Abbey Falls

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Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Daily

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : INR 15
Parking Fee: INR 10-15

Washroom Facilities : Available

Parking : Available

Hike : 15-20 minutes

Best Time to Visit : Being a non-perennial stream, Abbey falls to feed on the rain like most rivers and falls of southern India. So if you want to see it in its full form, it is preferable that you visit during the monsoon (July to October. However, the rain makes the road down to the falls slippery and a bit unsafe.

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Abbey Falls, Coorg Overview

Abbey Falls, also known as Abbi Falls, is located around 10 kilometres away from the town of Madikeri and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in and around Coorg. The water cascade coming down from the cliff from a height of 70 feet provides a spectacular scene to behold.

The walk to the falls from the main entrance has around 200 steps downwards throughout and takes you through exotic coffee, cardamom, pepper and other spice plantations. Even though bathing is prohibited in the falls now, there is an over-bridge opposite the falls to witness the beauty.

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History of Abbey Falls

The first British chaplain of Coorg named this place Jessy Falls after his daughter. After the departure of the British, the land came under the Government of India but the place surrounding the Abbey falls were covered in wilderness. Neravanda B. Nanaiah purchased the land from the Government and set up plantations all around the place, and the area has been private property since then. As the forests began to clear up, the natural beauty of the place came forth, exposing the alluring streams and waterfalls to the people.

Tips For Visiting Abbey Falls

1. You can check with the local drivers or if you have hired any car for the extended tour about the water availability and crowd density, in case you have a preference for less crowd or gushing stream of water.

2. Carry water and light food with you as you will not find any on the way once you enter the falls area, and the walk is quite a handful. There are stalls though near the parking as well as the falls.

3. Be on the lookout for leeches as they are common in such wet forests. Wear closed shoes always, which is also safe for all the walking. Carry salt with you to sprinkle on if a leech gets too cosy and does not want to leave your skin.

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Q. Favourite season to visit abbey falls with family and nearby tourist spots?

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2 years ago
The best season to visit Abbey Falls is the monsoon season (June to August) since the falls is full of water and the sight is very beautiful.