bliss at Om Beach: Embrace a serene sunset at Om Beach, aptly named for its natural Om-shaped formation. Engage in thrilling water sports or unwind with beach yoga sessions, immersing yourself in the coastal tranquility that this unique spot offers.
Kudle Beach's Coastal Charm: Discover the coastal charm of Kudle Beach, a pristine shoreline known for its tranquility and inviting ambiance. Whether you wish to soak in the sun, swim in the gentle waves, or simply relish the beach's serene atmosphere, Kudle Beach offers a perfect coastal escape.
Murudeshwara's Spiritual Marvels: Venture further to witness the breathtaking and colossal statue of Lord Shiva, a true marvel standing tall at a remarkable 123 feet. Marvel at the artistic and spiritual significance of this colossal creation.
Temple Grandeur in Murudeshwara: Explore the grandeur of the Murudeshwara Temple, steeped in religious fervor. Admire the temple's intricate carvings and the impressive 20-storied Gopura that adorns its entrance, creating an awe-inspiring sight.
Tranquil Beauty of Murudeshwara Beach: Unwind at the peaceful Murudeshwara Beach, where pristine golden sands meet the crystal-clear waters of the Arabian Sea. Whether you seek a tranquil stroll along the shore or exciting beach activities, this coastal gem provides the ideal setting for relaxation and adventure.
Non AC Tempo Traveller / Bus Pushback Seater
On Friday, Get picked up in Bangalore from the following points and start your Gokarna-Murudeshwara tour.
- Gorgunte Palya
After the pickups, we will take a short dinner break and continue our overnight journey to Gokarna.
Non AC Tempo Traveller / Bus Pushback Seater
As you arrive at the Gokarna campsite, it's time to check in and freshen up. A hearty breakfast will be served, providing you with the necessary energy for a day filled with exciting sightseeing. Your Gokarna exploration encompasses visits to some of the region's most captivating attractions:
Yana Caves: Your adventure begins with a visit to the mystical Yana Caves, known for their unique limestone rock formations and tranquil surroundings.
Om Beach: You'll proceed to Om Beach, named after its natural Om-shaped formation. Here, you can enjoy water sports or practice beach yoga while taking in a serene sunset.
Kudle Beach: Next, you'll explore Kudle Beach, known for its golden sands and clear waters, providing an ideal setting for a leisurely stroll or engaging in various beach activities.
Lunch during this day is self-sponsored. In the evening, you'll return to the campsite for an overnight stay in the serene coastal town of Gokarna.
Non AC Tempo Traveller / Bus Pushback Seater
On the second day of your journey, you'll start with an early wake-up call and a scrumptious breakfast to prepare for another day of exploration. Here's what's on the agenda:
Mirjan Fort: Your first stop is the historic Mirjan Fort, known for its fascinating architecture and historical significance.
Murudeshwar: You'll then proceed to the sacred town of Murudeshwar, where you'll have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking colossal statue of Lord Shiva, a marvel of art and spirituality. The town is adorned with intricate carvings and boasts a 20-storied Gopura, adding to its grandeur.
Jog Falls: The journey continues to Jog Falls, the tallest un-tiered waterfall in India. Jog Falls is particularly spectacular during the monsoon season.
Lunch is included in the day's itinerary. After this enriching day of sightseeing, it's time to bid farewell to Gokarna and embark on the journey back to Bangalore, accompanied by a bag full of cherished memories. You'll reach Bangalore early on Monday morning, before 5 am, concluding your remarkable Gokarna-Murudeshwara expedition.
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Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore: Enjoy round-trip transportation in a non-AC Tempo Traveller or Bus with pushback seater arrangements. Your journey will begin in Bangalore and conclude back in the city.
Tour Captain from Backpackers United: Benefit from the expertise and guidance of an experienced Tour Captain provided by Backpackers United. They will ensure a safe, enjoyable, and well-organized touring experience.
Meals: Delight in the convenience of two hearty breakfasts to kickstart your days and one sumptuous dinner to refuel after a day of adventure.
Tent Stay (Twin Sharing): Experience an overnight stay in comfortable twin-sharing tents at the campsite, providing a cozy and communal atmosphere.
These inclusions are designed to make your Gokarna-Murudeshwara trekking tour a memorable and hassle-free experience.
Lunch on All Days: Lunch expenses are not covered in the package. You will have the opportunity to enjoy meals at your own cost.
Dinner on Day 3: The package does not include dinner on Day 3. You are free to choose and pay for your dinner according to your preferences.
Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses, such as shopping, additional meals, or activities not specified in the inclusions, are not part of the package and will be your responsibility.
