16 December 2016

Gokarna, Karnataka, India

This week I had a couple of days trip out from Goa, on the train down into Karnataka, to Gokarna. Gokarna itself is a small town with a few hindi temples, the main attraction for travellers being the lovely beaches found south of the town. I did visit several years ago, and not too much had changed, this time I stayed on Kudle beach, where cheap beach shack accomodation is still available.
A slightly further walk south, over the rocks and headland is Om beach, here it was still pretty peaceful and good for sunbathing.
The photos first show Kudle beach, followed by different views of Om beach.

11 December 2016

Canacona, Goa, India

So currently residing in Palolem, spending time on the beach and in the beach side restaurants.  This week I hired a mountain bike to get out and around the Cancacona area of south Goa.
My first stop was 8km north of Palolem is the lovely long beach of Agonda, quiet with lovely water for swimming.
A good cycle over 10km south from Palolem is Talpona beach.  To get there it was a wind along a back road, inland to this small bridge, before crossing the river and following it back along to the coast.

The nearest village to Palolem is Chaudi, I visited the market at the weekend to pick up some fruit and see the variety of freshly caught fish on sale too.