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Karnataka: Dolphin Spotting & Scuba Diving

A temple town till the late 90s, Gokarna is fast becoming the go-to beach destination for travellers who are looking for a quieter version of Goa. The Hindu pilgrim town, away from the coast, has ancient temples: the Dravidian-style Mahabaleshwar Temple, the Maha Ganapati Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, and Bhadrakali Temple, a shrine to Goddess Uma, the protector of Gokarna are the most popular sites.



  • Complete one of India’s only beach treks from Paradise Beach to Om Beach via Half-Moon beach and Kudle Beach, with Thrillophilia.
  • Try adventure activities on Om Beach including jet-skiing and dolphin spotting.


  • Swa Swara Resort overlooks the Om Beach and it is one of the best wellness properties along the Konkan coast.

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