Augumbe is a must-visit place in Karnataka for many reasons. It is green, it is serene, it is wild, it is gushing and above all, it is a place that refreshes you and fills within you a renewed love for life. Situated in Shimoga district, Augumbe stands at a height of 2725 feet above sea level. It receives heavy rainfall all through the year, a reason why Augumbe is also known as the ‘Cherrapunji of South India’. But it is preferable not to visit Augumbe during monsoon months but from November to January as the cold months are the best time to visit. Another unique fact about Augumbe is that it was the setting of Malgudi, the fictional village from R. K. Narayan’s book, ‘Malgudi Days’. The house of the main character Swami, which was shown in the TV series based on the book, still stands at Augumbe and is known as Doddamane. There are many picturesque places to visit in Augumbe, but the must-visits are as listed below.