Gokarna - The Indian version of Krabi, Thailand

Tripoto
16th Mar 2017
Photo of Gokarna - The Indian version of Krabi, Thailand by Akshaya G Rao
Day 1

After attending my bestie's big fat Kannada- Tamil fusion wedding at Mangalore, we decided to vacay at Gokarna.

The first and foremost thing we did is figure out our stay.

We went through numerous reviews of resorts and AirBnb listings, to find our perfect getaway sea-view cottage - Shanthidam at Om beach.

You can view the listing here:

http://abnb.me/EVmg/GMsFlsGCDB

We picked up our pre-booked Zoomcar from The Forum Fiza Mall, Mangalore around 4 PM and reached Om beach Namaste cafe at 9.30 PM. Shantidham representative guided us from the parking spot near Namaste cafe to the cottage.

(around two minutes up-hill walk)

Shantidham Cottage

Photo of Gokarna - The Indian version of Krabi, Thailand by Akshaya G Rao
Day 2

Beach tripping

We literally woke up to the sound of the ocean crashing against the rocks.

After a carb-filled breakfast, we walked down the hill to Om Beach.

Breakfast tip :

It's good to have a light breakfast with just enough carbs to get you through the day. Vegetarians can try the hash browns while eggetarians can explore omelets.

P.S. Don't stuff yourself too much, you might not be able to walk downhill to the beach.

There are lot of local boat vendors at Om beach who show you around all the beaches (Halfmoon beach, Paradise beach, Lighthouse and dolphin point) for INR 300 per person. So we just hopped on for some beach tripping.

Around 12.30 PM, we were off to Gokarna town. After a sumptuous lunch at Prema restaurant (you can find the link here https://g.co/kgs/QvSnDX) we roamed around the streets of Gokarna town to find small time vendors selling all kinds of stuff. #shopaholic

We came back to our cottage, got enough rest for couple of hours and then headed to Kudle beach to watch the amazing sunset.

Tip: You could either follow the trail via the Gokarna cliff or take the road (15 minutes walk from Om beach).

That's all you need to do relaxxx and enjoy the view. ( and of course click pictures for instaspam )

Breakfast with a view. Photo by akshayagrao

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Namaste cafe on Om beach. Photo by akshayagrao

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Local boat rides to Halfmoon beach, paradise beach and lighthouse. Photo by akshayagrao

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Local boat rides. Photo by akshayagrao

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Paradise beach. Photo by akshayagrao

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Lighthouse. Photo by akshayagrao

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Shopping @ Gokarna town

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Gokarna beach next to Prema restauarant. Photo by akshayagrao

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Sunkissed @ Om Beach, Gokarna

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Sunset Silhouette @ Kudle Beach, Gokarna

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Local boat Ride @ Gokarna. Photo by akshayagrao

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Kudle Beach, Gokarna

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Gokarna

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

When happiness becomes Tan's plus-one. Photo by akshayagrao

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Listen to the sound of the waves crashing on these rocks

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Boat rides be like

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao
Day 3

We visited the famous Murdeshwar Shiva temple on the way back to Mangalore. It's Magnificence will simply consume you.

Tip: Try the water sports at Murdeshwar for some fun.

Shiva @ Murdeshwar

Photo of Murdeshwar, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Murdeshwar

Photo of Murdeshwar, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao

Water sports @ Murdeshwar

Photo of Murdeshwar, Karnataka, India by Akshaya G Rao
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Great shot of Murudeshwar
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Thank you! :)
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