Agumbe is at a distance of about 80Kms from Shimoga via Thirthahalli. This is a famous place for viewing sunset. Abbey falls is Nearby Agumbe. Agumbe is one of the most scenic places on the Western Ghats of the Southern India. Added to the lush green view all around, the attractions for the visitors is the spectacular sunset and vast opportunities it offers to the trekkers. Agumbe is among the places that receive high rainfall and is rightly called the Cherrapunji of South India. Agumbe also served the screening of most of the episodes of one of the most popular television serial Malgudi Days based on R.K Narayan's novel.
Agumbe is among the places in India that receive very heavy rainfall earning it the sobriquet, "Cherrapunji of the South". Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, the only permanent rainforest research station in India is established here. The renowned herpetologist, Romulus Whitaker called Agumbe the capital of King Cobra. An area near Agumbe has been converted into a protected area for Medicinal Plants to help conservation.