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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Mussoorie in India and 5 reasons to go there

Mussoorie in India and 5 reasons to go there
Roads high in Himalaya mountains, India
Roads high in Himalaya mountains, India
Edges of the mountain roads
Edges of the mountain roads
Houses by the Himalaya mountains
Houses by the Himalaya mountains
Altitude over 6000ft
Altitude over 6000ft takes your breath away
Sunset in Mussoorie, hillstation in North India
Sunset in Mussoorie, hillstation in North India
Foggy sunrise in Mussoorie, hillstation in North India
Foggy sunrise in Mussoorie, hillstation in North India

Narrow roads in India, high in the mountains, can make you feel dizzy, like in the video attached, but here’s 5 reasons to go to Mussoorie anyway –

1. If you want to experience the Himalayan mountains in India, then Mussoorie in Uttarakhand is the first hillstation to go, nearest to Delhi.

2. Narrow roads by the hillside will give you plenty of tension and excitement with real highs, no matter what is your vehicle.

3. In the spring and during the monsoon, a hillstation in India is a cool place to be, when the heat is next to unbearable elsewhere in India.

4. Sunset behind the mountains is really awesome.

5. Morning and sunrise behind the fog will leave you speachless.

Check also what else I´ve blogged about India and see the authentic videos, which will take you to a hillride in the Himalayas as well.

Indivues Travel Opus to India will tell you travel experiences from over past 13 years. You can read it also in Finnish here.

Best of Copenhagen -video

Best of Copenhagen -video

The latest update for Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe is the video Best of 10 from Copenhagen. It tells about the best sights for a traveller to see in Copenhagen, like Rosenborgs castle, Christiansborgs Palace, Nyhavn and the statue of the Little Mermaid. The video consists of beautiful images many of which you’ve never seen before.

 

 

After watching this shortvideo about the best sights in Copenhagen, you might also be interested in reading more about these places. For that I wrote http://bit.ly/TripToCopenhagen.

Read about Copenhagen in Finnish here

and find the new Best of Travel -videocollection here!

 

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Best of Parisian sights -video

Best of Parisian sights -video

After updating the computer to a better one I’m able to update certain Indivue videos and vlogging from the past as well.

So, today’s videoupdate is the Best sights of Paris, about which I wrote some 2 years back.

 

 

After watching this short video about the ten best sights of Paris you will get a chance to see other creative videos about Europe as well: Travel & Art Europe is a growing playlist of Indivue videos in YouTube and you can see all the videos made so far by pressing the button which appears at the end of this short video about Paris.

You might also be interested in what it’s like to travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower. And in that case choose the preceding link.

 

This video about the best sights in Paris is part of Indivue’s Travel opus to Europe, which you can read in Finnish as well.

Take your time.

 

Essential Delhi sights -video

Essential Delhi sights -video

Last week I had the joy and honor to experience the Incredible India Road Show in Helsinki, Finland and update my knowledge about the travel destinations and other travel related issues concerning India.

After 13 years of blogging in Finnish and in English, especially about Goa, India and the Indian art and culture and Bollywood, I was happy to hear that there is a huge growth in India with tourist arrivals from Nordic countries.

It was told that travelling to India is becoming easier: There is now E-visa for 166 countries with 60 days validity and some single entries can be converted to double/triple entries and extending E-visa is also possible for various segments like tourist, medical and business.

And nowadays India has also got some tourist friendly initiatives like 24/7 toll free multilingual tourist helpline and India is also a Wi-Fi enabled tourist destination in railway stations and airports.

Delhi, being the capital of India, is one of its fastest growing cities and from Delhi you can get almost anywhere in India, by road, air and railways.

Delhi itself is divided into two, the new and the old Delhi, and you can see the remains of seven important capitals there, like Shahjahanabad and Qutub Minar, on which the modern day Delhi is built.

