Agumbe lies in a hilly, wet region of the Western Ghat mountains. This geography contributes to its scenery, and suitability for trekking.In addition, there are a number of waterfalls in the locality.
Agumbe lies in the West coastal region of South India(Shimoga District), approximately 98 km north-east of Mangalore and 357 km north-west of Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka in South India. It is approximately 24 km from Shringeri and 55 km from the Arabian Sea and the coast of India at Udupitown which hosts the nearest big railway station. The nearest airport to Agumbe is at Mangalore which lies at a distance of approximately 94 km. The elevation of Agumbe is 643m. As part of the Western Ghats mountain range, Agumbe lies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Agumbe is near the Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kudremukh National Park.
Places in the vicinity of Agumbe that tourists visit include the Kundadri and Kodachadri Hills, Udupi, Malpe, Mangalore (for the airport and seaport), Karkala, Kolluru, Sringeri, Chickmagaluru, Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, N.R. Pura, Sagar, Hosanagar and Thirthahalli. In the summer, a truck can be used to reach Narasimha parvata
Sunset View Point rests on one of the highest peaks of the Western Ghats on the Udupi-Agumbe Road. It is ten minutes walk from Agumbe. On a fine evening, the sunset can be seen over the Arabian Sea.