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 10 kms 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 Abbey Falls
- Nearest Railway Station: Mysore
- Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport
- By Road: From Bangalore 270 kms (Bangalore-Mysore-Madekeri). Nearest town 10 kms (Madikeri). Mangalore 136 kms, Mysore 120 kms
- Nearby places: Iruppu Falls, Tadiandamol, Talacauvery (the origin of river Cauvery), Bhagamandala