(Last Updated on : 13/05/2015)
Somwarpet is a panchayat town in Kodagu district
. Somwarpet is the main town of the Somwarpet taluka, in the north-east of the district of Kodagu.
Somwarpet has the production of the main crops grown in the area, which are the coffee and spice crops such as cardamom, peppers, oranges, ginger, and vegetables.
According to the Population Census in the year 2011, Somwarpet had a population of 7218. Males constitute 50 percent of the population and females 50 percent. Somvarpet has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 70%. In Somvarpet, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Even though most of the people living here are Kannadigas, other languages like Kodava Takk, Are Bhashe, Tulu, Beary bashe, Konkani, English and Hindi are also spoken by the people.
The coffee is the major crop in the region. It is the major Arabica coffee growing region of India. Other crops like pepper, cardamom, orange, vanilla are grown. Rice is also grown.
Beelur Golf Club is one of the most important tourist locations in this place which is about 8 km from Somwarpet town. The lush green golf ground of Somwarpet attracts movie makers of Tamil Nadu
Malemalleshwara Betta is located 13 km from Somwarpet and 7 km from Shanivarsanthe. Pooja or the Divine Celebration is conducted regularly and a Grand Celebration on Maha Shivarathri every year.
Kotebetta is the third highest peak in Coorg after Tadiyandamol and Brahmagiri, Kotebetta means "Fort Hill" because of its fort-like appearance. Its height above sea level is 1620 metres (5313 ft). It lies near the border between the Dakshina Kannada District and Coorg district. The trek starting point is a junction near a bridge called Hattihole. The peak is 10 km from Hattihole. There is a Shiva temple at the base of Kotebetta.
Makkalagudi Betta is located in Kiraganduru 10 kilometres between Somwarpet and Madikeri road. There is a view of paddy fields, forest, and the waters of the Harangi reservoir of Makkalagudi Betta.
Mallalli Falls or Mallalli Abbi or Kumaradhara Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Coorg
where the Kumaradhara River drops down 200 feet. Mallalli Falls
or Mallalli Abbi or Kumaradhara Falls is scattered along the stream are other misty waterfalls. It is situated on the foothills of the Pushpagiri hill-ranges, 25 kilometers from Somwarpet.