I have told about them many essential sights of Delhi for travellers here, but now, let me update the photos from 2007, back when the blogging speed was next to impossible and computer programs mostly incompatible with each other.

Here are the essential Delhi sights photographed during 2007-2014 in a shortvideo, do check it out:

 

Many new videos are also on their way, so do subscribe Indivue blog and vlog so that you don’t miss a thing!

And did you know, that you can also read about them essential sights of Delhi in Finnish here and follow Indivue in Finnish as well?

The official Delhi Tourism site gives you all the information in English and maps you need when you travel to Delhi.

And last but not least – do check also them updated travel and art videos inspired by India!

Sahakari Spice Farm in South Goa (video)

Sahakari Spice Farm in South Goa (video)

The charm of Goa is very much based on its beautiful nature.

Unfortunately roaming around in Indian forests is not safe for a blogging photographer, but luckily they have developed a solution in India for that, which is those tourist friendly spice plantations. In Goa there are several spice plantations, and I went to visit Sahakari Spice Farm in South Goa four years back –

Sahakari Spice Farm is located in Ponda in South of Goa, far from the traditional Goan tourist attractions. You can get there the best and safest by an A/C-taxi, although it is a very expensive way to travel in Goa.

In Sahakari Spice Farm you can see growing, among others, green nature, flowers, pineapples, cashew nuts, pepper corns and other spices , coconuts and bananas in a tree – you can see those in this video attached as well. Bananas and pineapples growing are indeed a very exotic thing to see for a North European traveler, believe it or not. In addition you might also get to see an elephant and buy organic spices for yourself!

If you are wondering what on earth they are pouring with a ladle to a small childs neck in this video, I must reveal that it is water, which cools you nicely when it runs down your back, as the weather in Goa is otherwise tropically sweaty and hot even in February.

Under coconut palm tree in Goa
Under coconut palm tree in Goa

Coconut palms do grow everywhere in Goa, but in spice plantation you can see them without hotels and houses.

Elephant_shower_in_Sahakari_Spice_Farm_in_Goa_India
Sahakari Spice Farm and the elephant in a do-it-yourself-shower

Elephants are another luxury you don’t get to see every time you visit India.

Here in this video you can see an elephant taking a do-it-yourself-shower in Sahakari Spice Farm!

 

The roads in Sahakari Spice farm were well maintained in 2014. They had even made good stairs in the jungle!

 

Path and stairs in the Sahakari Spice Farm
Path and stairs in the Sahakari Spice Farm

 

Check also the story about the restaurant in Sahakari Spice Farm

You can read this article in Finnish at Sahakarin mausteviljelmä Goassa

 

This article is part of Indivues Travel Opus to Goa which tells more about Goa for a tourist. Check it out!

Amos Rex art museum opened in Helsinki

Amos Rex art museum opened in Helsinki

New art museum, Amos Rex, opened in Helsinki this week, on 30.8.2018. The museum is located under ground in and in the inner yard of Lasipalatsi-building right in the centre of Helsinki.

Amos Rex art museum on the opening day 30.8.2018
Amos Rex art museum on the opening day 30.8.2018

 

Inside the museum the architecture combines 60’s design with futuristic vibes nicely, and allthough it is an underground museum, the museum windows come on the ground in the inner yard of Lasipalatsi.

 

Design inside Amos Rex Art Museum
Design inside Amos Rex Art Museum

 

The first exhibition in Amos Rex is called Massless by teamLab, and it is really a good example of where the digital art has reached today. Definitely worth seeing.

 

 

Check the INDIVUE video from the opening day 30.8.2018 and see more pics about the Amos Rex -museum together with the teamLab’s art exhibition.

 

Public media together with the social media in the Amos Rex art museum opening day
Public media together with the social media in the Amos Rex art museum opening day

 

Nowadays the inner yard of Lasipalatsi makes a very nice background for the photos of tourists visiting Helsinki.

See more underground art and travel tips for Helsinki here!

