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Among India's most scenic sacred sites, GOKARNA (Gokarn) lies between a broad white-sand beach and the verdant foothills of the Western Ghats. This compact little coastal town – a Shaivite centre for more than two millennia – remained largely "undiscovered" by Western tourists until the early 1990s, when it began to attract dreadlocked and didjgeridoo-toting neo-hippies fleeing the commercialization of Goa. Now it's firmly on the tourist map, while retaining a charming local character, as the Hindu pilgrims pouring through still far outnumber the foreigners who flock …
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