Abbey Falls

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Hanging bridge near the falls

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

The river is part of the early reaches of the river Kaveri. Flow is much higher during the monsoon season.[2]

The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines. A hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls.

The falls was earlier called Jessi falls, named after a British officer's wife. However, the place was a thick jungle area 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 spices plantation that surrounds the waterfall today.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abbey falls: A tourist’s delight". newskarnataka.com. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Tourist Guide to South India. Sura books. p. 233. ISBN 81-7478-175-7. 

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