Gokarna: Things to do, Places to Visit, Best Time to Visit & More

    
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Gokarna is a small temple town located on the Western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district of the state of Karnataka. If you’re considering a beach destination for your next trip or vacation, be sure to consider Gokarna. For all Bangaloreans who find themselves upset over not having access to a beach spot, head out and hit the beach here.  

The Mahabaleshwar temple in Gokarna is the most popular tourist attraction here. This makes Gokarna a sought-after pilgrimage spot. Lord Shiva is enshrined in this temple and if you ask the locals, the legend of the creation of this temple will be told to you in length. Taking a walk around this temple and immersing yourself in the Dravidian architecture etched on the walls is one of the crucial things to do in Gokarna.  

Things to do in Gokarna don’t run into long lists but you will be surprised by how much this town has to offer. Beaches are one lifestyle to opt for while in Gokarna. The beaches here have some of the most enticing names – Half Moon Beach, Om Beach, Nirvana beach, Small Hell Beach, Paradise Beach and the name itself has nothing on the effect for when you see them. Most of these beaches are lined up with shacks providing some delicious food coupled with the best views. Every sunset here is a treat to the eyes. Trekking, Sport Climbing and water sports are also extremely popular and engaging things to do in Gokarna.  

While Gokarna makes for a great vacation spot, the culture and pace around this town is also a lovely option for a long getaway from the hustle of the city life. With the beaches surrounding you, everything seems more bearable.  

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