Agumbe is a hill station prominently known as ‘Cherrapunji of South India’ borders one of the last surviving lowland downpour forests. The hill station is loaded with waterfalls, mountains, rigid rocks, timberland and encompassed by rich biodiversity. The amazing perspective, beautiful magnificence and splendor appearance of this awesome destination will fill your heart with euphoria.
Activities: Trekking, Bird watching, Wildlife photography, Tree climbing, Rafting and Hiking.
Best Places to Visit:
Agumbe Rainforest Research Station: Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS) situated in the forest region of Agumbe at a height of 560 m above sea level. The station is one of the ecological research stations in India involves the Kudremukh National Park, Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary.
Kunchikal Falls: Situated outside the village of Agumbe, the Kunchikal Falls formed by the Varahi River is an exciting picnic spot locked away from the din of city life. The crystal clear cascading silver waters of this fall amidst the thick greenery of the foothills is an unique experience in itself.
Sunset Point: The Sunset point located on one of the highest peaks of western ghats offers magnificent view of the setting sun on the Arabian sea.
Koodlu Theertha Falls: Kodhu Theertha Falls formed by Seeta River is a standout amongst the most wonderful waterfalls in the whole district Koodlu Theertha that falls into a pond from an altitude of around 300 ft. The trek to this spot is a great achievement in itself as it takes you through the most immaculate scenes of Karnataka.
Gopalakrishna Temple: The Gopalakrishna Temple is a fourteenth century temple accepted to be built by the erstwhile Karnataka rulers representing the Hoysala style of architecture. Known for its lovely idols, the temple is visited to by a great number of explorers again and again.
Some other major tourist places in this region are: Jogigundi Falls, Kundadri Hills, Barkana Falls, Onake Abbi Falls, Kudremukha National Park etc.
Best Season to Visit: November to February