Anything Not Mentioned in the Inclusions: Any services, activities, or items that are not explicitly mentioned in the inclusions will not be provided and should be considered as additional expenses.
THINGS TO CARRY
Soft Copy of Aadhar or other Government ID: Ensure you have a digital copy of your valid ID for any necessary verification.
Reusable Water Bottles: Stay hydrated throughout the journey with at least two liters of water.
Shoes with Good Grip: Wear comfortable and sturdy trekking shoes that provide a good grip for various terrains.
Clothing for Two Days: Pack appropriate clothing for the entire trip, keeping in mind the expected weather conditions. Don't forget an extra set of clothes.
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Cap/Hat: Protect yourself from the sun's rays by bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cap or hat to shield yourself from direct sunlight.
Toiletries: Carry essential toiletries such as shampoo, towel, toothpaste, soap, and hand sanitizer.
Juice Packs, Glucon-D, Energy Bars: Keep your energy levels up with juice packs, Glucon-D, and energy bars to fuel your journey.
Polybag for Wet Clothes: Bring a polybag to store wet clothes and shoes, keeping the rest of your belongings dry.
Raincoat or Poncho or Umbrella: Be prepared for unexpected rain with a raincoat, poncho, or umbrella to stay dry and comfortable.
Personal Medication: If you have any specific medical needs, remember to pack your personal medication.
Camera (Optional): Capture the beauty of your journey with a camera to preserve memorable moments.
Sandals: In addition to trekking shoes, consider packing a pair of comfortable sandals for relaxation.
Power Bank: Keep your mobile devices charged with a power bank to stay connected during the trip.
These items will help you stay prepared and comfortable throughout your adventure in Gokarna and Murudeshwara.
Policy and Terms
- Cancellations made 30 days or more before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 10.0% of the total tour cost.
- Cancellations made between 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 25.0% of the total tour cost.-
- Cancellations made between 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 50.0% of the total tour cost.
- Cancellations made between 3 days to 7 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 75.0% of the total tour cost.
- Cancellations made 0 days to 3 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 100.0% of the total tour cost.
- This cancellation policy is designed to provide clear and transparent guidelines regarding cancellation fees based on the timing of cancellations. Please take note of these terms before booking your adventure.
Terms and Conditions
Please carefully read and understand the following terms and conditions that govern your travel experience with Backpackers United:
- Ownership of Content: Any photos or videos taken during the trip by Backpackers United's content creators or clients are owned by Backpackers United and can only be used by the company for advertising purposes. No one else can use the content commercially without permission from Backpackers United.
- Payment: Full payment for the trip must be completed before the trip begins. Failure to complete the payment may result in the cancellation of the trip.
- Valid ID: All travelers must have a valid government-issued ID that will be verified before boarding. No boarding will be allowed without a valid ID.
- Transfer of Bookings: The transfer of bookings is not allowed. Only the names mentioned at the time of confirmation will be allowed to travel.
- Passport Requirements: For international travel, clients must ensure that their passport is valid for at least six months from the date of intended travel and not damaged in any way. Backpackers United is not responsible for clients who book travel with passports that do not meet this requirement. Any denial of entry at immigration or any additional cost arising from alternate arrangements for deportation must be borne by the travelers.
- Unused Inclusions: No refunds will be given for any inclusions that are not utilized by the client.
- Luggage and Belongings: Travelers are responsible for their luggage and belongings. Backpackers United is not responsible for any damage or missing items.
- Departure Time: The departure time is fixed, and all travelers must report at the pickup point 30 minutes before scheduled departure. The air conditioning will be switched off in the hills, and the driver will have the discretion to turn off the AC during the trip for safety reasons.
- Prohibited Activities: Drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited during the tour. Backpackers United's tours involve physically demanding activities such as trekking and camping at high altitudes, so clients are advised to be in good physical shape.
- Liability: Backpackers United is not responsible for any accidents, bodily injury, illness, death, loss, or damage to baggage or property, or any damages or claims arising from negligence or delay by any person not employed by Backpackers United.
- Conduct: Any misconduct or indiscipline will not be tolerated during the tour.
- Alterations to Itinerary: Backpackers United is not responsible for any delays or alterations to the itinerary due to natural hazards, accidents, weather conditions, landslides, political closures, or any untoward incidents. Alterations to the itinerary may be necessary due to various factors, such as weather and road conditions, and the physical ability of participants, in the interest of safety, comfort, and general well-being.
- Insurance: Backpackers United does not provide insurance policies to cover sickness, accidents, or losses due to theft or other reasons.By booking a trip with Backpackers United, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to abide by these terms and conditions. Your safety and enjoyment during the trip are our top priorities, and we appreciate your cooperation and adherence to these guidelines.