5 reasons to visit the amazing Gokarn in India

5 reasons to visit the amazing Gokarn in India

Gokarn, also written as Gokarna, is a small village in the West coast of India, in the state of Karnataka, which is a neighboring state to Goa. Gokarn is located some 145km towards South from Goa, and it is a religiously significant place for Hindus, which is why pilgrims dressed in black are common there.

You can reach Gokarn easily by train, bus or car, from Goa, but of all these 3 the busride will most likely consume most of your energy, though nothing beats the warm wind blowing through the bus windows during sunset time.

 

Here’s 5 reasons to visit Gokarn –

 

1. If you are hippy minded missing the good old days of Goa, you can get some of those hippy vibes back from Kudley Beach, Om-beach and especially Paradise Beach in Gokarn. Paradise Beach you can reach by boat and sleep overnight there in some very simple huts by the sea. Sunbathing also allowed.

2. Sunsets by the sea in Gokarn have been a way more beautiful than in many other places in India. One of the best places to enjoy sunset in Gokarn is on top of the hill between Kudley Beach and Gokarn Beach. The wind is very smooth. Just remember to return to the village before it gets too dark.

3. Gokarn will show you the real beautiful India, which is not too modern. It will also show you some incredible things as well, like a man and a woman walking on the same street without a shirt and without any problem from other people. See the attached photo if you don’t believe it.

4. The small streets of Gokarn will give you an idea of the real life of dedicated Hindus.

5. Restaurants in Gokarn are often very spicy for the Western tongue, but one small cafe there used to make really fabulous uttapams. That taste could make the customer come back all the way from Finland. Don’t know if that place exists anymore, but at least in Om Beach there’s one very nice restaurant, namely Namaste Cafe.

 

 

Hill between Kudley and Gokarn beaches
Watching the sunset on the hill between Kudley and Gokarn beaches

 

People swimming during sunset in Gokarn Beach
People swimming during sunset in Gokarn Beach
Religious vehicle in the center of Gokarn
Religious vehicle in the center of Gokarn
Pilgrims in Gokarn dressed in black
Pilgrims in Gokarn dressed in black
Commercial wall paintings in Gokarn
Commercial wall paintings in Gokarn
Religious sight in Gokarn, India
Small religious sight in Gokarn

 

Sunset and sea in Gokarn, India
Sunset and sea in Gokarn, India

 

See also the previous post about Gokarn with videos!

 

 

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Raj Baga Beach, Goa, India; 2015

Raj Baga Beach, Goa, India; 2015

Raj Baga Beach is a beautiful, rather small silent beach located in South-Goa, in-between Patnem Beach and Talpona Beach. When I visited there, I didn’t see any other tourists, just a few fishermen’s huts.

One fisherman there came by and offered me a boat ride along the nearby Talpona river, but otherwise there was no activity for tourists, except a golf course, which was arranged by the five star resort The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, located on this beach, having hurdles around it. This resort seemed very suitable for a person longing for peace and quietness, and having a big bank account.

Accommodation cheaper than five stars I don’t recall seeing in Raj Baga Beach, but you will find it on the other Goan beaches, which I’ve written about in the linked article.

 

Raj Bagh Beach, South Goa, India

Raj Baga Beach on pieni, kaunis ja hiljainen ranta Etelä-Goassa, jolla sijaitsee paljon kalastajien hutteja sekä yksi viiden tähden hotelli.

Lue lisää Raj Baga Beachista täällä

ja tutustu myös Goan Matkaopukseen, josta löydät kaikki Goan rannat sekä paljon muita nähtävyyksiä!

Beautiful beaches of Vuosaari

Vuosaari has got to be the most beautiful part of the capital of Finland, Helsinki, with its forests and beautiful beaches by the sea, where nature is very much alive and present.

You can get to Vuosaari easily by metro from the Helsinki centre, or even straight by ship from Germany. Have not yet tried that ship though, but it’s on my list.

Smaller boats will take you to Kaunissaari and Hakaniemi from Vuosaari during summertime, and nowadays even supping is also common there. It looks like a fun thing to do!

Picnic by the Vuosaari beach is a nice timepass on a sunny day during summertime and there’s also a few nice restaurants and cafes worth paying a visit.

In the video attached you can see few of them Vuosaari beaches during summer, with images and music by Indivue.

Check also other videos from Helsinki from Indivue Helsinki playlist

and Indivue travel tips for Helsinki, Finland, in TripAdvisor!

 

Chai and sun on the Goan beaches

Chai and sun on the Goan beaches

Here in this video a collection of beautiful sunsets from the Goan beaches photographed by Indivue.

 

 

 

Read more about Goa in English

and Goa in Finnish from the links attached

See also the Indivue playlist of Goa videos

and subscribe the channel for more videos to come!

Dazzling Goan sunsets

Are you familiar with the dazzling sunsets in Goa?
Here’s a few sunset from Goa, India, together with music by me
See also the

Goan beaches

Lost & Found from Goa beach

Relax and enjoy Indivue music and images from Goa beach, India!

Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India

Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India

Bogmalo Beach is rather small secluded beach inbetween two seaside hills near the city of Vasco da Gama, in the middle of the coastline of Goa, India.

The beach is relatively quiet, and there is only one five-star hotel, which you can see in the photo, and also couple of restaurants as well as and a few independent small shops at least during the winter, when the tourist season is happening.

See the other Goan beaches through this link.

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Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India