Agumbe Macro Expedition 2017

Agumbe is a small village located in Shimoga district, Thirthahalli taluk in the Malnad region of Karnataka, India. It is sometimes called “The Cherrapunji of the South” after Cherrapunji, in Northeast India.[2] Agumbe is associated with rainforest conservation efforts, documentation of medicinal plants, tourism (trekking and photography), and the promotion of cottage industry.

Agumbe lies in the West coastal region of South India(Shimoga District), approximately 100  km north-east of Mangalore and 357 km north-west of Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka in South India. It is approximately 24 km from Shringeri and 55 km from the Arabian Sea and the coast of India at Udupi town which hosts the nearest big railway station. The nearest airport to Agumbe is at Mangalore which lies at a distance of approximately 100 km.[3] The elevation of Agumbe is 643m.[1] As part of the Western Ghats mountain range, Agumbe lies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[4] Agumbe is near the Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kudremukh National Park.

Here are some photos taken during the macro expedition at Agumbe. Tour operator – Vihaang Safari. Stay – Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology.

 

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