When the Sun sets in Gokarna..

This March when we made up our minds for a road trip to Gokarna and Goa, unknowingly, we also realized that this trip marks a year of booking our first car 🙂

Over the last one year – we had the lovely trips to Hogenakkal, Wayanad- Calicut, and Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry. Water was the common element and so was the beautiful Bay of Bengal. If you love seas, you will clearly feel the difference between every beach that you go to – the sand, the shells and the landscape is all so unique to itself. This latest trip was also a beach holiday but this time it was the Arabian Sea.

Gokarna is a small city in North Karnataka, India and is known for its religious links. The beaches in Gokarna are pristine and untouched. The place is still not very famous as a tourist destination and hence, if you enjoy the peace and calmness, you will certainly love this city.

Our route - Bangalore to Gokarna

Our route – Bangalore to Gokarna

Adding to it, the stay and food is pretty reasonable and your pocket won’t hurt too. A friend recommended Patang Beach Resort and I am going to recommend it too. Located interior to the city center this resort faces Ganga beach and the wooden cottages are pretty cool and comfortable.

The cottage where we stayed..Standing strong on the beach..peaceful and calm!

The cottage where we stayed..Standing strong on the beach..peaceful and calm!

I loved Om Beach in Gokarna. It is shaped as the symbol “OM” and to reach the beach, one needs to take a few steps up and then descend down – so the panoramic view is totally stunning.

That is how you comes down to the beach..Namaste Cafe is a good food joint on this beach..

That is how you comes down to the beach..Namaste Cafe is a good food joint on this beach..

We reached in the evening and could see the sun setting. The view was serene and very beautiful. This is the time, birds fly back, the cafe lights up and people start on their way back to their resorts..

The Sun!

The Sun!

Much before we left this beach – I knew this is one beach I am going to remember and then this picture says it all for me.

When the Sun sets!

When the Sun sets!

Moments later after this was clicked, the night fell and the sky was covered by countless stars. This was a no moon night and without any other light, the starry view up above made my visit memorable 🙂

Our travel plans are very random and they depend on leaves that both of us get, the length of the drive, the route and what not. Looking forward to 2014, I wish ourselves safe travels and happier trips ahead! 🙂

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  1. indrani says:

    Yet to add it to my list ‘visited’.
    Great pics and info.

  2. Anita says:

    I had just heard the name of the place- Gokarna.
    Got to see it thanks to you 🙂 Great pics, Parul 🙂

  3. Renuka says:

    Gokarna looks like a lovely destination. Nice accommodation too.

  4. Gokarna is very close to me. I see pictures of Om beach here.
    We always stay in a homestay called Nimmu House. There is a temple uphill nearby which showcases an beautiful aerial view of beach.
    Nice post…loved it

  1. January 6, 2015

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