Chelavara Falls, Madikeri

3.8
#6 of 16 in Nature in Kodagu (Coorg)
Enjoy lush greenery and fabulous hidden treasure of Coorg at Chelavara Falls, a natural waterfall formed by a stream amidst green coffee plantation. Pouring from 46 m (150 ft), over a rock cascade resembling a tortoise, the falls are known as Emepaare in the local language which is a word for a tortoise in Kodava language. The water crashes into a large pool and you will get sprayed by the water. You can abseil down the falls and dip yourself in the pool but you should be careful during the rainy season. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kodagu (Coorg) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Amazing waterfalls. The roads to get there is narrow and single lane. Giving side to the opposite coming vehicle has to be done carefully as the last 4KMs stretch is a concrete single lane elevated ab...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    After getting off the vehicle, one needs to go through a rough road to reach the fall. its majestic with full force waters. there are no signs but do NOT step in as its dangerous. Not meant for childr...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    this is a best place to visit in monsoon season , kids will feel very enjoyable at this location, very beautiful.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Awesome Waters falls 100 fit high very nice place most go for Rainey days July coffee estate middle enjoy friends cool place 💯 enjoy
  • July 5, 2017
    Amazing place.. very cool and calm.. didnot got spoiled by human touch..
  • July 13, 2017
    Beautiful water falls. Good during rainy season.
  • April 17, 2017
    I have been here during August, This is one of the awesome waterfalls to visit in rainy seasons.. however their is no water in summer.. many people go in search of water there and return empty handed and I am one of them. See the pics attached, this is during April mid.
  • July 6, 2017
    Nice pace to visit in rainy season & good coffee plantation.

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Where to stay in Kodagu (Coorg)

By far the greatest number of accommodations in the region of Kodagu lies in the town of Madikeri. Here, a good number of hotels large and small, luxury and basic, cluster around the town center and its suburbs. If planning on getting out to see the region regularly, consider staying in one of the hotels along the main regional roads. Some of the more remote areas feature luxury retreats, with a wealth of amenities including spas and swimming pools.
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