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Mallela Theertham is a waterfall located in the Nallamala Forest in Andhra Pradesh, India. The River Krishna flows through this forest. It is located around 58 KM from Srisailam and 185 KM from Hyderabad.
Mallela Theertham is in the middle of the dense forest. A walk down 350 steps is required to access the waterfall.
The best flows are from the months of October to February. March through June is the dry season. The remaining months are rainy months, and it is very difficult to drive on the muddy road. The water comes from a small rivulet and from this area, it flows through the dense jungle and then meets the Krishna River.
Mallela Theertham is a good place to hangout for a weekend to enjoy with friends and family. As it is closer to Hyderabad, many students and employees come here to enjoy on their weekends.
There are no adequate food facilities available here. people are encouraged to bring their own food to spend one complete day. People are advised to keep the place clean and protect the environment.
It is said that many sages have performed penances here for Shiva and Lord Shiva has himself appeared here to many of his devotees. It is believed that many tigers visit this place to drink water during summer.