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Literally meaning 'cow's ear,' the quant town of Gokarna in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka is formed by the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers and the favourite haunt of Hindu pilgrims, Sanskrit scholars, and beach buffs. Om Beach, one of Gokarna's five famed beaches, takes the shape of an "Om", a Hindu spiritual symbol.
The other beaches, wedged between gigantic cliffs that protrude like delicate fingers into the sea, are Gokarna, Kudle, Half Moon, and Paradise. The drive up the winding path that leads to Gokarna is a scenic delight with rocky mountains and the Western Ghats on one side, and the Arabian Sea on the other. Adventurous tourists must be prepared for a bit of cliff-scrambling in this coastal town.
Summer 40 - 22C
Winter 32 - 10 C
Through out the year
Getting to Gokarna
The nearest airport is Dabolim in Goa connected by flight with different cities in India.
6 km away from town Gokarna Road is the nearest railhead. However, However, Kumta and Ankola are the major railway stations connected with major cities and towns in the country.
Good motorable roads connect Gokarna with different cites and places in India.
32 km from Kumta
60 km from Karwar
150 km from Dabolim Goa
200 km from Manipal
238 km from Mangalore
519 km from Bangalore