When it rains in Kumta it rains like anything. If you see the Geography of Kumta you can easily understand it comes right after the great western ghats end near the coastal line of Karnataka. So more rain in the Ghats results in flooded villages in Kumta. Hegde is a small village in Kumta city very close to estuary of river Aghanashini and always one of the first few villages which sees the bitter side of river flooding . Sudden rise in water fills nearby agricultural lands and many small villages become islands. But interestingly locals are so used to it that they always prepared for it. If the flood gets worse locals are given shelter in the nearby schools by the government.This year shortage of rain resulted in very small flood in the river and people enjoyed this short flood.
Published by dinesh maneer
Dinesh Maneer is a independent hobby photographer from Bengaluru ,India. His photographs are mainly focused on landscapes, villages , traditions and culture of his home state Karnataka. He spends his most of the leisure time traveling through villages documenting unknown fading cultures Occasionally he enjoys traveling within India and hiking in Himalayas. His photos are published in many magazines, online magazines and newspapers. By profession Dinesh Maneer is mechanical engineer and credits his inspiration for photography to his family.