Kumta is a town and a taluka
place in Uttara
Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is a costal town and is about 60 km
south of the city of Karwar and
20 km north of Honavar.
During the British Raj
, it was a part of
the North Kanara district of Bombay
. It had an open roadstead, with a considerable
trade, especially in cotton. Carving in sandalwood
was a speciality. The commercial
importance of Kumta had declined after the opening of the Southern
Mahratta railway system.
The town of Kumta is located on the Arabian sea coast in the
district of Uttara Kannada in the state of Karnataka. Kumta has
been a center for education and trade since the early part of the
20th century, when two educational institutions -- The Gibb High
School and The Canara College were started.
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 Aghanashini river joins the Arabian
Sea on her way rendering stunning scenery. A nearby spot called
Yana is also beautiful with its massive black rock formations and
nature trails. The town of Gokarn, near Kumta is a place of
pilgrimage for Hindus and is known as the Kashi of the South.
The town of Kumta features diverse population including brahmins,
craftsmen, fishermen, Christians, and Muslims. Beaches, lakes
(Vishnuteerth), and mountains provide a lot of recreational
opportunities to the locals.
There are a lot of old temples in Kumta. Sri Kumbheshwar, Salt
Ganapati, Shantika Parameshwari, Mahalasa Narayani, Shanteri
Kamakshi, Kavur Kamakshi, and Shankar Narayan temples are some of
them. Many of these feature period architectures and period art
forms, especially the Kavi Art.
"Kadle Beach" is also one of the most attractive place in kumta
with rocks covered by Arabian sea. Sunset is good time to visit
Kumta is located at . It has an average elevation of 3 metres
There are many tourist places nearby Kumta. Gokarna, famous for the
its beach (originally famous for the temple), is just 20 km.
Yana is just 20 km from Kumta.
Kumta town is
more famous for the temples. The taluk has 4 Beaches in it.
Dhareshwar beach is very beautiful and is located 5 km away
Image:KSK1.jpg | Kumta scenery with a view of Aghnashini
Beautiful places around Kumta include:
- Kumta beach,
- KADLE BEACH
- KADLE HILL
- ASHWINIDHAMA KADLE
- Dhareshwar beach,
- Baada beach, and
- Mirjan Fort
- Masti Halla
- Head Bunder
- baad temple
At prsent scenario,Kumta is the on eof the most important tourist
centre place as well as the tourist place."KADLE" WHICH IS LOCATED
IN AGHANASHINI ROAD IN KUMTA IS A FASTLY DEVELOPING TOURIST
LAND."Ashwinidhama" which is an Ayurvedic treatment centre in Kadle
makes this village to land mark in the world map.the scenerie of
Kalde villege such a wonderful that it is 'IT IS GODS OWN TOURIST
PLACE".It is protecetd by Kadle hill,through the height of this
hill we can see half of Kumta taluk,greenery as well as the great
Areabien sea.For scenery and surroundings please visit
India census, Kumta had a population of 27,597. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kumta has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 73%. In Kumta, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kannada and Konkani are spoken languages in Kumta.
The three main seasons are:
- Summer : March - Mid June.
- Rainy : Mid June - October.
- Winter : November - February.
Since the town is located on the coast, it has a moderate climate,
with temperatures in the range of 360
C during summer and 260
C during winter. The rainy season witnesses heavy
rains by the South-West Monsoon. The average annual rainfall is
about 3000 mm.
Kumta is known for its betelnut, cashew, coconut, banana
cultivation and fisheries.
Educational institutes of Kumta taluk
has been a pioneer learning center in the Uttar Kannada District for many years.
- Prayogika School, Kumta
- Nellikeri School, Kumta
- Dr. A. V. Baliga college, Kumta,
- Nirmala Convent High School, Kumta,
- Gibbs High School,
- Anandashram High
- Bhadrakali High
- BBA college of the Kanara Education Society.
- B.Ed College of the Kanara Education Society.
- Shree Shantikamba High School, Hegde.
- Mahatama Gandhi HighSchool, Chitrigi, Kumta
- Pragathi Vidyalaya, Muroor,Kumta
- SARASWATI VIDYA KENDRA,Kumta
- Janata vidyalaya baad
There is a National Highway that pass through Kumta:
Kumta has a railway station on Konkan
airports are Mangalore International
Airport and Goa
TO KADLE FROM KUMTA:-AUTO
BUS ROUTE AGHANASHINI JUST 3KM FROM KUMTA CITY CENTRE.
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