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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

When is the best time to visit Gokarna?

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Nothing can really surpass the excitement of a new place. New hideouts to explore, delicious cuisines, enthralling shopping sprees and an intriguing culture to discover. With such wonderful plans, unpleasant weather would certainly play spoilsport.
The charming town of Gokarna is bestowed with surreal beauty. Read on a little bit more to know the best time to visit this gem of a city.

 
  • Summer

    The scorching sun shines down on Gokarna between the months of March and May. With temperatures ranging from 18°C to 40°C, the days are usually quite hot while the evenings bring a little bit of the cool sea breeze.
    The beach shacks in Summer will offer you some respite from the heat. The ideal time to relax and settle in with a chilled beer and your favourite book.

 
  • Monsoon

    Heavy rainfall in a beach town isn’t the best weather booster. Humidity, murky waters and unpredictable high tides spell Monsoon in Gokarna. June marks the beginning of Monsoon extending upto the month of August. It is slightly difficult to venture out for trekking or simply lounge about the beach. It is best to avoid the monsoon months unless you simply need a respite from the hustle bustle of city life. Swimming or water sports is strictly prohibited during these months.

 
  • Winter

    November marks the beginning of chilly winter in Gokarna. Extending up to January, the temperature during Winter hovers around 14°C to 32°C. Although the days are quite pleasant with a fair share of warm sunlight, the evenings tend to get chilly. Enjoy the warmth of the sunlight and the chill in the air during these months. With a blazing bonfire, soothing music and spicy local delicacies, Gokarna has a different charm during winter.

 

When is the best time to visit Gokarna, then? The lovely months between October to March are the ideal months to visit this gorgeous town. The days are pleasantly warm and the evenings comfortable with the soothing sea breeze. The festival of Shivratri is celebrated with much fervour and enthusiasm during the month of February. The four day festival sees the city in a different aura. With the temples decorated, the market place bustling with activity and the beaches crowded with numerous tourists, Gokarna is truly splendid.

 

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