Beat the heat & escape to these stunning waterfalls of Andhra Pradesh

Here are some of the top waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh.

By Sri Lakshmi Muttevi  Published on  26 Feb 2023 4:30 AM GMT
Beat the heat & escape to these stunning waterfalls of Andhra Pradesh

Waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh (representational image)

Visakhapatnam: In February, temperatures begin to soar. People mostly prefer sitting at home or going to a nearby beach in the evenings to get some respite from the heat. But did you know that Andhra Pradesh boasts several breathtaking waterfalls that are a treat for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts?

Here are some of the top waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh that are a must-visit for anyone exploring the state’s natural beauty:

Katiki waterfalls

Located about 90 km from Visakhapatnam, the 50 ft high Katiki waterfalls is one of the best places to visit in the Vizag agency area. It is also the best place for those who want to trek. A km away from the Borra caves, jeeps will be available to the Katiki waterfalls for Rs. 100–200, as the roads are muddy. After the jeep trip to the exit point, one must undertake a 2-km trek to reach the waterfalls. Once you reach there, you can splash in the water and taste the local bamboo chicken (local food).

Ethipothala Falls

Located near Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in the Palnadu district, the Ethipothala Falls is a 70-feet high waterfall formed by the convergence of three streams – Chandravanka Vagu, Nakkala Vagu, and Tummala Vagu. The scenic beauty of the waterfall surrounded by lush green forests and hills is a sight to behold. There is a viewpoint from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the waterfall and the surrounding landscape.

Devarapalli waterfalls

Famously known as ‘Bahubali waterfalls,’ and Sarayu waterfalls is located in a village called Devarapalli which is 84 km from Vizag. Take a two-hour drive from the city, the still waterfalls will make your weekend the best. After a drive to the village, there will be a 40 minutes trek to reach the destination.

Kothapalli waterfalls

The Kothapalli waterfalls are near the southeastern coast of India at Gangaraju Madugula, near Paderu in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 120 km from Visakhapatnam. These waterfalls were discovered a few years back by a village boy, Vanthala Abbi. Provided with temporary changing rooms, the place has bamboo chicken and kebabs prepared by the local tribals.

Chitrakoot waterfalls

These waterfalls at the Andhra Pradesh–Odisha border are a must-visit place if you enjoy sitting and watching the waterfalls in peace. Chitrakoot is about 349 km from Visakhapatnam. The best time to visit the falls is in the early morning or before dark to enjoy the majestic view. The waterfalls also have a boat ride with a guide who takes you close to the waterfalls. The area also has accommodation provided for those wanted to stay for a day.

Kailasakona waterfalls

Located around 40 km from Tirupati, this 40-feet high waterfall, stays alive during all the seasons, including mid-summer. It is formed by the Kailasanatha Kona stream. The Lord Shiva temple adjacent to the falls is a must-visit. The water looks crystal clear and is said to have good mineral and medicinal values. Apart from the main waterfalls, there are two small waterfalls about 4-6 feet high.

Talakona falls

One of the famous waterfalls in the state is located in the Chittoor district, around 30 km from Tirupati. This waterfall is located very close to the Sri Venkateswara National Park at a height of 270 feet. The falls are also known as one of the highest in the state. The rains in the ghats of Seshachalam fall in a tiny pit called Nela Kona. Once it is filled to the brim, the overflowing waterfalls are down as a Waterfall and Talakona. Many visitors from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka spend their time here on weekends.

Amruthadhara falls

Located on the Rajahmundry–Bhadrachalam Highway at Maredumilli village of East Godavari, the waterfalls lie amidst the dense forests under the Nallamalla forest area. The main highlight of the falls is that it streams down in two stages and is positioned at a height of 64 meters. Visitors have to access a steep slope of 1 km to reach the fall.

Jalatarangini waterfalls

The waterfalls located a few kilometers away from Amruthadhara waterfalls on the Rajahmundry–Bhadrachalam Highway at Maredumilli village of East Godavari district is one of the must-visit places in Maredumilli. This waterfall has running water amidst forest and rocks. There are also many resorts nearby where you can stay.

Rampa waterfalls

Rampa falls, located in the East Godavari district, is one of the exciting places to visit near Maredumilli in Rampachodavaram village. Cascading from a height of 50 feet, this is one of those adventurous falls amidst a thick jungle. One has to trek for 20 minutes to reach the falls.

Tarabu waterfalls

Located approximately 120 km from Araku via Paderu in Andhra-Odisha border, this place is one of the new places to visit. It is quite difficult to reach due to the hilly terrain. The path is surrounded by greenery on both sides, and the view of the waterfalls is stunning.

Yerravaram waterfalls

Yerravaram is a village located at a distance of 20 km from Lambasingi and 25 km from Narsipatnam. Situated on Narsipatnam–Chintapalli Road, it is one of the stops for those taking a tour package to Lambasingi. The waterfall is around 10 feet in height and 15 feet wide. One can either go on their vehicle or hire an auto from Narsipatnam city to Yerravaram village. The roads are pretty bumpy, but it can be a good experience in the dense forests. Those interested can hike for 5 km amidst the dense forest cover. Take along your camping tents, if you want a night stay.

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