The Talakona waterfalls is located in the Sri Venkateswara National Park in the Andhra Pradesh state of India’s Chittoor District. Talakona is the highest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh, with a 270-foot (82-meter) drop. Talakona is also renowned for the Lord Siddeswara Swamy Temple, which is near to the waterfall.
Talakona is a waterfall resort with thick forests and wildlife. Owing to the abundance of flora and fauna, the region was designated as a biosphere reserve in 1989.
In Telugu, Talakona means “head hill” (tala – head and kona – hill). Thalakona, on the other hand, allegorically means “head of the Seshachalam hills,” which are thought to be the beginning point of the Tirumala mountain ranges.
Buses from the Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation From Tirupati bus station, APSRTC runs a direct bus service.
Talakona’s waters are enriched with spices, and locals claim they have healing powers. The top of the hill, which can be reached via several routes, is reached via a long and treacherous trekking trail. Geographically, the Talakona Hills are part of the Eastern Ghats.
On the upper reaches, a stunning waterfall cascades deep into the valley from a hill. According to locals, the source of the water is difficult to pinpoint because an underground stream runs through the area.
There used to be a 240-meter-long canopy rope walk with a height of 35 to 40 feet. There are a variety of trek routes available in varying degrees of difficulty, allowing visitors to choose their own path.
65During the Sivarathri festival, an ancient Shiva temple in the region is overflowing with devotees. Deep caves abound in the mountains, where it is said that sages meditate indefinitely. A stream runs through the canopy walk area, where a bathing ghat is being built.
Talakona Accommodation is also accessible in this thick talakona forest, which provides travellers with a wonderful place to spend their nights. Vanadarshani.in, the official website for Talakona and other tourist destinations such as Mamandur, Pulicat-lake, Thumbalabailu, and others, can be used for talakona room booking accommodation in Talakona Waterfalls Resorts.
Talakona Temple :
The “SIDDHESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE” is a Shiva Temple located near the Talakona Waterfalls. ‘Siddheswara’ is the name of the god. According to locals, the temple was constructed about 140 years ago. The SIVA LINGA in the temple was brought from Rayavaripalli, a village in Pulicherla Mandal, which had a ruined temple. There was a tradition in the past that if a new temple was built, instead of making a new Siva Linga, the old one that was lying in ruins without Pooja could be installed.
The SIVA LINGA was carried from the ruined temple of Rayavaripalli in accordance with this tradition. The ruins of the destroyed temple can still be seen in Rayavaripalli’s agricultural fields. To this day, the field is known as “Lingaakaaram kaada kayya,” which translates to “a piece of agricultural land near Siva Lingam.”
How to Reach Talakona:
Talakona is in the Yerravaripalem Mandal of Chittoor District, in the village of Nerabailu. It’s 49 kilometres (30 miles) from Pileru, 67.9 kilometres (42.2 miles) from Chittoor, 58 kilometres (36 miles) from Tirupathi, 127 kilometres (79 miles) from Vellore, 220 kilometres (140 miles) from Chennai, and 105 kilometres (65 miles) from Chittoor
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