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Kumta Tourism - A Thriving Little Coastal Town
Stunning scenery, impressive monuments and a rich culture a trip to Kumta in Uttara Kannada can be a memorable experience.
Along the Karnataka Coastline - Tourist places in and around Kumta
Kumta lies on the coast with its beaches having unique rock formations as a backdrop. There is much to do in this little town. You can take in the beauty of nature around the area where the Aghanashani River wends its way to the Arabian Sea. Those who like adventure sports can indulge in a bit of rock climbing. The ideal place for this is Yana in Kumta which has massive rock formations and some wonderful trekking trails. The Om Beach and the Gokarna Temple are other highlights of Kumta, as the town of Gokarna lies a small distance away from this place.
For those with a spiritual bend of mind, Kumta's temples can provide an exhilarating experience. The ancient temples like Sri Kumbeshwar, Shankar Narayan and Shantika Parmeshwari are examples of the old age Kavi art form.
One of the advantages of visiting Kumta is that you can also include Karwar and Hanovar in your trip. Karwar has several beaches and temples. The Devbag Island is not just beautiful, but is also the perfect spot for scuba diving. Sightseeing at Hanovar includes the Sharavati delta, Kasarkod beach and the Apsarakonda waterfall.
Kumta lies 220 kilometers from Mangalore. There is also a railway station around 5 kilometers away from the town.
Winter is the best season to visit Kumta as the weather is pleasant and comfortable.