Nature

#1 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 3 km from Agumbe Bus Station, Sunset Point is a vantage point located in Agumbe, Karnataka. Located on the Udupi-Agumbe road, it is one of the popular viewpoints in Agumabe and among the top places to visit in Agumbe.

Perched at a height of 825 m above sea level, the Sunset Point is one of the highest peaks of the Western Ghats offering a bewitching view of the setting sun on the horizon of the Arabian Sea. This point is situated at the 14th hairpin bend of the ghat road that leads to Agumbe and attracts many tourists every year. One can have a splendid view of setting sun along with some panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and even the Arabian Sea on a clear day. The color of the sun as it slips into the sea looks amazingly beautiful from the Sunset Point.

The Sunset Point is only a 15-minute walk from the main village of Agumbe. It is often flocked by tourists visiting Agumbe who spend a peaceful time here, away from the hustle-bustle of the cities. .....

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Pilgrimage

#2 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 25 km from Agumbe, Gopala Krishna Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine located at Kabbinale village near Agumbe, Karnataka. It is one of the historical temples in Karnataka and among the must-visit places in Agumbe.

Gopala Krishna Temple is a 14th-century temple of the Hoysala Period dedicated to Lord Krishna. Known for its beautiful sculptures, this unique temple was built under the guidance of renowned architect Muniyangala Krishna Prasad that represents the Hoysala art and architecture. The inner sanctum is covered with an additional external hall which is quite typical in Tulunadu style. There are 108 steps leading from the basement to the Garbha Gruha that symbolizes 108 names of Lord Krishna chanted through Sri Krishna Ashtotthara.

The temple attracts a considerable number of tourists from all over to this small hamlet. Located on a hill near Agumbe, the temple is accessible only on foot. The best time to visit the temple is during September-March as the .....

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Waterfall

#3 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 7 km from Agumbe Bus Station, 22 km from Hebri, and 52 km from Udupi, Barkana Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the Balehalli forest area near Agumbe village in Shimoga district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Karnataka and among the prime places to visit in Agumbe.

Cascading down from a height of about 800 feet, Barkana Falls is the 10th tallest waterfall in India. This magnificent waterfall situated in the dense forest of the Western Ghats is formed by River Sita. This waterfall is the source of one of the important hydroelectric projects in Karnataka. The name Barkana comes from the word Barka which means 'Mouse Deer' that is found in the region.

Barkana Falls presents one of the most fascinating sights of natural wonders in Karnataka. The Barkana View Point, located near the waterfall, is an ideal spot to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Western Ghats and the hill slopes of the region. The waterfall becomes even more charming .....

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Waterfall

#4 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 8 km from Agumbe Bus Station and 50 km from Udupi, Onake Abbi Falls is a beautiful waterfall located near Agumbe. It is one of the stunning waterfalls in Karnataka and among the top Agumbe Tourist Places.

Onake Abbi is one of the many waterfalls that Nature has bestowed on this place. The waterfall derives its name from the word 'Onake', that refers to a long pole that is used to grind species in the local Kannada language. There is only one branch in the falls and it is like 'onake', hence the name. The fall is cascading down from a height of around 500 feet and is one of the tallest waterfalls that can be seen on the Western Ghats belt. The summit of the trek offers a breathtaking view of the entire waterfall and the surrounding dense jungle.

It can only be reached through trekking of 5 to 6 km from Agumbe. The evergreen forest on the way is breath-taking and animals like Sambhar, mouse deer, and civet cat can be spotted sometimes. There are two routes that .....

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Miscellaneous

#5 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 2 km from Agumbe Bus Station, Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS) is a field-based conservation and research organization located in Agumbe, Karnataka. Situated inside the Agumbe Reserved Forest, it is one of the best places to visit in Agumbe.

Founded in 2005 by leading Indian herpetologist Romulus Whitaker, Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS) is an ecological research station and was established to conserve the rainforests of South India. Whitaker saw his very first king cobra (Ophiophagus Hannah) here in 1971. He was also extremely taken by the reverence the people in the region showed for snakes, which was a major factor that drove him to establish a research station in Agumbe (Karnataka). The research station has a micro-hydroelectric unit that helps in maintaining its eco-friendly policy and operates on solar power.

King cobra, the longest venomous snake in the world, inhabits the forest area of Agumbe. ARRS conducts and facilitates a wide .....

