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Talakona Forest & Waterfalls

Tirupati has many tourist attractions apart from the temple of Lord Venkateswara or Balaji. Talakona is a forest located 30-kms from Tirupati . Deep in these forests is a 6m perennial waterfall known as Talakona. Talakona waterfall. This one is the highest waterfalls (272 feet) in Andhra Pradesh and a very well known spot for movie shootings and picnics. It is an enchanting picnic spot of great scenic beauty. It is believed that this place is the threshold to the seven hills of Tirumala.

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Tourist Attractions

  • Enchanting picnic spot of great scenic beauty
  • The highest waterfall in Andhra, 272 feet
  • Lord Siddeswara Swamy Temple
  • Lovely place for camping and trekking
  • It is believed that the water here is enriched with herbs and healing properties
  • A favourite shooting location for the Tollywood movies

Where is Talakona - Address

Talakona Forest is located in Chinnagottigallu Mandal, Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 517194.

How to Reach

Talakona waterfall is 58km away from Tirupati.

  • Distance From: Bangalore - 247 km, Chennai - 191 km, Tirupati - 58 km, Chandragiri - 50 km
  • Nearest Airport: Tirupati
  • Nearest Bus Station: Tirupati
  • Nearest Railway Station: Tirupati
  • Transport: The route is Tirupati->chandragiri->Bhakarapet->Talakona. From the car parking area at Talakona a walk for about 10 minutes (around 1 km) would take to the waterfalls. There are buses from Tirupati to Talakona.

Where to Stay

AP Tourism's Haritha resort offers jungle cottages for stay. Haritha Resort has Non A/C rooms and deluxe Non A/C rooms for comfortable stay.

What to Eat

The Haritha restaurant is the good option and serves both veg and non-veg. Some local shops provide snacks, tea etc.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Avoid summer because there will be less stream and weather will be hot.

Things to Take Care

  • No Mobile networks
  • Beware of monkeys !!

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