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Agumbe

 

In the state of Karnataka, India there is  a small village in the district of Shimoga known as Agumbe. The elevation of this place is 643 mt. above the sea level. There are many places to visit in the Agumbe. It is a very small village. The population of this village is approximately 500 people. This place is famous for its Bio-Diversity and Scenic Beauty. At this place, there are lots of waterfalls. Agumbe is also called as the ‘capital of king cobra’ because there are  variety of species of cobra found.  At this place there are different types of Flora and Fauna. The Flora Dipterocarpus, Garcinia, Vateria, Persea, Adenia, Myristica, Dysoxylum etc. are here. These are the medical plants. The Fauna  Tigers, Samber, Leopard, Wild dog, Barking deer, King Cobra, Flying Lizard,  Malabar Trogon etc. are here.

 

Places to visit in Agumbe

  • Gopala Krishna Temple
  • Sunset Point
  • Jogigundi Falls
  • Koodlu Theertha Falls
  • Barkana Falls
  • Kudremukha National Park
  • Kunchikal Falls
  • Onake Abbi Falls

Places to visit near Agumbe

  • Kudremukh : The distance of this place is 46 km.
  • Malpe : The distance of this place is 48 km.
  • Chikmagalur : The distance of this place is 76 km.
  • Jog Falls : The distnace of this place is 86 km.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in the Agumbe is from November to February.

Climate

The minimum and maximum temperature of Agumbe is given below :

Minimum Temperature : 29 degree Celsius.

Maximum Temperature : 43 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air : Mangalore airport  is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 100 km from Agumbe.

By Rail :  Udupi and Shimoga  railway stations are the nearest railway station. The distance of these rail-heads are : Udupi is 55 km and Shimoga is 90 km from Agumbe.

By Bus : Agumbe is well-connected to all major cities.