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Kotitirtha Gokarna Address: Southeast of Mahabaleshwara Temple, Gokarna, Karnataka, 581326, India

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Monday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Wedesday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 am – 12:00 am
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The beautiful state of Karnataka is laden with beautiful tourist spots and gorgeous vacation locations spread all around. From fiery waterfalls to the sanctum of temples standing tall, there is much to explore in this quaint South Indian state.

Among a few of its pearls, you have the beautiful coastal town of Gokarna, away from the hustle of the city, spread along the Arabian Sea. Once a town of hippies, this small coastal town has marked a place among tourists and wanderlusts as a quiet holiday destination waiting to be explored.

The pristine clean beaches of Gokarna are a blessing to sore eyes, making you enjoy the peace and calm of the place while lying on the white sand. The gorgeous Dravidian architecture of the temple town makes you wonder at the hands that created them and makes you take solace in the spots you have to visit.

Out of all the popular tourist spots in Gokarna, one that stands out is the man-made pond- Koti Tirtha. It depicts the importance of your current life and helps you conduct the last rites of your loved ones without any hassle.

Let us explore the beauty of Koti Tirtha right away.

About Koti Tirtha

Around 1.5 Km from the Gokarna main city lies a man-made pond named Koti Tirtha, with enormous religious significance. This beautiful Holy tank is spread over 6 acres and experiences great footfall throughout the year.

#Trivia: The local folklore says that Koti Tirtha is the source of a thousand springs.

As it falls near the Mahabaleshwar temple in Gokarna, many devotees come here to take a dip in the sacred water. You will find monks and priests sitting by the pond-side chanting mantras and conducting daily rituals.

The place is beautifully enclosed by temples and monasteries of vibrant colours on three sides and tall coconut trees on the other. The shadow of the leaves of these sky-touching trees gives a green hue to the pond water. Get mesmerized by the reflective sight of the beautiful temples and the trees that give us inner peace.

#Trivia: The beautiful Shivling at the centre of the Koti Tirtha illuminates with light in the evening, making it worth your while.

History behind Koti Tirtha

It is said that the mythological bird Garuda took Shatashrunga mountain, the holy abode of Lord Brahma, making him furious. When he commanded Garuda to place the mountain down, Garuda positioned it so that half of it went into the sea and the other half remained on land.

Around one Koti (point) of the Tirtha is immersed in water; the remaining is on the ground in Gokarna and thus the legendary name- Koti Tirtha.

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Location of Koti Tirtha

Koti Tirtha is a famous tourist spot in Gokarna, with several temples gracing its periphery. It is located in Kotiteertha in Gokarna.

Entry fee and timings of Koti Tirtha

There is no entry and camera fee to visit the holy pond of Koti Teertha in Gokarna. You can visit the pond, and offer prayers all through the year.

Best time to visit the Koti Tirtha in Gokarna

Although you will see tons of devotees visit the temple town in Gokarna all year round; however, October to March is an ideal time to visit this coastal town. The pleasant weather makes it enjoyable to visit all the popular tourist spots in Gokarna.

Summers can get hot and humid, making it difficult to move around the place.

How to reach the Koti Tirtha?

Gokarna is accessible by rail and road from almost all major cities in South India. You have frequent buses plying from Bangalore to Gokarna, amongst others. The main bus stand is just 700 meters from your destination.

If you plan a road trip from anywhere in the country, you are in for a pleasant surprise. The travel from most places will take you along the Konkan coast and enthrall you with the beautiful views.

The distance from:
Bangalore to Gokarna is around 485 kms and takes approximately 9 hours.
Goa to Gokarna is around 135 kms and takes approximately 3 hours.
Hyderabad to Gokarna is around 669 kms and takes approximately 13 hours.
Mangalore to Gokarna is around 230 kms and takes approximately 4 hours.

If you are a tourist, wanderlust, or devotee looking for tranquillity amid the peaceful and sacred ambience of the almighty, then Koti Tirtha is the place to be. If you are looking for respite from your routine life, it is probably time to pack your bags. Book a Gokarna tour package with us to enjoy a trip to one of the most popular tourist spots in Karnataka, Gokarna. Gokarna Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA offers these packages at pocket friendly prices. You can also hire a cab from top car rental companies from Gokarna for a hassle free commutation in the town. Please fill the Contact Us form to know more.

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