Chelavara Falls, Madikeri

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#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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  • This should even be preferred over Abby falls, but normally people first visit Abby which in undoubtedly nice but over crowded  more »
  • We visited as a group of 9 people during Dussera this year. It was raining and the place was also crowdy. But we enjoyed the place since to reach the falls we had to walk through a difficult terrain w...  more »
  • The problem is not the falls themselves - they are undoubtedly pretty and worth a visit. But to get there is a nightmare and avoidable.  more »
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  • Awesome Waters falls 100 fit high very nice place most go for Rainey days July coffee estate middle enjoy friends cool place 💯 enjoy
  • Amazing place.. very cool and calm.. didnot got spoiled by human touch..
  • Beautiful water falls. Good during rainy season.
  • 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.
  • 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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