Telangana, a picturesque state in southern India, is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers. And tucked away amidst its verdant landscapes, you will find a collection of magnificent waterfalls leaving you in awe. From the thundering cascades to the gentle, glistening streams, each waterfall in Telangana holds its unique charm. Join us as we embark on an exhilarating journey to uncover the region's five best waterfalls.
A popular attraction, the waterfall rises on streams emanating from the Godavari River. Located in the middle of a verdant forest, it flows over a broad granite rock wall to jump down a distance of 65 feet. The surrounding forest is home to various small animals and birds. The waterfall is about 37km from Nirmal (known for its wooden toys) and 47km from Adilabad town.
About 42km from Nirmal, the Kuntala waterfall tests your physical fitness. To reach the bottom of the waterfall, which jumps over 140 feet, you must descend nearly 400 steps. The more adventurous can try reaching the waterfall's base over the boulders or ascending to the top of the waterfall. But remember, both are risky ventures, and the area is remote, so it may not be easy to get help if there is an accident.
It is difficult to reach this waterfall, with the final five km to be covered on foot through a dense jungle. The waterfall rises on the Kadam River, a tributary of the Godavari. After jumping down 100 feet, the water collects in a pool at the bottom. The waterfall is about 38km from Nirmal and 60km from Adilabad town. The foot trail starts from Tarnam Khurd village.
Mallela Teertham Waterfall
Located in the Nallamala forest, the waterfall is about 185km from Hyderabad. The cascade cuts through the dense forest in a silvery haze as it falls through a distance of 150 feet. There is a small Shivling at the bottom of the wall. The water collects at the bottom to flow out as a stream that joins the Krishna River. Check if adventure tour operators hold river crossings, trekking, etc., nearby.
At 120km from Bhadrachalam, this waterfall can be reached by a short trek through a forested zone. But the trouble is worth it. It is born from the Cheekupally stream, flows over a rocky tableland and then jumps down the sheer rock face. Post monsoon, the waterfall breaks into many cascades over the broad brim of the rock face, earning it the nickname "Niagara of Telangana."