Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lonesome Date Tree at Belekaan bay..

One of the lesser known beaches at Belekaan, Tadadi of Kumta taluk.
In the background is the Tadadi Fishing port - Bay..

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mahadev @ Murudeshwar

Happened to be at this place just around Sunrise at Murudeshwar, and got some wonderful pictures. One of those is this Profile shot.

My Earlier posts:
MurudeshwaraUttara Kannada district—World's second tallest Shiva statue[201

Sunday, November 25, 2012


The Jaatra season in Karwar is heralded by the Kadra Jaatra of Goddess Mahamaya in the month of November, soon after Diwali. After the Kadra Jaatra, the slew of Jaatras (Fairs) start, with the Baad Mahadevasthaan Jatra, then Kodibeer Jaatra, Maladevi Jatra, Marutigalli Jaatra, also followed by Kurumgad Island Jatra in January. 

And the common factor of all these Jatraas is the sweet stalls set up by the villagers, the savouries comprising of Khajji, Baththas, Halva and Jalebiis.
 And who can resist Garama Garam Jalebis ??

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Om Beach, Gokarna

The Tourist season has begun at Gokarna, Om Beach...

Om Beach - The Abode of the Hippie Sadhu!!

Om beach about 8 Kms from Gokarna gets its name from the two semi-circular coves that join to form an inverted symbol of OM. This beach is known for its spiritual hippies – with ash smeared on their foreheads, tattoos all over their body, long hair, beard and beads all over. Om Beach is the most popular beach in Gokarna.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunset on the Western Horizon at Karwar...

Sunset at Karwar - Kali River and the Arabian Sea meeting point (Estuary)....
In the Picture -
Devbagh Casurina Forest at the extreme Right,
Kurumgad Island 2nd Right,
Madling-Gad Island - 3rd from Right and
Devgad -Light house Island at the extreme Left....

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sandy beaches...

Sandy Beaches

© Morgan Swain

Sprinkle, squish between my toes, 
The smell of ocean to my nose. 
I can feel each grain of sand, 
It falls from air into my hand. 
The shells I find along the shore, 
Picked up by birds that fly and soar. 
They sparkle like the ocean's waves, 
And carry sand from all the lakes. 
I walk along the tip of the sea, 
That’s where my feet leave prints to be. 
I walk all the way to the end of the land, 
The land that holds this beautiful sand.

Read more: Sandy Beaches, Beach Poems 

Monday, February 6, 2012


May be this is what the word "Melancholy" means....

Monday, January 16, 2012

Aligadda Beach of Karwar

Uttar Kannada District( Karwar) has a coastline of about 144 km. and covers approximate an area of 10,327 and is largely influenced by several rivers flowing in to the Arabian Sea of West Coast of India.
Traditionally the Karwar coast is popularly known as “Mackerel coast”, of which a few beaches remain accessible to the general public, most of them being taken over by the Indian Navy. One of such beaches is the Aligadda beach, next to the National Highway, as one enters Karwar from the South, next to the Port. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dusk at Paradise Beach...

A must see beach, and a must see sunset-place is the Paradise Beach at Gokarna.
This is one of the most beautiful beaches near to Gokarna, smaller and lesser known, but equally great for a bit of sunbathing and swimming. The Paradise beach, also known as Full Moon beach, is not inhabited by human. It is accessible only through sea by boating or forest by trekking through it.

This is a perfect place for anybody to spend the leisure times. Paradise beach can be utilized for all type of beach activity as the water is calm and the beach is so clean.

My earlier Posts on Paradise Beach :-

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kuramgad Island Jatraa

 4km from the mainland, this tortoise-shaped island hilltop Narasimha Temple, which held annual Pushya full moon in early January each year attracts thousands of devotees during the Jatra is famous for. Kurumgad is steeped in history, complete with the remains of a fortress with cannon holes. 
  It is believed that this Half Lion & Half Human diety, Reincarnation of Lord Vishnu in Hindu Mythology, swam accross the sea & made his way to this Island tearing it apart & made it it's abode. The Island has a sweet water pond despite the fact that it is located some nautical miles away from Karwar City in mid Arabian sea.

 Panoramic view of sea, sand, and neighboring islands to enjoy the island’s plateau, or trekking, fishing, dolphin and seal spotting, neighboring islands, diving, snorkelling, treasure hunting activities such as the boat ride involved in guided tours, or star gazing.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year 2012...


What the future holds for us depends on what we hold for the future.
May all your days be beautiful and bright..
Keep your face to the sunshine,
Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind.
They will show on your face.
Happy New Year !!

Those headed to Goa for New Year's Eve need not return home disappointed as there's a new beach destination for an alternative. Many tourists who could not get rooms at lodges in Goa have arrived at Karwar where lodges and resorts are now houseful till January 5. Most of the resorts and the lodges in Goa were reserved almost three months in advance by tourists who wanted to ring in the New Year here. This caught tourists from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu off guard.