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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Talakona Waterfalls Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

Talakona Waterfalls

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Talakona Waterfall is located in Sri Venkateswara National Park near Nerabailu village in Yerravaripalem Mandal in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is the highest waterfall of the state with a height of 270 feet. Talakona is also popular for Lord Siddheswara Swamy Temple which is in close vicinity to the waterfall.
It is a serene place well bestowed with thick forests, rich greenery, exquisite waterfalls and exotic wildlife. This place is in amidst of soothing and peaceful atmosphere. Due to rich variety of flora and fauna, this site was declared as the Biosphere Reserve in 1989-90. Locals living nearby believe that the water of the Talakona comes from an underground stream which suddenly surfaces here and has immense healing power as it flows through lot of herbs which contains high medicinal values. There is a huge variety of sandalwood trees and medicinal plants in this region. It is considered home for endangered species like Chital, Sambar, Mouse Deer, Indian Giant Squirrel, Slender Loris and Golden Gecko. Giant plants like Enteda and Red Sander are also found in this region.
There is also a long and perilous trekking route which leads you to top of the hill; there are multiple trek paths, you can choose any one of it. Talakona hills are said to be the part of mighty Eastern Ghats geographically. To give a unique and thrilling experience to the tourists, there is a 240 metre long canopy rope walk, which is about 35 to 40 feet in height. There are also deep small caves dotted over the mountains. It is said that the sages used to meditate eternally in this caves during ancient times. A Bathing Ghat is under construction near the canopy walk area where the stream of water flows. This beautiful picnic spot will surely amuse and excite you.

Best Time to Visit

November to January


Open throughout the day for the tourists. There is no particular timings to visit the waterfalls.

Official Website

For more details about the place and accommodation, visit


By Air

Tirupati Airport is the nearest one, 74 km away from the site and has well connected flights to Hyderabad. Nearest International Airport is Chennai (200km), which is connected to all major cities of India and abroad.

By Rail

Nearest Railway Station is at Tirupati, 58 km away, which is well connected to all the major cities of India.

By Road

APSRTC operates regular bus services to Tirupati and Chittoor from major cities and towns of the state. You can hire a taxi or a mini bus to Talakona Waterfall from the above cities mentioned. The best way to reach the site is by your own means of transport like car.