Travel to Agumbe & experience the wilderness of this tropical rainforest.
Agumbe located at a distance of around 380 km from Bengaluru is known as the Cherrapunji of South-India & is said to receive the second highest rainfall in India. Being a part of the Someshwara wildlife sanctuary, this is a verdant land of lush jungles teeming with all kinds of wildlife. The many waterfalls streams that dot Agumbe and its surrounding evergreen forests make it one of the best destinations for trekking, hiking in Karnataka. From treks in the wilderness to ancient forts to an amazing camping experience, this trip has it all and is the perfect weekend getaway from the bustle of city-life.
- Stay at campsite amidst the thick jungles of Agumbe.
- Wilderness hike to Akki Raashi gudda.
- Trek up to the ruins of the ancient Kavaledurga fort.
- Marvel at the beautiful sunrise at Kundadri hills.
Is this trip right for you?
The camping sites we stay at are clean & well-maintained. However, staying in tents, luxuries such as cots & beds, fans etc can’t be expected. Part of the experience here is learning to be resourceful with the available facilities. Internet access is scarce and is unreliable when it’s available. But you must know that though there’s no WiFi in nature, you’ll get a stronger connection 😜This is a no-frills trip to a relatively remote place therefore food will be basic.
Things to carry
Don’t worry about packing too much or too little. Here’s just everything that you need to carry- a rucksack, a water bottle, torch, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal medicine, a pair of clothes, undergarments, socks, a towel, toilet kit, portable charger, flip-flops, hiking shoes. And, a camera to capture the memories(optional).Don’t forget to bring loads of enthusiasm 🙂
Pick up & drop points
- Travel to & fro Bengaluru (Non-AC, with pushback seats)
- Multi-sharing accommodation
- 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
- Campfire (if weather conditions permit)
- Trekking permission & guide charges
- Access to first aid kit
- Sunday lunch & dinner.
- Any kind of insurance.
- Any other miscellaneous expenses which is not mentioned in the inclusions above.
Departure Time9:00 PM.
Return TimeApproximately 5:00 AM on Monday.
Welcome to Agumbe, the land of exotic wildlife, numerous waterfalls & beautiful sunsets! Your day kicks off with arriving at the campsite, getting fresh & loading up some quick breakfast.
Let the adventure begin now! Hit the hiking path to reach the beautiful Akki raashi Gudda also known as Bhattada raashi gudda. This hill is situated amidst thick jungles of Agumbe which is a part of the Someshwara Wildlife sanctuary. Well-known for the conservation efforts of King-cobra, the reserve forest is also home to lion-tailed macaques, slender loris, leopards, barking deer etc.
After the trek up the hill makes your stomach growl with hunger, head back to the campsite to have an appetising lunch. Post lunch you’ll have some chill out time to rest & re-energise yourself for your next adventure-slush games! Once you clean yourself after the slush games, sip some garam chai & take a stroll along the surroundings of the campsite. Roundup for campfire with all your fellow travelers, share your travel tales & play some fun games. It's time to call it a day! Have your dinner & sneak into your tents to get the much needed rest.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Rise & shine, perhaps early in the morning to visit Kundadri hills and bask in the glory of the beautiful sunrise here. There is also a 17th century Jain temple atop this hillock. The hill offers an extensive view of the western ghats & its evergreen forests.
Get back to the homestay, grab a quick breakfast & head out to your next destination- Kavaledurga fort. The fort dates back to the 9th century & was the stronghold of the Nayakas, feudal kings under the Vijayanagara kingdom. A short trek along the picturesque trail will take us to ruins of the temples & a palace. We also get to see a beautiful view of the Varahi backwaters from here. After the trek finish your lunch at Agumbe & visit Sirimane falls, a small but perennial waterfall near the village of Kigga, around 35 kms from Agumbe.
Start your return journey & reach Bengaluru by around 5.00 AM on Monday.
Optional activitiesVisit Agumbe sunset point Temple visit & time for shopping in Sringeri (both optional activities if time permits after the visit to Sirimane falls)