Trips and Itineraries for Agumbe
Herping in Agumbe (Western Ghats of Karnataka)
Our stay was at ARRS (Agumbe Rainforest Research Station) built by Romulus Whitaker a fully functioning research, conservation and education center, month of June the stage set for early monsoon the odds were pretty good for sighting a King. 8 long hours drive from Bangalore we reached Thirthahalli (06:00 AM) this part of the planet is wet & evergreen, As we deviated from the village towards our destination into a secluded mud road we broke out in chills, chirping birds along the groomed driveway cut through jungle undergrowth and heavy rain blocking our visibility, 1km in and our guide vehicle stopped ahead of us we had no clue whether we reached ARRS, few huts scattered in midst of heavy rain and a hilly forest at the backdrop yes we had made it....
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A monsoon expedition at Agumbe and Sringeri
We reached Sringeri by 6 30 am, inquired about buses to Agumbe, from sringeri we need to go to a village called Bidirugoodu and from there we get bus to agumbe which arrives via thirthalli. it was a wonderful saturday morning, far from dusty, traffic busy town, we reached agumbe by 7 30 and we were welcomed by heavy rain. a perfect start.!!...
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