Travelling in the company of those we love is home in motion.
— Leigh Hunt
Travelling with family translates to spending quality time with loved ones out of comfort zones, experiencing nature, growing closer, dwindling on questions from life, taking adventures on the way, gaining knowledge, becoming powerful together, and realising that - We are perfect together. Some places might turn out to be a bit overwhelming and complicated while planning for a family holiday, and some just strike perfectly with our imagination. There are plenty of vacation and holidaying spots in India, but none compares with the family-friendly, peaceful and calming, spiritual and quirky - Gokarna.
How is Gokarna different from other beach-y destinations - Goa, Pondicherry etc?
Gokarna is a small town on the western coast of India. This place is a perfect abode for you and your family because it carries with it myriad options of playful beaches, spiritual temples, adventurous activities, and easy to challenging trekking options for all age groups.
How and When should I go to Gokarna?
The best time to visit here is from October until March when the weather is warm and gentle and the humidity is not killing you. Fly to Dabolim Airport, which is the nearest to Gokarna and then take a 4-hour road trip to the South. Alternatively, take a train or road trip to reach this magical place.
Now that you are here in pious, inspirational, and magical Gokarna, the first quick bite of information for you and your family is that this place looks like a cow's ears and hence the name - Go + Karna.
Where should we stay as a family, let me tell you we are on a budget trip?
There are many guest houses, hotels, and homestays to stay at Gokarna with varying budgets. For a family-like feel, opt for a homestay. There are many homestays, in town itself.
If you want to stay by the beach, there are resorts and camps set up by locals. You can just approach a shopkeeper and he will definitely guide you to one.