If you are looking for a peaceful break for a few days from the hectic city life, away from the crowded and commercialized attractions, then Agumbe is the place for you.Agumbe is among the places that receive high rainfall and is rightly called the Cherrapunji of South India.
Agumbe Hills is an ideal weekend getaway from Bangalore. At just about 3-4 hours drive from Bangalore so an early morning start can get you to Agumbe by about 10 in the morning and if you leave the next day just after lunch, your home by nightfall!!
The most popular spot in Agumbe is the Punganoor artificial lake and children's park. You can also go boating in the lake. Swamimalai is the highest point around Agumbe and the trek up is a easy walk! Agumbe hosts the summer festival in May or June
30 Kms from Agumbe, on the other side of the hill, is Jalagapbarai falls, at about 14 kms from Tirupattur. The murmuring Attaru Rives flows through the Agumbe Hills, and plummets down to form a highly captivating waterfall. It's an hour, 5 km, walk from Agumbe downhill. Though there is a direct route from Agumbe to the falls, it is often closed. One has to go all the way down the hill, take the plains, and then climb the hill on the other side. It's an hour's journey.
A temple dedicated to Murugan Velavan Temple is located on one of the highest points in Agumbe and offers panoramic view of the surroundings. There is a statue of 'Khadothkaj' in front of the temple. A festival is organized in the month of July
Y.A.S.A - Adventure in Agumbe
YASA is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act. YASA is a society formed to bring Adventure Sports to Agumbe Hills in 2008. YASA organizes adventure sports festival and paragliding festivals annually, typically in the month of September. Y.A.S.A in association with Temple pilots (Maharashtra) also offers paragliding training in Agumbe.