Chelavara is a wide and milky waterfall in Kodagu district. Chelavara Falls is a serene waterfall created by a tributary of river Kaveri, with a 150 ft drop over a rock said to resemble the shape of a tortoise. Chelavara Falls is located in Cheyyandane village, off Talakaveri-Virajapete road, State Highway 90.
Chelavara Falls can be visited during any time of the day. However, the water is about 100 meters deep with unpredictable rock profile at the bottom, making Chelavara Falls unsafe for bathing or swimming.
Places to visit near Chelavara Falls: Nalaknad Palace (starting point for Tadiandamol trek) is 13 kms away. Bhagamandala (38 kms), Talakaveri (45 kms), Madikeri city (37 kms) are often explored along with a visit to Chelavara Falls.
How to reach Chelavara Falls:
Chelavara waterfall is 260 kms from Bengaluru and 37 kms from Madikeri. Kannur International Airport is 80 kms away. Public transport is available till Virajapete town, 21 kms from Chelavara Falls. From Virajapete jeeps or taxi may be hired to reach Chelavara Falls.
Places to stay near Chelavara Falls: Multiple home stays are available within a few kms of Chelavara Falls. Club Mahindra Virajapete and The Tamara Coorg are two luxury resorts 12 kms from Chelavara Falls. More stay options are available in various parts of Kodagu district.