Ringing the new year bell in Little Goa.

Tripoto
1st Jan 2019

There are five major beaches in Gokarna, Om beach and Kudle beach being the most happening beaches. We chose Om beach to celebrate the New year Eve.

Om Beach at Gokarna

Photo of Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka by sagar sakre

As soon as we were nearing Om beach I got the Goa vibes. There was a drastic change in the culture as we moved from Kumta to Om beach. The beach was beautiful, people were playing in water and watersports was going on. Few of us were interested to do Kayaking and Jetski but I was interested to get some vitamin Sea. We took a stroll along the beach until we hit the last shack on the beach.

We took a stroll along the beach until we hit the last shack on the beach.

Photo of Ringing the new year bell in Little Goa. by sagar sakre

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The mesmerizing sunset

Photo of Ringing the new year bell in Little Goa. by sagar sakre

There are many shacks along the beach, most of the shacks are occupied by the Isrelians and Spaniards. The beach is populated with foreigners in bikini taking a sunbath. Without wasting any time we jumped into the water. The waves were shorter and calmer but the beach was steeper than beaches in Goa. 

We visited this cafe called Ganesh cafe until midnight

Photo of Ringing the new year bell in Little Goa. by sagar sakre

Soon after the sunset, the lifeguards started clearing people so we had to get out of the water. We had plenty of time to spend until midnight so we had a peek at all the shacks and settled at Ganesha Cafe.

I sat down on the beach an hour before the midnight, star-studded skies, the music of gushing waves and a moonlit sea everything looked magical. 10 minutes to midnight everyone started gathering at one place, some were liting candles while others were dancing with Bluetooth speakers on.

This Namaste Cafe is apparently very famous and we missed trying it out. Let me come back here again soon

Photo of Ringing the new year bell in Little Goa. by sagar sakre

Welcome 2019: Happy New Year.... At midnight the sky was lit up with fireworks, people were bursting crackers, shouting Happy New year at the top of their voices and dancing with their heart out. We spent another hour wishing everyone a Happy New Year until the police started clearing the crowd. We came back to the parking area and started driving to our room. We came back to the room at 2 am and immediately went to sleep.

As the clock struck 12, the fireworks amazed us

Photo of Ringing the new year bell in Little Goa. by sagar sakre

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This lady was lost in her own world looking at the fireworks.

Photo of Ringing the new year bell in Little Goa. by sagar sakre

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Looked like she was performing some rituals to the God of Fire

Photo of Ringing the new year bell in Little Goa. by sagar sakre
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