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Chelavara Falls, Madikeri

(3.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is one of the best water falls in Coorg. Here we can get in to water and in the top of the falls we can see big lake. Little far from city. Not much improved. Parking has a problem sometimes.  more »
  • Falls are beautiful. The amount of water is also Good. 1) It is located around 60KMs from Madikeri. So leave early. 2) No entry Fees. 3) Swimming is prohibited. Maybe due to some accidents. 4) Place i...  more »
  • There are a lot of hang around places near the water falls and also the way to reach it requires quite a bit of trekking and is narrow. Prefer visiting just after monsoons. The place can be crowded at...  more »
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  • Falls is located in the middle of coffee plantation..small and beautiful falls..but lil bit dangerours..roads are wokay
  • One of the best waterfalls in the vicinity of Kodagu. Do visit if you want to take a bath in the natural water.
  • 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.
  • Been here twice. When it rains this place turns more beautiful
  • An exhilarating experience to stand on the rock few meters away from the foot of the waterfall... It's risky to get in the water, it's risky to reach the top of the waterfall as well - many deaths reported. Last 200 meters trek to the waterfall is good, the roads till this point is good for a Jeep and ok for cars.