Tour of my Beach Hut in Gokarna, India

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Raw, unedited footage here. Enjoy!

A little more background, if you’re interested:

I spent nearly 2 full weeks in this hut and though it has was the simplest one I’ve stayed in over the past 10 months of travel, it ranks right up there with the best of them. The hut was on Om Beach, about a 15 minute rickshaw ride from downtown Gokarna. It was the most peaceful beach I’ve stayed on and it’s probably the best in all of India, as far as I’m concerned. More on that later.

The restaurant/guest house I rented the hut from didn’t have running water. It was bought in large buckets every afternoon, which meant no faucet, no shower head and needless to say a squat toilet. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay!

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  1. The entire beach line [Kudle beach, Om beach, half moon beach, paradise beach] is superb…perfect for laid back vacations…loved your beautiful hut..

  2. That looks great…adding to my list of places to visit!

    • It was my favorite place in India!

  3. Awesome! That is quite the hut! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I’m so jealous, that looks so cool! Have you done the same in Thailand? I’d love to see that.

    • Huts in India were way better than those in Thailand, fyi.

  5. I agree with you on security aspects in India. The tourist places are quite safe since business is their priority and they want the place safe for tourists.
    Well, the cheapest I’ve ever stayed was in Krabi, Thailand for THB 120 per night. An exclusive room with bed for me. I think staying in India is still expensive compared to some other countries.
    Here is the link of my room http://www.lemonicks.com/Travel/2010/12/07/cheapest-room-i-ever-stayed-in/

    • Nisha,
      Yep, I didn’t have a problem in India with security. Granted, I was pretty worried at times on trains and stuff, but it always was fine for me.

  6. Very cool – it’s nice to see what Rps. 150 covers for accommodations! We’re planning to spend a couple months in India, so this is helpful. However, seeing that there are two of us, we’ll probably spring for something with a bed. :P

    • I stayed in a really beautiful beach hut for 400 rps up in Goa. It normally would’ve gone for 300 but I was there just before Christmas, so it was a little pricier.

      Typically I found that accommodation varied wildly and a higher price usually didn’t reflect a better room.

  7. Awesome! You should give us tours of everywhere you stay from now on.

    • Eh, some places are boring. But the good ones I’ll definitely capture!

  8. Wow that’s really cool Adam! I think it’s nice to live really basic for a bit, it’s character building and it reminds you just how luxurious a hostel dorm can be!!!

    • So true! It was fun for a while (2 weeks) but I definitely ached for a place with running water on the next beach I went to.

  9. Hey Adam. I’m interested in security. How did you keep your laptop etc safe when out? etc?

    Thanks

    Andy

    • Hey Andy,
      You’d be surprised how safe India was. But also, I’m just terrible and don’t do much to keep my stuff safe, and yet, knock on wood, I’ve never had any trouble.

      In this hut, the huts were kinda grouped together in a kinda fenced off area (this was to keep the cows from getting too close) so it was definitely somewhat secure. And I would just leave my electronics there. The beach was also really chill so even keeping my wallet or camera in my bag when I’d go for a swim wasn’t a problem. I didn’t hear of anyone having any trouble, but in my experience, the beaches in India I visited were all extremely safe in regards to theft.

      • Ha ok thanks for the reply!

        I’m probably just brainwashed to think about crime by the media… would worry a little just leaving my laptop out in my own garden!

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