Agumbe Rainforest Expedition - Mumbai Travellers

Agumbe Rainforest Expedition
Agumbe Rainforests of the Western Ghats
3 days


Rejuvenate…Rejoice.. in the serene beauty of Agumbe Rainforest..
Agumbe rainforest gives you golden opportunity to click endemic species of western ghats

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Rs. 10,000.00

Brief Event Description

Event Organiser Mumbai Travellers
Event Location Agumbe Rainforests of the Western Ghats
Pickup Point Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai
Pickup Time 3:20 P.M
Things to Carry NA
Itinerary Depart From Mumbai to Udupi by Matsyagandha Express 12619 at 3:20 pm from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.

Day 1:
We will reach Udupi by morning 6:00 am. We will be taken at camp site by a private transport. Fresh n up and have breakfast. Later we will start with introduction session. After that we will be moving around camp site in search of Draco (Western Ghats flying lizard) stream walk in search of amphibians. Post lunch we will trek to explore the rainforest. In night we will be going for a walk to find amphibians, reptiles and nocturnal mammals (flying squirrel, slender loris and more). Overnight stay at basecamp.

Day 2 :
Day begins with a trek under thick canopy, exploring forest for insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds. There will be a small session on First Aid for snake bites, an essential for wildlife lovers and trekkers. Stream walk to find amphibians and snakes. Night walk to find nocturnal reptiles. Rest at basecamp.

Day 3 :
Day begins with a small trail in the forest. Later Introduction to Snakes of Agumbe and Ecology of King Cobras. Nature trail. Discussion on the habitat type of Agumbe and other wildlife it houses. We will leave back for Udupi post lunch and we will depart by Matsyagandha Exp 12620 which leaves Udupi at 3:58 pm and reaches Mumbai on monday by 6:30 am. One can also opt for Mumbai Exp 12134 departs at 3:00 pm from Udupi and reaches Mumbai at 4:30 am.

Veg/ Non-veg South Indian food during stay at Agumbe basecamp.
Accommodation in Tents on sharing basis, blankets and mats will be provided.
Clean common bathrooms and toilets.
Transportation from Udupi to Udupi
Expertise and Guide charges

Train tickets from Mumbai to Udupi and return.
Meals during train journey
Surface transfers during King cobra rescue calls.
Anything other than mentioned above

Bonfire and loud music is prohibited in view of avoiding any disturbance to animals.
Handling, agitating, or disturbing any wildlife will warrant strict action
Collection of any kind of flora or fauna is not permitted
Exercise caution, control and care during observation and photography in the forestto avoid stressing species or exposing them to danger
Respect the culture and sentiments of locals.
Kindly avoid carrying plastics and in case it is unavoidable we request that you carry back plastic waste with you. E.g. Pet bottles, plastic bags etc.
Room service is not available at the camp site.

Please understand that this camp site is an environmental education centre and not a resort.
Our camp site is not equipped with electricity. Mini-UPS systems are used for lighting.
There is no telephone and mobile connectivity at the camp site.
Please carry fully charged batteries for your cameras, torches, laptops and other equipments. Having spare ones will help.
Everyone is expected to wash their own plates, glasses and tea-cups after every meal.
To help us manage waste we encourage you to separate organic and inorganic wastes and use the respective dustbins. Please carry all inorganic waste back with you.
Please take care of your belongings and ensure to keep your cameras and other electronic equipment dry.
Instructions & Guidelines NA
Difficulty Level Moderate

Event Description

About the Tour :
The Agumbe rainforests of the Western Ghats is a precious gift of life to South India. A biodiversity hot spot, it holds within its folds a world of new science yet to be explored. As Tiger is for mainland the flagship of the reptilian world in these forests is undoubtedly the King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), colloquially known as Kalinga. Agumbe lies in the West coastal region of South India, approximately 300 km west-northwest of Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka in South India. It is approximately 55 km from the Arabian Sea and the coast of India at Udupi which hosts the nearest railway station. The elevation of Agumbe is 643m. As part of the Western Ghats mountain range, Agumbe lies in an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Agumbe rainforest gives you golden opportunity to click endemic species of western ghats

Herpatology Expert:
Gowri Shankar, who started handling reptiles at the age of thirteen and never looked back since. Apart from studying and conserving King Cobras at Agumbe, he has also worked for several wildlife documentaries behind screen, and featured along side Rom in two wildlife documentaries, ‘The King and I’, ‘Secrets of the King Cobra’, ‘Asia’s Deadliest Snake’, ‘One Million Snake Bites’ and ‘Wildest India’ by BBC, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Discovery channel respectively. Gowri, along with his wife Sharmila have started an environmental education camp site, Kālinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology at Agumbe, where their focus is to open doors of opportunity to people from varied backgrounds to learn scientific tools of conservation through workshops and camps.

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