Kumta is a small beach town, located about 60 Kms from Karwar
in Uttara Kannada (North Canara) district in Karnataka
. It is known for its betelnut, cashew, coconut, banana cultivation and fisheries.
Kumta has around 4 beaches: Kumta beach, Dhareshwar beach, Baada beach and Mirjan Fort. You can take auto-rickshaws from Kumta town to reach these beaches.
There are many tourist places nearby the coastal town of Kumta. Gokarna
, famous for it’s beach (originally famous for the temple), is just 20 km. Jog Falls
, tallest waterfall of India, and is 70 km.
Other tourist spots nearby are Murudeshwara (50 km), Yana (20 km) and Idagunji (Ganapathi temple).