 

 

And did you know that the first ever picture Indivue tweeted in Twitter was actually from Helsinki and from the Lasipalatsi inner yard in May 2013 – and 5 years later (and 800 INDIVUE tweeted images later) they had built this massive Amos Rex art museum over there. See the tweet below and follow Indivue for more travel and art to come!

175 years old Tivoli in Copenhagen

175 years old Tivoli in Copenhagen

The colourful Tivoli funpark is one of the most impressive sights in Copenhagen, Denmark.

During winter time it is closed, except during some festivals, but in the summertime it blossoms everyday attracting visitors young and old.

This year Tivoli Fun Park became 175 years old. See the Anniversary Parade from the Copenhagen Tivoli in the video attached!

 

 

 

Tivoli in Copenhagen

 

Tivoli in Copenhagen

 

Himmelskibet in Copenhagen Tivoli
Himmelskibet, the most vaulting experience in Tivoli

 

Flowers in Copenhagen Tivoli

 

Flowers blossoming in Copenhagen Tivoli

 

Flowers blossoming in Copenhagen Tivoli
Flowers blossoming in Copenhagen Tivoli

 

Vegetarian meal in the Copenhagen Tivoli Food Garden
Vegetarian meal in the Copenhagen Tivoli Food Garden. You can eat in their restaurants without entering Tivoli and buying the ticket.

 

Copenhagen Tivoli

 

Entrance to Copenhagen Tivoli
Entrance to Copenhagen Tivoli

This article is part of Indivues Travel Opus to Europe – Check it out!

Read also Kööpenhaminan Tivoli in Finnish!

Bird photography in Seurasaari island, Helsinki, Finland

Bird photography in Seurasaari island, Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki is well-known as a clean uncrowded city with a close distance to sea and nature.

Seurasaari is one of its islands offering lots of natural beauty especially during summertime. For a birdwatcher and a naturelover it is a pearl, within a short bus trip from the Helsinki centre. Seurasaari is a free experience except during Midsummer festivals in June.

Birds in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland
Birds in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland

Here’s an Indivue video of the birds in Seurasaari – enjoy the video attached.

 

This video from Seurasaari is part of Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe. Read more about Helsinki here.

If you’d like to have one of these photographs on your wall, don’t hesitate to contact indivuearts(a)gmail.com. Also, remember to subscribe Indivue for more travel and art to come!

Find this articles about Helsinki birds in Finnish here!

 

Seagull in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki seagull

 

Hail in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki hail

Travel Opus to Goa

Travel Opus to Goa

Travel Opus to Goa

Indivues Travel Opus to Goa guides you to the beaches and sights of Goa, India, together with unique and sometimes artful images, videos and travel experiences of a Finnish travel and art blogger. In web since 2005.
Read the articles through the links below!

INDIVUE is, for example, one of the oldest Finnish and English (travel n’art ) blogs still updating and renewing itself and this Travel Opus to Goa is one of Indivue’s many projects.

Welcome to read and subscribe Indivue!

Travel Opus to Goa, India

”…Whereas my blogwritings seem to be just praising Goa andIndia,
it’s better keep one’s feet on the ground, once the plane has landed…”

Anjuna

Anjuna Flea Market

Anjuna Flea Market Beach

Arambol

Arpora

Ashvem Beach (Fin)

Baga Beach

Betim Beach (Fin)

Calangute

Candolim

Mackies Saturday Night Bazar

Mandrem

Mapusa Market (Fin)

Morjim Beach (Fin)

Querim (Fin)

Sinquerim Beach (Fin)

Vagator

Travel Opus to Goa has been an Author’s Edition already for 2005-2018 – Read how it continues!


You can read Travel Opus to Goa originally in Finnish and in English, but nowadays also in several other languages with the help of Google translator on this site. (Headlines marked with (Fin) are yet to be translated)

Read Travel Opus to Goa in Finnish @ www.indivue.blogspot.com