OM Beach – Karnataka
Located at a distance of about 8 km from the quaint town of Gokarna located in Karnataka is an extremely beautiful beach called “Om”. Since the shape of this beach resembles the Hindu religious symbol “Om” it has been named so. In addition, this OM beach is known for its pristine environment which includes beautiful white sand. Furthermore, it is also popular for several water sports.
How to Reach Om Beach?
- By train:
The closest railway station to this beach is located in Kumta. The Kumta Railway Station is well connected to a number of major cities and towns in Karnataka.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach the ideal starting points would be Mangalore, Bangalore, Karwar, Udupi, and Coimbatore.
- Via Mangalore:
There are two routes available from Mangalore, and they consist of via NH-66 and SH-27 and NH-66.
2. Via Bangalore:
There are two routes available from Bangalore, and they consist of via NH-48 and via NH-48 and NH-67.
3. Via Karwar:
There are two routes available from Karwar, and they consist of via NH-66 and via-52 and via-66.
4. Via Udupi:
There is one route available from Udupi, and it includes via NH-66.
5. Via Coimbatore:
There are two routes from Coimbatore, and they consist of via NH-69, via NH-48, and via NH-948 and NH-148.
Climate and the best time to visit Om Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer season which begins in March and ends in June is hot and humid with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 36 degree Celsius to a minimum of 30 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon from July to October is “moderate”. The winter season on the other hand which begins in November and ends in February is extremely pleasant with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 29 degree Celsius to a minimum of 17 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this beautiful beach is from November to February.
Things/activities to do
This beautiful beach is renowned to be a centre for water sports. So activities such as surfing, water-skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides are available on this beach. Furthermore, since this beach is located in a desolate spot there are not many things/activities found at this beach.