Even those with a yearning to travel long distances visit Gokarna, the temple town in Karnataka. If there is wanderlust in you, visit the land of Mahabaleshwar Temple and virgin beaches in South India. The pilgrimage center has to offer visitors more than just places for swimming, hiking, shopping, and eating seafood, or even practicing yoga during the quiet hours.
A trip to the Vibhooti Falls
If you want some inner peace or places for photography, ask around and the natives will surely suggest travel bugs to explore the small waterfalls along the way to Yana Caves. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yana village. Most of the visitors to Gokarna make it a point to visit this attraction to spend peaceful timeouts right in nature’s lap.
Strolling the Sandy Kudle Beach
Amongst the main virgin beaches in Gokarna, Kudle is a favorite of all the beach bums. It is an ideal setting for all beachside activities including volleyball, people watching, and snorkeling close to the beach. To the beachside, there are many beach resorts and shacks offering serene views to the shorelines of the Arabian Sea and perfect retreat opportunities.
Staying at Cottages in Gokarna
Finding a budget place to stay is of prime concern for most visitors to the temple town. If you happen to find affordable accommodation in any of the beachside shacks, it is best to advance book one soon after your arrival. Of course, staying in the beachside will offer you easy conveyance in and around Gokarna or comfortable boat rides to the ocean, not to mention staying up at night to sleep under the sky.
Enjoying Beach Trek and Seafood
The beach trek in Gokarna starts early in the morning from Kudle beach and prolongs to Om, Half Moon, and Paradise beaches before trekkers return to their respective havens. The best way to enjoy a beach trek is to find the navigation or a guide who knows the roster of both sunset and sunrise and the pace with which to walk in order to reach a particular beach to catch the sunset.
When it comes to gourmet food, you have the option of tasting an Indian Thali meal or vegetarian pasta in a restaurant or the budget cottage you chose to stay in. In fact, there are many shacks, which offer Italian, Mexican, and Chinese food in Gokarna, so you can pick the menu according to your personal taste.