Is it a beach? Is it a hill? No! It's Gokarna! #gokarnainphotos

Tripoto
19th Oct 2018

Gokarna in a picture

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View from the Zostel common room!
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Middle Beach

Well. I've spent the last four years in Goa as part of college. But here I was in Bangalore for an internship with no good reason to go to another beach destination. But Gokarna is different. It's seas are calmer, waters are bluer, beaches are rockier, and vibes insanely casual. You can do beach trekking and beach bumming all in one place!

I didn't come with a plan. I had just booked my stay at Zostel Gokarna ( probably the best Zostel I've stayed at ) and my transport from bus. And that probably was a typical laidback Gokarna behaviour as well.

Day 1

On the first day, I visited Murudeshwara temple, which is about 2 hours away from Gokarna. I timed my trip so I could see the sunset over there. And the result was totally worth it!

Wonderful coastline from the top of Murudeshwara Temple

Photo of Murudeshwar, Karnataka, India by theboywithabackpack
Photo of Murudeshwar, Karnataka, India by theboywithabackpack

Best Sunset ever?

Photo of Murudeshwar, Karnataka, India by theboywithabackpack
Day 2

On the second day, I went for a swim first to Middle Beach, which literally had no one else in the entire beach. Then I did the five beach trek from Paradise beach to Om beach.

Paradise beach

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Om beach!

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Hills on one side. Seas on the other.

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Random picture on the way to Half Moon beach. I just love how all three were standing equidistant!

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The kind of sunsets you need after an incredibly satisfying trek. Om beach

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Day 3

The third day, though there is a famous Shiv temple to visit, was just spent playing board games in the Zostel cafe ( Mantra Cafe ) and admiring sunsets. Have a look!

How to chill 101

Photo of Zostel Gokarna, Kudle Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by theboywithabackpack

Yup. Woke up to such a magnificent view for 3 days!

Photo of Zostel Gokarna, Kudle Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by theboywithabackpack

Really among the best sunset points you'll find anywhere

Photo of Zostel Gokarna, Kudle Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by theboywithabackpack

Something to think about?

Photo of Zostel Gokarna, Kudle Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by theboywithabackpack

Last picture totally summing up the calm and laidback Gokarna

Photo of Zostel Gokarna, Kudle Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka, India by theboywithabackpack
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