Set amidst the most scenic Sahyadri Mountain ranges, Kuntala waterfalls takes its source from River Kadem. Falling from a height of 147 ft, Kuntala water falls makes it the highest of all water falls in the South Indian state of Telangana. Especially during rainy season, the water falls splits into two streams which makes everyone think that there are two falls coming down.
Popular among the tourists as one of the perfect weekend getaways from Hyderabad City, Kuntala Falls has been the most preferred destination for one day outings as well. The road leading you till the start of the waterfalls is well maintained for a hassle free ride and from there one has to trek down around 400 steps to reach the bottom of the falls.
Kuntala water falls has an interesting religious connect to Hinduism. Natives of this region strongly believe that Shakuntala and Dushyanta, the epic pair fell in love with the scenic surroundings of this region and there has been beliefs and stories retold that Shakuntala has taken bath in this falls several times, so is the falls called after her name.
Kuntala Falls receives its water resource from Kadem water Reservoir. Post monsoon seasons and monsoon seasons are ideal to visit falls, yet, utmost care is to be taken while trying to take bath in the falls, especially when the inflow of water is very high. As there is not much water between January and July, you can plan to visit between August and December to enjoy the beauty of Kuntala falls reaping unforgettable memories.
Airport nearest to Kuntala falls is at Hyderabad, at a distance of 300kms. Adilabad is the nearest railhead from where you can opt for rented cabs to reach the location. Kanakai, Gayathri and Pochera waterfalls are the other popular tourist locations nearby Kuntala falls.
Plan to include Kuntala Waterfalls, one of the most gorgeous locations of Telangana while you are planning a trip this time.