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Kumta Sunset at Beach
|• Type||Indian National Congress|
|• Mayor||Smt. Sharadha Mohan Shetty|
|• Assistant Commissioner||G. Anuradha KAS|
|• Total||15.34 km2 (5.92 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Density||1,957.2/km2 (5,069/sq mi)|
|• Regional||Tulu, Konkani|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha Constituency||Uttara Kannada (Lok Sabha constituency)|
Kumta is a town and a taluk in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Kumta is about 142 km south of Margao and 58 km north of Bhatkal. It is situated 72.7 km from Karwar, the district headquarters. It is one of the important stations along the Konkan Railway line running between Mumbai and Mangalore.
Kumta was a part of the North Kanara district of the Bombay Presidency. The city came under the rule of Maratha Empire in the 1800s, who ceded it to the British at the conclusion of the Third Anglo-Maratha War in 1818. The British established Kumta city as a part of the Bombay Presidency. 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.
The renowned Bengali poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who visited Kumta in 1882, dedicated an entire chapter of his memoirs to this city. The 22-year-old Rabindranath Tagore stayed with his brother, Satyendranath Tagore, who was the district judge in North Kanara.
The city of Kumta is located on the Arabian sea coast in the district of North Kanara in the state of Karnataka. Kumta is adjacent to the vast western ghats . It has an average elevation of 3 metres (9 feet).
To the north of city, the major Aghanashini river joins the Arabian Sea on her way rendering stunning scenery. The town of Gokarna near Kumta is famous for beaches. A nearby Rock Climbing spot called Yana is also beautiful with its massive black rock formations and nature trails.
- Gokarna Beaches,
- Kadle Beach
- Dhareshwar Beach
- Tuin Beach
- Kumta Beach
- Baada Temple and Beach
- Mirjan Fort
Kumta [KT] is well connected through Konkan railways, which has frequent trains plying from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Margao, Karwar towards Mangalore (Mangalore Central [MAQ] and Mangalore Junction [MAJN]), Kumbakonam and also vice versa. The journey between Margao & Kumta takes not more than 2 hours. The Railway Station is very near to city situated about a kilometer away from National Highway.
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