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Agumbe awash in monsoon magic

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SHIMOGA: Agumbe in Tirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district, which is called "Cherrapunjee of the South", has regained its beauty, thanks to the copious rainfall in the last few days.

Its average rainfall in the rainy season is around 1,000 cm. It has recorded nearly 350 cm of rain so far this season.

Agumbe, a small town on the tip of Tirthahalli taluk, located on the Hospet-Mangalore highway linking the neighbouring Udupi district, gets such heavy rainfall during the monsoon that is is measured not in mm but in cm. This is the time to visit Agumbe if one is interested in experiencing the magic of the monsoon.

Life comes to standstill at Agumbe with the people preferring to stay indoors when it pours. Agumbe is famous for spectacular sunsets during the summer.

A gallery has been erected at the edge of ghat for the purpose of viewing the sunset.

The amenities for tourists are woefully inadequate at Agumbe. But nature lovers can enjoy their visit to this exquisite place.

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