Trips and Itineraries for Ankola
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Day 2 begins with a hope of a sunnier day and I was not disappointed. I rented up a Yamaha gear-less scooter and went on a drive from Gokarna to Karwar (Approx 50 KMs) through the coastal towns & villages and the NH 66. On my return I decided to visit the Virgin Honey Beach in the Ankola district. Honey Beach is approximately 11 KMs from Gokarna and includes crossing the Gangavali river in a ferry. The beach is not known by many and only has one small resort near the beach. The route to the beach was an exciting one through the local villages where you can come across villagers performing their daily chores. On reaching the Honey Beach I was mesmerized by the beauty this beach had to offer. I parked my scooter on the cliff and admired the peace & solitude this beach had to offer. The beach is very small and with no shacks or eateries around and therefore not a single soul I could find on the beach. A must visit Beach if one is looking to stay away from even the smaller commercialization of Gokarna Beaches.
Weekend Getaways from Ankola
107 Kms from Ankola
This is the capital of the state of Goa and is probably the smallest state capital. Panaji is also the headquarters of the North Goa District and is situated on the banks of the Mandovi River Estuary is the Tiswada Region. The more popular name is Panaji but Panjim is also a commonly used term. This was the name by which the Portuguese used to address this city. When the whole of India got independence, Goa was still under the colonial rule of the Portuguese who freed it a number of years later. The Portuguese effect is what you will get in each and every thing of Goa and Panjim too. The attractions here are the lovely white church, the food that you will get here and of course the different types of building lined on the sides of the narrow streets. These houses are the remains of the various clans who have ruled here including the Latins and the Portuguese. The houses look beautiful and brightly coloured and many of them have simple yet pretty wrought iron balconies too. Many of these are now either resorts for budget concious travellers or restaurants for the ones who love to taste Portuguese and Goan cuisine.