Saturday, December 17, 2011

Weekend Photo and Comment - Abbi Falls, Coorg

Found it slightly hyped. If you're from Maharashtra, then you've seen plenty of falls like these in the ghat section (Khandala, Lonavala, Matheran etc.). We visited on a Saturday so there was the usual weekend crowd. But most of all, tons of school students. And harried teachers mouthing 'discipline' gibberish; "walk straight" was one such strong missive to a perfectly (in my mind) well behaved student by one her dictatorial teachers. Education, they call it.

I am told the falls actually fall in a private estate but the owner has given an okay to the government to give the public access. The falls are barricaded (apparently a favourite suicide point) so if you want to get wet under/near a waterfall you'll have to go elsewhere.