Om Beach Resort

Bangle Gudde Kumta Taluk, Karwar District, Gokarna
Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners
MakeMyTrip.com Otel.com Expedia.com

80%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
19%
12
Very Good
30%
19
Average
31%
20
Poor
14%
9
Terrible
4%
3

N/A

Value Score No Data

Show Prices

Good For Solo
  • Families52
  • Couples52
  • Solo100
  • Business0

More about Om Beach Resort

Walk between the beaches

by gonzo747

There are about 5 different beaches at the Gokarna area. It's a good idea to walk between them. Signs warned you not to walk between the beaches at night because muggings have occured. During the day it's not dangerous though.
At the town there is main beach. A very long beach. If you go over the hill on your left you'll get to Kudlee beach (20 minutes walk) from kudlee beach it's another 20 minutes walk to Om beach; This was as far as I went but you can go further to Half moon beach which is a 30 minute walk from Om beach and then there is also paradise beach (another 30 minute walk)

GOKARNA-THE UNDISCLOSED HEAVEN

by pradee555

"OM BEACH"

ITS CALLED OM BEACH SINCE IT IS IN TEH FORM OF OM(ITS A SACRED LETTER IN HINDU MYTHOLOGY)ITS 5 KMS FROM MAIN GOKARNA...ITS A LOVELY PLACE AND ITS IN BETWEEN TWO IMP BEACH ONE IS THE PARADISE BEACH AND TEHOTHER IS THE KUDLE BEACH

"The KUDLE BEACH"

THIS IS THE MAIN BEACH WHICH IS VERY NEAT AND U CAN SWIM AND ITS FAVOURITE HUB FOR FOREIGNERS,ITS A CALM BEACH U CAN REACH TEH BEACH BY TREKKING FOR ABT 20 MINS FORM MAIN GOKARNA BEACH WHICH IS REALLY COOL..teh accomodation is cheapo it will cost u abt 100 rs for one day...

"PARADISE BEACH"

PARADISE BEACH IS LOCATED AFTER THE HALF MOON BEACH,AND HALF MOOON BEACH IS LOCATED NEXT TO OM BEACH U CAN REACH THERE BY BOAT OR IF U R ENTHUSIASTIC U CAN TREK

Riders on the Storm-Biking Gokarna in the Monsoon

by MercenaryBuddha

"A Rider an Engine and An Engineer."

Never start a Friday night with an extended drinking session with old fogies intent on embellishing their conversation with snippets of the legendary travel expeditions they've undertaken in their not-so-young-anymore lives. There's only one result.

You get inspired in your drunken stupor to try and outdo them.


At 7 the next morning, my pillion rider and navigator, Srikanth (fresh from his final engineering exams in a college in the boodocks of Tamil Nadu) and I set out on what would be a 1200 km trip on my bike to Gokarna, where sandy beaches, half naked women and all the drugs in the world would embrace us like a brother you last saw vanishing into the crowd at the Kumbh Mela. It was also hugely recommended by a bearded entity we met the previous night at a dingy hole in the wall bar called Brigade Fuel. (See now its all making sense)

Our first stop...... 50 odd kilometres out of town, where outside the doors of a medical college were the best ever Idlis i've had in my entire life. (Do you honestly think i'll mention the name of the college so you can share my glory?)

The weather was downcast throughout the way. Maybe we should have taken heed. But there was nothing eventful to report apart from frequent warnings and bleeps from the navigator about the decomposing nature of his behind, it being seperated from the chassis by just a flimsy, wannabe leather covering.

That's what happens when your ship sinks and you cant swim.

The weather started to deteriorate just after the Jog Falls in Shimoga, the first sign of the rains that showed up once in a while like an unwelcome relative. Then, a-wonderful-for-riding-but-oh-so-boring-because-its-too-fricking-long ghat section that sowed the idea in our heads about taking an alternative route back.

Which of course, meant that the inevitable would happen. A puncture.

Thankfully, it had to happen just outside a cycle puncture repair shop, which happened to be next to the local JD (S) party office, which meant a crowd gathered in no time and whispered outrageous comments about city slickers. Srikanth was despatched to the next big town, Honnavar, to get the puncture repaired. (For more information, buy the Scorpions Live in Honnavar double CD). Two hours went down the drain, because he had hitched a ride from the suspected serial ass-rapist of Honnavar. After a few minor glitches, the tyre was back on and a good blast down the highway saw us reaching Gokarna in pitch darkness and landing up at Hotel Gokarn International where our room had access to a preview of an upcoming porn channel. And close proximity to the Down Town Bar and Restaurant. Which meant no one watched the Blue Kiss porno adventures after. (for those warm blooded and with access to the internet, please to be checking www.bluekiss.tv)

The next morning saw us heading to Om Beach and the Namaste Cafe, a chilled out shack on the beach where we spent ages doing nothing but drinking beer and waiting for the sunset, so we could start sending down the whiskeys in orderly fashion. Before we knew it, our table was a veritable United Nations Conference on the art of sending whiskeys, smoking joints and talking nonsense. The Welsh, Germans, the Swiss and the English all sent their representatives. The conference ended at 5:15 am due to lack of beer.

