Agumbe: Cherrapunji of South


If you are the 90s' born then you must have heard of Malgudi Days, an Indian Television series based on the novel written by R.K.Narayan. It was directed by one of the greatest Kannada actor and director, Shankar Nag. Malgudi-a fictitious town from R.K.Narayan's novel- is actually Agumbe Village. If you are not familiar with Malgudi then visit, after entering Agumbe village you'll realize that this is the society you always wanted to live in.

It is filled with Old-world charm and gorgeous waterfalls. Agumbe has been attracting travellers from different parts of India. And foreigners also visit this wonderful village. If you are a true nature and peace lover then Agumbe is the right place for you.



Agumbe is a small village in Shimoga District in the Malnad Region of Karnataka and about two and a half hour journey from The Wild Woods Resort. It is also known as 'The Cherrapunji of the South'. Agumbe receives the highest rainfall in the southern part of India which is home to India's one and only Rainforest Research Station.

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You can visit this place anywhere from November to February. If you are visiting this place anywhere between June to August you might miss out on the beautiful Sunset due to to the thick dark clouds.

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Since it is a tourist place you can find out plenty of places for staying purpose. You will find many resorts and Homestays and also a must stay home which everyone desires to stay that is Doddamane Kasturi Akka’s house. It is also known as Swami’s home.


If you are planning a visit from Wild Woods Resort book a private taxi which might cost around 1500 rupees for a day or if you are planning to take your own vehicle please make sure that you are well aware of hairpin curves and know to drive in the hill stations.

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Also Visit:

*Kundadri Hills
*Onake Abbi Falls
*Koodlu Falls
*Jogi Gundi Falls
*Barkana Falls
*Gopala Krishna Temple- A temple of Hoysala period

Source: Manipal Blog, Travel Triangle
Image Source: Travelhi5, ihpl, Homestay Advisor, Travelogy, Gowrishankar's Blog, The Alternative.

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