Agumbe, a small village at a height of 826 meters in the Shimoga district, offers the visitor a wonderful sunset view and trekking paths. An ideal setting for R.K Narayan’s Malgudi Days, The hill station of Agumbe in Karnataka attracts tourists for its serenity and enchanting scenic beauty. It has verdant valleys; picturesque mountain terrains, sparkling streams and a rustic charm that draws tourists to it, almost throughout the year.
The nearby waterfalls to Agumbe are the Onaki Abbi, the Barkana Falls and the Jogigundi Falls. You can trek along the local Narasimha Parvatha or else you can choose for a trek to Nisha gundi or to the Barkana falls. An upstream trek from Onaki Abbi is a dream trek for every avid trekker, though it should be ventured only in the dry season. It is always advisable to take a local guide along the trek routes, especially along the ones through the dense forests of Agumbe hills. You can also enroll for trekking with the Karnataka Mountaineering Club.
Situated between the Shimoga and Dakshina Kannada Districts, the hill station of Agumbe is frequented by many to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.
Agumbe is one of the highest peaks of Western Ghats and to reach the Agumbe peak you have to maneuver along the steep hairpin turns. On your trekking you may encounter the Lion Tailed Black Macaque (Monkey)or the endangered Yellow Ringed Kraite(snake).
The Agumbe hill station attracts many because of its 14th century temple, dedicated to Lord Gopalakrishna, which exhibits Hoysala art.