The next day saw the rain deciding to make its presence felt. That did not dampen the proceedings though. A four hour trek through mountainous terrain and jungles and we felt like the first human beings to land on Paradise Beach, an isolated stretch of sand which in the off season resembles the set of Castaway. Even during season, it sees only about 50 people and shacks there cost 35 bucks a head.

Oh, and in the evening, i was invited to and eventually did smoke a chillum with someone who turned out to be the chef....His ideal recipe for cooking some of the best food I've ever had?...A chillum in the morning and one in the night..If only those five star chefs were taking notes.

"The Long Road to Freedom"

Just imagine an action packed Bollywood potboiler, with a script written by Manoj Night Shyamalan (my utmost condolences for all the blissfully ignorant ones who go, "who the hell is he?'), starring Vijaykanth and Rajnikanth (if you dont know them, i dont know you) in the leading roles. Add a long dead Silk Smitha as the ghostly vixen who seduces the hero into a extra-marital affair which results in him being arrested for tresspassing cemetaries owned by the villain, an engineering student with unhealthy interests in metal, who shows his extraordinary moral upbringing by relinquishing control of the empire to an elderly Sikh gentleman, thereby condemning the Hindu fundamentalist organisation based in Nagercoil to a life of penury and misery.

Well, thats how the rest of the trip back to Bangalore ran its course, petering between absolute misery (riding through ghat sections of mountains in pouring rain), brilliant sunshine where we could make a lot of hay and a bunch of absolutely wierd people who we couldnt run away from because it was raining outside.

Leaving Gokarna at 4 pm in the rain was not such a great idea after all, even though my helmeted self couldnt have cared otherwise, but it was the frequent cries of anguish from my pillion rider that made the bike come to a hurried stop every ten minutes. Eventually darkness fell, followed by the rain, and a choice between falling into a river and falling into the sea made us stop at Maravanthe, a stretch of road with no other claim to fame but a beach and a bar. Two things that we were really looking to fall into. The bar also had accomodation for the night, even though we were denied access to our rooms for a while, since one of the bar hands was using our bathroom for purposes that shall remain forever indisclosed.

Then it was back to the bar, where of all people, we meet the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the area and his second-in-charge, who claimed to have been sold by his uncle for Rs.300 to a hotel as a kid. What resulted was a lengthy discussion on politics, Italian food and wine, followed by stunned silence when the TV announced that Manmohan Singh was on his way to becoming PM. Which meant that the conversation shifted to why we should drink Old Cask Rum since we were from a Metropolitan City and also because I had curly hair.

Thankfully, my tryst with whiskey continued till the morning where we were greeted with more rain following us all the way to Sakleshpur and beyond. Of course the sight of lorries turning turtle in front of us was a welcome change to the dark grey skies that were our constant, depressing companion. Also, getting stuck in a roadside shack for two hours because the rain refused to relent, which resulted in us chasing an annoying rooster around, since the only other stimulating diversion we could have was watching a truck overloaded with hay melt away in the rain.

After Sakleshpur though, it was brilliant, completely smashing weather, old chaps..a tad nippy though, but a quick blast with the ocassional butterfly committing suicide on my helmet meant that a few hundred odd kilometres was done in a jiffy. Ah, in between, I did call the folks back home to tell them that i wasnt dead.

Srikanth however, refused to give in to temptation.

And then it was back to the urban jungle where we had a first taste of traffic lights in 1200 km. Reached home and my legs refused let me put down the whiskeys we had carried from Maravanthe. The next morning, reality dawned like a hermaphrodite groping you on the middle berth of an Indian Railways journey through hell...

There would be only four more days left before I would be entrusted with bearing the ultra-heavy burden of sobriety.

Which meant that my odyssey ended just this morning, after four days of wine, women and song (even though it would be more like rum, chicks and metal, the latter the result of hanging out in a pub called Styx in Bangalore (plays only loud, agonisingly heavy music,y'know)

And now i shall get back to working or the dead guy will not sign my cheques.

Photos

om beach-gokarnaom beach-gokarna

Rocks just before Om beachRocks just before Om beach

Boats at main beachBoats at main beach

Hammocks at AnandaHammocks at Ananda

Forum Posts

Looking for company to Drive from Bangalore to Gokarna Beach

by rajsriv

Hi, Me and my wife are planning to drive from Bangalore to Gokarna beach. Around 500 Km. We are looking for a interested likemineded couple to share the drive. We are planning to leave on 21th Dec for Chrismas Holiday. It is amazing place I have been there twice.

