Abbey Falls is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. It is located 8 km from the Madikeri and around 260 km from Bangalore. The river is part of the early reaches of the river Kaveri. Flow is much higher during the monsoon season. The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines. A hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls. There is a Kali Mata temple on one side of the bridge. From Madikeri the falls are accessible by a narrow road to the coffee estate. A path through coffee and cardamom plantations leads to the waterfalls. The roar of the falls can be heard from the road. Image courtesy - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page