Kumta small town on western coastal part of Karnatka, India. The best time to visit is in the month of October to January.
By Air- You can fly to Dabolim Airport (Goa) and take a taxi or bus.It is 4 hours from there.
By train- Kumta is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Cochin and other important places through the Konkan Railway. The journey between Mangalore & Kumta takes not more than 4 hours. Visitors from Chennai can enter via Mangalore. For details, kindly enquire with the Railway authorities. Travelers from Bangalore and Hyderabad should get off at Hubli and proceed by road to Kumta. The road between Hubli & Kumta, is one of the best in Karnataka and passes through thick jungle.
By bus- Overnight deluxe bus services are available from Bangalore. Buses also ply between Madgaon/Karwar/Mangalore and Kumta at regular intervals.
Kumta is about
Auto rickshaw or bicycle.
Kumta is more famous for the temples and beaches.
The Town has 4 Beaches in it. Dhareshwar beach is very good and is located 5 km away from kumta. Beautiful places in Kumta include:
Temples in Kumta town are
Kumta is famous for crafted items and cashew nuts. The famous shop for the crafted items is Mahalasa, near Shantika Parameshwari temple. Sahyadri Cashew is the best brand for cashew nut products.
Kumta ( for that matter entire Konkan) is famous for fish. You can have different types of fish items. Sweets like ghanti (also called as ghati), saati, misal bhaaji are famous in Kumta. You can also have gadbad ( it's a sundae, served with different types of fruits).
You can have tender coconut, soda sharabat (lime juice with soda and sugar syrup) and shunti soda ( ginger soda).
There are three main options one can go for.
You can also opt for guest house maintained by the Government.