History Of Talakona Waterfalls:
The Temple at Talakona waterfalls is a Siva Temple known as “SIDDHESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE”. The deity is called as ‘Siddheswara’. 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 make 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 situated in the forest areas near Tirupati. Road to reach this place is good and covered with greenery. You have to walk about 750 mtrs, to reach the falls, from the final parking lot. Talakona Water falls is shown in many films. The gorgeous waterfall falling from a height of 270 ft into a deep valley makes it the highest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh.
It is located at 62KM from Tirupati Bus Stand.
How To Reach:
- Bus – APSRTC Ply buses to Talakona. Catch any bus going towards Pileru or Madanapalli and get down at Bhakarapeta and catch an auto . Only two buses were operated from Bhakarapeta to Talakona so people will be highly depending on own vehicles or Auto Rickshaws
- Direct Bus is available from Tirupati Central bus stand. It starts at 7.30 AM and the return bus is available at 4 PM.