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The beautiful town of Kumta is 30 km from the glorious beach town of Gokarna. Lying on the coastline of Arabian Sea, it offers tantalizing beaches with black rocks, old temples and sprawling greenery, Kumta is all about relaxing, unwinding and solitude.

With amazing weather throughout the year, the town is adorned with beaches like Baada beach, Kumta beach and Dhareshwar Beach creating a mesmerizing ambience around the ancient temples displaying age-old art. The Yana caves are a popular attraction too. Rock climbing and other adventure activities like trekking there is another favourite for visitors to the town.

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Day 1 - Reach Kumta and check into your hotel and freshen up. Later, you can head over to the Om Beach. Sit on a beach, enjoy the ambience and listen to the acoustic sounds of the splashing waves, breeze, and seagulls. Take a promenade towards the Gokarna Beach. Go for some hiking, have some iced Nutella and prawn pizza plated on a banana leaf at Kudle Beach located nearby. You can also collect some souvenirs and do some hippie shopping to relieve your stress of travelling.
Day 2 - Go for the early morning tour covering the sunrise at the Paradise Beach, followed by a visit to Mahabaleshwar Temple and Shree Mahaganpati temple located at a driving distance of 20 minutes from each other. Relax for a while.
Day 3 -  Take the one-hour road tour to Murudheshwara and plunge into the devotion of Lord Shiva. Relish the picturesque view of the world's second-tallest Shiva statue, located on the coast of the Arabian sea. In the second half, you can visit the Half Moon Beach followed by the Nirvana Beach located at a 27-minute distance from each other to enjoy the tranquil ambience of the beach while walking on the seashore.

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What is famous about Kumta?

Lush green environment. Tropical climate hence can be visited throughout the year. Good Konkan and seafood.

What is not so good about Kumta?

Monsoons are soaky. Trekking should be avoided during monsoons due to leeches in the tropical rainforest.

Who should visit Kumta?

Amazing for people with a spiritual mind. A perfect destination for trekking enthusiasts and family vacations.

What is the best time to visit Kumta?

With the maximum temperature rising to 26 degrees Celcius, the winter months of November to March is the best time to visit Kumta. Kumta is a coastal town which experiences quite warm and humid summers (April-July) with the temperature rising to a maximum of 35 degrees Celcius. Hence, it is not recommended to visit the town during the summers. The monsoon season (August-October) in the town brings with it heavy rainfall leading to cold and chilling winters. 
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What is the local food in Kumta?

Kumta is a beach town with the predominant cuisine being Konkani. Fish is one of the main ingredients and thus various delicacies of fish are served in the town. Lip smacking Masala fish fry is a must try in Kumta.
Apart from this, vegetarian food of Saraswat cuisine is also quite famous in the area.
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What is the best way to reach Kumta?

Kumta is well connected by roads and rails. You can easily get regular trains to Kumta since the city is well connected to other major cities of the country. Kumta has a good road network and there are regular buses available from major cities in Karnataka. Kumta does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport in Goa which is 167 km away and is well connected with direct and hopping flights with other major cities across the country. 
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What are the things to do in Kumta?

The top things to do in Kumta are Gokarna: Mahabaleshwar Temple, Om Beach, Mirjan Fort, Yana, Mahalasa Temple, Alvekodi Beach. You can see all the places to visit in Kumta here

What are the places near Kumta?

The top places near to Kumta are Gokarna which is 17 km from Kumta, Goa which is located 135 km from Kumta, Murudeshwar which is located 37 km from Kumta, Jog falls which is located 47 km from Kumta, Honnemaradu which is located 56 km from Kumta

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Rohit Shroff

3 years ago
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season due to heavy rainfall in the region.
- Make sure you take proper training before indulging in any sports activity.
- Carry proper beachwear as well as t (Read More)rekking shoes while heading to Kumta.
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