Some say beach is not the place you visit during monsoon. But then that's perfect time for me. First, the shorelines would be significantly more serene and beautiful with minimal crowd. Second, with less or no water activities to do I could spend more time just feeling the vast sea in-front of me. Next, hotels and resort prices would be cheaper than the season time prices, perfect for a budgeted trip :)
So like any other weekend escapes we were all set for the destination. Seven of old school buddies with two of them very keen to drive the car we planned to go by a self-drive car(Innova Crysta) hired from Avis
Started the journey at 10.30pm and very smoothly we reached our destination, Zostel, by 6 am in the next day morning. You can trust Google Maps for the route from Bangalore to Gokarna.