Let me know if anyone is interested here.

Regards

Raj / rajsriv@yahoo.com

where to go in september (arriving in bombay) and looking for a travell budy

by freeplayer

hi folks can somebody tell me where are the best(weather/most tourist) places to visit from 26 juli till 29 august. already been in india for 4 times 15 months together so already know my way around. dont really want 2 go up north due to time shortage. in wich regions is the weather desant. especialy looking for places with old architecture and mystical and beutifull sites.

also looking for someone/few poeple that wouldt like 2 meetup and do some travelling with me. i am very easy going and open minded and i know my way around in india.
chek my homepage to get some more info about me or contact bigmike25ja@hotmail.com

RE: RE: where to go in september (arriving in bombay) and looking for a travell budy

by freeplayer

already been there but thx anyway.
what about the south is it dryer up there. and what about goa how is that in september.

RE: RE: where to go in september (arriving in bombay) and looking for a travell budy

by shobhanaj

Is the monsoon season all over the country then. It'll be difficult to find a dry spot. honestly, the only two I can think of is the Thar desert in Rajasthan and Ladakh and it has been raining in both these places as well after many years! There are plenty of places to visit. Karnataka in the south has places like Hampi and forest reserves and some quiet yet to be discovered beaches (Om beach has however hit the backpacker circuit). There's Mount Abu and Ranakpur in Rajasthan, full of temples. Gujarat has some lovely palaces and a marine sanctuary. So it all depends on what your interest is as culture is pretty abundunt in this country everywhere.

Cool places to stay at. . .

by jimbojambo

Hey guys, Any suggestions for cool, cheap places to stay where there are loads of travelers chilled or party vibe all is good. Any amazing places i'd love to know about but main places i'll prob be staying are: Mumbai
Goa
Trivandrum
Calcutta
And anyone know the best places for snorkelling???

Help would be well appreciated,
Jimmy

RE: RE: Cool places to stay at. . .

by jimbojambo

Thanks man!

RE: Cool places to stay at. . .

by Anjan123

Hey Jimmy , This time is summers in India and unless you are prepared for 45 Centigrade , it is advisable to come in Nov - Dec. You can spend time at Goa , Mumbai , do a bit at down south India , places like Cochin , Kerela etc., you can also come up to the mountains / Himalayas and spend time at Provinces of Garhwal and Himachal. In case you intend to pass by New Delhi, let me know and I will see if anything is to be arranged. Cheers,You can also add Bhutan , Nepal, Bangladesh & Srilanka from India so as to reach 80 countries soon. Cheers.

RE: RE: Cool places to stay at. . .

by jimbojambo

Brilliant thanks for that, yeah i know its gonna be hot, and very wet at times too haha but i got such cheap tickets that i can't turn it down, i've experienced 45 degrees before and i know what you mean, its gonna be HOT. I will let you know if i get any plans, i prefer travelling as i go usually. Thanks for your help!!!

Jimmy

RE: Cool places to stay at. . .

by anrionatarken

I found that Goa was full of stuck up A-holes but thats just my opinion! Om beach in Gokarna was really chilled with nice people but i think that they've built a big hotel there now! I'll be hanging around India for the Summer, deffo visit Kerala and Kolkata.....e more when i get a chance!
Cat

RE: RE: Cool places to stay at. . .

by jimbojambo

hey Caitriona, so where you gonna be in india this summer? Cheers for the advice, you got any other places you recomend?? I'm a little worried the south is gonna be like a ghost town cos of the monsoon! I get there mid July, if you wanna meet up let me know man, take it easy,

Jimmy

Travel Tips for Gokarna

A place to stay for a while

by gonzo747

I was planning to stay here for 3 days, ended up staying for a week. i've met many people that had the same thing some of em ended up staying for months. Gokarna is a small holy town in Karnataka. It's also known for it's beaches.

Comments

Popular Hotels in Gokarna

Swaswara Hotel

Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review

Donibhail Om Beach Gokarna, Gokarna

Om Beach Resort

Bangle Gudde Kumta Taluk, Karwar District, Gokarna

Show Prices

Namaste Cafe

1 Review

Near Om Beach, Gokarna

View all Gokarna hotels

View all Gokarna hotels

Latest Gokarna hotel reviews

Namaste Cafe
120 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 8, 2014
Gokarna International Beach Resort
61 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 18, 2014
Swaswara Hotel
31 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 28, 2014

 Om Beach Resort

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

Om Beach Hotel Gokarna

Address: Bangle Gudde Kumta Taluk, Karwar District, Gokarna