The magnanimous Abbey Falls are located at a distance of around 5km from Madikeri, the district headquarters of Coorg in Karnataka. It’s a delightful place to visit on your family vacation in Coorg. Cascading down a steep height of 70 feet, the crystal gush of water is one of the most splendid sights in the region, which will leave your kids in awe! What’s more: the falls are located deep inside the verdant Western Ghats, making sure a whole new ecosystem is open to your family for a day of exploration. Interestingly, they were called Jessie Falls, after the daughter of a British captain.
The Abbey Falls in Karnataka are a haven for nature lovers, and budding as well as amateur shutterbugs. There’s an over-bridge that is situated just opposite the falls, providing a gorgeous view of the gushing water. Your kids will be super excited with it. What’s more exciting is the spray of water that the Abbey Falls shower on you when you are on the foot-over bridge. It’s sure to elicit excited gasps from the children! This is also a wonderful place to teach your children about geography, mountains, and the formation of waterfalls.
Once you check into your Coorg resort, make sure you pack a picnic basket and arm everyone with lots of mosquito repellent before heading out to this picturesque spot. Amidst all the fun, remember that bathing isn’t allowed in the Abbey Falls because it is quite treacherous and the waters gush with great force.
You will have to walk 200 steps downwards through fragrant coffee, cardamom, pepper, and other spice plantations. This in itself is a fantastic way to teach your kids about the varied plants and insects that exist in the plantation therefore do visit coffee plantations of Coorg with your kids. When you are there, go trekking through the woods, click loads of pictures on the over-bridge, and watch the waters as they cascade down to join River Cauvery. All these and more make Abbey Falls an amazing place to visit with your children. Know more about various tourist places to visit in Coorg during your family holiday.
The Abbey Falls are open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The entry fee for the falls is INR 15 per person.
Where to stay
When you are doing your research to find accommodation options near Abbey Falls, look no further than Club Mahindra Madikeri or Club Mahindra Virajpet, the most loved Karnataka resorts by our members. Nestled in lush coffee plantations and designed in traditional Kodava-style, they are equipped with modern amenities and comfortable rooms for small and large families. Both offer amazing indoor and outdoor activities, designed to keep guests of all ages occupied. Don’t forget to try the amazing local cuisine when you are here. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra & have a pleasant & memorable stay at Madikeri resort in Coorg!
Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews on Coorg resorts by our happy members.