Abbey Falls (also spelled Abbi Falls and Abbe Falls) is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. It is located 8 km from the Madikeri, 268 km from Bangalore and 122 km from Mysore. One of the most popular tourist spots in Coorg, Abbey Falls, Karnataka is located 7 km from Madikeri. The River Kaveri makes a descent here from a height of about 21 meter from sea level, providing a splendid sight. The cascading crystal clear water in the midst of the emerald flora that surround the fall, is something you will see only in Coorg. The fall is a perfect picnic spot with unexplored walking trails around the area. Recently, a hanging bridge has been laid across the gorge adding to the beauty of the place. The explorer in you will be really delighted to know about the unexplored and untrodden area around the falls. To reach the falls, one has to take a 500 m downhill walk from the end of the road. The area around this fall is rich with coffee bushes and wild vines and creepers. The best time to visit Abbey Falls is during the monsoons.
Abbey Falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Coorg.
The river is part of the early reaches of the river Kaveri. Flow is much higher during the monsoon season.
The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines. A hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls. There is a Kali Mata temple on one side of the bridge.
From Madikeri the falls are accessible by a narrow road to the coffee estate. A path through coffee and cardamom plantations leads to the waterfalls. The roar of the falls can be heard from the road.
The British called the Abbey Falls as ‘Jessie Waterfalls’ in memory of Jessie, the daughter of Madikeri’s first British captain.
Best Season to visit Abbey Waterfalls
June to December
The Mysore – Mangalore high way passes through Madikeri. Bangalore(260 km) and Mangalore (136 km), Mysore 120 Kms, Kannur 120Kms.