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Agumbe

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Agumbe is a small village in Thirthahalli taluk Shimoga district. Agumbe is well known for two things. First it records the highest rain fall in Karnataka State. And secondly for its scenic outlook and Sunset view point.

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By air

Nearest Airport is Mangalore airport which is 106 km from Agumbe. Bangalore airport is 400 km away.

By train

Agumbe is not reachable by train from other Indian cities. However Udupi is closest railway station which is 63 KM from Agumbe.

By bus

There are buses from Bangalore KSRTC(Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation). There are plenty of private buses that ply from the Udupi, Mangalore and Shimoga to Agumbe.

Get around

Agumbe is well known for its scenic beauty and rain forest with many beautiful falls. The sunset view point is famous place and on a clear day one can view sun setting in Arabian sea from a view point 826 M(2710 ft) above sea level.

See

Barkana Falls

Barkana Falls is the 10th highest waterfall in India with a height of 850 ft/259 mts. It is formed by the Seeta River.

Kunchikal Falls

Kunchikal Falls is the highest waterfall in India, and ranks 116th in the list of highest waterfalls in the world.

Its total height is 1493 ft/455 mts. It is formed by the Varahi river.

Onake Abbi Falls

This is another waterfall near Agumbe. In the Kannada language, "Onake" means a pounding stick which is used to pound grains in villages.

Jogigundi

This is a small water fall which is very near to Agumbe, it takes about 10 to 15 min to reach this place.

Koodlu theertha falls

A beautiful waterfall just 20 km from Agumbe, includes a Trek of 3-4 km and you will reach the most beautiful falls in the entire state.

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