All about the Gokarna, Dandeli & Murudeshwar (3D/4N – Long Weekend Special Trip).
Hello Adventure seekers!
Presenting 6 in 1 Special Trip to Gokarna, Dandeli, Murudeshwar, Vibhooti, Nirvana Beach and Mirzan fort for the 3 Days long weekend.
Dandeli is an ideal weekend getaway in north Karnataka for those who love nature & water activities. The town is surrounded by thick forests and rich vegetation where rare animals and birds roam in deep valleys and hilly terrain. On the banks of Kali river, Dandeli is truly a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty and adventure sports.
Different water adventure sports in Dandeli include – White Water Rafting, Zorbing, Swimming, Boating, Ziplining, Kayaking
Each activity above costs between 100 to 350 INR. White Water Rafting costs approx. 600 rupees. We have a window to enjoy whichever watersports you wish to do based on their availability at that time. You may avail these sports directly by paying cash over there.
Important notes on rafting: The status of White Water Rafting – whether it will happen or not – will only be announced by Forest/Dam authorities on Saturday morning. No travel company can promise it beforehand 100%.
The next day, we will visit magnificent Vibhooti Waterfalls of western ghats to take a dip under chilling fresh mountain water. There’s something magical about waterfalls that will refresh your senses and instantly make you happy. This experience is simply rejuvenating.
We shall have a pit stop at Mirzan Fort and give a visit to temple town Murudeshwar which is sitting pretty on the west coast. A beautiful sunset at Murudeshwar beach is icing on the cake.
Gokarna is easily the most famous destination in Karnataka. There are famous Beaches like Om Beach and Kudle Beach. The interesting thing is, there are also 5 offbeat beaches that can only be reached by trek like Paradise Beach and Half Moon Beach.
Is it like hopping from one beach to another? Not so simple! These Beaches are separated by hills covered with forest. One has to climb up the hill, trek through the woods and reach the next beach. A Beach Trek. Sounds exciting, eh?
Come, join Muddie Trails on this exciting journey to Gokarna, Dandeli, Vibhooti, Nirvana and Murudeshwar!
Gokarna Om Beach, Half Moon Beach, Devil’s Hell Beach, Paradise Beach, Belekan Beach
Wake up to the chirping birds, cold breeze and misty setting of the surrounding forest in Dandeli.
Freshen up and have nice Breakfast.
Take those selfies and groupfies at our lovely campsite in the fresh morning light.
Head out to take a dip under magnificent Vibhooti waterfalls. There is a change room close to the falls. The ice cold water will refresh your senses. There is even a natural pool if you know swimming. For non swimmers, there are lots of rocks to sit on and shallow water overlooking the falls.
Have basic lunch at a local restaurant. Note that there are not many options for good food at this remote location.
A 10-15 mins pit stop at Mirzan fort close to the Konkan express way.
Move towards the west coast, reach our next destination Murudeshwar (3 hours of journey from Vibhooti).
Visit Temple, Shiva’s statue, and explore Murudeshwar beach and enjoy a peaceful sunset.
By late evening board our vehicle and reach Nirvana Beach Campsite (Journey of 1.5 hours).
The captivating setting of our campsite right next to the beach will excite and thrill you. You will fall in love with the place the moment you see it.
We will lighten up the bonfire, play music under a starry night.
You may order dinner, and it will be served on the beach close to the tents.
Poncho or rain proof jacket with a hood (based on weather forecast)
Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our campsite
Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes)
A good grip sandals or shoes for the beack trek
Your personal medications, if any
Pair of water wear to take a dip in the river/sea
Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help during the trip
Carry your jerkin/sweater – it can get cold at night as its close to forest
Carry a lil bit of cash for Sunday lunch, dinner and misc. expenses
Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.
What’s next after booking your trip:
These trips involve traveling with strangers and night stays (If any). Please be mindful that:
You will need to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your ID card.
You will need to share your co-traveler(s) contact details if you have booked more than one seat.
Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared through a Whatsapp group on the trip day.
Live location of the vehicle will be sent in group once it starts at first point.
Please save Muddie Trails Whatsapp number 9827032009 to receive above updates.
Feb to May (summer): Best time to visit Dandeli and Gokarna, amazing sunsets. Hot climate throughout the day, ideal time to play water sports, take dip in the river/sea. Dandeli always has water as they release dam gates over the weekend.
Sept to Jan (winter): Pleasant weather during days, slightly humid, peaceful sunsets, good to play in the water. Cold nights will give a good experience of campfire.
June to mid Sept: It’s the rainy season and time to store water in the dam for the entire year. Trekkers aren’t allowed to enter the Gokarna sea because of the high tide. The rains will hit hard.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Gokarna, Dandeli, Vibhooti, Murudeshwar, Nirvana Trip Inclusions
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
Dandeli 1 Night stay
Gokarna1 Night stay
2 Breakfasts at Dandeli & Gokarna
1 Dinner (Veg & Non Veg) at Dandeli
Bonfire (if it doesn’t rain)
Entry tickets & permissions
Visit all the places in the “Highlights” section
Music with social gathering
Gokarna, Dandeli, Vibhooti, Murudeshwar, Nirvana Trip Exclusions
Items that are excluded in the cost of tour price.
Water activities like River rafting, Jacuzzi, Kayaking etc. in Dandeli.
Food other than mentioned above
Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above.
What are Terms & Conditions?
The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
The event will stand canceled if less than 6 travelers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
Every traveler is expected to digitally sign a liability/waiver form given by the Operations Team in the Whatsapp group. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.
What is the Refund Policy?
Cancellation by Traveler
50% refund shall be done if you inform us about your cancellation before 5 days of the event start time. An email has to be sent to email@example.com to raise a cancellation request.
No refund/postponing is allowed within 5 days of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
No refund during/after the event for any reason.
Cancellation by Muddie Trails
Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 6 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.
What if we don’t get the minimum number of people for the trip? We have 2 options in this case: Option 1: Complete refund. Option 2: Switch to any other trip of thesame weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
Cancellation due to external factors
Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.
In these scenarios:
No Refund is allowed.
100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same