Gokarna, a small temple town located in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka, is home to several unspoiled beaches. Situated around 8 kms away from the town is the pristine Om Beach, named so because its shape resembles the Hindu religious symbol. Blessed with tropical weather, the area has plenty of palm trees dotting its coastline. Its azure waters are ideal for an exciting dolphin spotting trip.
Organised between 10 am and 3 pm, the guided session lasts between half-hour to an hour depending on the water currents. You will be taken by boat to areas in the ocean which have abundant Humpback dolphin population. Dolphins are said to be wary of noises and strangers in their territory. However, once you manage to spot them flitting in and out of the ocean waters, and click some pictures, the thrill you will experience is unlike any other.
Duration: Around 30 minutes to 1 hour