Beautiful beaches, temples, and a soulful vibe. This is what this small pilgrimage town, which has slowly evolved into a popular tourist destination, has to offer. If Goa is no longer your go-to destination, Gokarna will be. The beauty of the location stems from the fact that it has yet to be commercialized.
From a rich mythological history to sandy beaches, the area has something for everyone. If the sheer beauty of the town has piqued your interest, here are 5 soul-soothing places in Gokarna that you must visit.
Many pilgrims consider this beach to be their favorite of the town’s five beaches. There aren’t many tourists on the beach, but there are plenty of pilgrims. If you’re looking for a soul-soothing location with a touch of tradition and culture, this beach is a great choice. The pilgrims and, if any, tourists walking around the sand will give you a sense of the town’s divinity.
Om Beach, which gets its name from the symbol Om, is also on the list. The beach is thought to be in the aforementioned shape. The beach’s easy accessibility makes it a favourite of both locals and tourists. The tranquil setting allows you to unwind and relax. Don’t forget that the beach is extremely crowded on weekends. So, plan ahead of time if you intend to visit it.
Kudle Beach is the next fascinating beach on the list. Kudle Beach, like Om Beach, has accommodations, restaurants, and shacks. Due to its remote location, however, it is best to visit the beach during the day or early evening rather than staying late. If you don’t want to do that, you can skip this one and go to the other beaches and temples for a similarly soul-soothing experience.
The beach is truly heaven, as the name implies. The beautiful beach can be defined as having fewer people and more peace. The beach is not only sandy, but it also has rocks, so proceed with caution to avoid tripping or falling. Also, don’t be surprised if you have to work hard to persuade a boatman to take you here, because there has to be a reason why the beach is less crowded, and that reason has to be seclusion.
It’s impossible to overlook the temples in Gokarna. And the Mahabaleshwara Temple is at the top of the list. If you want to sample some history and culture, go straight to the temple. Religion combined with soulfulness will make you forget about the problems of the world and enter a state of solidarity. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and contains an atmalingam, which is said to be one of the world’s most powerful lingams.