Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Family Trip to Coorg - Part 3

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Abby Falls

After parking the car on the road, we walked about 800 meters through a narrow path of the private plantation of coffee bushes, wild vines and creepers.  Though the path was a little slippery, both young and old alike, walked through the narrow passage with excitement to see the fall.. It was worth the visit. 





 After a few minutes walk, we could hear the sounds of the falls which became louder as we approached the spot, after passing through a lush and dense greenery. The waterfall was magnificent and flowing in full force. Any one who loves nature should not miss this marvelous and gushing water flow.  


One must walk through the hanging bridge to get a good view of the fall, which is a sight to remember. The water fall comes down from a height of 70 feet The waters join River Cauvery.  The cascading crystal clear water in the midst of emerald flora is a delight to the eyes.  





Our driver, who was a frequent visitor to this place, had warned us to watch out for leeches, and not to be in close proximity of the fence. 

Earlier it was called as Jessi Falls by the British, in the memory of the daughter of Medikere's first British Captain.

Best time to visit - July to October.
Distance from Medikere - 8 kms.
Distance from Mysore - 122 kms
Distance from Bangalore - 270 kms

There was one more fall named Iruppu Falls, which is supposed to be bigger than this, and further away, but we had no time to visit there, and we were content with Abbey Falls.


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