It is a place in the Arabian Sea located in the Southwestern part of Karnataka. This is famous for its pilgrimage sites. It is the best place for trekking, cycling on the beachside, mountaineering etc.
Gokarna is full of exotic palm-lined beaches. A great view from the shore of the beach provides utter relaxation and refreshment to the body, mind and soul. The beach provides a perfect place for entertainment, and enjoyment and escapes to a quiet space.
Some of the beach and the beach things you can do there are –
Gods Own Beach
One might stop to stare at the beauty of this beach. This beach is sparsely populated. The people who seek peace in between the bounties of nature. The trail here is not boring while you drive or ride. The beach and palm trees surround the area which makes it refreshing while riding.
The beauty of this place seems like absolute heaven.
One can have a spectacular sunset view from the cliff or the beach.
Food stalls are not available so it is necessary to pack some light food.
The beach is clean and is offering its arm to welcome every person.
This beach is also famous by another name, Full Moon Beach. This beach actually seems like a paradise as there are hills around. Early in the morning, it is covered by fog. This is a small beach which is accessible only when you cover a journey by trekking. The trek till here is a bit tricky but gives you sightseeing of nature while walking. It is famous for small tent stays. This beach acts as an energizer for the trekkers to rest and then continue walking.
The food is not available here, so it’s better to pack some food.
It is an isolated, rocky and scenic beach. One can have a blissful experience with a little touch of peace away from the noise of the city.
It becomes a little scary to pass through a dense forest to reach Paradise Beach if you are fewer in the number of people.
Gokarna Kudle Beach
This beach is perfect C-shaped. Its beauty starts with the tall coconut trees. This beach is famous for its unmatched beauty and mesmerizing charm. This is the best option for the person who seeks solitude. The best combination of land, sea and greenery of coconut trees. It is delightful to watch sunrise and sunset from here. You can choose to sit on the shore of the beach and walk on the water enjoying the never-ending tides of water. The atmosphere is quiet and serene.
It is a picturesque location that allows you to take a perfect picture in dim light. There are beautiful shacks and bamboo huts for night camping. Beach has multiple options for enjoyment.
It is the best place for newlywed couples, adventurers, and solo travellers.
You can opt for any travel means for reaching the beach. The duration of travel and vehicles depends on which city you travel from. It is exactly 5 hour journey from Mangalore and 235km in distance.
This temple is a religious pilgrimage site. The Hindu devotees cleanse themselves in the water of the Arabian sea before visiting the temple. The temple is ancient and has a look of Dravidian architecture. The legend states that Ravana’s mother was a great devotee of Lord Shiva and used to pray for his son’s prosperity. But Lord Indra was jealous of this and disrupted the prayer. She was angry and Ravana gave words to his mother to bring back the Atmalinga. He worships Lord Shiva and performs different rituals to please him. As a result, Lord Shiva appears and Ravana is tricked by Lord Vishnu and disrespects Lord Shiva. When truth unveils, he once again worships hard Lord Shiva and this time asks for Atmalinga. But due to some circumstances, Ravana could not complete the rituals of possessing the Atmalinga and it collapsed inside the mother earth.
It is the best place for spiritual devotees who want to cleanse their souls and mind.
A person with good architecture must surely visit to see the beauty of Dravidian art.
It is the trademark of the glory of culture in Gokarna. It was built in the 16th century with the best architectural skills with a cultural touch. This fortress was built by the late Chennabairividevi during her matriarchal reign. The fortress has 4 entrances made of laterite. There are several wells at the moat which are interlinked to be the defence mechanism for external attacks of that time.
The online system doesn’t work here so there are two modes of transportation – by bus or by bike.