Kuntala Waterfall

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Kuntala Waterfall
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Kuntala-waterfalls
Location Kuntala, Adilabad district, Telangana
Type Waterfall
Total height 147 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]

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 bathe by the waterfall.

Formed by 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 till the entry point of falls from where steps are available to reach bottom of falls. The falls is about 10 minutes (one way) walk from the entry point.

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

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad : Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (310 km) Nearest Railway Station: Adilabad Railway Station (58 km)

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Coordinates: 19°08′00″N 78°04′00″E / 19.1333°N 78.0667°E / 19.1333; 78.0667

  1. ^ http://www.nirmalcity.com/
  2. ^ http://www.telanganatourism.com/adilabad_tourism_mailers/ap_adilabad_waterfalls_road_map.pdf