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Waterfall

#6 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 4 km from Agumbe Bus Station, Jogi Gundi Falls is a stunning waterfall situated close to the road between Agumbe & Barkana Falls. Located inside Agumbe's rainforest, it is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka and among the must-visit places as part of the Agumbe Tour Packages.

Jogi Gundi Falls is cascading down from a height of about 20 feet into a huge pool. The falls got its name from the saint Jogi who used to meditate at this place. The unique feature of this waterfall is the point of origin. Unlike traditional waterfalls, Jogi Gundi fall originates from a cave and running through a hill. The water from this stream merges into Malapahaari River, a tributary of the Tungabhadra. The surroundings of the falls capture the great natural beauty and it's an ideal place to spend a couple of hours. It is possible to get into the falls and swim in the pond.

The waterfall is about 4 km from the main town and the last 1 km needs to trek via a narrow and steep trail. .....

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Waterfall

#7 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 20 km from Hebri, 30 km from Agumbe, and 47 km from Udupi, Kudlu Teertha Falls is a picturesque waterfall located deep in the jungles of the Western Ghats near Hebri. Also known as Sita Falls, it is one of the most beautiful and most pristine falls in Karnataka and among the best places to visit near Agumbe as part of Udupi Tour Packages.

Located on Udupi-Agumbe Road, Kudlu Theertha is the first waterfall on the River Sita. It is a spectacular waterfall that drops from a height of about 300 feet into a pond. Legend has it that thousands of years ago sages used to meditate near the place where the pond exists today. As such, the local people consider the water of the pond to be very holy.

The pond where the water drops from the mountain is not very deep. Visitors can walk to a point where they can stand beneath the falling water and enjoy a refreshing bath. However, visitors need to exercise caution while putting their heads under a thick stream of water as .....

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Waterfall

#8 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 32 km from Agumbe and 35 km from Udupi, Jomlu Theertha Falls is a mesmerizing waterfall situated at Handikallu village near Agumbe. It is one of the breathtaking waterfalls in Karnataka and among the best places to visit in Agumbe as part of the Agumbe Tour.

Located in the Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Jomlu Theertha is small waterfall cascades down a rocky terrain from a height of 20 feet in the middle of the dense natural reserve. It is the second waterfall created by the River Sita, the first one being the Koodlu Theertha Falls. The gushing sound of the waterfall, the chirping of birds, and the calm atmosphere add to the charm of the falls.

The place is perfect for weekend getaways with family and friends. The beautiful waterfall is ideal for taking a bath in its refreshing water. However, caution must be exercised by visitors during the monsoon season as the currents are very strong here. In fact, it is better not to enter the water during the rainy season .....

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Waterfall

#9 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 52 km from Agumbe, and 77 km from Udupi, Kunchikal Falls is a stunning waterfall located at Nidagodu village near Masthikatte in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Situated on the Shimoga-Udupi border, it is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Agumbe.

Formed by Varahi River, Kunchikal Falls cascades down from a height of about 455 m. The Kunchikal waterfall is 116th highest waterfall in the world and the highest waterfall in India. The River Varahi flows down from a greater altitude in a cascading manner over these rocky structures close to the Hulikal Ghati Temple. It is the main source of one of Karnataka's hydroelectric projects. Its evergreen natural beauty and vitalizing airs mesmerize visitors and attract tourists in large numbers every year. Situated amidst the dense lusty woods, the waterfalls are also a popular trekking spot.

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Wildlife

#10 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 21 km from Agumbe, and 47 km from Udupi, Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected wildlife sanctuary located in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Lies in Udupi & Shivamogga districts of Karnataka, below Agumbe, it is one of the lesser-known sanctuaries in Karnataka.

Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1974 with an area of 88.40 sq. km. In 2011, the sanctuary was subsequently expanded to 314.25 sq. km by adding Balehalli Reserve Forest, Agumbe State Forest, Someshwara Reserved Forest, and Tombatlu Reserved Forest areas. The expanded sanctuary forms a contiguous stretch of protected area that includes Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary, and Kudremukh National Park. The sanctuary was named after the presiding deity 'Lord Someshwara' of the famed Someshwara temple located within the sanctuary. The perennial Sita River flows through the sanctuary.

The sanctuary is home to several animals including Barking Deer, Bonnet Macaque, .....

