Agumbe is located at a distance of 380 km from Bangalore in Shimoga district of Karnataka state. It is situated at an elevation of 826 meters. Famous as the King Cobra capital, It is a little village nestled on a plateau on the top of the Someshwara Ghat. Agumbe is also known Cherrapunji of South India because this place receives highest rainfall in Karnataka state and are home to the only permanent Rainforest Research Station in India.
A lot of waterfalls dot the areas in different hills and peaks in Agumbe. here are three waterfalls near to Agumbe the “Onake Abbi falls“, “Barkana falls” and the “Jogigundi falls“. Agumbe also has a protected area for the conservation of medicinal plants like Garcinia, Myristica, Listsaea, Diospyrous, Hoiligarna, Eugenia and Ficus.
The television series of R K Laxman’s Malgudi Days was shot here. Many hills, rivers and streams are hidden within the deep forests and slopes in and around Agumbe. And within these landscapes are many birds and animals including reptiles and plant species,
There are some remnants of temples and artistic sculpture of the Hoysala rule in the 14th century. The beautiful Gopala Krishna Temple of the Hoysala period attracts many tourists.
Best time to visit Agumbe:
December to February
How to reach Agumbe:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railhead: Shimoga, Udupi
Road: Agumbe is well connected by Road.