Kuntala Waterfall, set amidst the Sahayadri mountain range in Andhra Pradesh, presents a wonderful vista with its gushing waters. Identified as the highest waterfalls of the state, the cascade attracts visitors from far and wide. At a distance of about 40 kms from Adilabad city, the fall is to be found near Neredikonda Village in Adilabad district. Kuntala Waterfalls appear as a pleasant surprise, accessible through the twirling roads passing from dense forests.
As per the legends, Kuntala Waterfalls were named after the
mythological figure Shakuntala, who was the beloved of King Dushyanta.
It is said that both of them fell in love with each other amidst the
spectacular beauty of the region. Perhaps Shakuntala used to bathe in
the waters of the cascade. Through the dense forests, River Kadam flows
and tumbles gushing at Kuntala from the height of 45 meters, creating
the astounding waterfall.
One must experience the spectacle of water splashing down and turning
into whirls. Owing to this powerful surge, you can feel the air in the
region crammed with mist of the darting waters. The cool breeze, with
the whiff of flora around, makes the whole atmosphere simply wonderful.
In the monsoons, the splendor of the cascade becomes all the more
beguiling, since the river comes down with heavy waters.
It appears as if God himself likes this place as much as people do. A
temple dedicated to Someshwara Swami is located in the vicinity, where
people come to pay their homage to the Lord. You can reach this temple
by going through a passage made by a slit in the hill. Festival of 'Maha
Shivratri' attracts plenty of devotees to this temple. To put
succinctly, Kuntala Waterfalls definitely deserves a visit on your trip