Agumbe, Shimoga (Shivamogga) Overview


Agumbe is  village located in Karnataka in the Shimoga district. This district is also called the ‘Cherrapunji of South India’. This region gets the highest rainfall in the South and the 2nd highest in the whole of India. Agumbe is surrounded by Western Ghats and has many waterfalls.

This hill station has a ‘unique’ beauty and can be termed as an ‘enriching’ experience. Besides relaxing and soaking up the greenery, you can also plan on trekking here. This is the only lowland rainforests to have survived. Agumbe was the setting for Malgudi, a fictional town in ‘Malgudi Days’.

You find some medicinal plants that are rare here. These include Listsaea, Myristica, Garcinia, Eugenia, Diospyros, and a lot more. This has a nickname ‘Hasiru Honnu’. This means that green is gold.

Agumbe has the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station as it has a wide number of flora and the rainforests. This is the oldest weather station of India that monitors exclusively any changes made in these areas.

Agumbe is also termed as the ‘Cobra Capital’ due to the number of cobras found here. Visitors throng here as this is considered as an offbeat destination in the lap of Mother Nature.