Shastri Resort, Gokarna

By Iain Manley Mar 10, 2011

Far away enough from the hippies to be wholesome.

One of the lovely Shastri family’s cottages on the hill became our home for almost a month. We woke to the sounds of chanting from a temple in the distance, made tea in the kitchen and set about our day’s work at two little desks in the open-plan room. In the evenings we watched the sunset from a lookout deck at the top of the garden.

Cost: Rs 1000 a night for a cottage with desk, coffee table, chairs, kitchen, bathroom and patio or balcony.

Finding it: The Shastri compound is just south of the bus station on the main road, opposite Sri Sai Baba guesthouse and the ATM.

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