Kumta is a town and a taluka in North Kanara district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is a coastal town and is about 142 km south of the city Margao and 58A km north of Bhatkal. During the British Raj, it was a part of the North Kanara district of Bombay Presidency.
Crafts made out of Carving in sandalwood is a speciality. The town of Kumta is located on the Arabian sea coast in the district of North Kanara in the state of Karnataka. During the American Civil War the cotton from the southern states that fed mills in England stopped supplying and the mills started importing a variety of cotton known as 'Kumta Hatti' this resulted in development of Kumta port. Just to the north of town, the Agnashini river joins the Arabian Sea on her way rendering stunning scenery. A nearby rock climbing spot called Yana is also beautiful with its massive black rock formations and nature trails. The town of Gokarna, near Kumta is famous for beaches.