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Agumbe, also called as "The Cherrapunji of the South" is a small village located in Shimoga district, Thirthahalli taluk in the Malnad region of Karnataka,India is about 357 km west-northwest of Bangalore and approximately 24 km from Shringeri and 55 km from the Arabian Sea and the coast of India at Udupi city. It has a warm and humid climate and a dense silvery fog forms over the Western Ghats contributing to the natural beauty of Agumbe. There are two more nature beauty Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kudremukh National Park near Agumbe.

It is widely associated with rainforest conservation efforts, documentation of medicinal plants, tourism, and promotion of cottage industry.It also hosts India's first automatic weather station, founded by Romulus Whitaker b. 1943, New York, NY. The nearest airport to Agumbe is at Mangalore which lies at a distance of approximately 100 km

Photography: Photography: [Divakar Hiriyadka] [ChanduBandi: #1] [Magiceye: #1] [chandan b: #1]

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