Long weekends are all about finding an excuse to pack up our bags and catch the first train to wherever the journey takes us. This Dasara weekend took us to Gokarna. This train takes the Konkan railway route, one of the most scenic routes I've been on so far. The day train passes through these amazing fields, mountains, tunnels and rivers. We'd booked our accommodation at the Paradise Holiday Cottage which is on top of a hill overlooking Kudle Beach.
Post lunch, we started the beach trek from Kudle beach and were able to walk upto Om beach viewing Point before the sunset. This place is at the far end of Om beach, where one would have to hike up a bit to reach the viewing point which is basically a few rocks jutting out and a steep fall down if one is not careful. We sat there almost an hour overlooking the shoreline enjoying the view and watched until the sun had completely set.
We had dinner at a cafe by the beach. Nothing is better than sitting with your gal pals by the beach, sipping cocktails, star gazing with moonlight shining on the waves. Luckily for us we were also able to witness the luminous Planktons add color to the waves as they crashed.