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Monday, September 24, 2007


agumbe is a small town in karnataka.
it caught my attention when i was closely perusing the climate news in the hindu. (yes, i know i have a lot of time to kill).
among all the towns in south india, agumbe is by far the tops when it comes to total annual rainfall.
we all know the cherrapunji story. worlds wettest region with over 10000 mm of annual rainfall (i.e., 1000 cm or 10 m). which is a lot mind you.
by comparison, bombay gets peanuts - say 2500 mm a year.
to refresh your minds, in bombay on july 26 2005, it rained around 944 mm in a single day.

so....after cherrapunji, who? it is this humble town. nearly 7.5 m of rain a year.
ok, now back to more details on travel in agumbe . and here it is on wikipedia.

should go there sometime.

1 comment:

Preeti Aghalayam aka kbpm said...

i seem to vaguely recall a school trip sometime when we stopped in agumbe for a little bit. one of my teachers is from there and he used to always sing praises. of course being young as we were we found it easy to dismiss such romantic notions as love for the birthplace with giggles. oh to live my life over again...