KCRE (Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology), Agumbe, is a premier research and conservation centre regarding rainforests and wildlife. It is for those who wish to be more than tourists to learn, explore and engage. Nevertheless, it paves the way for more fulfilment than a usual holiday that we are all accustomed to by connecting intimately […]
Located in the district of Shimoga in the state of Karnataka in India, Agumbe is a small village. This place is known as the ‘Cherrapunji of the South’ as it gets the heaviest rainfall in Southern India. Agumbe is located in the Malnad region of Karnataka and the only Rainforest Research Station of India lies in this place. Covered in Rainforests, dense jungles, and waterfalls, this is one of the most beautiful places in the country and a favorite destination of nature lovers. This place is rich in medicinal plants and is well known for rainforest conservation and tourism. The oldest automatic Weather Station of the country that monitors and detects changes in the rainforests is found here.
Agumbe View Point. Image courtesy Shashidhara halady
The highest peak in the Western Ghats, the Sunset Point, is a favorite spot for the tourists to see the fascinating sunset over the Arabian Sea. Agumbe is also famous for a number of waterfalls which lies close to each other and gives a picture perfect view of the hills that surround. The Barkana Falls, the Jogigundi Falls, the Kunchikal Falls, the Koodlu Theertha Falls and the Onake Abbi Falls are popular among tourists and trekkers. The 14th century Gopala Krishna Temple is also a popular destination. November to January is the best time to visit this place. Read more about Agumbe
Kundadri Trek – fancy trekking through a Jain temple? If the answer is yes, Kundadri Trek is for you. Know about trekking at Kundadri.
Agumbe is known as the Cherrapunji of the South. Find out the sightseeing options and waterfalls in Agumbe. How to reach Agumbe.
Koodlu Theertha Falls near Hebri town is one of the wonders of nature. The 300 feet high waterfall is situated deep within a forest area and can only be reached by trekking through the greenery.
A white water rafting session on Sitanadi can take anywhere between 4-6 hours, depending on the distance that you choose to cover. Sitanadi is near Agumbe and Shimoga.
Agumbe is a renowned hill station in Shimoga with its splendid sunsets and dazzling water streams. It is an ideal destination for holidays or trekking likewise.