Kumta Beach Trek

Kumta Beach Trek
Kumta Beach Trek
Kumta Beach Trek
Kumta Beach Trek

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About The Trip

Beach, the magnificent beauty of nature could strike the right cord when one wants to break out from their mundane life. This journey lets you explore the beautiful coastal town Kumta, situated in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. It is surrounded by secluded beaches where you can experience serene sunsets. Kumta beach trek is all about hopping across beaches one after the other. The adventure starts with witnessing Kagal fort and enjoying the scenic beauty of Heaven Beach, Small Heaven Beach, Mystery Cave Beach, Mangodlu Beach, Vannali Beach, and waterfalls amidst the forest.

This small, yet gorgeous town, Kumta is all about its breathtaking water bodies. Heaven Beach, as the name itself, radiates the magic of this beach. Small Heaven beach is one of the most peaceful and undisturbed beaches in Kumta. Similarly, Mangodlu and Vannali beaches are going to fill you up with positive vibes. This vacation is going to be one of its kind since you are going to be the fortunate one to experience all of it at once, be it the massive sparkly beaches, the fort, hilly terrains, a game of Volleyball on the beach, the waterfalls, bonfire, picturesque sunset and most important memories with your fellow trekkers. So, without giving it a second thought book your ticket and experience a beach holiday like never before!

Trip Highlights:

  1. Explore the beaches of Kumta and the Aghanashini port!
  2. Enjoy the beach bonfire and sleep under the star-lit skies.
  3. Visit the Perennial Vibhooti Falls and World Famous Yana Caves


With Travel - Bangalore ₹ 3999/-

Without Travel - Arrange Your Own Transport ₹ 2399/-
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INR /-

per person

*Prices will vary for Long Weekend
With Travel - Bangalore ₹ 3999/-

Without Travel - Arrange Your Own Transport ₹ 2399/-
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Brief Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore at 6:30 PM ( approx )

Day 1

  • Reach Resort at around 8:30, freshening and Breakfast
  • Trek to Kagal Fort ( Approx 10 30 AM )
  • Heaven Beach
  • Packed Lunch
  • Small Heaven Beach
  • Mystery Cave
  • Trek do via Fisherman’s Village to reach Aghanashini Port
  • Head to Mangodlu Beach
  • Sunset at Vannali Beach
  • Drive back to Campsite
  • Dinner and Bonfire
  • Sleep under the starlit sky and rest for the day

Day 2

  • Wake Up in the early morning, freshen up and Breakfast
  • Visit Vibhooti Falls
  • Taste a local meal at a Villager’s home
  • Visit the world-famous Yana Caves
  • Dinner ( Self Sponsored)
  • Depart to Bangalore and reach by 6:00 AM ( approx )

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Accommodation in Rooms on multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women )

  • 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch & 1 Dinner

  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( A/c )

  • Entry Fees at Vibhooti Falls and Yana Caves

  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned

  • Experience that you gain


  • Any meals not included above

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )

  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Udupi Grand Hsr Layout

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Licious Head Office, Domlur

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KTM Mekhri Circle

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Yeshwanthpur Metro

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Detail Itinerary

Meals Not Included

Private Vehicle | (Non-AC Tempo Traveller/ Mini Bus (Push Back seats))

Stay Not Applicable


We start from Bangalore at 7 pm after all the trekkers board the bus from various locations. We will be covering a distance of approximately 500 km to reach Kumta. As the journey begins the trek leads are going to give you an overview of the trek and there will be an ice breaker session to blend well with your fellow trekkers and make you feel at home. The next thing you know, you have reached your destination!

Breakfast, Lunch

Private Vehicle | (A/C Push Back seats tempo traveller or mini-bus)

Tents | (Twin/Triple sharing separate for men and women.)


The day starts with pretty views of forests, fog, and breathtaking valleys and winding roads through the bus window. We will reach the campsite at around 8:30. You can just drop your luggage in the tents and run straight to the beach. Have the delicious breakfast served at the campsite, pack your essentials, and start the trek. It’s a small climb through the stone-ridden path to reach the top of the Kagal fort. The climb slowly reveals the beauty of the shoreline.


And soon you’ll reach the top of the fort and such views welcome you. It’s truly an amazing scene to see the river meeting the ocean. Kind of revealing the beauty of creation. The Aganashini estuary is what divides the shoreline of Gokarna and Kumta and you can pretty much view the lighthouse in Gokarna from atop the fort.

We continue walking along with the fort ruins to reach a bastion(View Point) which was originally a water tower, which is, however, now used by enthusiastic travelers to spot dolphins. The trek continues to excite you with breathtaking views of the beaches by the fort and soon after a steep descent and becoming host to a lot of red six-legged creatures, you reach Mystery Cave beach. A rather small beach with waves so loud and furious, it is sure to take away any tiredness of the trek. We then trek over the huge metamorphic rocks, to reach Heaven beach. The beauty of this beach is in a league of its own. No wonder it’s named Heaven Beach.  


