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Agumbe is famous for being one of the most scenic places on the Western Ghats located in Southern India. The lush green view all around, spectacular sunset and trekking options make this place a must visit tourist destination. Agumbe Weather is famous for the high rainfall it receives and has thus been nicknamed by Agumbe Tourism as Cherrapunji of South India and is also called the Capital of King Cobra which is often sighted here.
Geographical Location and Agumbe Weather
Agumbe is located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, India. The small village of Agumbe lays in Thirthahalli taluk and the Malnad region. Agumbe receives the second highest annual rainfall in India; the mean annual rainfall here is around 7,640 millimeters. The place has various waterfalls which are the centre of attraction for tourists visiting Agumbe.
Agumbe Weather is a bit humid but otherwise pleasant throughout the year. October to May is the best time to visit for Agumbe Tourism as the waterfalls are mesmerizing and Agumbe Weather is pleasant.
Means of Transportation
Road : Agumbe is 380 kilometers from Bangalore. The village is on the National Highway 13. KSRTC runs only one Rajahamsa till Agumbe from Bangalore city; however there are a lot of KSRTC buses and private buses from Shimoga to Agumbe. Private Taxis for Agumbe Sightseeing are easily available from various nearby cities.
Rail : The nearest railway station is Udupi on the Konkan Railway which is about 55 km away.
Air : Nearest Airport is Mangalore which is 102 Kilometers from Agumbe and is connected to major Indian cities.
Agumbe Tourism, Agumbe Sightseeing and Things to Do While At Agumbe
Agumbe has many beautiful Water falls, Trekking Points and beautiful forest reserves for tourists who come for Agumbe Sightseeing.
The Main Places of Interest While Agumbe Sightseeing Is
- Sunset Point offers a view of the sun setting over the Arabian Sea.
- Kunchikal Fall is the highest waterfall in India formed by the Varahi River.
- Barkana, Onake, Jogigundi, Koodlu Theertha are other popular waterfalls in the region.
Other places worth visiting near Agumbe are Kundadri Hill, Udupi, Bhadra and Jenkal Betta etc.
Agunmbe Hotels and Agumbe Resorts of Your Choice
Agumbe Hotels are not too many for travelers; there is a tourist bungalow available at Agumbe. One of the natives, Kasturi Akka is known to arrange for stay at Doddamane and she can be contacted at 08181- 233075. The food options available are limited and vegetarian food is served. Since there are not too many Agumbe Hotels or Agumbe Resorts tourists often stay at Chikkamagaloor which has Taj Garden Retreat and Malenadu Paradise, M.G. Resorts and City Club etc. which are nice options for stay. Agumbe resorts gives the tourist the needed seclusion which he needs. For more information on Agumbe Hotels contact:
District Tourism Officer,
Near KSRTC Bus Stand,
Chikkamagaloor - 577101.
Phone : 08262 228493
For any emergency the banks available while at Agumbe toriam is Syndicate Bank. The hospital nearest to Agumbe resorts are KMC Manipal and KMC Bangalore.