The Kuntala Waterfalls is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Telangana, the Kuntala Waterfalls is situated in the Sahyadri mountain range and originates from the Kadam River. Kuntala waterfall is said to be the highest waterfall in the state of Telangana which falls from a height of 150-200 feet.
The scenic waterfall has a history, as per the legends, the waterfall is named after Shakuntala who was fallen in love with King Dushyanta at the first site. Also, it is said that Shakuntala used to take baths in this waterfall since this waterfall has gotten its name called Kuntala waterfall which means pond in both Gondi and Tamil.
The water falls through a rocky bed and you will be mesmerized after seeing the scenic beauty of the surroundings. This waterfall is famous for outings, for spending quality time, and for a good gateway near Hyderabad. To access the waterfall, there are 400 steps down that have to trek to reach the entry point. That is just a 10–14-minute walking trek to reach the falls.
The waterfall is located at a distance of 12km from Neredikonda, 43km from Nirmal, 58km from the Adilabad district of Telangana, and 270km from Hyderabad. This is a perfect spot to enjoy your weekend gateway with your loved ones.
If you want to explore this beautiful waterfall, then the best time to visit the waterfall is during the Monsoon and post-monsoon seasons, as during that time you will witness the serene beauty of the surroundings. It is advisable that during the monsoon season, do not get into the water when the flow is too high due to sharp rocks and twists, which might be dangerous.
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There are many things you can do when you’re visiting Kuntala Falls, you should also try other waterfalls located near the Kanakai Waterfalls, Pochera Falls, and the Gayathri Falls near the Adilabad district. Even you can visit the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a Tiger Reserve. The place near Kuntala Waterfalls is perfect for a small family picnic or with your friends.
Well, to reach the waterfalls, there are many public modes of transport is available from Neredikonda village, even one can hire a private cab to reach the location. You can also travel by train, the nearest railway station to the falls is Adilabad railway station, 58 Km from the Kuntala waterfall. You will get the local transport from there to reach the location.