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address
Agumbe Reserved Forest, Agumbe, Shimoga district, Karnataka 577411, India
entry fee
5 - 10
per person
timings
All days of the week
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
4 to 5 hours

about agumbe rainforest research station

Deep within the recesses of central Western Ghats, in the lush tangle of flora and fauna that is known as Agumbe reserved forest, lies the king cobra haven of Agumbe Rainforest Research Station. What started as a fascination, developed into life’s passion for Romulus Whitaker, one of India’s most pioneering herpetologist. This lead to the establishment of the research station in 2005. Romulus’s first encounter with the world’s largest venomous snake, King Cobra, was right here, in the densely shrouded canopy of tropical rain forest that forms Agumbe reserved forest. 


One of the first research stations set up for the basic purpose of not just protecting and rescuing King Cobras and the other endangered denizens of central Western ghats, Agumbe Rainforest Research Station was also the first to attempt to study snakes via radio tracking. You can even choose to volunteer out at Agumbe Research Station that works in tandem with the Madras Crocodile Bank trust in Chennai.

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