Visit kuntala waterfall from Hyderabad
Do you like breaks from your daily routine? Do you like to travel to a refreshing place? Are you a gear head?
If the reply of one of these questions is yes. This post is for you. I have given a detailed description of our journey to these places around Kunatala Waterfall.
Waterfalls were not only worth visiting but also offered a great view of its flora and fauna.
A great holiday or travel DNA needs through planing with all sorts of information to make it a success. This post talks about all sorts of information that are needed to make your Kuntala waterfall and another waterfall visit pleasant.
Without any further do, lets deep dive into it.
Mode and other information
Trip start- Manikonda, Hyderabad
Mode of travel- car
Travel time- 16 hour
Trip duration- one day
Internet facility- not available
Major language- Telugu, English, little Hindi
Mobile signal strength- jio-has a major internet provider Internet speed- 18 Mbps followed by Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone
Places to visit
- Kuntala waterfall
- Pochera waterfall
- Gayatri waterfall
- Sri Ram Sagar Dam
How to visit other than the cab?
Even if you do not own a car, ola or uber or other hired Cabs are best to visit this place.
The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport then we need to take a cab till this point.
This place is well connected from Secundrabad the nearest railway station is Adilabad. Once you reach there are plenty of private cars available to venture these spots.
Bus service is better if you do not have a car. The bus service is available almost every part of Hyderabad. The nearest bus stop is Neredikonda. The bus drivers, conductors, and fellow travelers are very friendly.
Best time to visit-
Throughout the year but best in post monsoon season or during monsoon season.
It is situated 12 kilometers away from Neredikonda. Kuntala waterfall is situated in the lap of Sahadri mountain which keep feeding water to this waterfall. Kuntala is the highest waterfall of Telangana( 200 feet) creates Kadam river. The Motorable Road leads to the entry point of Kuntala and Telangana tourism has created plenty of options for parking. From the entry, there are around 400- 500 steps down to reach this hidden treasure.
The steps while going down should not take more than 20 minutes but while coming back may take 30 to 40 minutes with brakes.
A Brief History of Kuntala waterfall
Kuntala waterfall This famous waterfall got the name from Shakuntala- wife of great king Dushyanto. It was a truly nice place with scenic beauty and natural air-conditioned. As per locals, since Shakuntala was a local. She used to take a bath at this Falls and water. Shakuntala and Dushyant met here and fell in love at this place since then the waterfall is named after her.
Pochera Waterfall is situated at a distance of 25 KM from Kuntala waterfall. Pochera waterfall is another beautiful waterfall on Kadam river. This is just the opposite direction of the Kuntala waterfall. So from Neredikonda, the village we need to take left instead of right. The waterfall is a two-step fall with a height of 40 feet.
The Telangana tourism has done a fabulous job keeping the area clean along with the several rocky beds of Kadam river. The Waterfall is situated in a beautiful location with break taking nature. It is a Paradise for photographer and nature lovers. There is no food stalls or shops nearby. So it is advised to carry our own food and water bottle. Sometimes we may sit temporary stalls for water and tea but cannot depend on them.
This Place is situated 5 kilometers from Tarnamkhud village and 19 kilometers from Kuntala waterfall. When people talk about kuntala waterfall and pochera waterfall this place also provides a beautiful view. It is a very lesser known spot.
This is also considered to be an adventurous spot of Telangana. There are Two roots that connect Gayatri waterfall
- Hyderabad- Adilabad- Kutty village- tar naam village- keep the car here- what two kilometers in mud Road then 5-kilometer trekking to reach this hidden treasures.
- hyderabad- Adilabad- towards neredigonda- manikpur- tar naambujurg- keep the car here- what two kilometres to Gayatri waterfall.
Gayathri waterfall is also known as gididhagur Dam or Muktigur Dam. It is situated really deep into the jungle. There is no proper signboard to guide us to the waterfall.
There is again no stall nearby, hence carry your own food and water.
Sri Ram Sagar Dam
Shri Ram Sagar Dam is also known as a pochampadu project or Khustapuram dam. It is situated near Nizamabad district. It is built on the godavari river. Post monsoon or during monsoon is the correct time to visit this place. Generally, the gates are not opened throughout the year. It is advised to take proper knowledge about the gate opening period, timing to get maximum from this place.
Our journey details
As Telangana god fair amount of rain this year 2015, we zeroed this destination after reading several forums and popular BIH (Bengalis in Hyderabad).
Home–> Sriram Sagar Dam–>Gayathri waterfall–>Pochera waterfall–>kuntala waterfall and back home.
We took Gachibowli ORR and drove till gate number xx which took us to NH 44. Being early morning ORR and NH 44 was vacant. Only a few trucks were running along with us. We started at around 3:00 a.m. in the morning. We reached Dandupally without any traffic. We stopped here for a tea break. Only one roadside Dhaba served us tea.
Next phase of the journey was also broken free. we touched 120 kilometers per hour. Just after crossing Armoor, our GPS indicated that after a few kilometers we need to take left to Sriramsagar reservoir. It is just after the cut-off NH 63.