Gokarna is a beautiful town which is sometomes also known as the "Khashi of the South India". The Om Beach is probably the major most attraction here and is also one of the four beautiful beaches. The other beaches here are the Kadle Beach, Half Moon Beach and the much isolated Paradise Beach. There are also a number of temples in this region and is thus a famous place also for devotees, especially hindus. Rainfall over here is quite high and it is always better to avoid this season. The places of Sannikatti and Tadadi are also major tourist attarctions very close to the Om Beach. the former is the largest salt producing region of South India and in the former you will be able to explore a fish processing industry. This industry is a result of the collaborative effort of the Indians and the Dutch. The name 'Om' has been derived from the fact that the beach makes a oerfect shape of Om, which is a holy symbol for the Hindus. It is beautifully surrounded by casuarinas and palms. This beach is not at all slanting and so swimming is the most popular activity enjoyed by tourists. Also, this is a very crowded beach and even more during the peak seasons. The Om Beach Resort on top of a hill nearby is the main place to stay up when you want to stay close to this beautiful beach.