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Kumta is a town and a taluka place in Uttara Kannada districtmarker in the Indianmarker state of Karnatakamarker. It is a costal town and is about 60 km south of the city of Karwarmarker and 20 km north of Honavarmarker.

History

During the British Raj, it was a part of the North Kanara district of Bombay Presidency. 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 Head Bunder.

Geography

Kumta is located at . It has an average elevation of 3 metres (9 feet).

There are many tourist places nearby Kumta. Gokarna, famous for the its beach (originally famous for the temple), is just 20 km. Yanamarker 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 from kumta.

Image:KSK1.jpg | Kumta scenery with a view of Aghnashini river



Beautiful places around Kumta include:
  • Kumta beach,
  • KADLE BEACH
  • KADLE HILL
  • ASHWINIDHAMA KADLE
  • Dhareshwar beach,
  • Baada beach, and
  • Mirjan Fort
  • Masti Halla
  • Yana
  • 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 ashwinidhama@google.com

Demographics

 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.


Climate

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 360C to 280C during summer and 260C to 200C during winter. The rainy season witnesses heavy rains by the South-West Monsoon. The average annual rainfall is about 3000 mm.

Economy

Kumta is known for its betelnut, cashew, coconut, banana cultivation and fisheries.

Educational institutes of Kumta taluk

Kumta town has been a pioneer learning center in the Uttar Kannadamarker District for many years.



Transportation

Road

There is a National Highway that pass through Kumta:

Rail

Kumta has a railway station on Konkan Railway.

Air

Nearest airports are Mangalore International Airportmarker and Goamarker International airport.

TO KADLE FROM KUMTA:-AUTO
                    BUS ROUTE AGHANASHINI JUST 3KM FROM KUMTA CITY CENTRE.


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