This is the thing about off-the-grid places, they are ethereal. These rare, beautiful places are either unheard of or when they do, descends in our list of 'to-be-visited' places and seldom ever moves up. My tryst with Gokarna is akin to the 'list' scenario. I pushed it every time when I make my mind to travel somewhere. And I learned a very important lesson from my experience, do not make a list of places that you wish to visit, just go visit it. A few of you might not agree with this but I believe there may be some of you who eschew making a list. Truth be told, beside motivation for a first time experience, there are a few other reasons that drove me to visit Gokarna like beating the blues, beaches etc.
So there I was in a bus to Gokarna from Bangalore. What followed was an experience of travel richness, fondness, indelible memories and acquaintances briefly chronicled below.