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Agumbe - The King Cobra Capital


Agumbe, a small village of the Tirthahalli taluk (home of the great poet Kuvempu) comes under the Malnad region. It is famously known for the beautiful sunsets over the Arabian Sea that can be witnessed from the region. Known for its scenic and serene landscape, it receives the highest rainfall in southern India.

Some Basics On Agumbe

Thanks to the rainforest and the varied flora and fauna, it is home to the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station in India. Agumbe also has a protected area for the conservation of medicinal plants and tourists from different places flock to Agumbe for its tranquility. The region also comprises of many beautiful waterfalls.

Spread out over 3 sq km, Agumbe has a population of less than 500 people who mainly depend on the areca plantations and forest produce for living. It also offers very good trekking options for nature lovers and apart from the forest creatures that roam through the foliage, it is home to the longest venomous snake, the iconic King Cobra.

Tourist Places In And Around Agumbe

During a visit to Agumbe, you can also check out the Barkana Falls, Kunchikal Falls, Onake Abbi Falls and Jogigundi and Koodlu Theertha Falls.

How To Reach Agumbe

Agumbe is accessible by road and rail (the nearest rail junction is Udupi), and provides tourists with a rich local cuisine. The Inspection Bungalow and the Guest House are the only two commercial places for visitors to stay.

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How to Reach Agumbe

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    From Bangalore, several KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) buses are headed towards Agumbe. Travellers can also avail local buses from Shimoga, Udupi and Mangalore, which are located within driving distance of 40 minutes.
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    The nearest railway station to Agumbe is Udupi on Konkan Railway, which is situated at a distance of about 53 km. From there travellers can take local buses or hire cabs to reach Agumbe.
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    The nearest airport to Agumbe is Bajpe Airport in Mangalore, which is 93 km from the destination. Some of the major Middle Eastern countries and cities of India are directly connected via flights.
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