Talakona Waterfall, Tirupati

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The Talakona waterfall is in Sri Venkateswara National Park, Chittoor District of Andhra pradesh in India. With a 270ft-fall, Talakona is the highest waterfall in the Andhra pradesh state. Talakona is also known for the Lord Siddheswara Swamy Temple, which is located close to the waterfall.LocationTalakona is located in Nerabailu village in Yerravaripalem Mandal of Chittoor District. It is located 49km from Pileru, 58km from Tirupathi, 127km from Vellore, 220km from Chennai, and 105km from Chittoor and 250km from Bangalore.Talakona is a resort with waterfalls, dense forests and wildlife. The area was declared a biosphere reserve in 1989 due to the presence of rich variety of flora and fauna.EtymologyTalakona means head hill in Telugu (tala - head and kona - hill). However, Thalakona allegorically means “the head of the Seshachalam hills” as these mountains are believed to be the starting point of the Tirumala mountain ranges.Flora and faunaThe Talakona forests host rare and endangered species of animals like Slender Loris, Indian Giant Squirrel, Mouse Deer, Golden Gecko, Panther, Porcupine, Chital and Sambar. Endemic species like Red Sander, Cycas beddomeii and Enteda like giant plants are also found in this region. The forest is mostly covered with sandalwood trees with some medicinal plants.
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  • Good place to pass time. Visit when you have leisure time and you are with friends. i visited with my gang  more »
  • The place is very good for a weekend relaxation. No network at most of the place, which will provide you space to spend some quality time with close ones. Facilities will be very low - average...  more »
  • 50 கி.மீ. வனம் சூழ ஓர் அருவி என்ன சொல்வது.... சொர்க்கமா...??? Heavenly place... Waterfalls surrounded by a 50 kms of forest. eco tourism cottage is awesome. simply live with nature...
  • We drove from Chennai by bike. The drive itself is very enjoyable as you neat the falls. Isolated from the general hustle and bustle of the city, a good place to just relax. No crowd on working days. Can enjoy with privacy. Good scenery. May need a little bit of a trek to reach the falls. Smaller one available at the beginning for children and elders There is small hut at the entrance for food and meals. We can order before going to the falls and get your food ready by the time u comeback. They serve both vegan and non-vegetarian It's a nice place to visit during monsoon season one of the best forest area. It's a great place to go for a weekend getaway
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