Agumbe

Agumbe is a beautiful village in Thirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district. It is often called the “Cherrapunji of the South” because of its high rainfall and lush greenery. Agumbe is located in the Western Ghats, a mountain range known for its biodiversity and scenic beauty.

One of the main attractions of Agumbe is its stunning sunset spot, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Agumbe’s sunset is particularly famous for its beauty and attracts tourists from far and wide. The village is known for its dense rainforest, which is home to various wildlife species, including snakes. Agumbe is known as the “Snake Capital of India” due to its high number of snakes.

Agumbe is also notable for its rich biodiversity and the presence of the Agumbe Rainforest Research Center (ARRS). ARRS conducts research and conservation efforts in the region, focusing on rainforest ecology and the study of king cobras. It is one of India’s leading research centers for studying rainforests and herpetofauna.

The village has gained popularity among the fans of the popular television series “Malgudi Days”, a serial produced by Shankar Nag, a renowned actor and director of Kannada cinema. All parts of the serial were shot in Agumbe, Shimoga district. L. Vaidyanathan composed the music and Padam Raag Films’ T.S. Produced by Narasimhan. One episode of the serial is the story of RK Narayan’s Swami and Friends and Sweets Seller anthology.. Agumbe served as the backdrop for the fictional town of Malgudi in the serial and visitors can explore the locations featured in the show.

For nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers, Agumbe offers opportunities for trekking and hiking through its scenic trails. The area is dotted with waterfalls, creeks and viewpoints that provide ample opportunities to connect with nature.

All in all, Agumbe is a paradise for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and those seeking a serene and scenic getaway amidst the beauty of the Western Ghats.

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