Preliminary exploration of south Kanara coast of Karnataka
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The port along the South Kanara coast of Karnataka, India were explored. At the port Gangolli, submergence of a few houses and sea level changes at the light house have been observed which were attributed to the transgression of the sea during the last century. The port of Barkur is an ancient port. The structural remains of the ancient port was seen. Few antiques were also noticed to be in the private custody. The Barkur port fortifications are partly visible. The port Malpe is situated at the mouth of the river Udyavara. It is a natural port with four rocky islands on the west. It is known for the temples of Anantesvara and Odabandesvara. The town Udayavara and village Kaup have been studied. An account of the shipwreck on Karnataka Coast is also presented.
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