The Great Coastal Photo Tour of India (07 Days; # 210)
Goa, a tiny emerald land on the western coast of India, within the region known as the Konkan. Pint-sized Goa is more than beaches and trance parties. A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, seafood and spirituality, there’s nowhere in India quite like it. Goa is worldwide well-liked for its pictorial beauty, striking beaches, beautifully architecture temples, grand festival celebrations and unending Anglo-Indian heritage and it draws millions of tourists from all over the world every year. Goa is worldwide known for its hippie culture of nightlife. There you can find ious clubs, bars and ious other destinations for late night partying in Goa. This is the one stop location for the tourists seeking for fun and sports in the sea. The markets of goa are unique and very rare that exhibit a wide range of products.
Gokarna is a town on the Arabian Sea, in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka. It is primarily knows for two reasons – its beaches and temples. A completely different experience from Goa and Karwar, Gokarna is about a peaceful beach holiday. Owing to its growing popularity, several hotels and restaurants have come up in Gokarna. The temple town is now an emerging beach destination that offers something to different types of tourists with its natural beauty and its history steeped in mythology. Palm clad beaches are dotted with foreign tourists in a majority and very few Indians are seen across. Gokarna is not very conventionally touristy. 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. A popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus, it’s known for sacred sites like Mahabaleshwar Temple
Agumbe is a cute hill station located in Shimoga district in the Malnad region of Karnataka, India. It is situated at an altitude of over 2100 feet. Agumbe hill is one of the four peaks in the Western Ghats that borders the mainland and divides it from the coast. Agumbe is also known as the Cherrapunji of South India. It receives the highest amount of rainfall in Southern India. It is surrounded by a rich biodiversity, and adjacent to one of the last surviving lowland rain forests. It is also the place where RK Narayan has filmed his novel Malgudi Days. It is also famous for 14th century Gopala Krishna temple with Hoysala-style sculptures and a beautiful sunset. Many hills, rivers and streams are hidden within the deep forests and slopes in and around Agumbe. And within these landscapes are many birds and animals including reptiles and plant species, some of which are rarely found in other parts of the world. Agumbe is also called as the capital of king cobra due to the variety of species of cobra found.
Udupi is a beautiful integration of nature and man. The name of this city was originated from Odipu. Udupi is an important Vaishnavite coastal town in Karnataka. Udupi is the site of the famed Krishna temple and the Ashta Mathas. Udupi is also renowned for its delectable cuisine and Udupi restaurants present all over India. Udupi is home to a number of beautiful and serene beaches which is quite popular among tourists. The Malpe beach is the most famous of all beaches in this place and happens to be a favorite spot for photographers.
With the great Arabian Sea on one side and towering hills of the Western Ghats on the other, the Mangalore city of Karnataka becomes a perfect holiday destination, which almost every tourists love visiting. This vibrant city has everything from exotic beaches to old style seaports to majestic mountains and ancient buildings & temples. The picturesque city Mangalore is named after the deity Mangaladevi and is often proclaimed as the gateway to Karnataka. Travelers come to this city to explore places like Mangaladevi Temple, Kadri Manjunatha Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, Someshwara beach, and Tannirbavi beach. All these places have a unique charm that helps folks get completely rejuvenated.