Photography is pretty much a part of the larger fabric of a coastal area anywhere in South India alongside sightseeing the tourist attractions. That is the reason why you should keep a high-resolution camera at hand when you pack your bags to the temple town in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district.
Take Daylight Snaps along the Temple Street
The street spanning in and around the Mahabaleshwar Temple in Gokarna is rife with wall graffiti and is full of locals and tribal people selling flowers to the visitors. Go for a walk through that particular street and you will come across a beautiful pond with a Brahmin community living nearby. Note that it is best to rise early morning if you want to capture photographs of the street and the temple in all its glory.
Photography Hotspots in Tadadi
This gorgeous-looking fishing port is situated in Kumta, and it would take a short trip of some 5 to 10 kilometers to reach there from Gokarna. The path that leads one to the area features plenty of fishing boats along the backwaters, which throws lights into how fishermen earn a living. For sightseeing, make the trip in the evening which is when fishermen return from the shores and unload their day’s worth of netting fish.
Salt Fields on the Outskirts
Situated around five kilometers or so from the temple town and en route to Bangalore, you can find a field that features dry salt. Much like areas of flat land enveloped in an additional layer of salt anywhere in India, this place is a sight for sore eyes, not to mention a perfect spot for taking pictures.
The Beaches in Gokarna
The sunset in the beachside is not only gorgeous to look at from afar but also worth capturing in the camera. The main beaches in Gokarna include Half Moon, Paradise, Om, and Kudle. While the Half Moon beachside is essentially laidback featuring lots of beach bums enjoying the sunset against the shorelines of the Arabian Sea, the Paradise beach is rife with hippie lifestyle and Om’s has a diverse set of crowd including foreigners and natives.
Sometimes, you can also see a few pilgrims taking a religious bath at any of the Gokarna beaches, and capturing that into a perfect frame would be a great addition to your photographing skills. A temple near a cliff can be seen from there alongside fishing boats, which is another amazing spot to take pictures.