· Summer: 32 to 42 ° C (Hot)
· Winter: 12 to 27° C (Pleasant)
· Monsoon: June to September
Best time to visit:
June to September
Opening Time: 06:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open throughout the year
Entry Fees for Indians
Video Camera: N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
Cascading down the hills from a height of about 70 ft. Ethipothala Waterfalls present the unique image of Mother Nature in Nagarjunakonda, Andhra Pradesh. Known as one of the most visited attractions in the state, the waterfall is formed from the merger of the tributaries of River Krishna. The waterfall is the result of the amalgamation of three famous tributaries like Chandravanka Vagu, Nakkala Vagu and Tummala Vagu.
The sparkling sapphire lagoon formed at the foot of the waterfall is home to a number of crocodiles, making it a famous crocodile breeding centre of the state. Presenting a scenic and peaceful environment, the waterfall is a great trekking and camping spot. For the most dramatic look, visit the waterfalls during sunset. A trip to Ethipothala Waterfalls is certainly a treat for nature lovers seeking a bracing change.
Near the Ethipothala Waterfalls, tourists can visit two impressive temples that are dedicated to Ranganadha Swami and Dattatreya Swami. You can take a glimpse of a few small caves besides the waterfalls.
The road condition is relatively good. There are regular buses from Guntur (about 112 km.), Vijayawada (181 km.) and Hyderabad (about 176 km.) to the waterfalls.
Macherla Railway Station (located about 15 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach the waterfalls. You can take a taxi or bus from the station to reach the place.
Hyderabad International Airport (located about 164 km.) is the nearest airport to reach the waterfalls. It takes about 3 hours to reach the falls.