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The mesmerizing Kodagu (Coorg) is a heavenly place gifted by nature. Tourists are awed by the natural beauty of Coorg. Its lush green forests, aromatic spice and plantations, and emerald hills adorned its name with the Scotland of India.

Here we’ve listed down the top 5 best waterfalls according to their popularity where tourists can discover tranquility and rejuvenation.

There are also many best budget resorts in Coorg and Madikeri where you can book your luxury stay online and offline and make your vacations memorable.

Most probably the best hotel or the resort in Coorg itself will guide you through your journey to explore the breathtaking locations around. So if you haven’t booked your best homestay in Coorg(Madikeri). 

Abbey Falls

Abbey Falls at Coorg Near Resort Mishti valley cottages

The most popular waterfall in the Western ghats in Coorg is the Abbey Falls. With all the greenery around and the splashing water gushing down is a perfect retreat for visitors. This place is no less than a paradise. People from around the country visit here to see its breathtaking beauty and picturesque surroundings. For photography lovers and adventurists, this place is most sought. Water falling from the height of 70 ft. looks amusing.

Distance: 8 km from Madikeri

Timings: 9:00 am – 6: 00 pm (throughout the week)

Best months to visit: July and October

Fees: INR 15

Things to take care of before reaching Abbey Falls :

  1. No Bathing allowed.

  2. Wear proper clothing to protect your body as it is mostly a forest area.

  3. Cannot stay after 5 pm.

  4. 15-20 minutes hike.

  5. Look for the weather forecast before visiting.

Iruppu Falls

Coorg-Iruppu Falls

This resplendent waterfall is a paragon of waterfalls in Coorg because of its sheer beauty. This popular sightseeing spot in the Western Ghats is located in the Brahmagiri range in Coorg of Western Karnataka. Also a popular trekking site for trek lovers. Its tributary river is Cauvery and is also known by the name Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. You can immerse yourself in the cold waters at the foot of Irupu Falls. As this place is connected to the mythological story of Ramayana, therefore, it is a holy place and you can see many pilgrims here.

Distance: 50 km from Madikeri

Timings: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fees: INR 50

Best months to visit: August to January

Things to take care of before reaching Iruppu Falls :

  1. Respect it, as it is a sacred place among Hindus.

  2. Heavy downpours of the rain during the monsoon make the Cauvery river turmoil,so stay safe.

  3. Wear protected good-quality shoes to avoid slipping when hiking the slippery trail.

  4. Bring your food as there are no restaurants around the area.

  5. Keep your ID proof to show in case required by government officials.

Mallalli Falls

Mallalli Falls near Mishti valley Cottages

Mallalli Falls is the iconic site that lies in Somvarpet in the northern region of Karnataka. In the Coorg district, these waterfalls abode in the foothills of the Pushpagiri range. This Milky white cascading fall is an excellent location for most travelers. Verdant greenery, picturesque surroundings, and incomparable waterfall. You would be marveled by the beauty of Mallalli Waterfall. You can discover uncountable trodden paths for trekking here. Come and soak in the amazing natural beauty of Coorg at Mallalli Falls.

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Distance: 57-58 km from Madikeri Bus Stand

Best season to visit: Monsoon

Fees: Free entry

Things to take care of before reaching Mallalli Falls

  1. Wear sturdy shoes to protect your feet.

  2. Keep suncream, lip balm, and other protective lubricants to safeguard your skin.

  3. Keep spare clothes, raincoats, and other travel gear.

  4. Keep a compact first-aid kit with you in case of any injury.

  5. There are no food stalls around so bring your food.

Burude Falls

Best Waterfall in coorg

This majestic waterfall is located near kyadgi. The melody of the falling waters is pleasant to the ears. It is the best spot for picnic and trek lovers. You need to trek through a creek to reach the waterfalls. You can gaze at this breathtaking waterfall falling from the height of 90 feet which looks stunning. The route to Berude falls is filled with dense forest so expert drivers can take you through it. The river flows in 5 steps because of which gallons of water plummeting down give you an awesome experience.


Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Distance: 55+ km away from Sirsi and 21 km away from Siddapur

Fees: No fee it’s Free

Best season to visit: After winter and just before Summer

Things to take care of before reaching Burude Falls

1.Avoid visiting Burude waterfall in monsoon as it becomes difficult to enter here.

2. Keep a pair of warm clothes with you.

3.Wear full sleeve clothing to protect yourself from leeches.

4. Wear sturdy, good-quality shoes as the trekking route is a bit long.

5. Bring your food items along.

Devaragundi Falls

Best Place at Coorg

Add this pristine captivating waterfall to your travel itinerary. Located in Coorg (Madikeri), this waterfall is also known by the name God’s Pool. The source stream of this waterfall is Thodikana. This is one of the overlooked locations in Coorg but brings worthwhile experience upon reaching. Water falling from the height of 70 ft. It is situated near the Mallikarjuna temple in Thodikana.

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Distance: 43 km approx from Coorg Bus Stand.

Fees: No fee, It’s Free

Best Time to visit: August to December

Things to take care of before reaching Devaragundi Falls

  1. Wear sturdy boots as the area is slippery.

  2. Carry extra clothing and towels to keep yourself dry.

  3. Take the dip in the water safely as the depth is unknown.

  4. Bring your food, water, snacks, etc.

  5. 30 min hike involved, cars cannot reach here.


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