Gokarna located on the western coast of India is one of the seven important Hindu pilgrimage centers in India. Gokarna is famous for its beaches and shrines. Known for its unspoiled and rustic nature led us plan a trek along the Arabian Sea.
Trek from Kudle Beach to OM Beach
We were staying near to Om Beach so the idea is to initiate trekking from Kudle beach.We decided to a take a ferry from the OM Beach to the Kudle Beach and tread on foot from the Kudle Beach. However, to our dimay there was no ferry in views so without any further delay we started treading from Kudle beach.
We made our way through a hilly terrain to reach the Kudle beach. We took our route through the hills to reach the next beach. One must watch out for the rocky beach path. It was a small trek on a muddy rocky path to reach the OM Beach.
As one approaches the OM Beach through the rocky terrain you will find a staircase that leads down to the OM Beach. The OM Beach looked like ‘3 or ऊ shape’ from top to bottom. However, the beach names ‘OM’ has been kept after the hindu sacred incantation ‘AUM or OM’.
The beach is very popular among tourists and offers many water sports here with this we find the famous Namaste Cafe that is serving mouthwatering cuisine here & we took our energy bites here.
The beach was so soft that it felt like we were walking on a layer of unhardened chocolate. As we sauntered by the beach. To lighten up the situation I came up with the idea of trying some sand writing and the writing has to be completed without the waves came again & washed your litrature over sand turf.
Trek from OM Beach to Half Moon Beach
This trek is adventourous bedded with rocks. Up the cliff, the path to Half Moon beach is not very clearly marked. The forest is thicker and walking paths can only be recognized by the usage. We took the rocky path adjacent to the sea, walking on the barren hill can be tough and adventurous. After the long and tiring walk we reached the Half Moon Beach. Half Moon beach is named after its shaped which resembles a half cut moon.
Half Moon beach is a virgin beach and less popular with a majority of travelers. This beach is a perfect spot for peace and nature lovers.
Trek from Half Moon Beach to Paradise Beach
With no designed trail to reach the next stop, we ventured further with our trekking. The path to Paradise beach is surrounded by the rocks. After the brief walk amidst the rocks we reached the Paradise Beach.
The distance from the Half Moon Beach to Paradise beach was not much. This is small but beautiful beach.
The beach is enveloped by natural beauty and the best is to enjoy swim and sunbathe there. Marking an end of our trek, we plunged into the beach and rejuvenated on the sand and relaxed.
We took on delectable aroma floating from the kitchen of Namaste Cafe as we walked back from enthralling trek experience.
At Gokarna you cannot expect to have branded stores lying on streets but some local shopping is always good when travelling around any place.The market in Gokarna means a street with several colorful shops selling religious & spirituals souveniers like Trishuls, Mythological books, artifacts, brass lamps etc. and really nice decorative items made of seashells.I bought Kallusakkare, a kind of local sugar candy & mini trishul which is best for this memorable day spent in Gokarna.
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