Overview

Agumbe Rainforest Exploration

 

On a plateau on top of the Someshwara Ghat in Karnataka, lies a quaint little place called Agumbe. Also called ‘Cherrapunjee of South India’,  for it records the highest rainfall in the Southern region, this small hill station lies in the vicinity of the one of the last surviving low land rainforests of India. Undoubtedly, the place has a rich biodiversity, and it is a haven to a variety of species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians.Agumbe has also earned the sobriquet of ‘King Cobra Capital’ of the country, due to the high population of King Cobras found here. However, man-reptile conflict has hardly been heard of in this region!

A shout out to all nature lovers- Travel Trikon is all set to explore this region and its flora and fauna! If you love spending time in forests and understanding wildlife, do join us for this adventure in Agumbe.


Date : 22nd December - 25th December 2018

2 Nights 3 Days 22 Dec
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Traveling from Mumbai to Mumbai by Non Ac Sleeper Coach Train
  • Day 1 - Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner , Day 2 - Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner , Day 3  Breakfast , Lunch
  • Campsite stay of 3 days and 2 nights
  • Travel Trikon expertise charges

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  •  Personal expenses, water bottles & soft drinks
  •  Camera charges
  •  Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  •  5% GS

 

Highlights
  • Camp amidst the dense forests

  • Enjoy a short hike to unveil secrets of the forests

  • Explore the nooks and corners of the Jungle

  • Wake up by the chirping birds and spot them

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1  : Saturday , 22nd December 2018

15.00 pm- Meet your Trikon Buddies at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Board 12619 / Matsyagandha Express from LTT for an overnight train journey

Day 2 - Sunday, 23rd December 2018

Arrive at Udupi by morning 6 am. We shall freshen up and energize ourselves with breakfast before heading to the camp site in Agumbe by private transport. After an introduction round, begin the search for Draco- the Western Ghats flying lizard. Once satisfied with the search, gear up for a walk in the stream- you have the option to swim as well! We shall break for tea, and then begin a trek for exploring the rainforest area. Our night shall be adventurous too, for we will be going on a walk to find amphibians and nocturnal mammals like flying squirrel, slender Loris, etc. Our overnight stay at will be at the base camp.

Day 2Monday, 24th December 2018

Our day shall begin with an early morning trek under the thick canopy of the rainforest- as we explore the area for insects, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. We will have small session on first aid for snake bites, as it is essential for all wildlife lovers and trekkers. Time for another stream walk, where we will search for amphibians and snakes. And we shall wind up the second day with one more night walk to look for nocturnal reptiles. The overnight stay will be at the base camp.

Day 3Tuesday, 25th December 2018

Begin the day by exploring a small trail in the forest. Later, we shall enhance our knowledge by learning about the snakes of Agumbe and the ecology of King Cobras. We shall go for one more nature trail followed by a discussion on Agumbe as a habitat to various species of wildlife. Post lunch, we will leave for Udupi where we aim to reach by 3 pm. Catch 12620/Matsyagandha Train.

Day 4 : Wednesday,  26th December 2018

6:35 am – Reach Mumbai


Things to Carry

  • ●       ID Card
  • ●       2 ltrs water
  • ●       Camera (Optional)
  • ●       Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
  • ●       Snacks & Biscuits
  • ●       Extra Pair of Clothes
  • ●       Clean napkin or small towel
  • ●       Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • ●       Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
  • ●       Please carry medicines if you need any
  • ●       Hand Sanitizer

 

Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.