What are your plans for the weekend? Have got none? How about visiting the waterfalls near Hyderabad that are just a few hours’ drive from the city? If you are looking for a perfect stop to recharge yourself amid the greens of nature, waterfalls are one of the best options. The sights and sounds of the water gushing down the rocky surfaces covered in thick vegetation are sure to put one at peace! We have compiled a list of five of such scenic waterfalls near Hyderabad, and here’s the list! Visit these falls during the monsoon season to witness the beauty of these falls in full glory!
Situated about 14 km from Nagarjuna Sagar, Ethipothalawaterfall is arguably the most popular waterfall near Hyderabad. The 70-feet fall is formed by the confluence of three mountain streams – ChandravankaVagu, TummalaVagu, NakkaVagu – that gracefully flow down the rocks amidst thick greenery. This place also bears spiritual significance due to the presence of temples like Ranganadha Swami Temple and Dattatreya Swami Temple, which can be visited by taking a short trek to the bottom of the falls. There’s also a crocodile breeding center in the pond created by the falls. The group of caves nearby the falls are said to extend till Srisailam!
Location: Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
Distance from Hyderabad: 176 km
Best time to visit: July to February
Falling from a height of 150 feet, Kuntala Falls are the highest waterfalls in the state of Telangana. This waterfall near Hyderabad, located about 3 to 4 hours’ drive from the city, is a popular weekend getaway 20 km from the Kuntala falls among the locals. The motorable road takes you to the entry point of the falls from where you need to climb down 400 steps to catch the riveting beauty of this waterfall running down a rocky precipice. The surrounding dense forests of Adilabad form a beautiful background to the falls formed by the Kadam River. It is said that the falls are named after the mythological character Shakuntala who used to bathe under this waterfall.
Location: NeredikondaMandal, Adilabad District.
Distance from Hyderabad: 260 km
Best time to visit: August to December
Pochera Falls, located about 20 kilometers from the Kuntala Falls, are pretty waterfalls of the Kadam River. The sight of the water gushing down a series of uneven rocky steps is just so captivating! Tourists love picnicking at this peaceful place which is well-maintained by the Tourism department. Although one feels tempted to take a plunge in the pool, it is recommended to avoid going near the pool (particularly during the monsoons) as it is the deepest of all the waterfalls in Telangana. Also, go to the nearby Kawal wildlife sanctuary and BasaraSaraswati temple when you visit this beautiful waterfall near Hyderabad.
Location: Adilabad District.
Distance from Hyderabad: 257 km
Best time to visit: July to December
Nestled in the dense Nallamalla forests of Telangana’sNagarkurnool area, MallelaTheertham is one of the most beautiful and serene waterfalls near Hyderabad. One needs to walk through the thick forest canopy and hike 380 well-laid steps to reach the falls. The calmness of the forest, its cool breeze, and the beautiful falls will surely enchant you! Interestingly, these falls formed by a rivulet of the Krishna River are located on a porous volcanic rock.
Location: Amrabad, Nagarkurnool
Distance from Hyderabad: 173
Best time to visit: October to February
Also known as Chikupally Falls, Bogatha Falls are situated in the forest region between Kaleswaram and Bhadrachalam. The water rushes down from a height of 30 feet in several parallel streams, forming a large pool below. Hence, this picturesque waterfall formed by ChikupallyVagu became popular as the Niagara Falls of Telangana. Feel refreshed at this pleasant spot enjoying the mesmerizing views of the falls and the surrounding forested hills. Visit Sri Bhogadri Lakshmi NarasimhaSwamy temple situated near the falls. A five-hour drive from the city followed by a small trek gets you to this waterfall near Hyderabad.
Location: WajeduMandal, Khammam District
Distance from Hyderabad: 329 km
Best time to visit: June to November
These beautiful waterfalls near Hyderabad deserve to be a part of your itinerary if you are planning a trip to this southern city. While you plan your trip ahead, also consider booking flights to Hyderabad[S1] in advance to grab the best deals!