Once we had found a decent hotel to stay in, my friend and I decided to hire a car for half-a-day and check out the local sight-seeing spots which included the Abbey Falls (picture above), Madikeri Fort and the Madikeri view-point.
I remember walking down a hill and then climbing halfway across a rickety spray-wet bridge to capture this photo of Abbey Falls. Even though it was 'off-season', hordes of tourists were making the trek down to the falls and posing for pictures. Some of the more adventurous ones were ditching the bridge for 'au naturelle' pictures on the treacherous looking wet boulders below.
At lunch time, it was our driver who introduced us to this brilliant restaurant called 'Coorg Cuisine' which I highly recommend. This was just a short walking distance from the Madikeri Club and is almost always crowded with locals and tourists alike. The bamboo shoot curry and the chicken and pork cooked according to traditional Coorgi recipes are unforgettable at this place.