The Nallamala Forest is the largest stretch of undisturbed deciduous forest in south India. Mallela Theertham waterfall is located in the midst of Nallamala forest near to holy town Srisailam and is a true gift of nature. Located in a valley, this exquisite place takes nestling at the Nallamala forest Range.
Mallela Theertham Waterfall
The waterfall runs down with all its energy, making its own path and breaking free from the heart of a dense forest. The amazing sight calls for attention, because you just can't miss looking at heaven. The fall is directed on small Shivlingam, and the height of the waterfall is about 150 feet. Though the flow gets narrow in summers, the place looks beautiful throughout the year. The water that flows through the dense Nallamala forest belongs to a small stream, which is tributary to the mighty river Krishna.
Lord Shiva at Mallela Theertha
There is a small temple nearby which has a Shivlingam, an idol of Lord Ganesh, Lord Dattatreya and Goddess Durga. 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.
Tribal houses on the way
Entrance and parking
walk way through the forest after parking
The divine waterfall
People taking bath under the fall
Shivalingam under the fall - Nitya abhishekam
Ganesha, Dattatreya and Durga ma idols near the falls