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Kundapur

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Kundapura is a coastal town in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is administered by the Kundapura Town Municipal Council and also serves as a headquarter of the Kundapura Taluk.Kundapura is one of the Major railway station along Konkan railway which is very useful for Kerala pilgrims who visit Kolluru Mookambika Temple as Best transport connection to Kollur along with fecilities like lodges, and many more tourist attraction such as Beaches, Temples, and Resorts are very near to Railway Station of Kundapura.HistoryThe name Kundapura 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 Tulu, which refers to the traditional method of constructing houses. Pura means town. Kundapura 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 Kundapura 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.LanguageThe town mainly consists of Kannadigas who speak the Kundagannada dialect. Others are Konkanis and Tuluvas. The Goud Saraswat Brahmins, the Kharvi community, the Christian community and some Muslim community people speak Konkani Language.The historical town of Barkur served as the capital city of Tulu Nadu.
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