Welcome to Gokarna

Gokarna is a small village, an important Hindu pilgrimage site, a Mecca a few years ago for Goan tourists. After Hampi, this is the second most popular destination for travelers from Goa. Gokarna is a sacred city, according to legend, it was here that Shiva came from the ear of Prithivi, who took the form of a cow. Hence the name: Gokarna - "cow's ear."

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Information About Gokarna

Gokarna is a small temple town in Karnataka, primarily known for two reasons - its beaches and temples. The main temple and deity is Lord Shiva, who is also known as Mahabaleshwara. This temple houses what is believed to be original image of Lord Shivas linga (Atmalinga). The beaches are meant for a slow, relaxed holiday and everything on the beach goes at the same relaxed pace. Full of coconut and palm trees, the ocean and clean sands, Gokarna is a one of its kind place in the country....

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By Air: The nearest airport to Gokarna is Dabolim airport in Goa. It is nearly 140 kms from Gokarna. The airport is well connected to major Indian cities as well as European, Asian, American and Middle East countries. From Dabolim, you can take a ta

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