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GOA

goa Variously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favourite with travellers around the world. But then, Goa is much more than just beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into unique history, rich culture and some of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to offer.

Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a former Portuguese colony, the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.

KARWAR

karwarKarwar is an beautiful unexplored beach tourism destination surrounded by Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other. The picturesque town with hills and valleys covered with dense tropical jungle, complemented by glorious weather is a heaven for travellers. The town of Karwar is situated 12 kms south of Goa-Karnataka border on the bank of river Kali. Karwar and Gokarna (38 kms from Karwar), are slowly giving strong competition to Goa with their pristine white sandy beaches lined with palm trees and developing tourism infrastructure.

The main beaches of Karwar are the main beach and Binaga beach, located in Binaga town about 3 km from Karwar. One of the main tourist attraction of Karwar is the Sadashivgad Fort that is located on top of a hill next to River Kali. Another must visit attraction for travellers is the Warship museum which a decommissioned ship that has been converted into a navy musem. The confluence point of River Kali with the Arabian sea is also a picturesque tourist spot in city.

GOKARNA

gokarnaGokarna, meaning Cow’s Ear, is a popular beach tourism destination in Karnataka. Gokarna is also a well known pilgrimage travel destination famous as a temple town with its main deity being Lord Mahabaleshwara, a form of Hindu god Shiva. Gokarna and Karwar (38 km from Gokarna), are slowly becoming strong competitors to Goa beaches due to their splendid natural beauty and growing tourism infrastructure.

Gokarna is slowly getting popular among travellers who are looking for white sandy beaches to relax among natural beauty. The city's beaches are very picturesque and scenic located amongst the Western Ghats. Travellers do fall in love with the city with its long stretch of beaches lined with palm trees, its clean white sandy beaches, and its traditional town look with shopping streets and tile-roofed brick houses. The town is also frequented by hippies with options of cheap tents and beach huts available here.

DOODH SAGAR

Jog fallsDudhsagar Falls (literally Sea of Milk ) is a tiered waterfall located on the Karnataka & Goa boarderMandovi/Mahadai River in the Indian state of Goa on Goa's border with Karnataka state. It is four-tiered.

Dudhsagar is one of the world's most exquisite falls. Borns at Karnataka and flows towards West and reaches Old Goa, Goa & Arabian Sea. It lies high up in the Mandovi River's watershed at Karnataka & Goa boarder and so are not particularly spectacular during the dry season. During the monsoon season however, the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India's fifth tallest waterfall and is 227th in the world at 310 m. The water plummets hundreds of metres (over a thousand feet) in large volumes during the rainy monsoon season, forming one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in Goa. It is a major part of the Goa ecosystem. It is a four-tiered waterfall with a total height of 310 metres (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 metres (100 feet).

JOG FALLS

Jog fallsJog Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located near Sagara, Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. It is also called by alternative names of Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.
Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India.
Sharavati, a river which rises at Ambutirtha, near Nonabar, in the Thirthahalli taluk and takes the north-westerly course by Fatte petta, receives the Haridravati on the right below Pattaguppe and the Yenne Hole on the left above Barangi.

On arriving at the frontier it bends to the west, and precipitating itself down the Falls of Gersoppa and passing that village (properly Geru-Sappe), which is really some 29 kilometres distant, discharges into the sea at Honnavar in North Kanara.

GOKAK FALLS

gokak fallsGokak falls is a waterfall known for its beauty. It is at a distance of 60 Kms from Belgaum and 10 kms from Gokak town. Located right on the main road is a celebrated tourist center in the district. This falls has a height of about 170 feet. The river Ghataprabha after winding a course of a long route takes a leap of 52 meters, over a rocky bed 170 feet down. The falls is famous for its spread and shape.Except in width and colour of the water, the general features of the fall, its height, shape and rapidity above are much like those of ” Niagara”. The waterfall is horse shoe shaped at the crest, with a flood breadth of 177 metres (580 ft). During rainy season the thick reddish brown water sweeps far over the brink of the cliff with a dull roar that can be heard from some distance. Gokak gets its name due to the Goki trees found in abundance in these areas.

HAMPI

hampiHampi is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India located near Hospet town in the Karnataka state. Hampi is charismatic even in its ruined state, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Vast stretches of boulder-strewn hills make the backdrop of Hampi unique.

Dotted around the hills and valleys are 500 plus monuments. Among them are beautiful temples, basements of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings.., the list is practically endless. Hampi is a backpacker’s paradise, the same way a pilgrim’s delight.

BANAVASI

banavasiBanavasi also known as Konkanapura is an ancient temple town in Uttara Kannada District bordering Shivamogga district in the South Indian state of Karnataka .Huen Tsang the Chinese traveler-monk who was in India between 630-644 C.E, visited Konkanapura called Konkanapulo(referred in Chinese scripts)or Banavasi.
Banavasi is the oldest town in the Karnataka state. It has grown up around the Madhukeshwara Temple built in the 9th century and dedicated to Lord Shiva the supreme God in Shaivism, a major branch of Hinduism.
In 2006, a 5th-century copper coin was discovered here with an inscription in the Kannada script, one of the oldest such coins ever discovered. The Directorate of Archaeology and Museums said that the coin's inscription in archaic Kannada proves beyond doubt that Banavasi had a mint in the 5th century.

BADAMI

badamiBadami, located in the Bagalkot district of North Karnataka, was the capital of the Chalukya Dynasty. It is situated at the mouth of a beautiful ravine, flanked on either side by beautiful sandstone hills.
The Badami cave temples are a set of four temples carved out of soft sandstone. They belong to the Chalukya Period. Of the four caves, three are dedicated to Hindu Gods, and the fourth is a Jain Temple.

The Badami cave temples are an early example of the Chalukya style of architecture. It was during the early Chalukyan period that temple architectural styles were evolved. Many new temple building styles were introduced, of which constructing rock-cut cave temples was one type. The Badami cave temples are an example of this type of evolving architecture. It is one of the most beautiful examples of early South Indian temple architecture.

MUNDGOD

badami Tibetan Monastry Mundgod : Mundgod is a repository of Tibetan life and culture. It showcases the lifestyle and ambitions of the Tibetan refugees and reflects the gradual transformation of a traditional society into modernity. It has been referred to as Mini Tibet.

Mundgod was a non-descript panchayat town in the State of Karnataka in India. Today it is the repository of Tibetan life and culture. It showcases the life style and ambitions of the Tibetan refugees and reflects the gradual transformation of a traditional society into modernity. It has rightfully earned the name ‘Mini Tibet’.

 

 

 

Tips:

  • Please try to avoid use of plastic bags as much as possible be environment friendly.
  • Loud music for party purpose is strictly to be avoided, wear cotton clothes and good shoes.
  • Carry torches along and a hat if you are in a mood to trek.
  • A back pack with essential first aid will be beneficial in case of emergency.
  • You should be aware of leeches in some places and its not a thing to worry about.

Note!!
Please do not litter these places and make it a mess, Care for the environment and help us maintain the ecosystem.

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