Formed at the centre of confluence of two rivers Gokarna with its number of temples, alleys and vast expanse is a curious mixture of tradition and beauty. For Indian tourists it is a religious place while the international tourists come here lured by the vast stretches of beaches of Gokarna. Hindus perform their last rites in Gokarna and it is considered equal to visiting Kashi.
The city of Gokarna is not only famous for the beautiful beaches but has its religious importance. The temples of Gokarna are Mahabaleshwara, Bhadrakali and Venkataramana which are all temples of Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali.
The beautiful unexplored beaches of Gokarna lure the tourists from world over. The picturesque beauty of the beaches are simply breathtaking.
There are 4 beaches in Gokarna and they are the Kudle beach, Om Beach, Paradise Beach and the Half Moon Beach. Surely a paradise on earth these beaches are not visited by the fun seeking party animals but the people who wish for some seclusion and privacy , this is the perfect locale for them.
Far away from the bustling cities, revelry and carnivals, the beaches in Gokarna are the ideal vacation for all you nature lovers and peace seekers out there. A stroll in these serene locales will make you fall in love with nature once more. You can enjoy a bit of swimming and sun bathing in the blue waters of Gokarna.
One can visit the place during all the seasons. The festival of Maha Shiv Ratri however takes place during February to March. So if you wish to be a part of the colorful festivities of Gokarna, then February and March are the best time to visit the place.
One can avail hotels and accommodation facilities at cheaper rates and Gokarna is even linked by major railway stations.
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