Join us on a thrilling adventure as we recount our unforgettable team outing Gokarna, where sun, sand, and serenity met in a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.

In the fast-paced world of corporate life, finding opportunities to unwind and connect with colleagues outside of the workplace can be a rare gem. But at CloudOnHire, a thriving tech company that believes in the value of employee well-being, these opportunities are cherished. As part of their commitment to fostering a strong sense of camaraderie among their team, CloudOnHire organized a memorable team outing to Gokarna.

The mesmerizing Western Coast of India has always been a destination that calls out to those who seek adventure, natural beauty, and a hint of the mystical. In the last week of September, ClouOnHire team outing to Gokarna embarked on a thrilling journey to explore the hidden gems of this breathtaking region. This blog will take you through our exciting trip, from celebrating a birthday to visiting scenic waterfalls, pristine beaches, and enchanting temples.

Arrival and Birthday Bash

The journey commenced with the entire team assembling at CloudOnHire in the evening. Spirits were high as everyone eagerly anticipated the exciting days ahead. The icing on the cake for this day was the birthday celebration of one of CloudOnHire’s very own – Prathima. It was a night filled with laughter, delicious food, and heartfelt wishes for the birthday girl, setting the perfect tone for the adventure to come.

Exploring Jog Falls and Murudeshwara

With the morning sun, the team set out for Jog Falls. The awe-inspiring beauty of one of India’s tallest waterfalls left everyone in a state of wonder. The view was awe-inspiring as the water cascaded down in all its glory. The misty spray from the falls provided welcome refreshment in the tropical climate.

Our next stop was the Pavinakurva Hanging Bridge over the Sharavati river. The view from the bridge was mesmerizing, and it was an ideal spot for our group pictures. We couldn’t get enough of the mesmerizing views over the Sharavati River.

In the afternoon, we headed to the iconic Murudeshwara Temple, where we indulged in an annaprasada lunch within the temple premises. Post-lunch, we couldn’t resist the temptation of Murudeshwara Beach, where we spent quality time playing in the waves and enjoying the coastal breeze.


Night at Aura Eco Stay Resort

As the sun dipped below the horizon, the team checked into the Aura Eco Stay resort in Gokarna. This picturesque resort offered us a private beach, which was the cherry on top of our vacation. The beautiful sunset, combined with the sound of the waves, created a soothing atmosphere that made all our worries fade away.

The evening was filled with delicious authentic food, bonfires, games, dancing, and laughter. It was the perfect way to end a day packed with adventure.

Boating and the Scenic Beaches

Our adventure continued into the next day as we explored the beauty of Karnataka’s coastline. We began with a visit to Apsarakonda Falls, a hidden gem surrounded by lush greenery, where the cascading waters provided a soothing backdrop to our group photos.

Next on the list was boating in Honnavar, a unique and thrilling experience as we explored the coastal waters.  As we stepped onto the waiting boat, the gentle hum of the outboard motor signaled the start of our voyage. The boat slipped into the narrow, winding channels of the mangroves.

The dense foliage created a natural canopy, blocking out the sun, and casting enchanting shadows on the water’s surface. The silence of the mangroves was occasionally broken by the chorus of birdcalls and the distant rustling of leaves, serving as a reminder of the vibrant life that thrives within this unique ecosystem.

Eco Beach was next on our list, where we played in the gentle waves, created sand art, and captured the beauty of the beach on our cameras.

Lunch in the middle of adventure was a delight at an amazing local restaurant, serving up delicious coastal cuisine that tantalized our taste buds. Delicious food added a cherry on top of this seaside adventure.

Later in the day, we visited the famous Om Beach in Gokarna.It was a perfect spot for sunbathing, beach games, and beachcombing. Nestled in the quaint town of Gokarna, this idyllic beach has gained popularity among travelers and beach enthusiasts for its unique and symbolic shape resembling the auspicious Hindu religious symbol “Om.”

As dusk began to fall, a few adventurous souls among us decided to trek to Half Moon Beach. The dark didn’t deter them from having a unique experience under the starry sky. With torches and the sound of the waves as their companion, they ventured on this thrilling journey, leaving everyone with a story to remember.

team outing to gokarna photo

Recognizing Excellence on the Coastal Retreat

CloudOnHire recognizes and celebrates excellence in its workforce by awarding the Employee of the Year Certificate to outstanding employees in a truly exceptional way. Rather than a traditional ceremony, the company takes this recognition to amazing spots around the world, creating a unique and unforgettable experience. CloudOnHire took the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the outstanding contributions of their best employees.

The atmosphere was electric as colleagues came together to commend the hard work, dedication, and innovative spirit of the Employee of the Year. This unique celebration not only acknowledged the recipient’s accomplishments but also inspired and motivated the entire team to strive for excellence, fostering a culture of recognition and camaraderie that sets CloudOnHire apart.

As the day turned into evening, we lit a bonfire, and one of our more musically inclined colleagues strummed his guitar. Soon, everyone was singing along, and a impromptu beach jam session was born.

As the waves whispered their goodbyes and the sun dipped below the horizon, we packed our bags, but our hearts were still in Gokarna. Until next time, where the sea meets the sky, and the memories keep rolling in like the tide.As our trip to Gokarna came to an end, we couldn’t help but reflect on the incredible experiences we had shared. Each day was filled with adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty. Gokarna offered us the perfect blend of spirituality, adventure, and relaxation, making it an ideal getaway destination for work-weary souls.

Back at the office, our sun-kissed skin and relaxed smiles were hard to miss. The team outing to Gokarna had not just been a getaway but a reminder of the importance of taking a break from the daily grind. It recharged us in ways we couldn’t have imagined.

Now, let’s hear from some of our team members about their experiences on this amazing trip:

  • Prathima, the birthday girl, expressed, “The birthday celebration was a wonderful surprise. I felt truly special, and the trip was a fantastic gift!”
  • Gayathri said, “This trip was a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and bonding. I’ll cherish the memories forever.”
  • Akhilesh said, “The trip allowed us to bond with our colleagues and cherish the moments. The laughter and adventure created lasting connections.”
  • “Jog Falls was awe-inspiring, and the beach fun at Murudeshwara left me rejuvenated. The trip was a perfect team-building experience.” expressed by Selva.
  • “The natural beauty of Gokarna left us all in awe. The pristine beaches, rocky cliffs, and lush forests made for a stunning backdrop. It was a welcome break from the daily grind, and everyone seemed to appreciate the serene environment.” by Hema
  • CEO of CloudOnHire Ravi Bramhapuram expressed, “Overall, the team outing to Gokarna was a fantastic opportunity to unwind, connect with team members, and recharge our spirits. I believe it has brought us closer as a team and will have a positive impact on our future collaborations.”

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