When it comes to choosing a honeymoon destination in South India, you will be spoiled for choice since there are plenty of attractions in the coastal areas. Choosing Gokarna as a destination for a post-wedding trip will offer newlywed couples a memorable experience altogether. This temple town, in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district, steeped in the religious landscape of south India is a pilgrimage center of the Hindus. Besides that, millions of visitors from across the globe travel to Gokarna for a retreat or as a weekend getaway including newlyweds.
The town has its own beach used for pilgrims besides other virgin beaches namely Kudle, Om, Paradise, and Half-Moon, all facing the shorelines of the Arabian Sea. Most of the tourists with a strong desire to travel long and far come here to explore the virgin beaches. Unlike anywhere in South India, the beaches in Gokarna are perfect to travel on foot and worth exploring through various water-sport activities.
Besides beachside trekking, Gokarna offers plenty of water-sports including parasailing, banana boat ride, scuba diving, and snorkeling. For those on a post-wedding trip, this temple town is one worth experienced firsthand. A honeymooner will be in love with their spouse but also will fall in love with the holiday destination in South India. Adventure seekers travel from Gokarna to the wilderness of Kumta and across to the Yana caves, so your honeymoon will be full of adventure as well.
Aside from temples, the landscape of Gokarna see-saws everything from coconut palm trees and the pristine beaches rounding off a destination, which is perfect to spend timeouts with the spouse. The best time to visit Gokarna is following the recession of South Indian monsoon and late March, which is when sightseers partake in popular tourist activities along the beachside.
Where to find accommodation is one that tends to puzzle visitors to the temple town, but you have plenty of choices there also, including everything from budget cottages in Gokarna to luxury Gokarna beach resorts. When the tourist season is at its peak, it is best to advance book a Gokarna cottage, so that you can enjoy all the benefits including meditation and yoga, full body massage, and above all, unparallel views to the shorelines of the Arabian Sea.