Agumbe Via Chikmagalur
Agumbe is one of the moistest places in Karnataka and is also called as Cherrapunji of Karnataka. It can be reached from Bengaluru via Chikmagaluru or via Shivamogga. This is the writeup about the experience we had driving home back on 15 Jul 2019 via Chikmgaluru and Agumbe ghat.
Having a hometown in a place like Udupi is the biggest plus point for us living in Bengaluru. Every time we plan a visit to hometown it will be yet another memorable road trip. No matter what route you choose, western ghat will welcome you in its own charming way. And when it is mandatory for us to cross western ghats to reach home, it is obvious that we have to witness dense forest with the lush greenery.
Reaching Agumbe via Chikmagalur is one of our most favorite routes to travel to our hometown Udupi among all others. We usually start from Bengaluru as early as possible. 4 am is the ideal time we normally start. By 8:30 we can be at the beautiful town of Chikmagalur to have a quick breakfast at Vishnu Delicacy Vegetarian Restaurant.
To take Agumbe route to reach Brahmavara, you need to proceed around 10 kms towards Kottigehara from Chikmagaluru. You will get a diversion after 10 kms going straight will take you to Kottigehara and Charmadi ghat. Taking right diversion will lead to Aldur, Balehonnuru, Sringeri and Agumbe. Real pleasure of driving the car begins from here. Starting from this point till we reach foothill of Agumbe ghat its a dream route to drive.
In the below video we tried to capture the beauty of this route. This video is very much close to our heart as it was shot on the right season and the weather and nature were so much beautiful and landscapes across the route are filled with lush greenery. We have not included much information in the video purposefully to provide you the relaxing experience of driving through mother nature during one of those rain-soaked days. Hope you enjoy the video as much as we did shooting this. Watch our video on this below.
Few images from the journey
Toll booth and amount details
You can also checkout our other videos on the same route:
1) Agumbe ghat road 2019 | ಆಗುಂಬೆ ಘಾಟಿ ತಿರುವು ರಸ್ತೆ | Roadrip to Agumbe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66nez11EeRw
2) Chikmagalur to Agumbe route
3) Sringeri | Agumbe | Agumbe Ghat Road | Sharada Peetham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoJYP8-rlnI