5 Breathtaking Beautiful Waterfalls To Visit In Andhra Pradesh
By: Pinki Tue, 17 Mar 2020 8:24:53
Waterfalls are a natural wonder. These magnificent formations are a sight to behold and one can’t simply plan for a nature trip without visiting them. The state Andhra Pradesh has some spectacular waterfalls which attract visitors from all over the country. Situated amidst serene surroundings and lush greenery, these magical waterfalls are not to be missed! While some of these falls like the Ethipothala and Kuntala are popularly known, there are many other hidden gems in the state, which can capture you with their majestic beauty. These waterfalls in AP are mainly formed by the tributaries of Krishna, Godavari and Nagavalli rivers. Chittoor and Nellore districts have the most number of waterfalls in the entire state, attracting tourists in large numbers. In this article, we shall explore more about these incredible falls and interesting facts about each of them!
* Kailasakona Falls
The Kailasakona Falls can be easily accessible from the sacred region of Tirupati. The waterfall makes a beautiful scene for three fourth time of the year. The Kailasakona Falls is regarded as sacred and believed to have medicinal powers as well.There is a small temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and Parvati. One can witness two small falls near this temple, other than the main fall with just 4 to 6 feet height, making it accessible for tourists to enjoy the cool waters.
* Pochera Waterfalls
Pochera Waterfalls is situated amongst dense forest of Sahayadri and is closely located near Nirmal and Adilabad. The Pochera falls is one of its kinds among the waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh. As it is wide and deep, it considered to be dangerous. As this waterfall has been discovered very recently, its natural beauty remains untouched. It is formed by River Godavari, which flows through the Sahyadri range. Make sure to carry some food with you, as the nearest eatery is located in Nirmal, 37 KM away from the falls.
* Ethipothala Falls
Ethipothala Falls is 70 ft high and is formed from the Chandravakna River which is a tributary of the river Krishna. It gets its name from the Telugu words “Ehtu”, “Pothala”, meaning to “lift and pour” and is 11 kilometers from Nagarjuna Sagar Dam. The waterfall depicts a beautiful sight as the sun sets in the evenings. The colorful lights give a wonderful and astonishing view for the tourists.There is also a Crocodile breeding center in the ponds formed by the waterfall. This is also one of the biggest waterfalls near Vijayawada, located at a distance of 177 KM.
* The Talakona Fall
The Talakona is one of the popular waterfalls near Tirupati situated 40 km from the place, near the Sri Venkateswara National Park in the Chittoor District of the state. With a 270 feet plunge the Talakona becomes the highest waterfalls of Andhra Pradesh. The Talakona Fall depicts a serene and placid ambience. The area was declared a biosphere reserve between the year 1989 – 1990 due to the rich and vivid flora and fauna around the place.Talakona Waterfalls in Tirupati Andhra Pradesh are one of the most widely mentioned falls in the state.
* Ubbalamadugu Falls
Ubbalamadugu Falls or Tada Falls is situated between the borders of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It falls under the Chittor distict in the north of Sricity. The fall is about 80 km away from the bustling city of Chennai. Located in the forest Kambakam, reaching this fall requires certain amount of trekking.This place can get crowded during Mahasivarathri, as it is mythologically associated with Lord Shiva.