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
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.