If you enjoy spectacular sunsets, sparkling streams, verdant village vistas, and an untouched rustic ambience, Agumbe is the place for you. Situated at an elevation of 826m in Shimoga district, Agumbe provided the perfect setting for R. K. Narayan to film his novel Malgudi Days. Agumbe and its environs are full of exciting trekking routes. Forested trails lead from here to a jungle pond called Emkal Kere, a hillock called Nishani Gudda, and to Barkana Falls. Agumbe is also known as the Cherrapunji of South India.
You can also stop by the 14th century temple with Hoysala-style sculptures dedicated to Lord Gopalakrishna. The sunset as seen from Agumbe is a spectacular sight and many visitors come here to watch it, especially between November and January. A microwave tower, a significant landmark of Agumbe, is located at this point. Permission for trekking must be obtained from the Forest Department. Contact DFO, Shimoga Division, or Range Forest Officer, Megaravalli, Agumbe Range
Trekking Along the Agumbe Region
Agumbe is also known Cherrapunji of South India because this place receives highest rainfall in Karnataka state.
Agumbe is also popular for exciting trekking routes. There are three waterfalls near to Agumbe the "Onake Abbi falls", "Barkana falls" and the "Jogigundi falls".
Accommodations are available at the inspection bungalow and the guest house near the bus stand on a first come first serve basis. You can also stay in Sringeri, the nearest pilgrim centre.