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Abbey falls

Abbey Falls makes for one of the most popular places to visit in Coorg. Located 1 km from the town of Madikeri, the waterfall is located between coffee plantations and spice estates. Enjoy the gushing beauty where the Kaveri River cascades down a rockface turning into the falls. The best time to visit is November and December, just after monsoons. Karnataka boasts of some scenic and exotic hill stations that are frequented by those seeking the green and serene. Among them one such location would be the Abbey falls. This waterfalls also known as the Abbi falls, is amidst of lush spread of coffee plantation and is located at about 10 kms from the town of Madikeri, Western Ghats. The waters join the river Cauvery, proves to be the trekkers delight. The falls is in the midst of thick coffee bushes and tall trees entwined with pepper vines. One must walk on the hanging bridge to get a good view of the falls. The best time to visit will be during the monsoon when the waterfalls in full gush and also during the beginning of winter. Do watch out for the leeches during these times on the marshes of the falls.      Book Now



Brahmagiri Peak

Brahmagiri, at 1608 m above sea level, is a hill range on the Western Ghats bordering Kerala and Karnataka. It is situated on the border between Wyanad District of Kerala state on the south and Kodagu District in Karnataka on the north side. Pack your bags and head to this trekkers paradise that is graced by the ancient Thirunelli temple in the Wayanad district on the south and adorned by Iruppu falls from the Kodagu district of Karnataka in the north.The trip/trek was done on the 8th Feb 09. Brahmagiri is a hill in the Western Ghats (1608 mts). It is situated in the Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary on the border between Wayanad District of Kerala and Kodagu district of Karnataka. The Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary is a restricted area, featuring a rich variety of wildlife including a bustling population of elephants. Since this place is quite close to the Nagarhole National Park, if you are planning a trip towards Nagarhole; Irpu falls and Brahmagiri can be included in the itinerary. Irpu falls is quite safe, clean! and has been made quite visitor friendly. Kids will love playing in the water for a couple of hours. Permission from the Forest Department Office at Srimangala is required before trekking into the Brahmagiri Sanctuary. (Mr.Pramod, Forest Range Office, Srimangala, Contact number: +91 94488 13835). A nominal entry fee and guide fee has to be paid and the forest department will assign an escort / guide who will accompany you all the way thru the trek.      Book Now



Iruppu Falls

At a distance of 248 km from Bangalore, 110 km from Mysore, 75 km from Madikeri, 48 km from Virajpet, 32 km from Gonikoppal, 20 km from Nagarhole National Park, 10 km from Kutta & 10 km from Srimangala, Iruppu Falls is a magnificent waterfalls situated in Brahmagiri Hills between Srimangala & Kutta in Coorg district of Karnataka State, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka and also one of the well known Karnataka tourist places. The Irupu Falls or Iruppu Falls are also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls locally. It is formed by Lakshmana Teertha, a stream originated in Brahmagiri Peaks and joins Kaveri River. According to the legend, Lord Rama and his brother Lakshmana passed along the Brahmagiri range in search of Sita. When lord Rama asked his brother to get some drinking water, Lakshmana shot an arrow at the Brahmagiri hills and brought into being the river Lakshmana Tirtha. Dropping from a height of 170 feet through several stages, the falls are situated amidst thick forest of western Ghats and offers great views of the nature. The roaring waters of the Irupu falls and the picturesque surroundings make it a favorite picnic spot. It is an unforgettable experience to stand at bottom of the cascades and play in the sizzling waters of the falls. Iruppu Falls is a part of the Brahmagiri forest range, there is a trek route that leads to the Narimale forest camp and then on to Brahmagiri peak. Permission from forest department is needed for doing this trek.      Book Now



Mandalpatti View point

Mandalpatti is around 20 Kms. Out of these 20 Km, you can easily drive 17 Km on your own. However, you are not allowed to drive for the last 3 Km because of the restriction put by the Mandalpatti forest department. You need to park your vehicle near the Mandalpatti forest checkpoint and from there, either you can walk yourself up the hill if you are a trekking enthusiast or you can take a Jeep to reach the Mandalpatti top. From MandalPatti, while returning, you can come via Makkanduru route however, the driver might demand extra rupees 100 per head for that.Mandalpatti viewpoint provides breath taking view of the nearby hills. The route from Madikeri is a great ride through coffee plantains. The view point is about 1600 meters above sea-level. If you are looking for some adventure, you can go downhill from the view point on the opposite directions which leads to a small yet beautiful water fall. Please use all safety measures as this water fall is secluded and is almost inaccessible due to its distance from the view point. Avoid trekking down alone or in small groups.      Book Now


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