After a tiring day 1, we set out to Mirjan fort and Vanahalli beach in Kumta. Although no referances to the construction of this fort is found, it is known from contemporary sources that it was built by Shareef-ul-Mulk, who was the feudatory of Adil Shahi Sultan of Bijapur. The fort is octagonally shaped and has 4 entrances. The fort has been built using Islamic and Portugese technology and architecture. Located on the banks of the river Aghanashini and west coast of North Canara, lies this beautiful fort known for its architectural elegance. The splendid fort looks truly like a castle with thick green mats of grass and green algae. So glad we visited this place during monsoons and witnessed the greenary here. After visiting the fort, we headed to Vanahalli beach.
Around 5 kms from Kumta, is located this beautiful beach. The beach is not known to many tourists, hence it remains very clean and untouched. Although it was very cloudy, it didn't rain and we were thoroughly enjoying the breeze and the view from the shore. If you are looking to relax at a beach and ease off your stress, this is the place to be. The beauty of the beach is just unmatched. After walking on the soft sand of the beach, you will be surprised by the change in terrain. Along the trail, you will see a small hill. As you go around the hill, you'll come across a beautiful grassland that adds flavour to the trail.
So, if you ever plan on visiting Gokarna and nearby places or just Kumta, don't forget to add these places to your list to enjoy your weekend. Do let me know your experience after visiting these places. For more such travel related information and places I have been to you can check out my Instagram profile with username @peeeeekayyyy.
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