Kuntala Waterfall, Adilabad

Not many people knew about these waterfalls about a decade back. Thanks to some adventure enthusiasts, who have traveled to these falls and have kept all the information online, the Kuntala waterfalls have now become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Telangana.

In 2004, the state forest department started developing the location by involving a local Vana Samrakshana Samithi (VSS).

Kuntala Waterfall is waterfall located in Kuntala, Adilabad district, Telangana. It is located on Kadem river in Neredigonda mandal. It is the highest waterfall in the state of Telangana with a height of 147 feet (45 meters).

According to the popular and prevalent local belief Kuntala Waterfall got its name after Shakuntala, the beloved wife of King Dushyanth; the pair fell in love with each other and were mesmerized by the scenic beauty of the surroundings. The locals also believe that Shakuntala used to bathe by the waterfall.

Formed by Kadam River, Kuntala falls cascades down through two steps and can be seen as two separate adjacent falls after the peak rains. It is one of the famous one day outings from Hyderabad. There is a motorable road till the entry point of falls from where steps are available to reach bottom of falls. The falls is about 10 minutes (one way) walk from the entry point.

Monsoons and post-monsoons are the best seasons to visit Kuntala Falls. It is dangerous to get into water at the bottom when the water flow is high due to sharp rocks and twists.

Public transport is available till Neredikonda from where private vehicles can be hired. Nirmal & Adilabad are base stations. Apart from Kuntala waterfalls there are numerous waterfalls like Gayatri Waterfalls Pochera Falls savutula gundam, pethe matta falls, cheekati gundam and kanakai falls nearby this place. For more information and Maps see references below.

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad : Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (280 km) Nearest Railway Station: Adilabad Railway Station (57 km)

How to reach:

The best way to reach Kuntala Waterfalls from Hyderabad is via National Highway No 7  (now NH44). It is around 270 km from Hyderabad and takes about 3 Hours 45 Minutes. The road is in excellent condition, except the last stretch of about 10 Km village road from Neredigonda to Kuntala.
Once you reach Neredigonda on National Highway No 7, you need to take a right turn, to reach the falls.
Enroute, you can halt at Nirmal town, which has decent hotels and restaurants. Note that the highway has a by-pass road for Nirmal town. Kuntala is about 45 Kms from Nirmal town.

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