Our Ports / Harbors
The Karnataka State is the eighth largest state in the country covering an area of 1,92,000 Sq.Km with a population of 52.73 million 2001.
Karnataka State Ports
state has a well distributed river system as under.
East flowing rivers:
The Krishna system:
Krishna, Tungabhadra, Vedavathi, Hagari, Malaprabha,
Ghataprabha, Doni, Bhima.
The Kaveri system:-
Kaveri, Hemavathi, Harangi, Kapila, shimsha
West flowing rivers:-
Kalinadi, Gangavali, Aghanashini, Sharavathi, Varahi,
Gurpur and Netravathi.
MINOR PORTS OF KARNATAKA
The Karnataka State has a maritime coastline of 155 nautical miles (300 Kilometers), studded by ten minor ports between Karwar in the North and Mangalore in the south, flanked by Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada Districts. The ten minor ports of the State are Karwar, Belekeri, Tadri, Honnavar, Bhatkal, Kundapur, Hangarkatta, Malpe, Padubidri and Old Mangalore. Out of these ten ports, Karwar is the only all weather port while the other nine are the reverine anchorage lighterage ports.