Regarded as one of the most scenic waterfalls in Telangana, the Kuntala Waterfalls is situated in located amid gorgeous views of Sahyadri Mountain Range. Situated in the Neradigonda mandal of Adilabad district, Kuntala falls is the highest waterfall in the state that plunge from a height of 150 feet. The waterfall originates from the Kadam river which is known for its picturesque forests.
As per the legend, the waterfalls are named after Shakuntala, who was believed to have fallen in love with king Dushyanta, at the very site. Also, it is said that Shakuntala used to take bath in this falls. Located in the proximity to the spot is a Someshwara Swami Temple which attracts devotees in a large number especially during Mahashivratri. Since Gond tribes mostly live here, the waterfall’s name is derived from the world ‘Kunta’ which means pond in both Gondi and Tamil. The word ‘Kuntalu’ stands for multiple ponds, and this waterfall is created by the confluence of several ponds which drains from the river.
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