The Arya Ayurvedic Panchakarma Centre at Kudle Beach in Gokarna offers unique, comfortable and spotlessly clean housing in three recently constructed buildings, situated directly in the lush greenery flanking the soft sands of the pristine and charming Kudle beach. The rooms are equipped to meet all the needs of modern travellers. The ayurvedic restaurant is directly facing the beach. We offer the complete ayurvedic treatments and panchakarma programs, restaurant, yoga sessions, and accommodation from mid-October untill end of March.Gokarna:
The guests of ARYA Centre find accommodation in 3 recently constructed buildings located directly on the Kudle Beach. Each of the 22 spacious double rooms is equiped with a ceiling fan and mosquito nets. Several rooms have an air-condition as well. Each room has an en-suite bathroom conform to european standards (hot water, shower, toilet) and a terrace with views to the beach or to the garden. Friendly English speaking staff takes care of the guests and the laundry and keep the rooms, the terraces, and the whole ARYA complex spotlessly clean.
The ayurvedic restaurant is situated directly on the beach. It serves genuine ayurvedic food. In addition, there is also a large assortment of freshly prepared vegetarian dishes and freshly pressed fruit juices as well as a variety of drinks and herbal tea to choose from. The food is prepared in a perfectly clean open kitchen. Free WiFi is provided in the restaurant area.
Kudle Beach is the first in a series of perfect beaches south of Gokarna, at around 5 km from Gokarna town and at a walking distance to either Gokarna city or to Om beach. It is also accessible by rickshaw or by car as well as by boats from Gokarna Beach.
Gokarna (ಗೋಕರ್ಣ), a peaceful little town in the Uttara Kannada district of the Karnataka state, is a Hindu pilgrimage centre as well as a tourist destination. The Car Street, which starts at the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple and runs through the heart of the town, is flanked by small restaurants and shops selling temple offerings, souvenirs, fruit, and flowers. Some traditional houses are ln the side streets connecting the numerous temples and Kotitheertha, a man-made tank that is used for ritual bathing. Gokarna is also an important centre of Sanskrit learning. During the four day Shivaratri festival, the small town of Gokarna is visited by thousands of pilgrims.
The drive up the winding path that leads to Gokarna is scenic, with the mountains of Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Gokarna is about 170 km from the international Goa's Dabolim Airport, 240 km north of Mangalore Airport, and about 453 km from Bangalore. Gokarna can be reached by buses from Kumta (36 km), Ankola (25 km) and Karwar (59 km) as well as from Goa and Mangalore on National Highway 17. It can be reached also by train Konkan Railway on the Mumbai to Mangalore route. The railway station is 6 km away from the town.
There are a variety of shortday trips for every taste. We at the Arya Centre will be happy to advice you and to help to organize your trips.
Magnificent world heritage sites at Hampi
The ancient cave temples of Badami, and the temple complexes of Pattadakkal and Aihole.
Only about 80 km south of Gokarna, is the Murudeshwara Temple with the magnificent 37 m high Statue of Lord Shiva.
53 km from Gokarna located in the thick forest of Sahyadri mountain range of the Western Ghats, is Yana (ಯಾಣ), known for two massive rock outcrops of solid black, crystalline black limestone of about 100 m of height and a cave temple below the rocks.
At about 11 km from Gokarna is impressive Mirjan Fort (ಮಿರ್ಜಾನ್ ಕೋಟೆ). It was used under the rule of Queen Chennabhairadevi in the 16th century for shipping pepper, saltpetre and betel nut.
You might also consider visiting some lesser-known hill stations in the Western Ghats or waterfalls. Jog falls at about 12o km from Gokarna on the Sharavathi River are spectacular mainly in the rainy season.
After 2,5 h driving from Gokarna you can reach Banavasi, the first capital city of Karnataka during the rule of the Kadamba dynasty. The city is surrounded by forests, river Varada irrigates fields of rice, sugarcane and pineapple. The Madhukeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and dates back to the 9th century.
At about 4 hours driving distance from Gokarna is Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary encompasing the Kali Tiger Reserve. The dense forests are home to animals including black panthers, monkeys and elephants, as well as many bird species.
In about 2 hours of scenic drive in the mountains east of Gokarna you can reach the city of Sirsi, with Shri Marikamba temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to a form of the goddess Durga.