The Serene Beach of Karnataka

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Dabolim Airport
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Kumta Tourism

Kumta can be categorized as a beachside coastal town located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Kumta is a stopover between Gokarna and Murudeshwara and home to some idyllic beaches for offbeat travellers seeking a peaceful countryside stay. The little town of Kumta comes with stunning sceneries, rich culture and impressive monuments making it a memorable experience to visit. The highlight of the town is the Om beach and the Gokarna Temple that lies a few distances away from this place. For the more adventurer types, Yana serves as the ideal destination with wonderful rocky trekking trails. The ancient temples of Kumta that include Sri Kumbeshwar Temple, Shankar Narayan and Shantika Parmeshwari can provide an intoxication of spiritual energy into one’s soul. Along with this, the town itself lies on the coast of beaches that have a unique rock formation with the beauty of nature as a backdrop where the Aghanashani River falls into the Arabian Sea. The winter season that starts from November till March can be considered as the best time to visit Kumta.

Things to do in Kumta

1.Mahalasa Temple

1 kilometres from city centre

The Mahalasa Temple also known as Mahalasa Narayani Temple is situated 4 hours away fro...

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2.Gokarna: Mahabaleshwar Temple

17 kilometres from city centre

Located on the shores of Arabian Sea, near the city of Kumta lies the holy town of Goka...

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3.Venkatraman Temple

49 kilometres from city centre

The Venkatraman Temple is situated at the heart of the town of Kumta and is known for a...

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4.Om Beach

15 kilometres from city centre

The wonderful beach of Om is located in the town of Gokarna which is situated an hour a...

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5.Mirjan Fort

7 kilometres from city centre

Situated 12 KM away from Kumta is the famous tourist destination of the region known as...

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1 kilometres from city centre

Through the road of National Highway 66, we can reach Dhareshwar in 15 minutes from Kum...

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7.Alvekodi Beach

4 kilometres from city centre

The Alvekodi Beach in Karnataka can be count as a Beach Lover’s Dream. Situated in the ...

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8.Baada Beach

6 kilometres from city centre

Situated just 15 minutes away from Kumta city is the popular beach of Baada. One of the...

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9.Uppin Ganapati

2 kilometres from city centre

The Uppin Ganpati also known as Vinayakar Temple is situated at a distance of 114 km fr...

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10.Shopping in Kumta

0 kilometres from city centre

Kumta is a small town in the western coastal part of Karnataka. Although you might not ...

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22 kilometres from city centre

Lying 50 minutes away from Kumta City is the beautiful hill station of Yana which falls...

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Kumta serves as an intriguing part of Kannada region that is filled up with history and culture. There are a lot of places to visit in Kumta that falls under the genre of culture that includes forts, museums, monuments and archaeological sites. The local people of Kumta mainly belongs to the Halakkai Tribe and are supposed to be the original inhabitants of Karnataka. Shri Venkatraman Dev Temple situated in the heart of Kumta celebrates the famous festival of Magha Shuddha Saptami in the month of May with a Car Festival in February month. Along with it the town of Kumta can be seen celebrating all the annual religious festivals like Rathotsav, Kartikotsav, Saptaprahar Bhajan, Champashasti Utsav, Ugadi, Ramnavami, Mukkoti Dwadashi, Anant Vritha and Akshaya Triteeya, etc. with much pride and unity.

How to reach

Kumta can be easily reached through air and rail services. The roads have a good network with all the neighbouring cities and are connected directly. Visit Kumta during the winter season, since during summer you can be exposed to humid and hot weather.

How to Reach by Flight

The Dabolim International Airport in Goa is the nearest airport to Kumta that is situated at a distance of 168 km. it is ideal for all the domestic and international tourist coming from all over the world to opt it as an easy transportation service to reach Kumta. The airport is connected with all the major cities of the country.

How to Reach by Train

The Kumta Railway Station is connected with all the neighbouring cities of the state and is located at a distance of 4 km from the city centre. The station gets regular train line from all the major cities of India like Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Cochin, Bangalore and Chennai etc.

How to Reach by Bus

Kumta is linked with its surrounding cities and towns of India via a well-maintained network of roads. The North West Karnataka Transport Corporation (NWKTC) along with luxury, deluxe and semi-deluxe buses for Kumta are frequently available from major destinations such as Mysore, Pune, Goa, Bangalore, Mumbai etc.

How to Reach by Road

Alternatively, you can drive to Kumta from all the nearby cities of the country. One of the most frequently used highway to Kumta is National Highway 66 which links Goa with Kumta for a distance of 156 km. The driving distance between Karwar to Kumta is 72 km which takes 2 hours to reach along with one can enjoy the short pleasant drive from its other neighbouring cities such as Sirsi, Udipi and Shimoga.

How to travel within

Kumta can be explored by renting cabs to move towards the long distances whereas buses and auto rickshaw are available as a convenient mode of transportation within the city.


Being in Kumta gives you the luxury of tasting coastal cuisines that includes fresh fish caught daily by the locals. Including the vegetarian food of Saraswat Cuisine which is also quite popular in the region. The staple food of the region includes steamed rice with an accompaniment of vegetable and/or seafood. Tea is the most popular beverage and is served with cardamom or mint. Few of the most interesting local dishes to try in Kumta includes Kadubu, Holige, Kotte Roti, Banana Buns, Chippikal Sukkha, Dry Fish Chutney and Crab Curry. One can find varieties of fish dishes in the local restaurants and also have the taste of eating fried fishes and Masala fish fry sold by the vendors in the beaches.

Kumta Itinerary

Day 1: Reaching Kumta by train, it is just a few minutes journey to the centre of the town. Get checked in your pre-book hotel and head for your first destination in Kumta. Go to Alvekodi Beach to explore the rocky terrains and the old lighthouse. Hire a cab that will take you to Dhareshwar where you can see the beauty of the sea along with the famous Mahadev Temple. Get back to the city and lunch enjoying the coastal cuisine. Take rest and spend a serene evening watching the sunset from Baada Beach. Finish your day by shopping in Kumta town for cashew nuts.

Day 2: Finishing breakfast, travel to Gokarna to visit the fabulous Mahabaleshwar temple along with the unique Om Beach. Take a detour and visit Mardol City for Maleshwar Temple. While getting back to Kumta stop at Mirjan Fort to explore the 16th Century architect. Getting back in town have lunch and visit the Uppin Temple to seek the blessing of Ganpati before starting your journey back home the next day.

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