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“Talakona falls” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Talakona Waterfall

Talakona Waterfall
Ranked #10 of 41 things to do in Tirupati
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Owner description: With a 270ft-fall, Talakona is the highest waterfall in the Andhra pradesh state.
Hyderabad
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13 reviews
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“Talakona falls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

We hired a taxi from Tirupati (Rs 2500 A/C Innova) and visited Talakona waterfalls. From the base of the mountain you need to trek for about a km and a half and it was not difficult. The view gets better as you go up. The waterfalls were a beautiful sight...you can actually hear it from half a km away. This being summer there wasn't much water but what was there was enough for the kids to really enjoy.

The water is ice-cold and it literally takes your breath away when you plunge into it first.

Oh, yes....the rocks are REALLY slippery. And if you fall you can really cut yourself on the sharp rocks or end up with a fracture. Cell phones do not work here.

The only negative part was that we were menaced by a horde of monkeys which are absolutely unafraid of humans......they open your bags by operating the zips and take away everything in the bags. They back off only when you wield a stout stick at them. And then they come back again and again. We had to leave 2 people from our group to safeguard the bags while the rest of us enjoyed in the falls.

I would strongly advise you to carry a really strong and long stick to ward off the monkeys.
Do NOT let your kids eat anything while you are at the waterfalls or near the taxi stand....the monkeys will attack the kids in a group and it can get really dangerous.

The monkeys are ABSOLUTELY UNAFRAID TO ATTACK!

The place could do with a nice restaurant. They have cottages but no food! You can buy some ice cream and fruits from the vendors in the parking area.

If you have about 5 hours to spare in Tirupati, head to Talakona falls with a stout stick and you'll have a nice time. The children really had a great time.

Srikanth H.R.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Chennai, India
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the excellent place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Hi guys this is an Excellent place i have visited on 15/3/2013 there is a very good climate at 12.30pm in the swimming pool water is like ice cubes then nice place place for water falls i enjoyed my trip very much

Visited March 2013
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11 Thank chandruajith
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Tirupati, India
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“jungle wishpers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

it is a fantastic place. One has to travel 30kms into the forest to reach the place. forest department is providing accommodation facilities at their guest house. It is a basic accommodation and there is no restaurant. One has to carry food from Bakarapet which is 14kms away and after 7 in the evening there is no transport facilities.
TTD(tirumala tirupathi devasathanam) also maintaining a guest house just beside the Lord shiva temple at talakona and that too does not have a restaurant. One can enjoy staying at forest guest house listening to the birds and the air is filled with fragrance of wild flowers. Peace full, cool, away from pollution and dusty cities.
the water falls is fantastic during rainy season, but one need to move carefully as it is slippery. The sanitation in and around and on the way to water falls is poor . If one plans to go with family, I advise to go in group .

Visited December 2012
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Bangalore
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must see & enjoy the nature's beauty with a nice water fall...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

The real beauty of Nature who would like to enjoy wonderful waterfall.. The place is such nicely located surrounding the forest area of Tirupati & Chittoor will give a feel of out of the world.

Visited December 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Awesome waterfall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

Crystal clear ice cold water (Slight exaggeration about ice cold :P). There is a 250m long canopy rope walk nearby, fun to walk.
The banner over there lists various other activities available (including Jungle Safari), but a local over there said everything is closed except the waterfall/ canopy walk and boat ride.

The waterfall is pretty awesome except the maintenance. There are not recycle bins present.

Below is my travelogue for Talakona waterfalls for other details and photos.
http://thebackpackzombie.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/trip-to-talakona-waterfalls-via-horsley-hills/

Visited December 2012
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