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Pilgrimage | Beach

#11 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 65 km from Mangalore, 102 km from Murudeshwar, 147 km from Shimoga, 309 km from Mysore and 403 km from Bangalore, Udupi is a famous temple town and headquarters of the Udupi District. It is also the source of Udupi cuisine which is famous across the world. It is also one of the most famous tourist places to visit in Karnataka, mainly for it's pilgrimage importance and beautiful beaches.

The name of this city was originated from Odipu. According to local legend, the 27 stars of the Hindu astrology were married to the Moon and soon after, the Moon lost its luster. As Lord Shiva is the last resort for everyone, the Moon and the stars created a Lingam and offered puja. Udu means Lord and Pa means Stars in Sanskrit.

Udupi is the land of breathtaking beauty, located between the verdant mountains of the Western Ghats and .....

Distance (From Agumbe): 55 Kms
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Beach | City

#12 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 345 km from Bangalore, 275 km from Karwar, 251 km from Mysore, 132 km from Coorg, 372 km from Goa, 413 km from Coimbatore, 420 km from Kochi and 682 km from Chennai, Mangalore (or Mangaluru) is an important port city on the west coast and the headquarters of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka State. Located at the confluence of Nethravathi and Gurupura Rivers, it is among the popular Tourist places in Karnataka and one of the popular 2 day trip from Bangalore.

Lying between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Mangalore is one of the major ports of India. The city derives its name from the local Hindu goddess Mangaladevi. The sultans of Mangalore built the city as a strategic ship building base. Today, the city is one of the major ports involved in coffee and cashew export.

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Distance (From Agumbe): 112 Kms
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Nature

#13 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 97 km from Chikmagalur, 94 km from Davanagere, 148 km from Hassan, 208 km from Mangalore, 298 km from Bangalore and 356 km from Panjim, Shimoga, also known as Shivamogga is a city & district headquarters in Karnataka. Famous Jog Falls is situated in Shimoga district, at a distance of 105 km from Shimoga town.

Shimoga district is part of Malnad region and it is also known as the Gateway to Malnad. The district is bounded by the districts of Haveri, Davanagere, Chikmagalur, Udupi and Uttara Kannada. Shivamogga is often referred to as the rice bowl of the Karnataka State. The main rivers of Shimoga are Sharavathi, Varada, Tungabhadra and Kumudavathi, which play a main role in the production of paddy in this region.

There are many legends about the name Shivamogga has evolved. According to one, the name Shivamogga .....

Distance (From Agumbe): 94 Kms
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Pilgrimage | Heritage

#14 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe

At a distance of 318 km from Bangalore, 104 km from Mangalore, 99 km from Shimoga, 88 km from Chikmagalur, 256 km from Mysore and 79 km from Udupi, Sringeri in Chikmagalur district is one of the important pilgrimage centers in South India. Sringeri is well known for Sharada Peetham, the first and foremost of the 4 Peethams established by the renowned 8th century saint Sri Adi Shankaracharya. It is also one of the most famous tourist places to visit in Karnataka, mainly as a pilgrimage destination.

Sringeri is situated at an altitude of 2789 ft on the banks of River Tunga bounded by Western Ghats. The name Sringeri is derived from Rishyashringa-giri, a nearby hill that is named after Sage Rishyashringa. Hyder Ali annexed Ikkeri to the kingdom of Mysore. Tipu Sultan provided financial aid to Sringeri for the reconstruction of temples.

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Distance (From Agumbe): 26 Kms
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Most Asked Questions on Agumbe


  • What is the best season to visit Agumbe?

    Winter season from October to March is the best time to visit Agumbe when the weather is pleasant and perfect for sightseeing.

  • How many days are required to visit Agumbe?

    Agumbe usually takes 1-2 days to visit the most important attractions. There are several wonderful destinations to visit near Agumbe like Mangalore, Udupi, Chikmagalur and Murudeshwar that can be visited by adding additional few days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Agumbe?

    Budget of Agumbe trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Agumbe tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5600 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8700 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Agumbe?

    Ensure to cover most important Places to visit in Agumbe like Agumbe Sunset Viewpoint, Gopala Krishna Temple, Barkana Falls, Onake Abbi Falls, Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, Jogi Gundi Falls, Kudlu Theertha Waterfalls, Jomlu Theertha Falls, Kunchikal Falls, Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.