Gokarna is the most popular temple town of Uttara Kannada district and famous for main temple of Lord Shiva, also known as Mahabaleshwara temple as well as for Maha Ganapati temple.
The temple town of Gokarna is now a famous holiday destination for beaches with the rocky mountains, scenic sunset and sunrise points and known for surfing.
Gokarna Beach is the main temple town beach of God’s Own Gokarna and is Main beach in northern direction, mainly used by Indian pilgrims.
Kudle Beach is the most charming beach in Gokarna, known for its late night beach side show, dance, eateries and music during the weekends.
Om Beach is the most beautiful and second most popular beach in Gokarna, after Kudle beach. The south facing Om beach is a naturally a Om-shaped beach and attracts local and international tourist for shore shacks, water sports and eateries on weekends.
Half moon beach is located far beyond the Om beach and are accessible only by trekking or boat service. There are list of boat service provider available in Kudle and Om beach for Halfmoon and Paradise beach.
Paradise Beach is less explored beach of Gokarna and accessible only by trekking along a muddy hill or from boat service to other beaches.
Mahabaleshwar Temple of Gokarna is known as the Dakshin Kasi, located on the shores of Arabian Sea. The temple is built in Dravidian architectural style of granite stones and one of the must visit Shiva temple in South India.
Maha Ganapati temple is located very close to famous Mahabaleshwar Temple and house most beautiful 5 feet standing granite statue of Lord Ganesha.
The best and easiest way to reach Gokarna is by train, Konkan Railway line passes through the all the below list of town but very less number of express trains halt at Gokarna road railway station. Passenger trains from Madgoan are available on regular basis, A cab, taxi or buses also available from Goa to Gokarna.
There is no direct motarable road to Kudle beach, one has to walk down from a hill to reach the beach, so travel with light luggage.
There are list of good hotels and resorts available at both OM beach and at Kudle Beach, Namaste Cafe is a good option for OM beach and at Kudle you can find list of hotels such as Gokarna international, Zostal, Sanjvani cafe and Yoga farm.
Goa to Gokarna is a must travel journey and takes around 05 hr to reach Gokarna from Goa by road. The Konkan Railway line passes through the list of long tunnels, bridge over rivers and below list of towns with natural sea beaches.
The city of Karwar at the mouth of the Kali river creates a natural harbour on blue Arabian Sea and one of the green city of India with eco tourism, small mangrove covered islands, houseboats and sea beaches.
Places of interest of tourism in Karwar includes historic sites of Sadashivgad Fort, Rabindranath Tagore beach, Maritime museum and seafood cuisine.
Kumta is a small town in the Uttara Kannada, located 35 km from Gokarna along the Konkan Railway. The city of Kumta is famous for beaches,stunning scenery, massive black Yana rock formations and nature trails.
The small town is surrounded by beaches, temples, cashew trees and small mangrove covered islands. Ankola is famous for Mango called kari Ishaad as wells as natural beaches and cashews.
Honnavar is known for its longest bridge of 2.065 km in length over the Sharavati river in Konkan Railway line. The port town is also famous for its fabulous beaches, dance drama Yakshagana and a hidden treasure of Western Ghats.
Murdeshwar town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada is famous for the world’s second tallest statue of Lord Shiva in sitting posture and house the tallest temple gopuram in India.