The famous Miramar Beach in Dona Paula, off Panjim, Goa. This very pretty and peaceful beach is one of the most famous and cleanest in Goa (note the two dustbins), and is also among the ones with least “touristy” activities though it lies in the heart of Goa, near the capital of the state. The Miramar beach is huge with a vast expanse towards the south and this photo was taken at the Northern most end of the beach. This spot is also exactly at the mouth of the Mandovi river, where the river meets the ocean, and rusty barges (like the one in the picture) are a common sight sailing up and down the river and past the beach. The sky and the sea were flawless this bright sunny morning.
Beach ‘shacks’ as they are called seen lined up at Calangute beach in Goa, India against a blue sky and golden sands of the beach. Shacks act as open air restaurants and bars on the beach serving great food and liqour. They are propped up right on the beach and thatched with palm leaves and have chairs and tables arranged. Perfect spots to relax and unwind, you will be at peace in these places far away from everything…
The beautiful, pristine looking Gokarna Om Beach seen up close with its sugary white sands and clear blue waters and sky. The beach was totally empty, uncrowded, uncluttered and beautiful. The sun was shining hot and bright, the breeze was light and the weather heavenly. This was long before everyone discovered Gokarna and has now turned into a mess. Gokarna is on the Konkan Coast in North Western Karnataka between Honnavara and Karwar close to the Goa border. Gokarna is also a pilgrimage center, known for its Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple. Gokarna is one of Karnataka’s premier tourist destinations today with its dazzling natural beauty
Murudeshwara, in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka is primarily known as a pilgrimage center for devotees of Lord Shiva, with its famous Shiva temple and the World’s second tallest statue of Lrd Shive. But it is also a very scenic and mostly unknown tourist spot with a pristine beach and stunning, breath-taking scenery as part of the Konkan coast of which the Karnataka coastline is part of. Murudeshwara is part of that circuit, along with Maravanthe and Gokarna, where nature will greet you in all her unspoilt glory. The Western Ghats rise in the background.
The famed Om Beach at Gokarna, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka. This is almost Karnataka’s best kept secret when it comes to tourist destinations, though it is a hot favorite on the international hippie trail circuit. At a distance of 500 kilometers from Bangalore and 100 km from Madgaon, Goa, Gokarna is a must-visit location. The winter months are the best bet. The water and the sky are both untouched and unpolluted, a heavenly shade of dark aquamarine… Part of the breath taking Konkan Circuit.