Abbey Falls: Majestic Waterfalls
Abbey Falls is a hot tourist destination in the district of Coorg in the southern state of Karnataka in India. It is situated just 8 km away from Madikery, hill town that is also the capital of Coorg.
These falls constitute a major tourist attraction during the monsoon season. This is when the small streams on the mountains of Western Ghats swell and join together to form a massive waterfall. It is a beautiful site for the tourists as they get to see water falling from a height of 70 feet with the surroundings getting engulfed in tiny droplets and mist.
Abbey falls appear suddenly amidst coffee and spice plantations
Abbey or Abbi are words from the local dialect called Coorgie as the name of the waterfalls given by the British was Jessi on the name of the daughter of the first British Captain of Madikeri town. The words Abey or Abbi mean waterfalls in Coorgie dialect. You can arrive at the site of the waterfalls passing through thick coffee and spice plantations.
You are surprised to find water gushing out from a great height and falling through rocks to settle into a calm pool at the bottom. It is only the roar of the water falling from such a height that breaks the silence of the environment as you reach near these waterfalls. Get on to a hanging bridge that has been constructed to provide a majestic and mesmerizing view of these waterfalls.
Monsoon is the best time to come here
It is a spectacular sight to see water flowing down the rocks at a great speed. His free fall creates a mist that is always hanging at the top of the falls providing a mesmerizing and breathtaking sight for the tourists.
Though you can come anytime round the year to view these great waterfalls, monsoon is one time of the year when all the streams that contribute to the waterfalls swell with high amounts of water to make it a visual treat for the visitors. There is also a Kali Mata temple nearby that is not to be missed by the tourists arriving to Abbey Waterfalls.