Talakona is located in Nerabailu village Yerravaripalem Mandal Chittoor District. It is located 58kms from Tirupati.Talakona Waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in the country. With white streams of water falling from a height of 270 feet, Talakona waterfalls presents a breathtaking view amid serene natural surroundings. The word Talakona, means head-hill. It is derived from Telugu word, Tala means head while Kona means hill, signifying the ‘head of Seshachalam hills’.
Talakona Waterfalls details:
The waters of Talakona are enriched with herbs and people believe that it has healing properties. A long and treacherous trekking route leads to the top of the hill, which can be reached by multiple paths. Talakona area was declared as a biosphere reserve in 1989 due to the presence of rich variety of flora and fauna. And we have a 240m long canopy rope walk in Talakona. There are mighty trees around with birds and monkeys during the canopy walk. There are number of trek routes in different categories of difficulty, giving an option for the visitor to choose their route. There are also several caves dotted over the mountains where it is believed that sages meditate eternally.
There is also accommodation facility available here around Talakona waterfalls. There are many hotels and resorts in Talakona, including a TTD guest house as well. There is Forest Guest house, offering a comfortable stay amid the natural beauty of dense forest. Tourists can spend a few quite days in the company of wild animals and lush greenery, while at the same time get darshan of deities at various temples of Tirupati. This place also makes for an ideal picnic spots, where tourists can spend a few moments of relaxation amid the best of natural settings.
Talakona Temple History:
Talakona is also known for lord “Siddheswara Swamy Temple”, which is located very near to the Talakona waterfall. Devotees visits Talakona in huge crowd during Shivarathri festival. This temple is believed to be built by a devotee named Appa Swamy in 1811 AD. The temple is usually crowded by devotees during the festival of Shivaratri, which is a very popular event in this region. As per the Local people, the temple was built some 140 years ago.The Siva Linga in the temple was brought from the ruined temple of Rayavaripalli, a village in Pulicherla Mandal, On olden days there was a custom that if any new temple is constructed, instead of making a new Siva Linga, can install old one which lies without Pooja in ruined Temples. Based on this custom the SIVA LINGA was brought from Rayavaripalli ruined temple. The relics of the ruined temple can be seen today also in the agricultural fields of Rayavaripalli. That field is called as ” Lingaakaaram kaada kayya”, till today, which means a piece of agricultural field near Siva Lingam.
Talakona Waterfalls Timings:
- Talakona waterfalls will be open from 6:00AM to 7:30PM
- Best time to visit Talakona waterfalls is between November to January.
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