Location of Abbey Falls
The Abbey Falls is located in the Western Ghats of Kodagu region of Karnataka. The falls is sited within the coffee plantations of Madikeri. It is situated at a distance of 10 kilometres from the town of Madikeri and 268 km from Bangalore.
Attractions of Abbey Falls
Amidst the lofty mountains of Western Ghats, numerous small streams and abundant rainfall combine to form the Abbey waterfalls. The streams, then, climb down the mountains rapidly, hit the boulders located underneath and create crevices and ravines. The speed with which the water falls gives rise to a small amount of mist. This mistiness adds to the beauty of Abbey Falls in Karnataka.
This stream later joins the Cauvery River. The adjacent areas of the waterfall are predominantly dense forest. In this region, quietude prevails and as a result the tumbling noise of the Abbey Falls can be clearly heard.
This waterfall carries water throughout the year and the water flow is usually high during the monsoon season and low during the dry season. This is a great spot for nature enthusiasts. However, an important factor to be kept in mind is one can find a lot of leeches inside the water.
In addition to the beauty of the waterfalls, one can also visit the hanging bridge which is constructed just opposite the falls. Also, there is a temple of Goddess Kali on the other side of the bridge. Coffee and Black Pepper trees can be seen in the vicinity of the waterfalls.
Connectivity of Abbey Falls
The water falls is positioned 7 km from Madikeri. Madikeri is 250 km from Bangalore and 130 km from Mangalore airport. From Madikeri the falls can be assessed by a narrow road to the coffee estate. The suitable time to visit Abbey Falls is early winter.