Gokarna –worship at the temples, then chill on the beach
Gokarna is a beautiful village in Karnataka, and is visited by many, not only for its beautiful beaches, but also because it is a temple town. Located approximately 453 km from Bangalore and 240 km of Mangalore, this beautiful and quaint village is the ideal setting for a holiday.
The main beaches of Gokarna are Gokarna beach, Kudle Beach, Om Beach, Half moon Beach and Paradise Beach, which is also known as Full moon beach. All these beaches are simply beautiful. The nearest one to the village is Kudle beach, which is a 20-minute walk. The rest of them are a bit farther away, but one can easily trek over the hills to visit them
For the people who love to worship, the Mahabaleshwar temple is one of the most famous Shiva temples, and houses the ambling. Apart from this famous temple, there are a host of others such as Uma Maheshwari Temple, and Bhadrakali Temple
Accommodation can be found quite easily at either the village, or the beach itself, and it is very affordable as well. You can get a hut or room for anywhere between Rs. 100 – 600. As for the food, do not miss out eating the seafood. For the vegetarians, there’s always the tasty thalis.
Gokarna is just like heaven on earth and can be enjoyed by people who love to worship, as well as holidaymakers who want a little peace and quiet.