Sights in Agumbe

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One of the most popular sunset points in Karnataka, India, is Agumbe, and it is a traveler’s paradise with options galore that you allow you to explore the mystic Agumbe sights. Situated around 32 km from Thirthahalli in Shimoga district and about 380 kilometers from Bangalore, Agumbe is 2725 feet above sea level. It is known as Cherrapunji, because its heavy rainfall almost throughout the year. The ideal time to visit this place is between November to January as the sky remains clear then. Besides, Agumbe offers some breathtaking sights of luscious green landscapes and tumbling waterfalls. Some of the best Agumba sights include the following places listed below.

Barakana Falls

The name Barkana derives from the words ‘Barka’ meaning deer and ‘Kana’ meaning ‘home.' Situated within the thick forests of the Western Ghats, Barkana Falls is approximately 7 kilometers from Agumbe. You can enjoy the enchanting panoramic view of the V-shaped valley by standing on the hill opposite this waterfall gushing out from the river Seeta. The canopied road to the waterfall running through the thick forests gives quite a thrill to adventurous people.

Jogi Gundi

Located on the way to Barkana, Jogi Gundi is a small waterfall about 3 kilometers from Agumbe. Jogi Gundi originates from the river Malapahaari, which is a tributary of Tunga river.

Trekking to Narasimha Parvata

Agumbe is known as one of the popular trekking points of Karnataka. The trekking route to Narasimha Parvata from Agumbe is perilous and fraught with deadly leeches, weird looking spiders, scorpions, king cobras etc. However, the challenge to go through the adventure attracts many venturesome people from all across the world to trek here. The trekking requires professional assistance. Hence, it is advisable that you get accompanied by an experienced guide to help you through the treacherous jungle.

Shringeri

Situated on the banks of the river Tunga, Shringeri is 15 kilometres away from Agumbe. Shringeri is known for its sacred site Shankara Mutt founded by Adi Shankaracharya, a Hindu theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Opposite to Shankara Mutt is another holy shrine called Sharadamba temple dating back to the era of Adi Shankara, and adjacent to it is the Vidyashankara Temple, which was constructed by the kings of the Vijayanagar dynasty.

Mandagadee Bird Sanctuary

Situated about 32 kilometres northeast of Thirthahalli is the Mandagadee Natural Bird Sanctuary on the banks of the river Tunga. From June to September from all across the world a variety of migratory birds come here to take refuge for breeding. Their presence provides a pleasing sight to the visitors.

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February 19, 2010 change by schitti
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