Kuntala waterfalls - History
History of Kuntala waterfalls
Kuntala Waterfall is the highest waterfall of Andhra pradesh.
Amidst dense forests and sahayadri mountain range, the District of Adilabad is bestowed with nature’s beauty at it’s best. In the dense forests of the sahayadri mountain range are present many big and small waterfalls, which are fed by monsoons. Most of these waterfalls run through the living habitats of local tribal communities
Thus giving a feast of ancient and ethnic culture of the tribals amalgamated with Mother Nature; to the eyes of the beholder. Among these Kuntaala and Pochera waterfalls are prominent.
Kuntala Waterfall is the highest waterfall of Andhra pradesh. About 32Kms from the district centre and 12Kms from the village NerediKonda nestled in dense forests is The Kuntaala Waterfall.
According to the popular and prevalent local belief Kuntaala Waterfall got it’s name after Shakuntala, the beloved wife of King Dushyanth who fell in love with each other and were mesmerized by the scenic beauty of the surroundings. The locals also believe that Shakuntaala used to bathe by the waterfall.
River Kanda flowing through the dense forests; at this point comes gushing and falls from a height of 45metres.One has to experience the sight of water splashing down with such a force that water below turn into whirls.
The air around will be filled with mist of the splashing waters. The cool breeze surrounds you with the aroma of the dense flora. The ecstatic feeling ,one has to experience.
The beauty of the splashing waters and music of the gushing waters is sure to make the visitor spell bound.
The beauty of the waterfall is beyond words in
monsoons when River Kanda comes with a gush splashing the hillock
with heavy rainwater. Hitting the water below from a height
of 45mts is sight to cherish. The air is covered with a white
cloud of mist tickling you. The water below is covered with
gentle foam as pure as love.
Adjacent to Kuntaala Waterfall, We find the temple of Lord Someshwara Swami, the locals as well as the visitors offer this deity pujas. We reach this temple by passing through a hill slit into two, making a passage. This magnificent nature’s carving is very rare to see. On “Maha ShivaRathri” festival this temple is beautifully decorated and devotees throng the temple from various places of the district.
Adilabad Travel Guide - Tourist Roadmap
I invite you all for a journey to the waterfalls and let the magical beauty of Mother Nature mesmerize you.
How to reach?
250 kms from Hyderabad, and 45 kms (appoximately) from Nirmal, on National Highway no.7, and is on the way to Adilabad-NAGPUR.
Where to stay?
As these waterfalls are located near to village Neredigonda, you will not find any hotels to stay nearby. Ideal place is to stay in Nirmal hotels. You will find lot of good hotels in Nirmal.
|Sri Krishna Residency, Hotel
(Opp: Nirmal Toys Showroom, Nirmal):
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You will find some small hotels and Dhabas in Neredigonda Village, which is on the highway. You will not enjoy food, but you can take some snacks and cooldrinks before going to waterfalls. Take Food parcels from Nirmal hotels (on the way), if you are going from Hyderabad. How long it will be from Hyderabad?
When to visit?
Plan your trip in the months of July to December. So that you can enjoy the full flow of rain water.
|From||How long?||How many hours?||Contacts|
|Hyderabad to Nirmal||210 Kms||5 hours|
|Nirmal to Neredigonda||30 kms||45 minutes|
|Neredigonda to Kuntala||12-15 kms||30 minutes|
NOTE: After parking the vehicles at Kuntala waterfalls, You have to go down by walk. There are around 408 steps to reach waterfalls. So, it will take another 30 minutes from parking place.