I can’t tell you how exhilarated am I to showcase the coastal towns of Kumta and Honnavar which are a part of the Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka. Kumta is my native place and Honnavar next door have been the destinations for me every vacation since childhood, things have changed a lot since then in terms of infrastructure but the towns continue to be sleepy with very good quality of life. Anyways my agenda always is food and these two towns are known for its seafood devouring residents. People who have originated from here also have a nose for good fish, like my parents the exception being me who always scouts of veggie food. Anyways hope you enjoy the pictures.
The Devray’s ( Canara cold drinks) handmade icecream is a must have and so is his Ellu neer ( Seasame and milk drink). I had them all but forgot to click as I hogged the Rs 7 scoop of Chickoo and mango icecreams one after the other. Hotel Shubhas near Gudgar Galli and Hotel Kini in the market are very good for local snacks. Lastly hotel Moonlight is good for fish and veggie meals alike.
Sheetal coldrinks is go to place for their Gadbad, otherwise did not come across a destination eatery but for the Bhattara in Gunvante. There are a lot of tiny restaurants and mass brands like Kamat’s and I bet you will find a lot of fish places if you look around, I did not!
Please add to the list in comments if you know more and better places 🙂
Reading the above article I was reminded of our summer holidays in kumta. We used to love to drink soda sharbat at geeta cold drinks near the bus stand, and gadbad ice cream. I donot know if the shop exist now. Anyways those holidays were really lovely.
Thanks Archana. I definitely share the same feeling as you. Pure nostalgia!
I agree with Archana, I am from Kumta as well and cannot forget Soda Sharbat and Gadbad ice cream from Geeta Colddrinks.