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Gokarna is a small temple town in Karnataka, gleaming with captivating temples. But this place has another side too! Homey and under-explored, Gokarna is home to numerous westerners who have spent generations here like bohemians, peacefully and in solitude. This small town is a perfect getaway for not only the pilgrims but also for the peace-seekers and couples. Have a look at the 5 amazing things to do, while in Gkarna.
Whether you are looking for the perfect white sand or the beautifully sporty dolphins, Gokarna has no dearth of alluring beaches to spend some serene time on. You can indulge in water adventures at Om beach, take a walk at the 3 kilometers long stretch of white sand at Nirvana beach or simply get lost on purpose at the stunning Paradise beach.
Not only the alluring beaches, Gokarna is also home to various significant Hindu temples such as Lord Shiva’s Mahabaleshwar Temple, Maha Ganpathi Temple, Bhadrakali Temple and many more. If you are here to satiate your religious spirit, Maha Shiv Ratri is the best time to visit this place.
This town is an amazing place to try your hands at yoga! You can find a number of yoga teachers and enthusiasts performing the ‘aasanas’ in the peaceful surroundings. While in Gokarna, you can practice yoga along the shores or surely learn some soul refreshing postures from the teachers!
What can be more serene than meaningful self-introspection? The beautifully quite environment of this coastal town gives you ample opportunities to time with yourself. You can relax at the local shops sipping hot coffee, with no one to disturb you or take a walk during the late night hours on the white sand beach. Spend as much time as you wish watching the stars and relish the serenity!
Being a temple town, the public baths are the main attraction of this place. You can take a dip in these baths and purge your soul from all the negative vibes. (Remember! This is not Goa. So, don’t take your bikinis along!)
So, this is how Gokarna will keep you engaged with in a bohemian way. Pack your bags and take a trip to a town that embraces your desire to be on your own!