Agumbe, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Agumbe is a place in Shivamogga District almost bordering the Udupi District in the Indian state of Karnataka. This beautiful scenic place is in the heart of the Malnad region or the western ghats. Agumbe receives the second highest rainfall in India only after Cherrapunji, hence its called the Cherrapunji of the South.

Getting There:
From Shivamogga its around 92 km
Route: Shivamogga --> Thirthahalli --> Agumbe

From Udupi its around 52 km
Route: Udupi --> Manipal --> Hebri --> Agumbe

From the state capital Bengaluru its around 370 km
Route: Bengaluru --> Tumkur --> Tiptur --> Birur/Kadur --> Shivamogga --> Agumbe

From Hubli its around 250 km
Route: Hubballi --> Tadas Cross --> Hanagal --> Anavatti --> Siralkoppa --> Anantapur --> Ripponpete --> Thirthahalli --> Agumbe

Places of interest in & around Agumbe:
* Sunset point : On a clear day one can see the sea setting down the Arabic sea even though the sea is quite far from this sunset point.

* Water Falls: There are quite a few water falls near Agumbe, the major ones are
- Kunchikal Falls
- Barkana Falls
- Jogigundi
- Koodlu Theertha Falls
- Onake Abbi Falls

* Sringeri (Around 25 km)

* Kuppalli (Around 45 km) - Kannada Poet & Play-writer & Jnana Peetha awardee Kuvempu's birthplace & childhood home.

The very famous TV serial which used to come in Doordarsan during 1985 "Malgudi Days", was filmed here for many episodes.

Photo of my friend taking fresh air from Agumbe mountains

Checkout Dr. Rajkumar's song on Agumbe from the film Akasmika