Tourists who visit Coorg often head to Abbey falls, a fairly popular but heavily commercialized place. A little exploration and checking with locals will lead you to several other falls, which are better and bigger. As per the guidance of our hosts at Kings Cottage, we set out to explore one such falls, called Chelavara falls (or is it Cheluvara falls? not sure)
Chelavara falls is located about 12 kms from Kakabbe, after a little diversion from Virajpet road. (17 kms from Virajapete) The falls is visible from a distance as we neared the place. Height wise this is taller than Abbey falls and while tourists are not allowed to go under the falls there in Abbey, Cheluvara falls is unrestricted.
Today is supposed to be Blog Action Day and we’re supposed to write about the theme, Water. I’m supposed to write more about water conservation/water projects/its significance etc- but writing about waterfalls instead.
If you have time, there’re provisions for trekking upstream. We didn’t trek much, though.
Above left: A small waterfalls near Palace Estate, Kakabbe and right, another view of Chelavara falls
Also read: Talakona Waterfalls # Abbi Falls Coorg #