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The winter period was about to end in the southern region of India, I was craving to go to a beach destination before summer started. I had 3 days off at work & I just wanted to relax and chill on this trip, I was in no mood to plan a restless trip. So, the destination that seemed perfect for the mood was 'Gokarna'.
Gokarna, a small town in the North Karnataka region, is home to a 4th Century - CE Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and many devotees come here around the year for Darshan. Besides this famous temple, Gokarna is famous for its clean beaches and it meets the motto of 'Atithi Devo Bhava' as it hosts a lot of travelers from all over the world because of its peaceful and holy vibes.
I was traveling to Gokarna with my friends whom I met at my workplace. There are many bus operators which provide direct bus service from Bangalore to Gokarna. We reserved our seats online for both ways in advance, however, we didn't book any room in advance. So, we had to find a place to stay after reaching there. We boarded the bus at around 8 pm from Bangalore and traveled nearby 500 km overnight which took us about 12 hrs to reach Gokarna.