Kunthala WaterfallsThirupathi Botla
Kuntaala Waterfall is the highest waterfall in the Andhra Pradesh state with a height of 45 meters. bout 32Km from the district centre and 12Km from the village NerediKonda nestled in dense forests is The Kuntaala Waterfall.
According to the popular and prevalent local belief Kuntaala Waterfall got its name after Shakuntala, the beloved wife of King Dushyanth; the pair fell in love with each other and were mesmerized by the scenic beauty of the surroundings. The locals also believe that Shakuntala used to bathe by the waterfall.
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.
I invite you all for a journey to the waterfalls and let the magical beauty of Mother Nature mesmerize you.
How to reach Kuntala?
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.
When to visit Kuntala Waterfalls?
Plan your trip in the months of July, August, September and October. So that you can enjoy the full flow of rain water.