Kumbala is one of those places that are highly expected to develop into a tourism centre. But it is alleged that the beauty of Kumbla can’t be enjoyed fully, as there are no basic facilities and authorities are in no mood to provide any.
Kumbla Fort, Ananthapadmanabhaswamy Temple or Anantha Lake Temple, Mogral beach, Shiriya river, Kidoor bird sanctuary and the far view of Mangalore city are the major attractions that draw tourists here.
Kumbla is also famous in terms of history. Kumbla is the birthplace of Parthi Subbayya, the father of Yakshagana.
Cherkkalam Abdullah, the then minister had tried to convert Kumbla fort and premises into a cultural village. In 2003, officials from Kerala State Archaeology Department and Tourism Department had visited here. But the ecotourism project was left halfway.
The project had aimed at conservation of mangrove forests, boating service, landing centre, children’s park and tourism information centre.
The Mogral beach already houses many resorts. Many visitors flock to the beach in the evening to view the sunset.