Chelavara Falls, Madikeri

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#8 of 17 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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  • Its far from Madikeri and we went there on our way to Tala Cauvery. You cannot go to the base of the falls, just have a view from above. The way to down is completely fenced. The water is running low ...  more »
  • The water flow was less in April'2018 but the water was clear and pure, means free from dirt pollution etc. Enjoyed the bath along with my son and the water was really cold carry necessary clothing to...  more »
  • It's a serene, steady waterfall amidst the beautiful coffee plants. Located in an interior place. Beautiful place. Really liked it a lot.  more »
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  • While coming back from kabbe hills we went to this place just to find that there is no water in the fall. Also way to fall is fenced with lot of boards about danger and private property. If you are going by your own vehicle then keep in mind that only 2 vehicles can be parked at the entrance on road. In rainy season this place may be good but I would not advice to visit from Feb to April.
  • Public is not allowed to play in the water due to accidental loss of lives. One can view the beautiful falls from a distance and click pictures. The area is fenced for people's safety. The hike on the Chelavara hills was breathtakingly beautiful. The best way to come close to the nature.
  • One of the best falls in coorg but currently prohibited to go N feel the falls there.... but can surely go a head to have fun in small streams near by!!
  • Fantastic place . Its little far away from madikeri. But instead of abbey falls i would suggest to go this place. Roads are not great so it will be difficult to travel with little ones or aged people. We are not allowed to step in even here due to safety reasons. The route that takes us to this falls is very scenic.
  • Chelvara Falls is a natural waterfall formed by small stream, a tributary of Kaveri near Cheyyandane village which is on Virajpet - Talakaveri State Highway (SH 90) around 16 km from Virajpet, in the state of Karnataka, India. It is located on the way to Kabbe Holidays Homestay, and is near Thadiyandamol, the highest point in Kodagu. The falls is visible after walking a few meters into the forest from the place available for parking. One can easily get into dangerous waters and pulled in. It is approximately 100 feet deep. There are danger signs all over. Locals advise not getting into the water. About 20 people have died here.
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