So we freshened up and ordered some tea and snacks and went straight to sleep by 8.30. Bangalore City Jn and Gokarna Road are approximately 716 kilometers far from one another. We decided to take this route towards Jog Falls. We knew this meant long queues at the toll booths on our way out of Bangalore. The roads were alright, but there were just too many villages en-route and that meant a lot of speed bumps. We planned to leave between 04:30 and 5 AM, set the alarms and went to sleep. Right after getting off the NH, we stopped for a short break in a village and had fresh coconut water. A. So, our final itinerary looked something like this: Day 1 – 26th-Jan: Bangalore to Bhatkal (En-route visit Jog falls) Need help to Decide which route and where to stop for breakfast and Lunch(We are planning to leave at 4 in the morning). I had planned to get everything ready well before the trip, but as usual, there were multiple things pending on my list on the night before the drive. Luckily, we found a small side road that bypassed the bend and we joined the main road just before the toll booth. It takes 7Hrs 15Min to reach Gokarna from Bangalore by road. Thus was planned this road trip to Gokarna from Bangalore … Day 4 – 29th-Jan: Spend the day at Palolem just relaxing at the resort or explore the nearby area on foot. ... Pune Mirror Tamil Samayam Bangalore … By this time, we were very hungry and were desperately looking for a proper meal. This post is about day 2 of our Bangalore Goa road trip. We’ve been wanting to visit Goa for the past 5 years but the plan never came about. Place to stay in Gokarna. That’s not how it turned out though as we couldn’t decide on such a place and finally settled for Bhatkal. Beyond this point, as expected, our average speed went down drastically. Continue to Day 2 of Bangalore to Goa road trip. Day 1 - Murudeshwar & Gokarna Bangalore Goa Road Trip (via Jog Falls, Bhatkal, Murudeshwar, Gokarna) Bangalore Goa Road Trip (via Jog Falls, Bhatkal, Murudeshwar, Gokarna) By Ankit Rajpoot | March 5, 2018 | Comments 5 comments . The route was very scenic as we passed through the Sharavati Valley Wildlife Sanctuary during the golden hour. Bangalore to Gokarna Travel Time: 7 hours 59 mins : Bangalore to Gokarna Flights Showing indicative fares for from BLR to GOI. SWR launches new overnight train from Bengaluru to Goa via Karwar; to benefit Udupi, Karwar passengers ... Honnavara, Kumta, Gokarna Road and Ankola. Yay! The hotel has a prominent building bang on Bhatkal Circle and we had no trouble finding it. However, the plan had to be changed owing to incessant rains even in the month of October. We were starting from Electronic City and took the Nice Ring Road towards the Tumakuru highway. Bengaluru to Gokarna flights Cheap flights from Bengaluru to Gokarna is a common search query for travelers looking for flight schedules, cheap air tickets, flight costs, and lowest air fares for flight services of airlines running on this route. A. What is the lowest price for a Bangalore to Gokarna bus ticket? Thankfully, Jog falls being a tourist spot, we found this (Prakruthi Yatri Nivas) restaurant near the viewpoint and decided to have lunch there. Thanks, Babu It was 600 kms door to door and we decided to visit Murudeshwar and Gokarna for a day before going to Goa. I follow a very strict policy of driving only during the day, thanks to the moronic drivers who are always on high beam with their fog-lamps on. It was refreshing. The first train from Bangalore City Jn to Gokarna Road leaves at 18:20 Hrs from Bangalore City Jn. Given the time of the year, we didn’t have high hopes of finding any water in the falls. In January of 2018, I and wifey finally set out on our Goa Trip. We continued on towards our next destination, which was Jog Falls. I had trouble falling asleep just like I always have before a trip. Finally, after spending 45 minutes where we had planned to finish in 20 minutes, we started again. Day 5 – 30th-Jan: Start back from Palolem in the morning and reach Bangalore before 6 PM. On the other hand, Gokarna is a small temple town in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. 01 h 10 m . As expected, we were hit by heavy traffic going out of Bangalore on the Tumakuru highway toll. The most important was to get the car ready. It’s a decent place, however, due to the long weekend, it was super crowded and finding a seat or getting service was an arduous task. A. The driving distance between Bangalore and Gokarna is 516 km, while the ethereal good ways from Bangalore to Gokarna is 394 km. Or so we thought. You can also read about the first day of our Bangalore Goa Road Trip. Subscribe to my blog so you will not miss new posts. Got up at 5 AM and got ready hastily, loaded the bags into the car and started our long journey. How are the conditions now. Hi, We are planning for a Bangalore-Goa trip from 29th September - 3 Oct. Still, we were not able to pick up speed as the road was very narrow and had a lot of blind curves. Day 2 – 27th-Jan: Bhatkal to Vagator (North Goa) (En-route visit Murudeshwar, Gokarna) While planning the trip, we wanted our night halt on the onward journey to be around midway between Bangalore and Goa. Filled her up and got the air pressure checked in all four tires and the spare. If you are travelling to South Goa, the Karwar Route is a good one to try. How much time does it take to reach Gokarna from Bangalore by road? Started again after the fuel top-up. What a relief. My initial plan was to start by road from Bangalore to Jog Falls via Mangalore, Udupi, Gokarna, Yana and Vibhuti Falls. Also, learn to swap the tyre. Place to stay in Palolem and on the Beach. There was an upturned lorry at a bend just before the toll booth, which was causing the bottleneck. There is/are 1 direct train(s) from Bangalore to Gokarna. 15:45 Bangalore . We had also made the grave mistake of not stopping for lunch before getting off the NH. So, here it goes the planning and execution of our Bangalore Goa Road Trip. We started our journey again after spending some time in the restaurant’s backyard at 04:30 PM. We took this route towards our hotel The Royal Oak, Bhatkal as suggested by Google Maps. Via Train, it is 761 Km. Once home, I checked all the documents in the car and packed some essential things like snacks, charger, water bottles etc. Bangalore → Nelamangala → Tumkur → Chitradurga → Sirsi → Ankola → Karwar → Panaji. Well, after about 2 hours of driving through the forest area, we finally arrived at Bhatkal. At the same time, I was a little bit worried as the sun was setting and the thick jungle was already bringing in an early dusk. We traveled on the NH (Mumbai Highway) for another 4 hours and about 210 KMs, till Haveri, at which point, it was time to get off the NH and take on the slower State Highway to cross the ghat section. But this time, we finally decided that we’d visit Goa and do so on a road trip. The next day was gonna be less taxing as we only had about 250KM of driving to do. Total Distance Travelled: 535KM Any precautions and additional preperations? After hours of munching on potato chips and sweet cake, it was nice to have a proper meal. By the way, if you like road-tripping then do invest in a few emergency accessories for your car: A tubeless puncture repair kit and an air pump is a must for long trips. GoAir. The day before the trip: Since this was our longest road trip to date, and I am the only driver among the 2 of us, we decided to have a night-halt on the onward journey. They don’t seem to have covered parking available and we were asked to park in the open parking space available right in front of the hotel building.