Agumbe is centrally located between Shimoga and Udupi districts. It can be called a bridge destination for these 2 districts. You drive down the ghats for 20 Kms and it Coastal Karnataka. One can plan a holiday clubbing both Malnad and Coastal belt by visiting Agumbe in the Western Ghats belt of Karnataka.
The high altitudes of the region give it a climate that you will love during any season. We recommend you to visit Agumbe during different seasons to have a feel of the different climates here.
Agumbe records the highest rainfall. Besides the climate, it is popular among tourists for its number of waterfalls and trekking trails. You need to take prior permission from the concerned authorities to trek in this region.
Most of the stays listed on Travel Malnad® are some of the best nature stays in the region. They will be either amidst the estates or in a forest region. The surroundings of the Agumbe homestays are best suited for those looking for relaxation amidst nature.
The nearest airport is at Mangalore (110 km), Bangalore (360 km).
The nearest railway station is Shimoga (93 km). Udupi (60 km).
Agumbe is well connected by roadways with all major cities in Karnataka. Cities like Shimoga (93 km), Mangalore (110 km), Bangalore (360 km)) are linked by roadways with Thirthahalli.
|Bangalore ||360 km|
|Hassan ||180 km|
|Chikmagalur ||112 km|
These magnificent waterfalls are nestled in the deep forests of the Agumbe region. However, only with forest department permissions, you can enter this protected region. These waterfalls are formed by the Seetha River in the Agumbe region. It flows jubilantly mostly during the monsoon season.
Jogi Gundi Falls
This beautiful fall is in the Agumbe region of Karnataka. If you are a nature lover planning to visit with friends and family then this will be one of the best places in Agumbe for you. There will be small fishes in the water too and we request you not to catch or disturb their lifestyle.
Onake Abbi Falls
This is one of the tourist hotspots in Agumbe. This is almost close to Someshwara and it is 8 km from Agumbe. This is one of the nice spots to do trekking and hiking in the region.
This is on the Agumbe - Udupi highway and in the ghats section route. Many travelers taking this highway schedule time to watch the sunset during the evening.
This is one of the major attractions not just for trekkers but also for Jain pilgrims. There is an ancient & historical Jain temple on top of these beautiful hills. Many travelers also come here to watch the sunset.
Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
This is a protected wildlife sanctuary in the Western Ghats belt of Karnataka. There is a famed Someshwara temple inside the sanctuary.
You will find this place once you climb down Agumbe Ghats and before reaching Someshwara.
Kudlu Theertha Falls
This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls with a natural swimming pool for nature lovers. To reach the falls you need to take deviation while on the way to Someshwara from Agumbe. You can spend time trekking and hike along with swimming in the water.
This itself is a scenic place to explore. If you drive down the Ghats the forest on both sides you can behold mountains and waterfalls.
Agumbe Rainforest Research Station
It's a field-based research station founded by Romulus Whitaker in 2005.
You will find this falls in Kigga close to Sringeri. A nice drive distance from Agumbe if you are staying at one of our Malnad Homestays. You can spend half a day minimum here and can head to Sringeri as well.