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Ethipothala - Wonder Waterfalls

Ethipothala waterfall is about 11 kilometres from Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and is home to the beautiful and spellbinding Ethipothala Waterfalls. This cascade is actually a mountain stream that plunges down 22 metres to form a serene lagoon at the foot of the hill. Ethipothala Waterfalls is a union of three minor rivers, namely the Tummala Vagu, Chandravanka Vagu and Nakkala Vagu which flow underground and emerge here as big waterfalls. The lagoons around the cascade are used for crocodile breeding programme run by the Forest Department of Andhra Pradesh.

Ethipothala Images

Wonders & Tourist Attractions

  • A big waterfall with invisible origin of water !!
  • Getaway to green surroundings & only sound of waterfall
  • Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and Krishna River - 10 km
  • Boating to Nandikonda - 10 km
  • Nandi Konda Island park and Buddhist Museum - 12 km
  • Anupu - Ancient Buddhist site - 14 km
  • Buddhavanam - 25 km

Address of Ethipothala Falls

Ethipothala falls located in Macherla Mandal, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 522439

How to Reach

Ethipothala is near to Macherla town and Nagarjuna Sagar and connected by road from Hyderabad and Guntur

  • Nearest Town: Macherla - 15 km
  • Distance From: Hyderabad - 165 km, Guntur - 140 km
  • Nearest Airport: Hyderabad, Vijayawada
  • Nearest Bus Station: Macherla
  • Transport: Frequest buses from Hyderabad, Guntur (Via Macherla) till 3 km near to the falls. From there reach by either personal vehicle or have to hire an auto. If no personal vehicle, better to hire a vehicle either from Macherla or Nagarjuna Sagar.

Where to Stay

Andhra Pradesh tourism's Haritha hotel at Ethipothala waterfall, Haritha Vijay Vihar at Nagarjuna Sagar. Lodges in Macherla town.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Rainy season from July to November to capture high flows. Avoid summer because of very less stream

Things to Take Care

Ethipothala falls are surrounded by forest. Nothing is accessible at nights except one security person. So plan to stay here as a group but not alone or couple.

Visiting Places near Ethipothala Falls