May 31, 2024Republic Lifestyle Desk

Gokarna Araku Valley: Less Explored Places In Southern India

Om Beach, a popular tourist attraction in Gokarna, is a Hindu spiritual symbol shaped like two crescents. It offers a stunning sunset view and a long, white sandy stretch, attracting visitors.

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Araku Valley, situated in Andhra Pradesh, is a picturesque destination with numerous waterfalls and coffee plantations, offering an ideal getaway.

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Kotagiri, a 1793-meter-high mountain, offers numerous trekking options including the Catherine Falls trail, Kotagiri-Kodanad trail, and Kotagiri-Longwood Shola trail.

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Munroe Island, named after Colonel John Munroe, is a hidden gem in the backwaters, featuring 8 islands separated by canals and lakes, offering attractions like canal cruises and the Kallada Boat Race.

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Gandikota Canyon, a natural beauty with deep gorges, rocky terrain, and Pennar River, offers stunning layered rock formations, particularly captivating during sunrise and sunset.

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Yelagiri, surrounded by mountains, offers a pleasant climate, local culture, and boating opportunities. Visit Jalagamparai waterfalls, Punganoor lake, and Telescope Observatory.

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The beach, 6 km from Udupi, is a significant port and fishing harbour in Karnataka, offering golden sand, palm trees, and a serene sea. Visit the Balarama Temple and Malpe's oldest tile factory.

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