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Kundapur

Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Karnataka  /  Udupi District  /  Kundapur
Kundapur is a coastal town in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is administered by Kundapur Town Municipal Council and the town is also a headquarters of Kundapur Taluk.HistoryThe name Kundapur can be traced to the Kundeshwar temple built by Kundavarma in the vicinity of the Panchagangavalli river. The name of the town may be derived from Kundavarma who ruled the area. Kunda means 'pillar' in Kannada, which refers to the traditional method of constructing houses. Pura means town. Kundapur is surrounded by water from three sides. To the north lies the Panchagangavali river. To the east lies the Kalaghar river. To the west lie the Kodi back waters and the Arabian Sea, leaving the south side as the main connecting land mass. All connecting roads to Kundapur enter the city from southern direction. North side of the town is vast backwaters of Panchagangavali river and a bridge has been constructed across it.TransportKundapur is well connected to other parts of the country by NH66. SH52 is the main State Highway that connects to Shimoga District. This Highway connects cities and towns of different states. Kundapur is also connected to the Konkan Railway, which runs from Mumbai to Mangalore. The railway station is about 4km from the town. The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport, situated at Bajpe around 87km from Kundapur.DemographicsIndia census, Kundapur has a population of 30,450. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Literacy rate of 92%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 94%, and female literacy is 88%. 9% of the population are under 6 years of age..
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