Shaped like the Hindu spiritual symbol of Om, this is the most famous beach in Gokarna and has got the best waves and beach-side shacks. It's a wonderful stay in any of these shacks, called cafes. Expect thatch hut rooms and common bathrooms in most of them. Though some of the cafes have rooms with attached bathrooms.
This city is located along the banks of the Kali River with the Western Ghats as a backdrop. The location is surrounded by dense deciduous forests, which is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the world. Water sports have always been the key attraction of this place. Wildlife enthusiasts will find Dandeli quite appealing and ultimately fall in love with its abundant wildlife diversity. Black Panther, Sambhar, Bison, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Indian Hornbill and the Malabar Pied Hornbill are some of the inhabitants of this place.
Mahabaleshwar Temple, one of the seven Muktisthala shrines in Karnataka is located at Gokarna. It is often called as the Kashi of the South. The Atmalinga of this temple attracts thousands of devotees. This six foot tall and huge shivaling can be seen only once in 40 years, when the Ashtabandhana Kumbhabhishekam is performed.
Jog Falls, created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India. It is also known as Gersoppa Falls or Jogada Gundi, located in Shimoga. The segmented falls are a major attraction, river Sharavathi splits up into four different tracks called Raja (King), Rani (Queen), Roarer and Rocket, these names represent their characteristics.
Kumta & Yana:
The town of Kumta is located on the Arabian Sea coast in the District of Uttara Kannad. Carving in sandalwood is a speciality. Just to the north of town, the
Aghanashini River joins the Arabian Sea on her way rendering stunning scenery. A nearby spot called Yana is also beautiful with its massive black rock formations and nature trails.
The main attraction of Murudeshwar is Shiva temple, this sacred place presents some beautiful carvings and statues, which has a history that dates back to a few centuries (Threthayuga). This temple has the tallest Shiva idol in the world. The idol towers 123 feet into the sky and viewable from a very long distance from the Arabian Sea. Bounded by the Arabian Sea and rolling hills of Western Ghats, the place is a favorite picnic spot. Probably the finest beach, temple and beautiful garden in coastal Karnataka.
This place doesn't need an introduction. India's smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population. Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by hundreds of thousands of international and domestic tourists each year. Wonderful place to enjoy. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.