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Karki, Karnataka

For village in Shahdol district, Madhya Pradesh, see Karki, Madhya Pradesh.

Location in Karnataka, India

Coordinates: 14°19′08″N 74°26′41″E / 14.3188700°N 74.4446500°E / 14.3188700; 74.4446500Coordinates: 14°19′08″N 74°26′41″E / 14.3188700°N 74.4446500°E / 14.3188700; 74.4446500

Country  India
State Karnataka
District Uttara Kannada
Talukas Honavar
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 581341
Lok Sabha constituency North Kanara

Karki is a village in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state, India.[1]


The name Karki is derived from a Sanskrit word. Karki means a straw that can be found abundantly in this place. The earlier name of Karki was Durvapura. It is believed that maharishi Durvasa did tapasya here and the old name came from him.


Karki has a history of more than 1000 years. When Tipu Sultan fought the British in Honavar, he moved through this place. A small road called Tippu road justifies this. The Chennakeshava temple is believed to be 600 years old. The idol of this temple came from Basavaraja Durga. We can see the carvings of Ramayana inside the temple.


Karki is situated in Konkan area of Karnataka. One side of Karki is the coast of the Arabian sea and the other side are the Sahyadri hills. Badagani river flows in Karki.


Karki is in a coastal area, the weather is hot in summer. It receives heavy rainfall. It is 5 km away from Honavar.


Most of the people are working in nearby offices in Honnavar, Kumta and Bhatkal. Many people migrated to Bangalore and Mumbai and as well as to other countries like the United States and the United Kingdom in search of jobs. Some of them settled in those places.


Karki is connected by rail and road. NH-17 passes through this place.[2] Konakan railway station is situated in Karki.


Primary schools and high school are available.

The population in Karki is quite widespread. Many ancient trees and greenery are found in plenty. Agriculture is carried out, especially the transplantation of rice. The paddy is harvested in the months of April–May and dehusked at nearby mills in the neighbouring village. The straw is fed to cattle.

Natural places of beauty includes the beach, the hilly areas with streams, the long stretches of fields and the local temples.


See also

Jnaneshwari Peeth

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