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Kumta is a coastal town located on Arabian Sea coast and taluk headquarters in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state. Kumta is known for its betelnut, cashew, coconut, banana cultivation and fisheries.
Just to the north of Kumta town, the river Aghanashini joins the Arabian Sea on her way rendering eye-catching scenery. A nearby spot called Yana is also beautiful with its massive black rock formations and nature trails. The temple town of Gokarna, near Kumta is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus and is known as Dakshin Kashi or the Kashi of the South.
There are a lot of ancient temples in Kumta. Sri Kumbheshwar, Salt Ganapati, Shantika Parameshwari, Mahalasa Narayani, Shanteri Kamakshi, Kavur Kamakshi, and Shankar Narayan temples are some of them. Many of these feature period architectures and period art forms, especially the Kavi Art.
Kumta has around 4 beaches: The Kumta beach, Dhareshwar beach, Baada beach and Mirjan Fort. You can take auto-rickshaws from Kumta town to reach these beaches.
Distance from Kumta
Gokarna: 20 km
Murudeshwara: 50 km
Karwar: 60 km
Jog Falls: 70 km
Mangalore: 215 km
Bangalore: 460 km
How to get there (Kumta):
Nearest Airport: Nearest airports are Mangalore International Airport and Goa International airport.
Nearest Railway Station: The railway station is very near to city situated about a kilometer away from national highway.
Road: Kumta is very well connected through roads with a passing National highway NH-17 through it. Kumta can be reached by even state highways connecting kumta from Sirsi and to Hubli via Yellapur.
How to reach Kumta from Bangalore:
Kumta can be reached from Bangalore via Nelamangala, Tumkur, Tiptur, Birur, Shimoga, Sagar and Honnavar.
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