image Cherrapunji of the South

Agumbe
October 2013

Known to have one of the most glorious sunsets, that is if you google out a list of such kind, Agumbe was another of our impromptu visits that I had the good fortune of visiting during my rural internship. I have realised this as the ultimate fact that many of my stories from mangalore has the statement ‘when I was hungover, we did so and so’. Like all drunk stories, I did have fun during such unfortunate state of mind. But some days the hungover state did pay rewards. In a way, I should thank our “beloved” Yo Yo Honey Singh for this. He decided to visit the small town of Manipal, not the one in Sikkim, but the one in Karnataka. And thanks to him, a group trip was successful.

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I will always maintain my claim that road trips are insanely more fun, especially when you have your own personal car. No hassle of dealing with the tricky language problem that non-localities like us tend to face often in South Indian countries. Most often the roads are straight, but once you are nearing Agumbe, the pin curves can actually unnerve you for a while. It reminded me of the trip to Mahabaleshwar that I had once with my family members.

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But once you reach the sunset point, the view is truly beautiful. Don’t just go by my words, have a look.

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We continued our journey further along from Agumbe to Kodlu Teertha waterfall. It’s a beautiful waterfall for sure. But thanks to the fear of leeches and not to mention all the slippery rocks, I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the place.

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