Ideal Trip Duration: Full Day

Base Station: Adilabad (58 Kms), Adilabad ( Kms)

Nearest City to Kuntala Falls: Hyderabad (260 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Kuntala Falls: September to December

Peak Season: September to December

State: Telangana | District: Adilabad

Kuntala Falls Weather: Summer: Maximum - 44°C & Minimum - 26°C
Winter: Maximum - 30°C & Minimum - 10°C

At a distance of 12 km from Neredikonda, 43 km from Nirmal, 58 km from Adilabad & 260 km from Hyderabad, Kuntala Waterfalls is situated in the middle of the Sahyadri mountain range near Neredikonda village in Adilabad District. Kuntala Falls is the highest waterfall in the state of Telangana with a height of 200 feet and also one of the top Tourist places in Telangana.

Formed by Kadam River, Kuntala falls cascades down through two steps from a rocky platform. It is one of the famous one day outings and a good weekend getaway from Hyderabad city. There is a motorable road till the entry point of waterfalls from where about 400 steps have to be trekked down to reach the bottom of the falls. The falls is about 10-15 minutes walk (one way) from the entry point.

According to the popular and prevalent local belief Kuntala 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 take bath in the waterfall.

Monsoons and post-monsoons are the best seasons to visit Kuntala Falls. It is dangerous to get into water at the bottom when the water flow is high due to sharp rocks and twists. The flow of these falls depends on the release of water from the Kadam Reservoir. The uncertainty of the water release, especially in the rainy season makes Kuntala Waterfalls a slightly dangerous place. You don't find much water after January, so avoid visiting between Jan & July.

Public transport is available till Neredikonda village from where private vehicles can be hired. The waterfall is situated in a serene location with wonderful views of the nature surrounding thick forest. The road between Neredikonda and Kuntala is filled with thick vegetation and the drive offers wonderful experience. Kuntala falls is a great location to spend a couple of hours.

Nirmal & Adilabad are base stations. There are few shops available near the falls that sell the basic things like Water.

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STD Code: 08732
Languages Spoken: Telugu, Hindi, English
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Note: Pochera Falls is 22 Kms from Kuntala Falls and can be visited with 2 hours extra effort.

HOW TO REACH KUNTALA FALLS


By Air

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (310 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Adilabad Railway Station (58 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Neredikonda Bus Station (12 Kms)

3 PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO IN KUNTALA FALLS


Waterfall

At a distance of 40 Kms from Nirmal, 50 Kms from Adilabad, 257 Kms from Hyderabad and 22 Kms from Kuntala Falls, Pochera Falls is a pretty waterfall on Kadam River. The falls are located at a distance of 10 Kms from Neredikonda village between Nirmal & Adilabad (a diversion is required at Boath cross roads). Pochera Falls is one of the popular Tourist places in Telangana.

The water flows through rocky bed over several steps to finally descend into a big pool from a height of about 40 feet in 2 steps. The surroundings of the falls are maintained well along with a park by Tourism department. Motorable road is available till the falls. Monsoons and post-monsoons are the best seasons to visit Kuntala falls. It is not recommended to get into bottom of the falls during peak monsoons. However, there is a small stream at left cornor of the main falls where visitors can play safe in the waters.

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Adventure / Trekking | Waterfall

At a distance of 5 km from Tarnam Khurd Village, 19 km from Kuntala Waterfalls, 38 km from Nirmal, 59 km Adilabad and 270 km from Hyderabad, Gayathri Waterfalls is a beautiful place located in Adilabad district of Telangana.

Gayatri waterfalls is a very less known place situated on Kadem River, a tributary of Godavari River. Along with Kuntala and Pochera Falls, Gayatri falls is another fascinating waterfalls in Adilabad district. This is a a magnificent waterfall and attracts large number of tourists in monsoon season.

Gayatri waterfall is also called as Gadidha Gundam or Mukti Gundam by the villagers. It is located at a very secluded place inside deep forest near Tarnam Khurd Village. This stunning waterfall is cascading down from a height of 100 ft into the valley to create a magnificent sight. There is a pool at the bottom of the falls and visitors can reach pool and swim. The rocks are very slippery should be careful while swimming in the pool.

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Distance (From Kuntala Falls): 19 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kuntala Falls - Including Travel): 4-6 Hours
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Adventure / Trekking | Waterfall

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.

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Distance (From Kuntala Falls): 35 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kuntala Falls - Including Travel): 4-6 Hours
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