After my lunch I headed to the Gokarna Beach settled down for a while. The Gokarna Beach is too mainstream like the rest of the beaches with alot of crowd. They also have options of a few water rides at Gokarna Beach. You can spend some time here and then you can gradually proceed for Half Moon Beach or Paradise Beach.
I had to charge my phone as I hadnt for 2 good days. Just walking along the roads I came across Koti Tirtha, A man made tank, Koti Tirtha is considered to be extremely sacred and is used for ritual bathing and immersing idols. The tank is surrounded by temples on all sides.
Once done you are through with the destination and then you may proceed for Gokarna Bus Stand. And then from there a straight bus to Madanreri the Gokarna Road Railway Station.
To break down the costs.
Vasai Road station to Gokarna Road station fare ₹206, general.
Gokarna Road Railway station to Gokarna Bus Stand. ₹10, state buses.
Gokarna Bus stand to Om Beach ₹100, auto rickshaw.
Gokarna Bus Stand to Gokarna Road railway Station, ₹10 bus.
Gokarna Road to Thane station, ₹206 general ticket fare.
The rest depending upon the food cost incurred.
Quick facts :
Local languages are Kannada, Tullu, Konkani however due to the tourist movements people are still willing to speak in Hindi with you and they happily accept you.
Best time to visit is during the winter months of October to February. The cool climate is great for sightseeing and you can explore all the beaches and temples and take your time with it.
Clothing: Pack some cotton clothes if you plan to visit during summer. In winter, light woollen clothes are a must to keep warm as the weather can get quite chilly.
Moving around: Walking is the best way to explore this small town. Taxis, rickshaws and buses are spotted quite regularly and you can get a taxi/rickshaw to take you from one place to another in 100-150 rupees after a bit of bargaining.
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