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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

How can one reach Gokarna?

Chandralekha Singh DEC 10 2012
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Umpteen plans, myriad booking and unbound excitement. Amidst all the chaos and confusion, the thrill of planning a holiday surpasses it all. The means of reaching your destination is an important part of the planning mayhem. Depending on the holiday destination, there may be countless or limited ways of travelling. If Gokarna is on your mind, adventure is in store for you. Take a look at the different ways you can reach the beach town and choose your chariot.

  • By Air

    Long travelling hours tire you out? Cant way any longer for your holiday to begin? So be it. Flying to your destination in a jiffy is just what you need. The closest airport to Gokarna is the Dabolim Airport in Goa. Situated at about a distance of 140 km, the airport is well connected to almost all major Indian cities as well as European, Asian, Middle East and American countries. Once at the Dabolim airport, you can easily hire a cab or take a bus to Gokarna. The journey from Goa to Gokarna should take about three to four hours.

  • By Train

    The slow, rhythmic movement of trains simply takes you to another place. Set out on this journey and dream about your perfect holiday. The soft humming of the train, scenic beauty and a million thoughts are bound to keep you busy on this enthralling journey.
    Though several slow passenger trains stop at
    Gokarna Rd train station, the main Konkan  Railway station is connected to Gokarna through the small rail heads of Ankola and Kumta which are about 25 km from Gokarna. You can take either hire a rickshaw or board a local bus to reach the main town.

  • By Road

    Extremely well connected to the cities of Bangalore, Panaji and Mangalore, it is convenient to reach Gokarna by road. The journey from Bangalore takes about 12 hours and is usually an overnight journey. One can also take a bus or hire a cab from Goa which takes about three to four hours.


Yes, inch a wee bit closer to those suitcase, make your shopping lists, put in your beachwear and simply head out.


Shreya Sharma Mar 16 2016
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You could reach Gokarna either via bus or train. Karwar Express ( Train no. 16523 ) - This train is available from Bangalore on all days of the week. If you are going by bus, the approx duration is around 10 hours from Bangalore.

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