It was the second half of the first day of my journey and I was planning for some fun-filled adventures amidst nature. Tirupati is known for its vast natural resources and scenic beauties. The Talakona Waterfall is one such place in Tirupati that offers serene atmosphere to all the visitors. I was already thinking about being at the place and enjoying there. I took a bus from the nearest bus stand from my hotel and traveled near the Falls. The Waterfall is tucked up at a distance of 49 kilometers from Tirupati, near Shri Venkateswara National Park in the Chittor district. As I had spent the first half of my day at Venkateswara temple, I decided to make it to the Talakona Waterfalls on the same day itself, as it was nearer to the temple and also convenient for me to cover both places on the same day.
The Talakona Falls are surrounded by dense lush green forests and grasslands. The entire environment is a class apart from the rest of the city as the ambience is of different kind. The flora around the region is powerful and there are certain plants in the area which are believed to serve for medication purpose. The place was also declared as the Bio-Sphere Reserve in the year 1889-90 owing to the rich forests and medicated trees. While I roamed around the waterfalls, I found a temple called as Lord Siddheswara Swamy temple which is known to be built by Appa Swami in the 1811 A.D. The temple attracts large number of devotees every day and the number reaches sky high during special Hindu festive occasions like Maha Shivratri.
The best time to visit the place is from November to January, and there is no such thing like ‘peak time to visit’, although during festivals the place gathers more crowds. The Talakona Waterfalls is said to be the origin point of ‘Seshachalam Hills’ which are extended to the Tirumala Hills. There are also few adventure sports near the area, like I did a good trekking from Siddheswara Swamy temple to the falls. The trek was about 2 kilometers that are about 30 minutes walking through lush forests and slippy roads. I enjoyed a lot and came back with a contented heart.
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Hello, I am Ayushi Manroa. I love travelling and have also dabbled in photography. Being a student, I mostly end up back-packing! I started this blog to record my travelogues about the amazing places that I have been to. Be it frolicking in Goa, taking a dip in the Ganges, trekking in Coorg or hitching a ride up the Western Ghats, it is all listed here along with some of my best shots. Hope you like it. Happy reading!