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Talakona waterfalls: A crisp guide to the place

Feb 12, 2018

Talakona waterfalls: A crisp guide to the place
Talakona waterfalls: A crisp guide to the place | Credit: Flickr Website

Located in the Sri Venkateswara National Park of Chittoor District, the Talakona Waterfall gives the tourists a magnificent 270 foot-fall before the water pools at the bottom. They are the highest waterfalls in the entire state of Andhra Pradesh. The place is also famous for the Lord Siddheswara Swami Temple that is located close to the falls. This temple is always bustling with devotees from all over the country during the Shivratri festival that is a popular festival of India.

You need to cover a trek of almost 2 kms from this temple to the falls. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the falls through the slippery road and dense forest. The neighbourhood of the majestic waterfall offers a picturesque view of wild flowers and charming butterflies that is a true delight for the tourists’ eyes and soul.

Best season to visit?

You can get the most of the beauty of Talakona waterfalls during the months of monsoon. The river is usually swollen with water and you get to witness a powerful waterfall, the sound of which can be heard from miles away! We recommend you to be careful of the slippery roads in this season. The best season to visit this place is from September to January each year. The peak season is from September to December.

How to Reach?

There are various ways in which you can reach the Talakona Falls. You can get to Tirupati via any flights. There are a number of flights that connect Tirupati to the rest of the country. The airport is at a distance of 75 kms.

You can also go travel by rail and reach the Tirupati railway station, located at a distance of 65 kms from the falls. The nearest bus station is the Talakona Bus Station that is in the closest proximity to the falls.

So, you can reach Tirupati by flight, train or bus and take a bus/cab from Tirupati to Talakona Falls.

Other attractions near Talakona waterfalls

Once you are in this area, you do not just get the beautiful company of this majestic waterfall. There are many tourist attractions near the area that calls for huge tourists each year. Let us look at some of the most famous tourist places near Talakona waterfalls.

1. Tirupati Temple

2. Tirumala Temple

3. Horsley Hills

4. Kalyani Dam

5. Akasha Ganga

6. Deer Park