Thursday, November 12, 2009
Abbey Falls is located at about 10kms from the town of Madikeri, Western Ghats.
Karnataka boasts of some scenic and exotic hill stations that are frequented by those seeking the green and serene. Among them one such location would be the Abbey falls. This waterfalls also known as the Abbi falls, is amidst of lush spread of coffee plantation and is located at about 10kms from the town of Madikeri, Western Ghats. The waters join the river Cauvery, proves to be the trekkers delight.
The falls is in the midst of thick coffee bushes and tall trees entwined with pepper vines. One must walk on the hanging bridge to get a good view of the falls.
The best time to visit will be during the monsoon when the waterfalls in full gush and also during the beginning of winter. Do watch out for the leeches during these times on the marshes of the falls.
How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Station: Madikeri Station, Kodagu district.
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport
By Road: From Bangalore 270 kms (Bangalore -Mysore-Madekeri). Nearest town 10kms (Madikeri). Mangalore 136 kms, Mysore 129 kms
Nearby places: Iruppu Falls, Tadiandamol, Talacauvery (the origin of river Cauvery), Bhagamandala