It has a good lengthy shoreline with calmer tides compared to Mystery cave beach, its the perfect place to jump, play, swim, or sleep in the water. We’ll also have the self-sponsored lunch here. After spending a good amount of time, we’ll then head to the Aganashini Jetty to get back into the bus to reach sunset point i.e Vannalli beach. 

After a short trek along the hill by the beach, we finally reach a calm place under the shade of trees. Await the magical moment which makes you feel so close to nature that the myriad shades of oranges will be reflecting in your eyes and radiating from your face. Head back to the campsite for freshening up and dinner. Gather around for a fun session of music, dance, stories & whatnot under the beautiful starlit sky.


Private Vehicle | (AC Tempo Traveller/ Mini Bus (Push Back seats))

Stay Not Applicable


Be the first to catch the mesmerizing sunrise. Go for a walk along the shoreline while the waves play hide and seek with your feet, and take in the morning hues as you wait for breakfast to be served.

Vibhooti falls

We then head straight to Vibhooti Falls, a small waterfall near Yana, about 50 km from Sirsi North Kanara, Western Ghats. The falls got their name from the Limestone rock nearby. The picturesque drop of water amidst the lush forest leaves one in awe of the wonders of nature.

Yana Caves

Limestone rocks, a hiking trail, beautiful scenery, and lush backdrops compose Yana Rocks. These rocks lie close to the village of Yana in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. They are home to an epic trail of limestone formations and black karst structures that make for the perfect weekend getaway from the neighbouring cities of Karnataka.

Black limestone rock formations form the backdrop of this area. There are two main hillocks, namely- the Mohini Shikhara at 90 metres and the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara at an elevation of 120 metres

The famous legend about Yana rocks

There is a mythical story associated with Yana Rocks. Legend has it that Bhasmasura, the demon king, was granted a boon by Lord Shiva himself that anything he would place his hand on would turn into ashes or bhasma.

He thought of testing this on Lord Shiva’s head. The Lord escaped and reached out to Lord Vishnu to help him out. The former turned himself into a beautiful woman, Mohini whose beauty enticed Bhasmasura. She asked him to take up a dance challenge while she posed with her hand on her head.

As Bhasmasura copied her, he turned himself into ashes. Thus, Yana Rocks are black. The taller one is the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara or Shiva’s Hill while the smaller one is the Mohini Shikhara or Mohini’s Hill with an idol of Goddess Parvati.

Things To Carry

  • Soft Copy of Aadhar ID/ License/Voter ID for obtaining forest permits)
  • Face Mask & Hand Sanitizer
  • Lunch box ( Mandatory )
  • 2 water bottles – 1 liter each (Hydration is a necessity)
  • Raincoat (To protect yourself from the rains)
  • A comfortable pair of sports/trekking shoes with a good grip.
  • Flip-flops (To laze around the homestay)
  • Small Rucksack (to stuff your essentials for the trek)
  • Sufficient Cash for meals not included in the itinerary
  • Sunscreen and a hat/cap.

Policy and Terms

For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow

  • If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of the amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of the amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be deducted from the overall amount and the balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard-earned money

“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy

How to Reach

Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking.
Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip.
Drop-off points shall be the same as the pick-up points.


Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

Yes, the Bon Voyage mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders.

The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/

Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.

Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only the necessary stuff for the trek (Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable)

Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails have a washroom facility during the trek.

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveller on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. The following are the same: - Croma Store, Sony World Signal - Trinity Circle Metro Station - Yeshwanthpur Metro Station - Goraguntepalya Metro Station - Nayanadahalli Metro Station

Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be managed by yourself, and Plan the Unplanned crew will not be managing anything related to your travel. We recommend you come via car for a smooth travel experience to, from and within the destination.

We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever (family/health/work emergencies). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same

Kumta Beach trek is an easy trek, with the majority of the track passing through tea farms and river trails. It can be done without difficulty by men, women, and children who are physically fit.

Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay/tents and carry the necessary things on your trek.

Kumta has a good cellphone network and connectivity for all networks.

No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.

No, it is not possible to trek to Kumta during the monsoon season.

The months of October to March are said to be the finest for going on a beach hike at Kumta. The weather is excellent at this time of year, and you may avoid the summer heat.

Additional Information

  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants, and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are in remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food. 
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewelry, etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
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INR /-

per person

*Prices will vary for Long Weekend
With Travel - Bangalore ₹ 3999/-

Without Travel - Arrange Your Own Transport ₹ 2399/-
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