|Elevation||785 m (2,575 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Amagaon is a village in Belgaum district bordered by Goa in west Uttara Kannada in south near Bhimgad Wild Life Sanctuary in the southern state of Karnataka, India. Amagaon nestles in the dense forests of the Western Ghats in and is known for its heavy rainfall. It is known to get over 10,000 mm annual rainfall occasionally and the average annual rainfall is around 9,000 mm. It is also called as Cherrapunji of South India 
Amagaon has reached the magical figure of 10,068 mm annual rainfall twice in the last six years (2006–11). Thrice in the last six year (2006–11), Amagaon has received more rain than Agumbe and Hulikal.
The table below is comparison of rainfalls for between Agumbe in Thirthahalli taluk in Shimoga district, Hulikal in Hosanagara taluk in Shimoga district, Amagaon , Talacauvery in Madikeri taluk in Kodagu district to show which one can be called the "Cherrapunji of South India".
|Year||Hulikal Rainfall (mm)||Agumbe Rainfall (mm)||Amagaon Rainfall (mm)||Talacauvery Rainfall (mm) |
Note: Amagaon has got over 10,000 mm annual rainfall twice in the five years (2006-2010). The exact amount of rainfall is not available.
- "Annual Rain Statistics w.r.t to District Wise" (PDF). des Karnataka.
- Amagaon is now Cherrapunji of South
- Hulikal in Shimoga district is wettest in State - Today's Paper - The Hindu
- Hulikal in Shimoga district is wettest in State from TheHindu.com accessed 23 March 2013
- Amagaon has got over 10,000 mm annual rainfall twice in the five years (2006-2010). The exact amount of rainfall is not available. See Amagaon is now Cherrapunji of South from DeccanHerald.com accessed 23 March 2013
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