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“Talakona getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Talakona Waterfall

Talakona Waterfall
Ranked #11 of 42 things to do in Tirupati
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Owner description: With a 270ft-fall, Talakona is the highest waterfall in the Andhra pradesh state.
Bengaluru, India
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32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Talakona getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

we had gone thru bike from Chennai. nice getaway location. you've to be careful when you are in waterfalls.Excellent place for nature lovers.You should be prepared for a walk of 1-2 km on the hard surface. you'll enjoy the en-route to talakona from triupathi

Visited December 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Talkona one should visit ...Excellent Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

It is an Excellent place for excursion, should have at least four families, must spend a night.. You should have your own Transport.. enjoy the camp fire during the night.. Book the rooms in advance which are managing by Self Help Group.. they provide you Food .. like Veg or Non Veg... Beautiful surroundings, boat ride.. Bamboo bridge.. more particularly Children will enjoy much. Near By very Old Shivji temple surrounded with few houses (dis 1 km) .. Many more attractions. YOU KNOW THE FIRST TELUGU MOVIE SHOT " KSHANAM KSANAM",

Visited February 2013
10 Thank drmothaprasadarao
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Tirupati, India
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice place to spend time with friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Excellent place for nature lovers...best time to visit is bet Nov-Feb. You should be prepared for a walk of 1-2 km. But once you reach the falls you tiredness will vanish with the freshness of water and surrounding.You have lord shiva temple...Better if are there with our own food arrangement..

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Talakona falls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We hired a taxi from Tirupati (Rs 2500 A/C Innova) and visited Talakona waterfalls. From the base of the mountain you need to trek for about a km and a half and it was not difficult. The view gets better as you go up. The waterfalls were a beautiful sight...you can actually hear it from half a km away. This being summer there wasn't much water but what was there was enough for the kids to really enjoy.

The water is ice-cold and it literally takes your breath away when you plunge into it first.

Oh, yes....the rocks are REALLY slippery. And if you fall you can really cut yourself on the sharp rocks or end up with a fracture. Cell phones do not work here.

The only negative part was that we were menaced by a horde of monkeys which are absolutely unafraid of humans......they open your bags by operating the zips and take away everything in the bags. They back off only when you wield a stout stick at them. And then they come back again and again. We had to leave 2 people from our group to safeguard the bags while the rest of us enjoyed in the falls.

I would strongly advise you to carry a really strong and long stick to ward off the monkeys.
Do NOT let your kids eat anything while you are at the waterfalls or near the taxi stand....the monkeys will attack the kids in a group and it can get really dangerous.


The place could do with a nice restaurant. They have cottages but no food! You can buy some ice cream and fruits from the vendors in the parking area.

If you have about 5 hours to spare in Tirupati, head to Talakona falls with a stout stick and you'll have a nice time. The children really had a great time.

Srikanth H.R.

Visited March 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the excellent place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Hi guys this is an Excellent place i have visited on 15/3/2013 there is a very good climate at 12.30pm in the swimming pool water is like ice cubes then nice place place for water falls i enjoyed my trip very much

Visited March 2013
11 Thank chandruajith
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