Apprehended for its idyllic beaches and pristine waters, Gokarna is a darling among travelers who seek a tranquil vacation. It is the further laid-back and less commercialized version of Goa. Other than the famous Om beach, it has Kudle seaside and the more isolated Half Moon and Paradise beach.
Gokarna is a perfect destination for adventure seekers as well those require a break from the chaos of ordinary life. Travellers have the opportunity of simply strolling down the beautiful, serene beaches or participating in the multiple water sports that it has to offer. The popular water sports are parasailing, banana boat ride and jet-skiing.
With its primitive beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town and a newly obtained hub for seaside lovers and hippies.
Located on the coast of Karwar, Gokarna is a small city in Karnataka, primarily known for two reasons - its beaches and temples. Gokarna can be different things to different people. Every year hordes of tourists visit Gokarna in search of sanctity and salvation on one hand and break and relaxation on the other. The out-of-town seasides are a curious contrast to the life of the town. Palm clad beaches are dotted with foreign tourists in a majority, and very few Indians have seen across. Gokarna is not conventionally touristy. The beaches are foreseen for a slow, comfortable holiday, and everything on the beach goes at the same relaxed pace. Full of coconut and palm trees, the shores and clean sands, Gokarna is a 'one of its kind place' in the country.