Kanakai Waterfalls

Adventure / Trekking | Waterfall

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Distance (From Adilabad): 51 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day

Place Location: Near Girnur, 12km From Ichoda (Nirmal To Adilabad)

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: This place demands 4-5 km walk through rocky terrain and forest. It is advisable to take a local from Girnur village as a guide to reach this place.

This place along with Gayatri waterfalls can be visited as a two day trip from Hyderabad.

At a distance of 2 km from Girnur Village, 35 km from Kuntala waterfalls, 54 km from Nirmal, 51 km Adilabad and 282 km from Hyderabad, Kanakai waterfalls is a nice waterfall on Kadem river located in Adilabad District of Telangana. This is also a good trekking destination. Bandrev waterfall and Cheekati Gundam are located in a single stretch along with Kanakai waterfalls and all three can be visited together.

The Kanakai waterfall, also called as Kanakadurga waterfalls is located near a small village called Girnur of Bazarhatnoor Mandal. There is also a Kanaka Durga temple located near the waterfall. Large number of devotees from nearby villages visit the temple during festivals. The waterfall is cascading down from a height of 30 ft. There is a big pool at the bottom of the fall. Swimming at the falls is a great experience for the visitors. When you climb up to the top of the falls, you can get the panoramic view of the falls and the surrounding area.

There are actually three falls at Kanakai. First is a small one where water flows through rocky formations forming small but wide waterfall with an average height of 10 feet, second one is the main falls (Bandrev waterfall) about 1 km from the first one where water cascades down into a big pool from a height of about 30 feet with a width of about 100 feet.. This is the place where a stream is merged into the Kadem river. Third one is called Cheekati Gundam which is few hundred meters away from the second one. It is similar to the first one with dense forest and dark surroundings. The whole area is covered with thick vegetation and sharp rock formations.

Ichoda is 273 Km from Hyderabad on the way to Adilabad on NH 7. From Ichoda, you have take left and drive towards Bazarhatnoor via Adegaon Khurd, Pipri and reach Girnur. After driving for 1 km from Girnur village, there is a sign board pointing towards a mud road on the left that leads to the temple and waterfalls. Vehicles can go further 1 km from here (not accessible in peak monsoons) and the first waterfall is further half km from there (15-20 minutes walk). It is advisable to hire a villager as guide from Girnur village.

You may not find much water in season other than monsoon. Carry enough water (shops available at Girnur). The rocks near the waterfalls are slippery and have to be careful while descending.

It takes about 3-4 hours to visit all three waterfalls, spend some time and come back to the road point.

Best time to visit this waterfall is after monsoon (Aug-Oct).

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