Gokarna in the state of Karnataka is a town with many faces, known for its beautiful beaches, renowned temples, and abundance of adventure activities. For millennia, the area’s temples have been drawing visitors and worshippers alike. It’s been called a “Brahmin village,” and the gods have given their names to the stunning coastline, as well as the surrounding hills and ravines.
Throughout history, the eternal love of Lord Shiva and His holy consort Goddess Parvati has been symbolised by two peaks standing together, nearly in conjugal harmony. One of the beaches is formed like the spiritual symbol of Om.
The name Gokarna may refer to the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers that gives the region its nickname. Driving to Gokarna is an impressively beautiful experience, with the towering cliffs of the Western Ghats on one side and the vast blue of the Arabian Sea on the other.