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Kumta Tourism

The beautiful town of Kumta situated amidst the marvelous wonders of nature is one of the most enticing places to visit in Karnataka. Lying on the coastline of Arabian Sea, it offers tantalizing beaches, fascinating black rocks, intriguing temples and sprawling greenery, Kumta is all about relaxing, unwinding and solitude.

There are three sorts of forest in the region, that are tropical mixed forest, mixed forest and tropical evergreen forest. 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. Do visit this town for an enthralling experience of a perfect blend of nature, culture and divinity. The place will help you not only embrace the nature but also spirituality.

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Thriving Temple Town with Beaches

Kumta is a picturesque town on the mesmerising Konkan coastline. A town for adventure enthusiasts to history buffs who have a lust for art and architecture to people who drive their life amidst the divinity of devout. Kumta is famous for various beaches and temples near to it. Those who like adventure sports can wallow 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 major highlights of Kumta, along with the mouth-watering delicacies the beach shacks have to offer.
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.

Restaurants and 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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One Day Itinerary

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's Great?

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

What's Not So Great?

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

For Whom?

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

How To Reach Kumta

You can easily get regular trains to Kumta since the city is well connected to other major cities of the country. 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. Kumta has a good road network and there are regular buses available for the town. 

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Rohit Shroff 1 year 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 trekking shoes while heading to Kumta.
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