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Chelavara Falls, Madikeri

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Waterfall Nature / Park
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. Chelavara Falls is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Kodagu (Coorg) Edition.
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  • I am writing this as of 2nd june. We went to visit Chelvara falls via Virajpeth Talakauvery road. The road takes left for falls and is inaccessible because of road construction. Our whole journey to p...  more »
  • Located on the outskirts, Chelavar Falls offer a spectacular view to behold. You need to trek a little, before you get to these falls, but the view is worth all that effort.  more »
  • Amazing place. It looks beautiful during rainy season. Don't forget to take pictures. Go with your family or frnds.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Chelavara is yet another beautiful waterfall in Madikeri or Coorg. There is a mountain peak nearby called Chelavara Peak or Chomakund peak. From Kutta on the way to Bhagamandala, at Cheyyandane a right deviation takes to the base of this 50ft falls. Water falls on a huge boulder spreading all over it and looks like a long white saree draping down the black rock. The white color contrasted against black and green background makes it a painter's masterpiece on the natural canvas.
  • Road to reach this place is very bad, during our visit to the place - original route was under construction. So took the alternative route. But no one said how bad the roads are and how risky the place is. We saw the sign board - not to get into the water, since we were eager to get in. After some time we started to explore the place. Noticed that place underneath the fall - shallow and unable to see the water bed. Since the flow of water during our visit was very less. Risking our life, entered into the small pool beside the waterfall. Later after 15 min, a forest officer showed up and explained every one - how risky the place is and how dangerous is it to get into the waters. Lady luck was on our side this man showed up, if not disaster might have happened. So please before visiting a place do research about the place and do's and don'ts. We learnt our lesson for our mistake. Hope this review ll be useful as well as helpful.
  • Amazing place in the middle of coffee plantations. The water falls from a height of 100 feet. Risky to go into the falls. People have died in there. Follow instructions, do not litter and be responsible.
  • Nice waterfall on the way to tandiadamol ...one must go to the base of the fall