The village of Agumbe, better known as the ‘Cherrapunji of South India’, nestles cosily in the Western Ghats of India and is a tropical rainforest region. It’s one quaint destination that is a delight for all—travellers, wildlife photographers, birders, herpetologists, naturalists, conservationists, and an endless number of others. Agumbe is a storehouse of nature and its myriad wealth.
And on my first visit in June 2018, I was not a bit disappointed. In fact, I discovered in myself an inherent love for everything wild—venomous snakes, tiny frogs, jumping toads, lizards, insects, and incessant rain.
You can also read about my Agumbe experience here.
Snakes: In just three days, I spotted five snakes belonging to three different species
Insects: Never really paid attention to these colourful creatures before; but they can leave anyone mesmerised.
Frogs and toads: Who knew that frogs and toads can be so intriguing and such beautiful creatures? In nature, size doesn’t matter, and often times, it’s the underdogs that leave one most hypnotised.
Spiders: Not just pest control, spiders are nature’s best engineers.
Fungi: Rainforests are known to bloom with fungi, and I do believe this now.
Other miracles: Rainforests are replete with wonders.