Talakona waterfall is in Sri Venkateswara National Park, Chittoor District. With a 270 feet (82 m)-fall, Talakona is the highest waterfall in the Andhra pradesh state. Talakona is also known for the Lord Siddeswara Swamy Temple, which is located close to the waterfall.
It is a resort well endowed with waterfalls, dense forests and wildlife. Mostly famous for its waterfalls, Talakona has the most wholesome and serene atmosphere. This area was declared as biosphere reserve during 1989-90 due to the presence of rich variety of flora and fauna. The Talakona forests host certain rare and endangered species of animals like Slender Loris, Indian Giant Squirrel, Mouse Deer, Golden Gecko, Panther, Porcupine, Chital and Sambar. Endemic species like Red Sander, Cycas beddomeii and Enteda like giant plants are also found in this region. The forest is mostly covered with sandalwood trees with some valuable medicinal plants.
There is a 240 meter long canopy rope walk, about 35 to 40 feet height, giving a thrilling experience to the visitors while walking. There are mighty trees around with birds and monkeys accompanying during the canopy walk. There are number of trek routes in different categories giving an option to choose a route that fits best.There is a Siva temple which is flooded with devotees during Shivarathri festival. There are also deep caves scattered over the mountains where it is believed that sages meditate eternally.
Talakona is located in NERABAILU Village in Yerravaripalem Mandal of Chittoor District. It is located 36 kilometres from Piler,49 kilometres from tirupati, 220 kilometres from Chennai, and 105 kilometres from Chittoor and 250 kilometres from Bangalore.
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