Agumbe is a small village lays in malnad region in Shimoga (district) of Karnataka state. 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.
Nearest Airport is Mangalore airport which is 106 km from Agumbe. Bangalore airport is 400 km away.
Agumbe is not reachable by train from other Indian cities. However Udupi is closest railway station which is 63 KM from Agumbe.
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.
Agumbe is a small place and can walk around or take auto-rickshaw.One can visit nearby places by taking local buses as well.
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.
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 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.
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.
Agumbe being part of the western ghats 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.
Agumbe is small place and may not get much option to eat. However one can eat local food and avail tea/coffee at bus stand hotel and also at Ganesh Bhavan on the main road that connect to Koppa and Udupi.
It is better to stock up beforehand
The inspection bungalow and the guest house at the bus stand are the two commercial places where the visitors can stay. They are available on a first come first serve basis and the Inspection bungalow gives the first preference to government officials.