This Waterfall is seasonal and is quite famous with tourists and nature lovers. Though known as Chelavara falls to outside world, locally people know it by the name Emepaare, which means tortoise in local Kodava dialect. The rock over which the water cascades is shaped like a tortoise and hence the name Emepaare. The width of the waterfall makes a sensational viewing during good rains. This is one of the best waterfalls in Kodagu district of Karnataka.