Places To Visit In Kumta

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Here are the top 11 tourist attractions to see in Kumta:

1. Gokarna: Mahabaleshwar Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5

17 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

A beautiful coastal town with immense religious significance is home to one of the most ancient temples with Atmalinga. Situated 20 km from Kumta, it is quite renowned as a Sanskrit learning hub.

2. Om Beach

Must visit 3.4 /5

16 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

Om Beach is among the five famous beaches of Gokarna and is in the shape of the spiritual Hindu symbol of 'Om'. Located about 11 km from Gokarna, the winding path adorned with rocky hills and clear blue water is magnificent.

3. Mirjan Fort

3.6 /5

7 km
from city center
3 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

Mirjan Fort is one of the fort that reminds us of the glories of past. The fort has witnessed many battles, tears and joys of kings, gallant violence. The fort is situated 11km away from Kumta and is on NH17 . It is spread on an area of over 10 crore. Altough the fort is now demolished but still attracts visitors.

4. Yana

3.1 /5

24 km
from city center
4 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

Yana is a place packed with every element of nature enhancing its beauty further with two rock formation. Located 28 km from Kumta, each formation is very huge standing at a height of 90 m and 120m and are known as Mohini Shikhara and Bhairaveshwara Shikhara respectively.

5. Mahalasa Temple

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
5 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

Also referred to as Mahalasa Narayani temple, the presiding deity of the temple is Shri Mahalasa Narayani. Created in year 1565 AD, the temple is built by Archaks under the alias name of Gurav on a land donated by Pai family of Kumta.T

6. Alvekodi Beach

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

A hidden beach in the village of Alvekodi lying in the proximity of Kumta is pristine and crystal clear. While travelling through a long winding way of fields, the end result is an unspoilt destination adorned with white sandy beach glowing in the shadow of sun rays.

7. Baada Beach

3.1 /5

7 km
from city center
7 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

A beautiful beach with equally entrancing environs is one of the cleanest beaches in the region. Flanked by hills on two sides and a rock formation in the middle, Baada Beach is highly recommended to visit while on a trek route from Kirki to Gokarna.

8. Uppin Ganapati

3.1 /5

7 km
from city center
8 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

Uppin Ganpati Temple or Vinayakar Temple was once dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a beautiful temple with a main hall and an arch with currently Lord Ganesha as a presiding deity.

9. Dhareshwar

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
9 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

A spiritual place which owns an ancient temple namely Mahadev Temple on slope hill nearly 800 years old is Dhareshwar. Lying about 8 km south-east of Kumta, the temple is home to four inscribed tablets.

10. Venkatraman Temple

3.1 /5

49 km
from city center
10 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

A fascinating temple with main presiding deities as Lord Gopalkrishna and Lord Venkatraman, visit this temple while visiting this town.

11. Shopping in Kumta

3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
11 out of 11
places to visit in Kumta

The place is renowned for its cashew nut, coconut and betel nut. Handicrafts of the town are also quite famous which can be bought from Mahalasa. For cashew nuts, a Sahyadri cashew is one of the most renowned brands.

FAQs on Kumta

Can you suggest an itinerary for Kumta?

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.

How can I commute within Kumta?

Kumta is a beautiful town which can be explored with various modes of transportation. You can either take a bus or auto-rickshaw for short distance travelling while taxi is the most convenient mode of commuting the long distances. There is also an option for renting a car as per convenience. However, make sure you travel during winters to enjoy the town to its best as summers can be very humid and hot. Do visit this treasure trove for a wonderful unforgettable experience.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Kumta?

The top sightseeing places in Kumta are Gokarna: Mahabaleshwar Temple, Om Beach, Mirjan Fort, Yana, Mahalasa Temple, Alvekodi Beach.
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