This article comes straight out of my own personal experience by traveling solo to Karnataka. When I started off I didn’t imagine that it would turn out to be Temple Backpacking, well it did. Thanks to the Station I missed.
I boarded my train to Gokarna from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai. The dainty blue Matsyagandha Express arrived and I hopped on it imagining about things I’ll do once I’ll reach Gokarna. Things took a turn when I accidentally slept (because hello! normal people are sleeping at 3 AM in the morning), and missed my station, and woke up two stations later. The train was about to halt at Murudeshwar so I quickly grabbed my bags, and searched how can I reach Gokarna from Murudeshwar. Luckily, both the places were well connected with buses. ‘So, it’s okay if I missed my station, this has brought me to a new place instead. Explore!’ the traveler in me screamed. I grabbed my bags and searched the internet a little about Murudeshwar. As a traveler I am always inquisitive to know about new places so I didn’t panic but considered to be a bonus. I am a huge devotee of Shiva and when I came to know about the importance of this place I reveled with joy. Thus, from there my Temple Backpacking began.