Situated in the district of Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, the Kaigal fall makes for a blissful tourist destination. It is nestled amidst the Koundinya Wildlife sanctuary. The Kaigal waterfall derives its name from the village Kaigal, that surrounds it. It is locally known as Dumukurallu waterfalls ( a telugu word used for a sound resembling the sound of falling stones from above). The Kaigal falls is a perennial waterfall. Its surroundings are untouched and unspoilt, with a variety of flora and fauna. The site of Kaigal waterfalls is absolutely stunning. The waterfall is subdivided into three cascading falls and water falls from a height of approximately 40 ft. There are several small pools that are formed by the water at the bottom. The Kaigal waterfall is enveloped by lush greenery. It is an absolutely exotic natural landscape.if you are an adventure seeking person or a nature lover, this is a perfect go-to destination for you. It is one of those places where you can relish and admire nature’s gifts.
Things to Do
You can enjoy a number of activities here. You can capture beautiful sights, if nature and wildlife photography interests you. Swimming and picnicking are two other activities that are filled with fun, at Kaigal falls.
Places to See
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 the month of 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.
There is a shivalinga installed near the falls. It is visited by the locals on special occasions like Shivaratri. The waterfall splits into three singular falls, one of which flows over this shivalinga. It is an absolutely beautiful site to view water cascading over the Shivling.
The Kaigal falls is absolutely stunning. Added to that, there is no entry or parking fee here. It is one of those locations, which remains beautiful and worth visiting, irrespective of the season. The surroundings of the Kaigal falls, makes it an interesting tourist place. Placed in undisturbed surroundings, Kaigal waterfall attracts a large number of tourists. And by any means, a trip to a waterfall, is a serenading and a soothing experience, without even a thought. It is like a breather from our fast paced daily lives. It is one of the places that are totally worth visiting.