Kuntala Waterfall

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Kuntala Waterfall
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Kuntala waterfalls
LocationKuntala, Adilabad district, Telangana
TypeWaterfall
Total height147 feet

Kuntala Waterfall is waterfall located in Kuntala, Adilabad district, Telangana. It is located on Kadem river in Neredigonda mandal.[1] It is the highest waterfall in the state of Telangana,[2] with a height of 147 feet (45 meters).[3]

These waterfalls are in the dense forests inhabited by the Gonds. Kunta in Gondi and Telugu language means pond. Kuntalu means several ponds. The waterfall originates from a confluence of several ponds that lead to the river.[4]

Formed by the Kadam River, Kuntala falls cascades down through two steps and can be seen as two separate adjacent falls after the peak rains. It is one of the famous one day outings from Hyderabad. There is a motorable road until the entry point of the falls, from where steps are available to reach the bottom of the falls. The falls is about 10 minutes (one way) walk from the entry point.

Transportation[edit]

Public transport is available until Neredikonda, from where private vehicles can be hired. Nirmal and Adilabad are base stations. Other waterfalls in the area include Gayatri Waterfalls and Pochera Falls.

The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (310 km).

The nearest railway station is Adilabad Railway Station (58 km).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The `fatal' attraction of Kuntala". Hindu.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Eco-tourism to be developed at Kuntala falls". Hindu.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Tribals bid adieu to `poos'". Hindu.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  4. ^ Brown, Charles Philip (27 January 2018). "A Telugu-English Dictionary. New ed., thoroughly rev. and brought up to date...2nd ed". Dsalsrv02.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Kuntala at Wikimedia Commons