Agumbe is an angelic hamlet located on the top of Someshwara Ghats. It is situated between two beautiful districts Shimoga and Dakshin Kannada of Karnataka at an altitude of 2710 meters from sea level.. The dazzling place is blessed with immense forest and snow-capped high lands teemed with sublime climate. Sizzling streams and meandering rivers are hidden treasures in dense forest. The outskirt of the forest is surrounded by variety of greenery and plants and dotted by numerous waterfalls. Nature showers its grace in the form of picturesque waterfalls. Besides its nature splendors, it is popular for trekking and temples. The sculptures are eye-catching feature in temples; especially Lord Gopalakrishna temple is famous among trekkers and tourists. The landscapes of Agumbe are natural habitat for animals, birds and reptile. No wonder that it is the ‘capital of king cobra’! It is indeed a wonderland filled with amusements and adventures.
Places to visit Agumbe
Sunset Point: This is the highest peak in Western Ghats, located in the mountainous roads leads to Agumbe at 14th hair-pin bend. It offers an stunning view of setting sun on the horizon of Arabian Sea.
Gopalakrishna Temples: It is a 14th century temple with ravishing sculptures representing the Hoysala art and architecture in a handsome way. It is located on a hill top and reached by a small trekking.
Kunchikal Falls: This is formed by a splashy River Varahi, measuring 455 m in height and declared as highest tiered waterfall in India. With captivating nature backdrop, spending time at this waterfall will surely rejuvenate the tourists.
Other Waterfalls: Barkana, Onake Abbi and Jogigundi waterfalls are equally beautiful. The sparkling water and lush green forest, twitters of birds and a pleasant atmosphere are excellent features of these waterfalls.
Trekking: There are wonderful trails found in Agumbe which ease the trekking and makes it fun filled. It is the best choice to explore the untouched beauty of Agumbe.
Other Places: Kudremukha National Park, Agumber Rainforest Research Station and Kundadri hills are other popular tourist destination. Sringeri is nearby town is another important picnic spot.
How to reach Agumbe
By Air: Mangalore airport is nearest one, located around 100 km from Agumbe.
By Train: Udipi railway station is closest to Agumbe.
By Road: Several buses are connecting Bangalore and Mangalore from all major cities of Karnataka. From there, one can get local bus facilities and private transportations to reach Agumbe.
Temperature is ranging from 15°c to 27°c. Best visited throughout the year.