If you enjoy spectacular sunsets, sparkling streams, verdant village vistas and an untouched rustic ambience, then Agumbe is the place for you. Situated at an elevation of 826m in Shimoga District, Agumbe provided the perfect setting for R. K. Narayan to film his novel Malgudi Days. Agumbe and its environs are full of exciting trekking routes. Forested trails lead from here to a jungle pond called EmkalKere, a hillock called NishaniGudda, and to Barkana Falls. Agumbe is also known as the Cherrapunji of South India. You can also stop by the 14th Century temple with Hoysala-style sculptures dedicated to Lord Gopalakrishna. The sunset view from Agumbe is a spectacular sight and many visitors come here to watch it, especially between November and January. A microwave tower, a significant landmark of Agumbe, is located at this point. Permission for trekking must be obtained from the Forest Department.