I was searching for the unexplored, unmapped or maybe to discover something new, in a much-liked tourist spot like Gokarna. For a beach lover travelling to Karnataka and not visiting Gokarna is a crime!
Mangalore or known as ‘Mangaluru’, is a small and beautiful port city in Karnataka. It is unique not only for its location but also for the beautiful cultural blend that one encounters, while exploring this hot yet pleasant city.
I had been to cities like Hong Kong which offer every possible aspect of modern, comfortable and exciting life but what Kashi offered was unique and even though I knew that I could never live in a city like Varanasi, I had gotten attached to the place.
For a mainstream tourist like myself, Sarnath has a lot to offer. Chaukhandi Stuppa, Dhamek Stuppa, Tibetan Temple, The Big Buddha statue, not to mention the Ashok Stambha are all packed into this one place.
Whether it was because of my marriage, (and the prospects of taking on a new identity), or an increased understanding of water here at home I do not know, but the curiosity to visit my village and its river took root.