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Kumta - 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 bent 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.

How To Reach Kumta

Kumta lies 200 km from Mangalore. There is also a railway station around 5 km away from the town.

Best Time To Visit Kumta

Winter is the best season to visit Kumta as the weather is pleasant and comfortable.

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How to Reach Kumta

  • By Road
    Kumta is linked to major cities and towns of India via road. Several luxury, deluxe and semi-deluxe buses for Kumta are frequently available from the major destinations of India, such as Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Mumbai, Goa and Pune. Travellers can also take buses for Kumta from the surrounding places, such as Sirsi, Karwar, Udipi and Shimoga.
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  • By Train
    Kumta has its own well established railway station, situated at a distance of about 2 km from the city centre. It is well connected with some of the major Indian cities and towns, such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Mangalore, to name a few
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  • By Air
    Dabolim Airport, Goa is the nearest airport to Kumta, situated at a distance of about 168 km. It is ideal for tourists coming from European, Asian, American, Middle East and other parts of the world as well as India. Tourists can also opt for seasonal charter flights from Dabolim to reach Kumta.
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