Another good place to stay is Namastegokarna
How to reach: You can take overnight bus from Bangalore/Pune. Road connectivity is good and hence you can drive as well. Another option is to take flight to Goa and then drive down to Gokarna.
Once you reach Gokarna, Auto's are easily available to hop from one beach to another (Rs 100/- to 200/-)
What to do:
- Visit Kudle beach to see sunset - 15 mins walk from Zostel.
- Visit Namaste cafe on Om Beach and spend entire day over there.
- Take a walking tour of the old city and the temples.
Practice mindfulness overlooking the beach through beginners guided meditations at Headspace or Calm. There are many good books to get started as well. The final aim is to stop the incessant thinking and be aware of the present moment.
Gokarna can turn out to be very silent and peaceful if you visit off-season and is a great weekend getaway to relax and be mindful.