Enveloped by high hills fascinating waterfalls and streams flowing through the dense jungles Agumbe is a small village in malnad region in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Agumbe is well known for heaviest rainfall in Southern India and for its scenic beauty. The dense rainforests of Agumbe are home to the only permanent Rainforest Research Station in India.
Being part of the western ghats Agumebe offers some good places for hiking/trekking with scenic beauty around. One can visit any of falls around or go for trekking in the nearby hills.
Kundadri,is a hill station,a good place for trekking..at the top one can see a jain temple.
Tips to Remember-
Take the permission for trekking from the Forest Department. You have to contact the DFO of the Shimoga Division or the Range Forest Officer of Megaravalli. Get hold of a local guide who will help you with the routes because the jungle is very dense.
The forests are home to leeches round the year. A local remedy is coconut oil mixed with crushed tobacco applied on the body so try to keep it handy.
Mangalore is the nearest airport, it is 100 km away, Bangalore airport is 378 km away.RAIL
Shimoga, 90 km away and Udupi, 55 km away are the nearest Railway Stations to Agumbe.ROAD
Kundadriis at a distance of about 80 km. from the district headquarters, Shimoga and about 18 km from Thirthahalli town.
While driving or riding, on the way from Theerthahalli to Agumbe, you will reach a place known as Guddekere. From here, take a right turn and proceed a further 8 km to reach Kundadri.
Take National Highway NH-206 which will take you to Shimoga. From Shimoga, take NH-13 to reach Theerthahalli. Then, find the Theerthahalli-Agumbe route, look out for Guddekere and turn right.
Buses are available from Bangalore and other places to Agumbe or to Theerthahalli and then onto Agumbe. There are plenty of private buses that ply from the Shimoga, Udupi and Mangalore to Agumbe.