Kuntala Waterfall is waterfall located in Kuntala, Adilabad district, Telangana. It is located on Kadem river in Neredigonda mandal. It is the highest waterfall in the state of Telangana with a height of 147 feet (45 meters).
According to the popular and prevalent local belief Kuntala Waterfall got its name after Shakuntala, the beloved wife of King Dushyanth; the pair fell in love with each other and were mesmerized by the scenic beauty of the surroundings. The locals also believe that Shakuntala used to bathe by the waterfall.
Formed by Kadam River, Kuntala falls cascades down through two steps and can be seen as two separate adjacent falls after the peak rains. It is one of the famous one day outings from Hyderabad. There is a motorable road till the entry point of falls from where steps are available to reach bottom of falls. The falls is about 10 minutes (one way) walk from the entry point.
Public transport is available till Neredikonda from where private vehicles can be hired. Nirmal & Adilabad are base stations. Apart from Kuntala waterfalls there are numerous waterfalls like Gayatri Waterfalls Pochera Falls savutula gundam, pethe matta falls, cheekati gundam and kanakai falls nearby this place. For more information and Maps see references below.
Monsoons and post-monsoons are the best seasons to visit Kuntala Falls. It is dangerous to get into water at the bottom when the water flow is high due to sharp rocks and twists. The flow of these falls depends on the release of water from the Kadam Reservoir. The uncertainty of the water release, especially in the rainy season makes Kuntala Waterfalls a slightly dangerous place. You don't find much water after January, so avoid visiting between Jan & July.
Nearest Airport: Hyderabad : Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (310 km) Nearest Railway Station: Adilabad Railway Station (58 km)