Women in India now enjoy more freedom, as the country’s rapid transformation has given them a new role. It is not a rare sight to see women traveling solo to places of interest across the country. The growth of tourism across all the major locales of the country has made many women pack their backpacks and embark on a journey alone.
Gokarna, with its spiritual ambiance, historical background, and thriving hippie culture, is the right place for women to travel without a companion. In fact, Gokarna has so much to offer to a lone traveler, from its age-old temples to the spectacular beaches that are not found anywhere else in the country. Besides all this, Gokarna is a safer place for a woman to travel to and enjoy the beauty of its various attractions.
The small “temple town” in Karnataka is a budget-friendly place with lots of restaurants, hotels, and shops, but rather less when compared to other prominent beach destinations in India. Regardless, the following are some key reasons that make Gokarna a women-friendly place to make a solo trip.
Safe and Affordable Stay
Independent women backpacking across the temple town of Gokarna can stay at different options whether a home stay or a hotel. Cottages in Gokarna are a great alternative to stay safe and without spending much. A woman traveling alone can find several affordable guesthouses, hotels, and even a tent to hire, so that she can stay comfortably and explore Gokarna in its entirety at the same time.
Good Transportation Facilities
The most remarkable advantage of Gokarna is that it is well connected by both rail and road. Independently traveling women can easily get in and around Gokarna due to its excellent transport facilities. For those coming from afar, the nearest airport is located in Dabolim, Goa, at a distance of around 140 kilometers. Besides, most cellular operators provide good coverage in and around Gokarna, which allows women traveling alone to remain well connected to the internet.
Gokarna is renowned for its exceptional cuisine, which is a rare mixture from different parts of the country. There are several restaurants offering a combination of cuisines from different countries. There are shacks along its famous beaches that offer a good selection of drinks. Those from different parts of the country can easily find the cuisine of their liking in the various restaurants and cafes in Gokarna.