1. Abbey Falls
You know that time when it starts raining and you look out of your office window and think ‘I want to travel’. And then you go on Instagram and see your favourite star enjoying a vacation in the beautiful, verdant hills of Kodagu, also known as Coorg. Guess who’s doing that? Your favourite Jai, aka, VJ Sunny, from Kalyana Vaibhogam. The actor is currently on a road trip, enjoying the greenery and the waterfalls of this district in Karnataka which is famous for its perpetually misty landscape. Feel like following his footsteps and travelling to this pretty hill station? We give you a list of places that you absolutely must visit.
Abbey Falls is a spectacular waterfall located around 10 km away from Madikeri, this is a must visit during monsoons especially. With water cascading down from a height of 70 feet and surrounded by the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, this waterfall is nestled between coffee plantations. Stand on the overbridge opposite the waterfall for some really gorgeous views.
This is where the Kaveri river originates from. Talacauvery is on the Brahmagiri hill which is 1,276 m above sea level. There is also a temple of the goddess Kaveriamma that you can visit. For a spectacular view, climb up 407 steps to reach the top of the hill. In the monsoon, you’ll be able to see the origin of the river right from the top of the hill.
3. Irupu Falls
Waterfalls are best visited during monsoons when they are at their glorious best. Sunny knows that too. So why don’t you visit a waterfall too? Irupu Falls in Coorg is a good option. It is also close to the Nagarhole National Park (20km away), so you can club them together. This popular waterfall is formed by a stream called Lakshmana Tirtha, and later joins the river Kaveri. With water hurtling down from a height of 170 feet and situated in the middle of the thick forests of the Western Ghats, this is a great place to visit with bae.
4. Cauvery Nisargadhama
This natural island formed by the Kaveri river is a popular tourist spot. Spanning 64 acres of land and full of teak and sandalwood trees and bamboo groves. You can reach the island via a hanging rope bridge. Nisargadhama also houses a deer park and has scores of birds for those interested in bird watching. Fancied living on a treetop? Well, you can do that here.
You cannot visit Coorg and not visit the various plantations that dot the district. From coffee and tea to spices, there are so many of them around that you need to visit. If you are visiting during the right season, you might be able to help pick coffee and spices. It’s one of those experiences that you must not miss out on.
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