Gokarna situated in coastal Karnataka is 453 kms from Bangalore is about 55 kms from Karwar, the District headquarters.Go-karna literally means "cow's ear" in Hindi and Sanskrit. This name is believed to have been derived from mythological legend, in which Lord Shiva emerges from an ear of a cow.Gokarna formed in between two rivers, which flow together and form a landmass shaped like a cow's ear.It is very rich in olden culture and tribal area with full of nature love. This place is famous for religious Hindu rituals, as well as it's wonderful beaches. These beaches are separated by cliffs.
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How to get there
- Air :-Goa is the nearest airport.
- Rail:- The Konkan Railway passes close to Gokarna. Express trains stop at Karwar, Kumta (23km), and Ankola (25km). The passenger train stops at Gokarna (10km).
- Road:-Gokarna can be reached by buses and maxi-cabs from Kumta(36 km), Ankola(25km) and Karwar(59km) on national highway 17( NH-17 ).
Places to Visit
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|Kairali Om Beach Resort