Boasting of one of the last surviving rainforests in India, Agumbe should be your next stop from Goa
Known as the 'Land of the Reptiles', Agumbe will be a treat for you if you have a Bear-Grylls-living-in-the-wild fantasy!
While there is no one who can resist Goa's sand and sun, the wild and thick forests of Agumbe will take over your beach cravings and turn them into yearnings for waterfalls amid lush greenery! Nestled in the densely forested Melanadu region of the Western Ghats, Agumbe is approximately 328 km away from Goa and is tagged as one of the last surviving rainforests in India. Packed with wildlife and dotted with various kinds of flora, Agumbe is where you need to be with your explorer gear.
'Cherrapunji of the South'!
The beauteous valleys of Agumbe are a result of the heavy rainfall that it receives every year, hence the name- 'Cherrapunji of the South! The massive amount of rainfall in this locale, gives life to Agumbe's wondrous waterfalls, verdant forests and sparkling rivers, which are simply unmissable while on a trek here.
What makes Agumbe even more eminent and worth your while, is the fact that it boasts of the only rainforest research station in India, called The Agumbe Rainforest Research Station! With a long-term mission to study and conserve rainforests through applied ecological research, outreach programs and partnerships, ARRS is definitely worth a halt.
Land of the Reptiles!
Known as the 'Land of the Reptiles', Agumbe will be a treat for you if you have a Bear-Grylls-living-in-the-wild fantasy! Spread across a sprawling area, these pristine rainforests are inhabited by a variety of flora and fauna but out of all the dwellers, King Cobras can be spotted in abundance here.
Along with all these marvellous residents, Agumbe also houses the 10th highest waterfall of India- the Barkhana Falls. This site is known for its spellbinding sunsets, so when here, you shouldn't miss out on Sunset Point and of course, you've gotta keep your cameras handy!
Here's all you need to know!
You can travel from Goa to Agumbe in multiple ways, according to your budget and convenience. If you're planning to fly, the nearest airport to Agumbe is the Mangalore Airport, about 95 kilometers away from Agumbe Village. But travelling via train will land you at Udupi Railway Station, which is about 50 kilometres away from the village. As for a bus journey, you can take a bus to Thirthahalli and another one from there to Agumbe!
Growing up with Mowgli on television, the fascination we have for a journey to the jungle is unparalleled! Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agumbe makes for the ideal locale to bring your inner-Mowgli alive. So to plummet deeper into the awe-inspiring image of Agumbe's astonishing scenery, forests, wildlife, waterfalls, and sunsets, plan a trip today!