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- 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
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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 2 – Monday, 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 3 – Tuesday, 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
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.
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
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
- 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