After waking up, we discussed our not-so ordinary Monday over a cup of coffee. We then headed towards the Murdeshwara temple of lord Shiva. This temple has a 123 ft tall idol of lord Shiva and a 20 storey raja gopura which is around 237.5 ft tall, giving a breathtaking view of the idol. The temple is surrounded by Arabian sea, and attracts visitors from all over India & abroad. Except for the temple, there’s not much to explore in Murdeshwara and so we left for gokarna which is about 65 Kms north from murdeshwar. We had booked 3 beds in Zostel Gokarna for 2 nights.
We had booked dormitory in Zostel,Gokarna for us. There were 6 beds. Per bed cost was 600rs. It had 3 double berths. An attached washroom was there. Met a lot of new people there. The best part about the Zostel was the view from there! It was breathtaking. The Gokarna beach was just below us.
So its day 2 and we moved to Zostel in the morning. It costed us 650 per person in the 6 girls dormitory. Zostel offers clean AC rooms. The best part is the view, the moment you come out you see the soothing view of Gokarna beach. If given a chance if will defiantly stay in the zostel again. They have the canteen which offers extremely good food. If you want to stay make sure to book in advance atleast 1 and half month before because most of the time is all booked. So after going zostel getting fresh we went to Om beach where we get ferry to goto half moon and paradise beach. Paradise is called the best beach in the Gokarna. Its like a mini island. However i liked Kundle each most personally. And the best part while in ferry we saw Dolphins. yes!!! we saw them in a pair. We had to wait for atleast an hour to get into ferry because they need atleast 8-10 people. Otherwise they charge 3k to take you for the ferry ride. We waited and gave 300 rs per person. Om beach has the water sports activity as well. We did not do because we already experienced this in Goa. So here is the end to Gokarna day was Shivratri and we went to Murudeshwar that will tell in the next blog.
Took an auto for Zostel, my home for next 5 days. Minutes after dropping from the auto when I was taking a picture of the property a voice caught my attention. It was Sanay Mathur whom I planned on torturing throughout my stay.06:47The torture begins when I forcefully take him to the beach. We got there, and the moment I was at that dirty beach (as prewarned) with a guy who hates water and was smiling and cursing me for not bringing momos 1959.9 Kms away from their home, I realized, after a long-long night that I am not alone.
I stayed at Zostel, conveniently located for an amazing, breezy laid-back sojourn. I am going to lay it out here that I had a great hostel experience with Zostel. So the first places I visited were the two beaches- Om and Kudle. Also, I made a few friends that day too. But I missed the sunset from the Om Beach(you wouldn't want to miss that, trust me!)Pic at Om Beach: