Abbey Falls

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Coordinates: 12°27′33″N 75°43′11″E / 12.459205°N 75.719668°E / 12.459205; 75.719668

Abbey Falls
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LocationKodagu, Karnataka
Coordinates12.46°N 75.72°E approx.
Abbey Falls near Coorg (Madikeri), Karnataka, India.
Hanging bridge at Abbey Falls
Abbey Falls is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. November 2013.

Abbey Falls (also spelled Abbi Falls and Abbe Falls) (Kannada: ಅಬ್ಬೆ ಜಲಪಾತ Abbe jalaphatha) is a waterfall in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. It is located 8 km from the Madikeri, 122 km from Mysore, 144 km from Mangalore and 268 km from Bangalore.[1]

The waterfall is on the early reaches of the river Kaveri, located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates and trees entwined with pepper vines. There is a hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls. Flow is much higher during the monsoon season.[2]

The falls was earlier called Jessi Falls, named after a British officer's wife. However, the place was a thick jungle back then. Years later, the waterfall was discovered by Mr. Neravanda B. Nanaiah who bought the place from the government and converted it into a coffee and spice plantation, which still surrounds the waterfall today.


  1. ^ "Abbey falls: A tourist's delight". Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. ^ Tourist Guide to South India. Sura books. 2003. p. 233. ISBN 81-7478-175-7.

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