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Abbey Falls: A Travel Guide To Top Waterfall In Karnataka!



Abbey Falls A Travel Guide To Top Waterfall In Karnataka!

The Kashmir of Karnataka, Coorg, the land of coffee and awestricken nature, is the home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state. These waterfalls in Coorg add to the picturesque setting and pleasant weather making your Coorg tour all the more memorable.

Abbey Waterfalls is one of the best visiting sightseeing destinations in Coorg. Its beautiful charm, attached with aromatic plantations of coffee and spices, and peaceful atmosphere deserve to be not just visited but reminisced by every traveler.

Also better known as Abbi Falls, Abbey Falls, positioned near Madikeri, is a great place to visit in Coorg not only for nature fanatics but for shutterbugs as well. It is also one of the most sought tourist places with our Coorg honeymoon packages.

The sight of water falling from a cliff with a height of 70 feet, enclosed by lavish greenery is indeed a sight that will behold everyone’s consideration.

The waterfall is a mixture of different streams that come together and fall into a pool of water that flows and combines into River Kaveri. The picturesque grandeur of Abbey Falls increases by several folds during monsoon. Throughout Monsoons, the stream of water becomes heavier with a louder roar. Totaling to it is the richer greenery across, which does introduce the sight of a lifetime.

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Nearly 9 km from Madikeri is the attractive sight of an impulsive mountain stream pouring over a rock face.

The pleasingly cool waters of Abbey Falls and the greenery of the neighboring coffee and cardamom estates make it a very prevalent picnic sight. The Falls were earlier called Jessy Falls after an English chaplain’s daughter.

Abbey Falls Climatic Conditions

December is the onset of winter across Coorg which goes on till February. The minimum temperature of this attractive hill station remains above 13°C with enjoyable and cool climate conditions that are apt enough to discover the spectacular countryside.

Abbey Falls Climatic Conditions

However, throughout the months of December through February, the temperatures have been known to fall as little as 8 to 10°C. This season also fascinates a good number of tourists as it’s the best time to visit Coorg and celebrate an unforgettable vacation here.

Best Time To Visit Abbey Falls

To visit Coorg, the best time is from October to June as the weather is enjoyable with no rain and agreeable weather. However, if you want to go trekking, October to March is the best time to visit Coorg as this is the pleasant weather if you wish to spend more time outdoors.

Throughout the monsoon months of late July and August, it is best to evade visiting owing to weighty rainfall and landslides.

Things To Do In Abbey Falls

From adventure fanatics to nature lovers and coffee connoisseurs, Coorg has got adequate of things to do that every type of traveler will celebrate.

Things To Do In Abbey Falls

Let’s have a quick look at some of the most exhilarating things to do in Coorg that will render a great winter vacation for your family and friends.


With different campsites to choose from, camping in Coorg is moderately a popular activity that all adventure fanatics love to indulge in, particularly during the winter season.

Merely unwind amidst the lavish greenery, pitch your tent, and celebrate a hot cup of coffee with a book to read. This is the best time to spend some time unaided in the lap of nature in complete wilderness.

Coffee Plantation Tour

Coffee bean picking is one of the best things to do across Coorg as this place is the greatest producer of coffee and you’ll find coffee plantations at almost every milestone.

Coffee Plantation Tour

The best way to discover these stunning plantations is by taking a nature walk through them on a one-day trip to Coorg. The best period for coffee picking is between November-January!

Jeep Safari In Coorg

Jeep safaris are perfect for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers who love discovering the wild side. Take a tour of the breathtaking insight in Coorg on a jeep safari, the Kabbe Hills offer astonishing views and the Nishani Hills are perfect for an off-road jeep safari adventure.

Jeep Safari In Coorg

Observe the captivating Mallalli waterfalls on the way and celebrate your time amidst the raw attractiveness of nature.


The astonishing western ghats propose ample opportunities for hiking and trekking which involve Tadiandamol, Kodachadri, Kumara Parvatha, Mullayanagiri, and Brahmagiri. What better duration than winter to discover the outdoors and venture into the wilderness?

Trekking is perfect during the winter season, particularly in December when the forests are dry but green, which is why it is amongst the most prevalent things to do in Coorg during December.

How To Reach Abbey Falls?

By Air: There is no airport in the Kodagu district. The closest airport is Mangalore International Airport situated nearly 137 km away from Kodagu. The Mysore domestic airport is the closest to Madikeri situated nearly 121 km away. Kannur International Airport is situated nearly 120 km away from Madikeri. 

By Train: There is no railway station in the Kodagu district. The closest railway stations to Madikeri (district headquarters, Coorg) are, Thalassery and Kannur of Kerala state and Mysore Hassan and Mangalore of Karnataka State. 

Food And Accommodation 

The Abbey Falls area is enclosed by a number of eateries serving the tourists authentic Karnataka food. Those that admire South Indian cuisine will find themselves spoiled for choice as there is a profusion of choices to quench your hunger after a day filled with escapades at the falls.

For accommodation determination, there are several resorts and homestays. You can book online or offline to soak in some delightful views of the surroundings. Resorts here boast of spacious decorated rooms and propose modern conveniences to the guests. 

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