Gokarna is a beach town situated on the coast of Karwar in Karnataka. It is famous for two things- beaches and temples. If you are a taking a trip to Karnataka, don't forget to visit this infamous Hindu pilgrimage town which has become a new hub for beach lovers and hippies. The pristine placed and mesmerizing landscapes invites hordes of tourists every year who visit the place in search of sanctity and relaxation.
The beaches are mainly out of town and have a totally different aura from the city inside. The beaches are a place for seeking relaxation or hanging out with friends and family. A contrast to the life of town, the hustle and bustle, the beaches bring calm and peace to the visitors. The beaches have palm and coconut trees lined up. Foreign tourists can be seen in large numbers. The oceans and clean sand offer a view worth capturing.
Gokarna is one of a kind. It can be termed as a 'land of palm trees, beautiful seas and golden sands'. The devotees of Shiva can flock to the temples of Gokarna and seek blessings. The tourists can relax on the beach, in the lap of nature. Due to the growing popularity, new resorts and hotels are being opened up. There are many sightseeing options in Gokarna. One can indulge in activities like surfing, yoga, shopping, snorkeling and banana boat ride.