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TALAKONA WATERFALLS (ADVENTURE / TREKKING & WATERFALL) - TRAVEL GUIDE

Talakona waterfalls are situated in Sri Venkateswara National Park in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh state. With a height of 270 feet, it is the tallest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh. At a distance of 49 KM from Tirupathi, 220 KM from Chennai and 105 Kms from Chittore, Talakona Falls are situated at a distance of 23 KM from Bakarapeta which is the nearest town.

The waterfalls are placed amidst dense forest surrounded by natural beauty and greenery. It is believed that the water of Talakona Falls is enriched with herbs wit healing powers. Talakona was declared as Bio-Sphere Reserve in 1989-90 because of wide variety of plant species present in the region. Talakona means 'head hill' in Telugu. This place is believed to be the starting point of 'Seshachalam Hills' which are extended till Tirumala.

There is a temple near the falls called Lord Siddeswara Swamy Temple. This temple is believed to be built by a devotee named Appa Swamy in 1811 AD. This Temple Attracts large number of devotees during Mahashivaratri.

The falls have to be reached by 2 Kms trek from Siddeswara Swamy Temple which is nearest motorable road to the falls. The duration of the trek is about 30 minutes (one way) through dense forest and slippery road.

November to January is the best season to visit. There are several private transport facilities to Talakona Falls from Bakarapeta, which has direct bus services from Tirupati and Chittore.

Ideal Trip Duration: Half Day to Full Day
Base Station: Talakona Waterfalls, Tirupati (49 Kms)
Nearest City: Tirupati (49 Kms)
Best Time to Visit: September to January
Peak Season: September to December
State: Andhra Pradesh
District: Chittoor
Other Info
Internet Availability: Internet Not Available
STD Code: 08584
Languages Spoken: Telugu, English,Hindi
Temperature: Summer: Maximum - 35C & Minimum - 22C
Winter: Maximum - 28C & Minimum - 15C
Major Festivals: Details Not Available
Notes/Tips:
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By Air
Nearest Airport: Tirupati - Tirupati Airport - Renigunta (65 Kms)
Direct Flights to Tirupati
From Dist (Kms) Freq Duration
Hyderabad533NANA
By Train
Nearest Train Station: Tirupati Railway Station (49 Kms)
Direct Trains to Tirupati
FromDist (Kms)FreqDuration
Hyderabad5338/Day12 Hrs
Vijayawada38513/Day7 Hrs
Vizag7553/Day12 Hrs
Kurnool3392/Day8 Hrs
Warangal5953/Day12 Hrs
Chennai1505/Day4 Hrs
Coimbatore4544/Day7 Hrs 30 Mins
Madurai4795/Week10 Hrs
Trivandrum8974/Day18 Hrs
Mysore4751/Day12 Hrs
Bangalore2533/Day7 Hrs
Kochi6242/Day14 Hrs
Salem3134/Day6 Hrs
Mangalore5781/Week17 Hrs
Gadag5191/Day12 Hrs 45 Mins
By Bus
Nearest Bus Station: Talakona Bus Station (0 Kms)
Bakarapet Bus Station (20 Kms)
Direct Buses to Talakona Waterfalls
From Dist (Kms) Freq Duration
Tirupati49NANA
Distance Chart
From Distance (Kms)
Hyderabad578
Vijayawada430
Vizag790
Tirupati49
Kurnool370
Warangal640
Bangalore293
Chennai220
Kochi664
Trivandrum780
Madanapalle100
Horsley Hills113
3 ACTIVITIES & PLACES OF INTEREST IN & AROUND TALAKONA WATERFALLS
Tirupati (City & Pilgrimage)

Tirupati is a pilgrimage city in the extreme southeast of the state of AP in Chittore district. It is often referred as a synonym to Tirumala which is a sacred temple town of Sri Venkateswara, also known as Balaji, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

At a distance of 592 Kms from Hyderabad and 150 Kms from Chennai, Tirupati is one of the most ancient and sacred pilgrimage spots in India. Tirumala, the home of Lord Venkateswara is at a distance of 20 Kms from Tirupati.....

Tirumala (Pilgrimage)

Tirumala, adobe of Sri Venkateswara (also known as Balaji - an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centers in India. The temple of Lord Venkateshwara was built by the Tamil king Thondaimaan. At a distance of 612 Kms from Hyderabad, 170 Kms from Chennai, 20 Kms from Tirupati, Tirumala is the richest and most visited temple (of any faith) in the world.

The 2 meter high standing idol of Venkateswara on a lotus flanked by his consorts Bhudevi and Sridevi.....

Horsley Hills (Hill Station)

Horsley Hills is a famous Hill Station in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh at a distance of 144 Kms from Tirupati, 56 Kms from Madanapalle and 460 Kms from Hyderabad. It is named after W.D. Horsley, the Collector of Cuddapah district, who chose this spot for his summer residence.

Situated at an altitude of 1265 meters, Horsley Hills is an exciting place to visit. The journey to Horsley Hills is exciting as one gets to see thick verdure of various species of plants and wild animals.....

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