Nellore district is home to a few amazing waterfalls amidst greenery. You need to do a bit of light trekking to reach some of these waterfalls. Penchalakona, Bhairavakona, Talakona, Venkatagiri Durgam and Ubbalamadugu are some of the noteworthy waterfalls in and around Nellore district.
Penchalakona village is located 70 km from Nellore city. Penchalakona houses the temple of Sri Penusila Narasimha Swamy, which is situated at the foot of a hill. It is believed that Kanva Maharshi did his penance here. The few hundred meters walk from the temple to the waterfalls is a memorable experience.
The roaring Bhairavakona waterfalls drops from a height of over 200 mtrs from the scenic mountains thus creating a breathtaking view. The water flowing through several medicinal plants on the way is also known to have a healing touch to several ailments. Don’t miss the rock cut cave temple by the side.
Talakona is located in Nerabailu village in Yerravaripalem Mandal of Chittoor District. It is located 58 km from Tirupathi, 220 km from Chennai and 250 kilometres (160 mi) from Bangalore. Talakona is a resort with waterfalls, dense forests and wildlife. A part of Eastern Ghats, the area was declared a biosphere reserve in 1989 due to the presence of rich variety of flora and fauna. The waters of Talakona are enriched with herbs and people believe that it has healing properties.
There is a 240 meter long canopy rope walk, about 35 to 40 feet in height, giving a thrilling experience to the visitors while walking. There are mighty trees around with birds and monkeys during the canopy walk. There are a number of trek routes in different categories of difficulty. There is an ancient Siva temple and also deep caves scattered over the mountains.
Ubbalamadugu Falls (also called Tada Falls or Kambakam Falls) is a beautiful waterfall, located to the North of Sricity in the Chittoor district. Coming under the Buchinaidu kandriga & Varadaiahpalem mandals the falls are located 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Chennai and 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Srikalahasti.
The falls are located in a forest called the Kaambakam forest or Sidduliah Kona. Tada is a relatively little known tourist destination. It is known for its waterfall (Locally called as Ubbalamadugu Falls), hillocks and greenery. It is ideal for hiking, trekking and picnics.
Venkatagiri Durgam Waterfalls
Venkatagiri Durgam is a rock Fort about 8 miles west of Venkatagiri Town. It is almost virgin trek territory and difficult trekking route. Venkatagiri Fort built in 1775 AD attracts visitors from all over the district. Venkatagiri is surrounded by a dense forest extending to the Tirumala hills. The forest houses many places of natural beauty like Kona Malleswara Kona. Here on can see waterfalls falling from 80 ft. height and also 300 years old Shiva Lingam.
Veyilingala Kona Waterfalls
Veyilingala Kona (The Valley of the Thousand Lingas) Waterfall is situated near the town of Srikalahasti and is at a distance of only 8km from the outskirts of the town. The waterfalls are a favorite tourist spot because of the amazing panoramic view of nature that they offer.
The water of the falls is believed to have unique healing properties. Many infections related to the skin can be cured by taking regular bath under the waterfall. According to a local legend, bathing in the waterfall can rid of all your earthly sins in order to achieve salvation.