If you are looking for a vacation close to nature and away from city life in Karnataka, this village called Agumbe is where you should be heading. About 350 km from Bangalore, nestled in the Western Ghats, Agumbe is perfect for a weekend getaway.
Let me tell you four things that you should not miss when you visit this place.
1. Sunrise at Kundadri Hills
Nothing beats the feeling and motivation that a new day and a stunning sunrise gives you. At about an hour drive from Agumbe is the beautiful hilltop of Kundadri from where you can witness the beautiful Western Ghats slowly coming to life to the melody of cheerful birds. It got me so ecstatic that I was smiling and dancing all through it!!
2. Climb up Kavale Durga Fort
Kavale Durga fort is an amazing place to visit especially if you are there around monsoon or winter. The fog gives a mystical touch to this fort perched on the top of a hill. This place also is about an hour drive from Agumbe and it is completely worth it if you love pretty roads and ruins of a majestic fort.
3. A soothing sunset at Sunset Point
Tired of traveling an hour to get to places? Well, you don’t have to go far to witness a stunning yet soothing sunset in Agumbe. The sunset point is just a few minutes away from the central area of Agumbe (30 minutes if you don’t mind walking like me!). Let me tell you no more! The picture will tell you why you simply cannot miss it.
But remember the sunrise and sunset view can be guaranteed only during the summer.
4. Best ever homestay at Doddamane
If you are not already in love with this beautiful village, Kasturi Akka’s warm hospitality and her delicious homecooked traditional food (3 meals and a snack!) will definitely make you fall head over heels in love. A stay in a traditional village house is a great experience in itself for a city kid like me! What’s more? There is no fixed price for staying here. You can give as little as you can afford or as much as it pleases you. But trust me, you would want to give more once you stay here.
This is not an exhaustive list of things to do in Agumbe. Rather these are things you shouldn’t miss. Other than these you also have many waterfalls and Agumbe Reserve Forest.
Also, please travel sustainably and do not litter!!!
Thanks for taking the time to read! Would love to hear your questions and feedback in comments <3