The district of Coorg is famous for its rich flora and fauna. The district of Coorg attracts a large number of tourists due to its natural beauty and pure environment. As it is situated in the Western Ghats, many waterfalls originate during the monsoons. Some of the famous water falls of Coorg are the Abbi Falls and the Irrupu Falls.
The Abbi Falls is located 5 to 7 km from the town of Madikeri. The waterfall is surrounded by coffee plantations and bushes. Hence it is not easily seen, but tourists can follow the loud noise of the water which is heard on the road. The waterfall has a calm and peaceful environment which is the main feature that attracts tourists.
As this waterfall is located within the private property, it is clean and well maintained. A small hanging brigade is constructed to offer tourists the full view of the Abbi Falls. From this bridge the tourists can have a look at the pure rocky cascade of the waterfall. During monsoons the water flows at a great speed and meets the river Kaveri.
The tourists can visit the Abbi Falls by private vehicles, a narrow road from Madikeri leads to this place. The vehicles have to be parked at the entrance of the falls from where a 500m downhill walk will bring you directly to the falls. The best time to visit this water fall is during the monsoons. As during this time the whole region is full of green vegetation and beautiful flowers. The path that leads to this water fall is full of mesmerizing and striking sights. As you take the twists and turns you can see the beautiful coffee plantations and coffee bushes that dot this region.
During monsoons various streams originate in the above mountains and hence a large mass of water flows down to join the water fall. Hence during the monsoons this waterfall and its surrounding region are a thrilling sight.
Tourists can go trekking on the nature trail that leads to the top of the mountain. Trekking during monsoons is favorite activity of the young tourists coming to Coorg.
The Abbi Falls is famous as a picnic spot, and is one of the most frequently visited regions in Coorg. Hence on your trip to Coorg make it a point to visit this place. And if you are visiting Coorg during monsoons then don't forget to carry a camera which can capture heaven on the earth i.e. the Abbi Falls.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/12