Visiting Gokarna may mean different to natives and tourists; while some come here for sanctity and religious worship, others do so on holiday. The topography of this temple town situated in a district of Karnataka is similar to that of coastal areas in Kerala and Goa. With plenty of coconut palm trees and houses made of sandstone along tree-lined streets, Gokarna is a bohemian coastal settlement. There are several winding paths with shorelines of the Arabian Sea peeking out from amidst clusters of greenery here, and the natural landscape of the coastlines serving as photography hotspots.
All these factors make Gokarna a unanimous choice for a destination in South India among holidaymakers from all over the world. If you want a location to ease out the stresses of life and have a rollicking good time, look nowhere but this temple town. Often, it is a matter of tossing a coin when it comes to choosing the best places to stay in Gokarna. The temple town has plenty of beachside resorts and budget hotels that offer a relaxing good time.
You can get utmost peacefulness in Gokarna hotels near beach doing things such as yoga, an Ayurvedic massage, learning Sanskrit, and plenty of beachside activities including water sports. The cottages and restaurants in Gokarna town offer delicious vegetarian food at an affordable cost, including South Indian Thali and a plethora of seafood including kingfish, prawns, and so forth.
The relatively warm waters of the virgin beaches in Gokarna are perfect for a refreshing bath. Bathing in seawater has its own set of benefits, including reducing skin-related issues, so have a bath when in Gokarna’s Om beach. The beach with sandy rock formations that forms the shape of a religious symbol in Hindu mythology is both serene and a photography hotspot. Since the beaches in the temple town are not commercialized, the waters would be clear blue and devoid of pollution, making it perfect for water sports as well.
For people with a habit of collecting religious paraphernalia, decorative products made of seashells, or a craze for skin tattoos, there are plenty of shopping areas and tattooists in Gokarna to satisfy their varied needs. The gorgeous sunset from a cliff top is breathtaking as well, so that is also not-to-be-missed when in Gokarna, just like many other things.