Agumbe, a small town in Karnataka
is known for its picturesque sceneries. Also known as the Cherrapunji of the South,
it receives a mean annual rainfall of 7,640 mm per year – the second highest in
India. This little getaway is laced with mesmerizing waterfalls which are a
Approximate time to visit:
To see all the sites this scenic
place offers, one needs to stay here for a minimum of 2-3 days.
Best Time to Visit:
From November to February.
How to Reach:
To reach Agumbe, one can choose
from the following options –
Take a bus or Cab from Bangalore.
It is a 6 ½ hour journey.
Take a train from Bangalore to
Udupi. From Udupi, Agumbe is 42kms away, so one can book a cab.
Places to visit:
Kundadri Hills – with almost 14kms
from the city, this monolithic rock formation is peppered with dense forests
and numerous streams.
Sunset Point – located on one of
the highest peaks of the Western Ghats, the sunset point offers a spectacular
view of the sun setting on the Arabian Sea.
Koodlu Theertha Falls – situated
about 10kms away from the main road, these falls are formed by the Seeta river
and the pond is considered holy.
Agumbe Rainforest Research Station
– The station was established with an aim of conserving Indian rainforests and
consists of Kudremukh National Park, Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary,
Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary and Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary.
Barkana Falls – The Barkana falls
are the 11th highest falls in India and offer a mesmerizing view of the Western
Onake Abbi Falls – Located 8kms
away from the town, it offers a fantastic view of the valleys of Agumbe.
Jogigundi Falls – Located almost 3
km away from the town, it is on the way to the Barkana Falls.
Kunchikal Falls – Formed by the
Varahi river, the falls are the highest tiered waterfall in the country.
Gopalakrishna Temple – a
14th-century temple, it is known for its glorious stone sculptures. However,
this temple is accessible only on foot.
a popular weekend getaway in Karnataka, Agumbe offers a variety of stay
options, ranging from 3-star hotels to affordable and comfortable homestays
that one can choose from. Agumbe offers a limited but reliable few restaurants
to choose from, all within the town limits. The highway connecting Shimoga to
Agumbe also houses several small food joints to choose from.