The nearest railway station to Agumbe is the Udupi Railway Station, which is around 50Km away from Agumbe. There are direct trains available from the Mumbai Railway Station to Udupi Railway Station and the Shimoga Railway Station, there are autos and taxis available towards the village of Agumbe.
What is special in agumbe?
Agumbe is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its rich biodiversity, waterfalls and red-hazy sun-set over the Arabian Sea. The village is also known as the ‘Cobra Capital’ of India because of the number of Cobras that are found here and could be encountered while driving along the Ghats.
Where is Agumbe forest situated?
Agumbe in Shivamogga district lies on the south-western coast of India, approximately 98 km (61 mi) north-east of Mangaluru and 357 km (222 mi) north-west of Bengaluru, the state capital of Karnataka in Southern India. It is approximately 24 km (15 mi) from Shringeri and 55 km (34 mi) from the Arabian Sea.
What is the best time to visit Agumbe?
However, the best time to visit Agumbe is in the post-monsoon and winter months between October and February when Agumbe remains the most scenic and green with mountains covered with dense fog. This is also the best months for trekking and exploring Agumbe’s rainforests.
How many days are enough for Agumbe?
Two days are enough for Agumbe. Main attractions are Jogi Gundi Falls , Barkana , Onake abbi falls-Rain forest research institute-Sunset point.
Is Agumbe worth a visit?
This viewpoint affords lovely views of the Agumbe ghats. Wish people didn’t litter so much and kept the area clean. Specially during monsoona you can’t really see the sunset but enjoy the views. Agumbe is highest point in south India. it has a beautiful view from mountains. climate was good.
How long is Agumbe ghat?
around 11 kilometres
Agumbe ghats is popular for many breathtaking hairpin and horseshoe road curves. It has one of the best scenic routes and is also a trekkers’ paradise. The ghat road is around 11 kilometres in length having roughly 16 hairpin bends and the elevation of Agumbe is 830 metres above sea level.
Which forest is best in Karnataka?
Bannerghatta National Park. 2,942. Nature & Wildlife Areas.
Nandi Hills. 961. Mountains Nature & Wildlife Areas.
Dubare Elephant Camp. 1,445.
Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve. 879.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. 594.
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp. 316.
Big Banyan Tree. 282.
Prani, The Pet Sanctuary. Nature & Wildlife Areas.
How safe is Agumbe?
Forest officials have imposed a ban on tourists from entering the forests in Agumbe. Called the Cherrapunji of South India, Agumbe is a treat to the eyes, especially during monsoon, and a favourite with the state’s trekkers.
Why is Agumbe called Cobra Capital?
Agumbe is also called King Cobra capital because of the high number of snakes of the species being found here. Interestingly, despite the high density of King Cobras in the region, incidents of snake-human conflict are rare.
The presence of Western Ghats makes this state an ideal destination for adventure junkies as well as nature lovers.
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