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Regarded as one of the most scenic waterfalls in Telangana, the Kunthala Waterfalls is situated in amid of gorgeous Sahyadri Mountain Range. Kuntala waterfall is the highest waterfall in the state that plunges 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 waterfall is 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 Kuntala Falls. 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.