Sporting some of the best beaches in India, Gokarna is Goa’s laid-back, chilled-out cousin. The best beaches are just south of the town. Om beach stretches several kilometres and has shady sections perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Kudle beach is another good option, being the longest and widest beach in town.
Away from the beaches lies the other half of Gokarna, a sacred Hindu pilgrim town. With its old temples and a lively bazaar, this part is mostly of interest to domestic visitors.