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Agumbe Hill Station in Shimoga

Shimoga is surrounded by many hill stations of the Western Ghats. One such beautiful hill station is the Agumbe hill station which is a famous tourist spot very near to Shimoga city and is highly visited for splendid sunset and sunrise that can be witnessed by trekking on top of the mountain. The mountains in Agumbe have water streams that flow in a dazzling way all down the rigid rocks, creating amazing waterfalls. Agumbe has an evergreen forest range around the Western Ghats and it supports thousands of rare species of fauna and flora.

Agumbe hill station in Shimoga
The dazzling mountains of Agumbe if filled with lush green plants that offers it a evergreen look

Significance of Agumbe hill station

Agumbe is the place where the famous Indian television show "Malgudi Days" was filmed, which was written by R.K. Narayan. Agumbe offers many breathtaking visuals and the trekking routes in the mountain are an exploratory one. This hill station holds the Rainforest Research station in India and it has been equipped with the first automatic weather station in India. The station has been created exclusively to monitor the changes that happen in the rain forests. Agumbe has many waterfalls in and around it, Kudlu Theertha falls is one among them and trekking at these waterfalls will surely be a lifetime experience for the tourists who visit Agumbe.

Places to see in Agumbe hill station

Barkana and Kunchikal Falls

This waterfall is located at a distance of about 7 kilometers away from Agumbe. The valley in this falls is V-shaped and falls from the Sita River. The Barkana falls is located at a height of about 850 feet and the Kunchikal falls is located at a height of about 1493 feet.

Barkana & Kunchikal Falls at Agumbe
Barkana and Kunchikal Falls features a V shaped valley that makes it an attention grabber

Kudlu Theertha Falls

This beautiful falls is situated at a distance of about 20 kilometers from Agumbe and measures at a height of about 126 feet. The tourists must take a left at the Hebri and another left after crossing four kilometers from Hebri to reach this falls.

Nishani Gudda

This bare mountain can fascinate any trekker to climb on it. This place has been surrounded by dense woods and it is at a distance of about 3.5 kilometers away from Agumbe.

Jogigundi Falls

This falls is the best place for hiking and is a perfect destination for the tourists to spend time with their family. This falls can be reached in about 10 minutes from Agumbe. There is a pond where the fall ends and it makes way to a 50 feet deep cave.

Onake Abbi Falls

Onake Abbi Falls in Shimoga plunges out from an elevation of about 500 metres and it is at a distance of about 4 kilometers from Agumbe. The trekkers can witness many therapeutic plants while trekking around the falls.

Onake Abbi Falls in Shimoga
Onake Abbi Falls in Shimoga falls from an elevated height of 500 meters and its waters have therapeutic value

How to reach Agumbe hill station?

Agumbe hill station stays well connected with an efficient system of transport that allows tourists from all corners of the world to visit this hill station.

By road

Shimoga and Agumbe are well connected with road and one can easily reach Agumbe from Shimoga by taking the South-west road from Thirthahalli.

By rail

The Udupi railway station is the nearest railway station to reach Agumbe and it is situated at a distance of about 60 kilometers from Agumbe. The Shimoga railway station is yet another nearby railway station and it is at a distance of about 90 kilometers from Agumbe.

By air

The Mangalore airport is the nearest airport to reach Agumbe. The tourists can take the road or train services to reach Agumbe.

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