Nestled between the lush green mountains of Western Ghats, variety of flora and fauna welcomes you to experience Mother Nature at her best. At an elevation of 643m above sea level, amidst the contiguous stretch of rain forest trees lies the small town "Agumbe" in Thirthahalli taluk, Shimoga district of Karnataka. Agumbe gets its name from a saint called, "Agumba", who lived here centuries ago. Remnants of the temples here speak stories hailing back to the Hoysala Empire.
India’s most popular fictional TV series “Malgudi days”, which was based on R.K. Narayan’s novel was shot here entirely where Agumbe was shown as the fictional town, “Malgudi” owing to its intense beauty.
Several rare species of medicinal plants exist in Agumbe. It is also the land of King Cobras. The reserved forests around Kundapur, Shankarnarayana, Hosanagar, Sringeri and Thirthahalli are collectively referred to as the ‘Agumbe rainforest complex’. All these add up to the rich biodiversity of this place.
Agumbe experiences tropical climate; post-monsoon and winter being (October-Feb) the best time to explore this heaven. This small town is best reached by road. To enjoy this mind-blowing drive and to have a hassle-free tour in the Ghats, hiring a cab of your choice will be the most convenient option. At Akbarcab, we provide taxis suitable for your budget and also quality service ensuring your trip to be unforgettable. You can choose a comfortable car of your choice from the variety of cars we provide ranging from mini, sedan, premium to luxury ones.
With a mean annual rainfall of 7620mm, Agumbe stands second in the country to receive the highest rainfall after Cherrapunji in the North East. Hence, is the sobriquet, "Cherrapunji of South India”. It hosts the first automatic weather station of India. Adding a feather to its crown, Agumbe also houses India’s sole rainforest research station (ARRS).
Located at a distance of 380 km, it is a journey of around 6-7hrs from Bangalore to Agumbe. You may reach Agumbe by travelling via NH 75, being the shortest route or by taking the NH 48 and SH24. You may also take the Bangalore-Honnavar road to reach Agumbe in 7hrs. The drive to Agumbe is magnificent and we, at Akbarcab are all geared up to make it the best for you and your family.
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