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Kaigal Falls, Chittoor Overview

Situated in the district of Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, the Kaigal fall is nestled amidst the Koundinya Wildlife sanctuary. The Kaigal waterfall derives its name from the village Kaigal, that surrounds it. Locally known as Dumukurallu waterfalls ( a Telugu word used for a sound resembling the sound of falling stones from above), Kaigal falls are perennial. The waterfall is subdivided into three cascading falls and water falls from a height of approximately 40 ft. The water forms several small pools at the bottom.

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Best Time To Visit Kaigal Falls

The most suitable time to visit these waterfalls, is from June to October. The kaigal falls, are most beautiful during the monsoon season.

Tips For Visiting Kaigal Falls

1. Carry eatables and water, as there are no shops nearby.
2. Surface at the falls is slippery, hence be cautious.

Places to Visit

1. Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary

Koundinya wildlife sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary plus elephant reserve. It houses exotic Asian elephants. There are around 78 elephants here, at present. There is an abundance of flora and fauna at the Koundinya Wildlife sanctuary. Acacia and bamboo are the two common plants that you will see here. You can also spot several species of birds here. The sanctuary is a popular attraction around April. There is a beautiful forest guest house; you can stay here and enjoy nature at its best. The Koundinya Wildlife sanctuary is around 52 kms away from the Kaigal falls. It will take you about an hour or so to reach the sanctuary from Kaigal. High hills and deep valleys surround this immensely beautiful wildlife sanctuary.

2. Shivalinga

There is a shivalinga installed near the falls. The locals visit it on special occasions like Shivaratri. The waterfall splits into three singular falls, one of which flows over this shivalinga. It is a beautiful site to view water cascading over the Shivling.

How To Reach Kaigal Falls

Kaigal falls is approximately at a distance of 100 kms from Bangalore. You can easily reach Bangalore as it is well connected to all the major cities of the country. The village of Kaigal falls on the Kuppam- Palamaner highway. From Bangalore travel towards Kolar highway, and from Mulbagal take a right for kaigal village. A little further than Kuppam village, falls the village of Kaigal. You will have to travel for approximately 2.5 kms from here to the exact waterfall site. There is a parking at the Kaigal waterfalls. And the waterfall is 1 km from the parking spot, which is to be covered on foot. People also take bike rides from Bangalore to Kaigal, but it is easier and more comfortable to hire a cab or a taxi for the journey. It is a 2-3 hour drive from Bangalore to Kaigal.

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