Sparkling blue water, fine brown sand, great sea food and no maddening crowd – sounds like a perfect holiday destination, doesn’t it? The beaches of Karwar, Gokarna and around are exactly all that and more. These beaches are the lesser known cousins of the more popular ones in Goa but are equally beautiful. They are frequented by Indians and foreigners alike. The innumerable beach shacks cater to all the tourists. They serve some brilliant breakfast and sea food cooked in Western flavours along with the local fare. For all the activities and all the things to do in Gokarna, you can go for a hike along the beach, join some kids playing a game of soccer on the beach (you will find them if you are lucky), find a shack selling some unique musical instruments and craft your own tune, head for a massage or stretch your legs beside a shack, either ways you will enjoy the solitude.
Not too far away are the rainforests of Dandeli which happens to be a great bird watching location. For all you adventure seekers, there is also the very famous white water rafting on offer. We believe Gokarna and North Canara are India’s best kept beach holiday secret. We recommend you set apart at least 3 days along the coastline of North Canara which will offer you the most complete coastal experience.