Exploring the Pristine Waterfalls of Coorg

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Coorg, officially referred to as Kodagu, is believed to be the most distinguished and sought-after hill station in the state of Karnataka. Nestled serenely amidst undulating mountains covered with lush greenery, this stunning destination boasts of a misty panorama perpetually throughout the year. Along with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, Coorg’s rich culture and abundant coffee plantations have significantly contributed to its popularity.

Amongst the numerous places to visit in Coorg, you simply cannot miss the opportunity to explore some of its most astounding waterfalls set amid nature’s splendour. This list of waterfalls in Coorg includes the Chelavara Falls, Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls and Mallali Falls.

Chelavara Falls:

Formed naturally through a tributary of the river Kaveri, the Chelavara Falls is a splendid waterfall cascading over a tortoise shaped rock. It descends from a height of about 150 feet, straight into a gigantic pool. The enchanting waterfall makes for a delightful site as it flows through the verdant coffee plantations of Coorg. The seasonal waterfall is particularly known for offering gorgeous views during monsoons.

Abbey Falls:

Abbey Falls, situated about 10 kilometres off the town of Madikeri is believed to be amongst the most famous attractions in Coorg. Snuggled within lush greenery, the waterfall descends from a height of about 70 feet. Offering spectacular views, these falls make an ideal destination for nature lovers as well as photographers.

Iruppa Falls:

Plunging along the remarkable Brahmagiri mountain range, the Iruppa Falls is another one of Coorg’s many waterfalls. Apart from its popularity on account of its mesmerizing verdure and beauty, people also flock to these falls in order to seek spiritual tranquillity. The pristine waters of these falls are said to be holy since the prominent Shiva temple Rameshwara stands along its banks.

Mallali Falls:

Lastly, the milky white Mallali Falls lie about 26 kilometres beyond the town of Somwarpet, on the foot of the resplendent Pushpagiri Hills. Plummeting from a height of over 1000 metres, the falls originate from the river Kumaradhara only to take a natural route into the Arabian Sea. These mystifying waters of the falls and its heavenly surroundings are sure to leave you and your family spellbound.

Out of all the popular hill stations across the country, Coorg offers you incredible experiences and memories to last a lifetime. To further enhance this entire experience, you can enjoy your stay at a preferred Coorg resort. The Club Mahindra Madikeri and Virajpet resort offer the very best amenities and services needed for a memorable family vacation.


Be sure to check out the Club Mahindra reviews online before you book a comfortable stay with family.

Jitaditya Narzary

Is a traveller disillusioned by the familiar and fascinated with the unknown... and of course the founder of this blog.

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