(Last Updated on : 17/09/2014)
Kuntaala Waterfall in Telangana
was termed as the highest waterfall of Andhra Pradesh
Kuntaala Waterfall is located at about 12 kilometres from the village Neredi Konda, which is located in the dense forest.
Kuntaala Waterfall has a historic significance. Kuntaala Waterfall got its name after the name of the famous mythological character portrayed in Kalidasas Abhijnanasakuntalam
, the beloved wife of King Dushyantha. The royal couple 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 Kuntaala waterfall. Kuntaala Waterfall is giving a feast of ancient and ethnic culture of the tribal settlement and is amalgamated with Mother Nature; to the eyes of the beholder.
Kuntala Waterfall lies at the source point of the Kanda River flowing through the dense forests; at this point comes gushing and falls from a height of 45 metres. One has to experience the sight of water splashing down with such a force that water below turn into whirls. The air around the Kuntaala Waterfalls will be filled with haze of the splashing waters. The cool breeze of Kuntaala Waterfalls surrounds one with the fragrance of the thick natural vegetation. The ecstatic feeling of Kuntaala Waterfalls will compel one to come here repeatedly. The beauty of the splashing waters of Kuntaala Waterfall and music of it is certain to make the visitor spell bound.
The beauty of Kuntala Waterfall is beyond words in monsoon seasons. Kanda River comes with a gush splashing the hillock with heavy rainwater. Hitting the water below from a height of 45mts is sight to cherish. The air is covered with a white cloud of mist tickling the nature lovers. The water below is covered with gentle foam.
Adjacent to Kuntaala Waterfall, one finds the temple of Lord Someshwara Swami. The locals as well as the visitors offer this deity pujas. One need to reach temple of Lord Someshwara Swami by passing through a hill slit into two, making a passage. This magnificent natures carving is very rare to see. On Maha Shivaratri
festival, this temple is beautifully decorated and devotees throng the temple from various places of the district. The adjacent spot near Kuntala Waterfall acts as the pilgrimage tourism site in Telangana.