While returning from Dandeli, we visited Karwar and Gokarna. We were debating where to view the sunset. Karwar or Gokarna. As we assessed that we had just enough time to reach Gokarna in time for subset, we drove off, reached Om beach with about 30 minutes before sunset. This was my first visit to Gokarna (despite it being very close to my home town) and I had to find a vantage point soon, from where to click sunset. There were a few elevated points, but that meant lots of walking and didn’t look viable in the available time. I eventually settled myself on one of the rocks.
Above: Closeup of waters giving a golden effect.
Below: Another rock behind where we would have probably got better view
Meanwhile, fellow traveler and blogger Sandeep Srinivasa (he blogs at www.shande.in) got a candid photo of a boat infront of sunset. While I was looking for an elevated vantage point, he waited next to this boat by the beach, hoping it will move. It didn’t disappoint him and he got this beautiful photo.
Also, below is an aerial photo of Gokarna, published by Karnataka tourism. I guess this is taken from a helicopter. Sunset view from this point would have been great. The sunset photos I've taken above were clicked from a rock which lies at the centre of the photo. Now you might have guessed why this place is called Om beach (because it resembles the sanskrit symbol ॐAlso see: Sunset at Dandeli * Sunrise at Hebbal * Sunrise at River Kwai bridge * Skywatch: Copenhagen and Malmo * Alamparai * Kabini * Coorg * Pratibha kaveri * Berlin
Coming up: Sunset at Mullayyanagiri
How to reach Gokarna: Gokarna is 520kms from State capital Bangalore and is known for its temples and beaches. To reach Gokarna you will have to take a deviation from NH17 (Now NH 66) after Kumpta (while coming from Bengaluru side)
Nearby places: Yana * Karwar *