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.
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 this is the place for you.
Day 1: 25th March 2016
Reach Udupi by morning 11:00 am. Check the recommended mode of travel in Travel Help section.
Fresh n up and have breakfast.
Reach Agumbe camp site by a private transport. Later we will start with introduction session. After that we will search for Draco (Western Ghats flying lizard) Then stream walk, swimming is an option! Post High Tea we will trek to explore the rainforest. At night we will be going for a walk to find amphibians and nocturnal mammals (flying squirrel, slender loris and more). Overnight stay at base camp.
Day 2: 26th March 2016
Day begins with a trek under thick canopy, exploring forest for insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds. There will be a small session on First Aid for snake bites, an essential for wildlife lovers and trekkers. Stream walk to find amphibians and snakes. Night walk to find nocturnal reptiles. Rest at basecamp.
Day 3: 27th March 2016
Day begins with a small trail in the forest. Later Introduction to Snakes of Agumbe and Ecology of King Cobras. Nature trail. Discussion on the habitat type of Agumbe and other wildlife it houses. We will leave back for Udupi post lunch.
Reach Udupi by 03:00 pm
Tour concludes with Happy and Great memories.
Identity Proof (must)
Refillable water bottle
Hat / Cap
Full sleeve T-shirts and full length trousers
Pair of sturdy sports shoes with rubber sole
Floaters to were inside the campsite
3 pair of full length Cotton Socks
Full Body Towel
Torch with spare batteries
Personal care and Toiletries
Medicines as specified by doctor
Camera, Cam charger, Mobile Charger
Power bank as there may be electricity shortage
Some ready to eat food.
- No vibrant colored cloths as we will be in a jungle.
- No shorts are allowed.
- Double pack your bags, as the climate may be misty
- Bonfire and loud music is prohibited in view of avoiding any disturbance to animals.
- Handling, agitating, or disturbing any wildlife will warrant strict action
- Collection of any kind of flora or fauna is not permitted
- Exercise caution, control and care during observation and photography in the forest to avoid stressing species or exposing them to danger
- Respect the culture and sentiments of locals.
Transportation from Udupi to Udupi
Veg/ Non-veg South Indian food during stay at Agumbe basecamp.
Accomodation in Tents on sharing basis, blankets and mats will be provided.
Clean common bathrooms and toilets.
TMI Expertise Charges
Travel from your city to Udupi.
Surface transfers during King cobra rescue calls.
Mineral Water or Beverages.
Anything other than mentioned above
Nearest Airport is Mangalore which is 70 kms by road from Udupi. You can avail a taxi service from Mangalore to Udupi.
Nearest Railhead is Udupi.
For Mumbai participants, we recommend following trains,
For onward journey –
24th March 2016:
Start From Mumbai to Udupi by Manglore Express 12133 at 10.00 pm from Mumbai CST Terminus. Reach Udupi by 11:10 pm on 25th March 2016.
For Return Journey:
27th March 2016:
depart by Matsyagandha Exp 12620 which leaves Udupi at 3:58 pm and reaches Mumbai on monday by 6:30 am. One can also opt for Mumbai Exp 12134 departs at 3:00 pm from Udupi and reaches Mumbai at 4:30 am.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.