Coordinates: 14.550000 74.316704
Gokarna is a beautiful city situated in the Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, Gokarna is a well known temple town and a holiday destination. This is a place which has an abundance of temples, which have made their mark on the Indian travel map, because of their artistic beauty and figurines. It is thus a prominent pilgrimage place and a tourist destination, as people from all over the world come here to explore cultural heritage and the beauty of India. In fact the references of this place can also be found in Shrimad Bhagawat Purana, as this place was a home of two brothers- Gokarna and Dhundhakari. Gokarna is also renowned by the name Mukti Sthala, as it is the same place where Hindus arrive to perform all rituals after death of some close relative.
The beauty of this city is at an acme during the festival time, Mahashivaratri is one of the most celebrated festivals in Gokarana, not only local but thousand of other devotees congregate here to celebrate this festival every year. This festival is dedicated to Lord Shiva and acknowledged as the great night of Shiva.
This town does not only as one side of pilgrims; it is also known for its superlative beaches. the coastline of this town is surrounded by 5 beaches which are Kudle beach, Gokarna beach, Half moon beach, Om beach and Paradise beach. The hills near the place are additional attraction that can pull large number of travellers every year.
Gokarna is packed with deep blue seas, coconut and palm trees and sparkling sands. It is a gorgeous place which surely provides a chance to take back some memorable moments of the trip.