Kundadri is a hill famed for its trekking expeditions in the Western Ghats. The forests bearing the hill lie in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. The huge monolith that lies 3,200 feet above sea level is less crowded and undisturbed by tourists. Extensive vegetation adorns the slopes of the hill. It is an ideal place […]
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
Agumbe is a tiny village in the Shimoga district of the Malnad region in Karnataka. Also known as “The Cherrapunji of the South”, Agumbe pioneers in rainforest conservation programs, trekking and tourism. It is well known as “Hasiru Honnu” meaning green gold. This is because Agumbe has a variety of medicinal plants that include rare […]
Koodlu Theertha Falls is a mesmerizing waterfall located near Hebri on Udupi-Agumbe Road in Karnataka. Nestled amidst the dense forest of the Western Ghats and adjacent to the Agumbe ranges the waterfall is the first fall of the River Sita. It is also known as Sita Falls. The waterfall is known to be one of […]
If you are anywhere in the vicinity of Karnataka, you should definitely consider white water rafting at Sitanadi near Agumbe. Sitanadi means ‘Sita River’. The river runs a course of more than sixty kilometers before joining the Arabian Sea. It swells during the monsoons, and that’s actually the time when you should go rafting; otherwise, […]
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. Agumbe is an approximate 380 Km from Bangalore and 130 Km from Mangalore. It is the gateway to an ecologically sensitive, evergreen forest range on the Western Ghats supporting […]