Beauty of the Ethipothala WaterFalls

Beauty of the Ethipothala WaterFalls

Ethipothala Waterfalls :


The story behind this falls states that yathis and rishis have done tough prayers in this place and so this place got its name as etitaposthal, which means the place in which thapam, a form of meditation was done by yathis. In Sanskrit, the term ‘iti’ gives the meaning of tapas, which means personal discipline or endeavour, which is done to achieve a goal. Yathi is a term that denotes the meaning of an individual, who works hard to achieve a particular purpose and this term is synonymous to the spiritual person called yogi or monk.


A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river. Waterfalls also occur where meltwater drops over the edge of a tabular iceberg or ice shelf.


Ethipothala Falls. Ethipothala Falls is a 70 feet (21 m) high river cascade, situated in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India. ... Water from the Nagarjuna Sagar right bank canal is released in to the above streams to keep the waterfall alive and flowing throughout the year for tourism purposes.


Ethipothala Waterfalls is a famous place of interest and is visited by people on a daily basis. Excluding the summer months, the rest of the year is perfect for spending a great time at Ethipothala Waterfalls.


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Attractions of Ethipothala:


There are a few attractions near the waterfalls which are thronged by tourists

  • Crocodile breeding centre near the waterfalls where one can observe the reptiles in their natural habitat.
  • Two temples dedicated to Ranaganatha Swami and Dattatreya Swami are under the foot of the waterfalls. One has to descend a few steps from the falls to visit these two temples.
  • There are small caves near this waterfall which tourists believe go all the way to Srisailam which is the abode of Sri MallikaArjuna (a jyotirlinga of lord Shiva).
  • NagarjunaSagar Dam, world’s largest masonry dam.
  • Srisailam wildlife reserve, one of the largest tiger reserves in India.


Activities :


Trekking, picnic, bathing in the streams near the waterfalls, and watching the waterfall being illuminated by different lights in the evening, kayaking in the nearby river are some of the activities enjoyed by the tourists who visit here.


Ethipotrhala Waterfalls Timings :


Days Time
Monday - Sunday 6:30 AM - 9:00PM



Fare Details About Ethipothala :


Visitors Fare
Adults Rs. 20/-
Childs Rs. 15/-


How to Reach Ethipothala WaterFalls :


By Air : The nearest airport to reach Ethipothala waterfalls is Hyderabad. From Hyderabad, buses or taxis to Nagarjunasagar and from there private cars to ‘Ethipothala’ or from Hyderabad to Ethipothala directly.


By Rail : one has to board a local train to Macherla from Hyderabad, which is about 29 kms from Nagarjunasagar. From there local taxis, cars or other modes of transport can be available to reach Ethipothala.


By road : The nearest roadway is from Macherla, from where taking state highway no.1, for 8 kms and then taking a left turn and drive for 3 kms to reach the waterfalls.


Ethipothala Address :


Guntur District, Thallapalle,

Andhra Pradesh, 522426 .


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