Hyderabad is a big city that is competing closely with Bangalore as far as the development of information technology industry (IT). When that segment grows, so does the employment sector of youth. When that happens, you can see stupendous improvement all around that includes:
- Real Estate
- Drinking holes such as pubs and bars
- Luxury resorts
- Sightseeing attractions
Hyderabad city is now a totally transformed city. From the traditional city of mosques and pearls, fresh fruits and vegetables to quality rice and groceries, it is now galloping fast into a high-tech city with wonderful infrastructure.
Such growth also boosts the influx of tourists to Hyderabad and other cities in Andhra. There are several attractions for a tourist in Hyderabad city that can be seen in a maximum of two days.
In addition, there are beautiful Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh near Hyderabad that one can visit with family. Though all the waterfalls are scattered around the state of Andhra Pradesh, you can see the one that you like and make a visit. You need one full day to go and come back to visit one waterfall.
1. Sahastrakund Waterfalls, Adilabad
Wow! This video must have been captured when the Sahastrakund falls were in full flow. The river Penganga which is a tributary of the mighty Godavari River seems to be in hurry to touch the ground and thus not afraid of falling from a height of 50 feet.
Sahastrakund Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh is located 280 km from Hyderabad and from Adilabad, it is only 116 km. Actually, this waterfall is located in the state of Maharashtra, bordering Andhra.
This gushing waterfall may not be in full force throughout the year but you can see water falling during all the months in a year.
2. Bogatha Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh
OMG! This Bogatha Waterfalls, Bhadrachalam is certainly far from Hyderabad; about 330 km. However, from Bhadrachalam, the Bogatha Waterfalls is only 120 km.
When you are driving towards the Bogatha falls, if you inquire around for it, ask for Chikupally Falls which is its local name.
Bogatha waterfalls that drop from a height of only 30 feet is fed by the river Chikupally Vagu. The backdrop of the waterfalls is attractive with green meadows and a forest-like atmosphere. This is a perennial waterfall.
3. Srisailam, Mallela Theertham Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh
The falling water trickles down the rock with a gentle force would encourage children to quickly get under. The height of the Mallela Theertham Waterfalls is only 150 feet. The road to the waterfalls is more attractive than the falls itself. It reminds me the Abhi falls in Coorg. As you descend the 350 + steep steps down and walk the final stretch through the Nallamala forest, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.
The Mallela Theertham waterfalls are fed by a small rivulet, a tributary of River Krishna and the destination is located 60 km from Srisailam, a pilgrimage town in Andhra Pradesh. From Hyderabad city, the distance is 185 km.
4. Pochela Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh
Located just 50 Kms from Adilabad, the gentle cascade of Pochera Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh is a serene place to just sit and watch. After getting under the water and enjoying the cool water on your body, you can sit on a rock, enjoy a snack and sink in the unpolluted atmosphere.
Pochera waterfall is fed by Kadam River and falls from a height of 40 feet only. The famous Kuntala Waterfalls is also nearby; you can easily plan to see both the waterfalls in a day. Only 20 km distance between the two lovely Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh.
5. Kuntala Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh
The Sahyadri mountain range is blessed with dense forest, waterfalls and cute mountain streams. The Kuntala Waterfalls is located in this region. Adilabad is your base place to visit this waterfall that fall from a good height of about 150 feet!
The water of Kadam River that falls to create the Pochera falls also forms the Kuntala waterfalls.
The gushing murky water is a sight to behold-eh? The trekking path with 400 steps can be tiring; however, once you reach the bottom, all your troubles would get washed away at the sight of the falling water. The best time to visit the Kuntala Waterfalls from August to November.
6. Tirupathi Talakona Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh
It’s beautiful and absolutely picture-perfect. Because of the height of the Talakona waterfall (270 feet!), it is the tallest Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh.
The waterfall is part of the Sri Venkateswara National Park, Chittoor. The entire region is enshrouded in a thick forest filled with wildlife that includes:
- Panther (surely a rare wild animal in India)
- Slender Loris
(really slender looking)
- Golden Gecko
Apart from the lovely waterfalls and the wildlife, the tourists can enjoy the canopy rope walk that stretches to 240 meters. That can be a memorable experience walking about 40 feet above the ground. The aerial view of the moving monkeys and nesting birds is breathtaking.
7. Ethipothala Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh
Looks isolated but very peaceful. It’s a place of serene beauty and well worth the visit from Guntur.
Located close to the popular tourist place Nagarjuna Sagar Dam (15 km), the water falls at three places because the feeding Chandravanka river which itself is a tributary of River Krishna splits into three rivulets namely:
- Chandravanka Vagu
- Nakkala Vagu
- Tummala Vagu
Since the top of the waterfalls is located at only 70 feet up, one can climb to the origin of the falls to have an aerial view.
Guntur city is 145 km away.
8. Kapila Theertham Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh
Pilgrims to the sacred Tirupathi can easily visit this waterfall as it is located just at the foothills of Tirumala. From the Tirupathi railway station, the Kapila Theertham waterfalls is only about 3 km. The Kapila Theertham (pushkarani) that receives the fallen water remains as such even during the summer but if you want to see the roaring waterfalls, you should visit only from November to January.
9. Gayathri Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh
It seems Adilabad is blessed with several natural attractions as this is the third waterfall in Adilabad, the other two being Pochera waterfalls and Kuntala waterfalls. I think Nirmal town is the closest town to all the three waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh.
While the Pochera and Kuntala waterfalls are well known, Gayathri Waterfalls is slightly away from the crowded scene but located in a beautiful place amidst a green forest.
From the video clip above, the water is falling from a fairly good height (100 feet) and it is pleasant to see the voluminous white water gushing.
10. Tadimada Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh
What a beautiful place! Tadimala waterfalls is located in the gorgeous Araku valley, 90 km from Vizag. The route to this waterfalls starts from Araku, that is located 39 km away and the terrain is mountainous with dense forest cover.
From the nearest small town Anantagiri, you have to trek 3 km to reach the scenic waterfalls. You better plan a trip to Tadimala waterfalls between July and September.
11. Bheemuni Paadam Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh
The legend is that on a rock here, the footprint of Bheema can be seen. It is a gentle cascade waterfall falling from a height of 70 feet over the rocks.
It is located about 55 km from Warangal city, Andhra.