Gokarna, even before monsoon ends

.. is not the best time for a visit, but you have to go travel when you have to travel. And each time is a different view of Gokarna with different travel groups. Despite the news of heavy rains in the region and forecast rains on our dates of travel, we were there in the hope of greener pastures or in this case, bluer sea. The Saturday morning we arrived was cloudy. Chose to get a taste of local breakfast and belted some Chow Chow Bath at Purohit's restaurant. Much as the name sounds pseudo-Chinese, the mixture of Uppittu and Kesaribath feels great after a long bus ride and heavenly to be washed down with South Indian filter coffee.
That's a temple

Saw this temple on the morning we arrived. Never noticed that the dome design which I could pass off as a mosque can actually be a temple arch. Steps lead up into the temple which holds an idol.

Om beach on the morning of a near monsoon end
Charm of the Konkan town, Gokarna
Retrospecting, an old lady sits at her door step in a alley in Gokarna town
Kudle beach at Sunset
Boys playing cricket or football on the Kudle beach is a common sight. When the tide is low in the early mornings or at sunset, the beach good for a end to end jog as well.

Up in the air, at the intersection of OM


  1. nice pics.. i wanna go to gokarna.. once before i leave b'lore..

  2. Nicely pictures.. Hope you had a good time..

  3. the temple we went to had Ganesha. We didn't go to the main Gokarneshwara temple

  4. Lovely place, i should admit.. but why did you miss the Gokarneshwara Temple? I had been there few years back, and i still cherish the moments spent their.. :)

  5. Quite an interesting post and an awesome piece of photography. Makes me think of planning for a visit to Gokarna! Nature at its best! Thanks a lot for sharing :)

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  6. Beautiful shots of the place. I had been here as a kid.

  7. Oh great.... m planning to be there soon :-) !!! Vl take full details from u thn :-) !!!

  8. Gokarna still remains as the best trip Ive undertaken in India.

    Love your EXTENSIVE blog. You've really been to all these places???

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