Nagalapuram Waterfalls Front View of the Nagalapuram Temple Spectacular View of Nagalapuram Waterfalls

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Timings : Open 24 Hours

Time Required : 1 - 2 Days

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Best Time to Visit : October - March

Biking Options : Available

Nagalapuram, Tirupati Overview

Hidden like a jewel behind the lush green forests of Andhra Pradesh lies a serene and tranquil place named Nagalapuram. Also known as Nagala Hills, it is famous for the various adventurous activities proffered in this scenic village. Nagalpuram is also known for housing the Nagalpuram Falls. A group of 3 waterfalls, it offers a great trekking opportunity and a stunning panoramic view.

Surrounded by majestic hills and gurgling waterfalls, the serene Nagalapuram and Nagalpuram Falls is mostly visited by tourists from Chennai due to close proximity.

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Trekking in Nagalapuram

The trek to the waterfalls starts from the Arai Village the journey starts from the Nagala Dam. The dam welcomes the trekkers with a serene view and shows the way towards the waterfalls. The trek starts off on the simple plain ground until the water stream.

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The water stream is where the difficulty level elevates considerably and trekkers need to concentrate on every step there onwards. The nature of water as we know it is beautiful but also harsh at the same time. The intermittent positioning of the Waterfalls and their pools are of great help to the trekkers and especially when the sun is right above the head. After sweating throughout the path, the sight of a cold water pool gives a joy uncomparable. Throwing the backpack down and getting rid of the shoes while running towards the pool and then taking off in the air to hit a perfect dive is not something that can be experienced often.

Camping & Precautions

It is generally not recommended to camp in Nagalapuram, but some experienced trekkers do camp beside the trails after clearing out the camping grounds at their own risk. The region has been seeing some eve-teasing cases recently hence if females are recommended to be accompanied by guys just in case.

The trekkers visiting the trail are supposed to be registering themselves in the Nagalapuram Police station before entering the village and precautions must be taken during the trek.

Flora and Fauna

Nagalapuram is a part of the Eastern Ghats, which means that the place is bound to be home to a plethora of flora and fauna. Trees with colourful blooming can be spotted and if you are lucky enough you will get a glimpse of chirping birds perched on the tree's branches. Flora and FaunaAnimals like deer, bears, monkeys, rabbits and porcupines can be seen. The dense forest is filled with snakes and lizards, so be careful. The water bodies have a colourful life of itself which sustains a number of small fishes.

Etymology

Nagalapuram was built by King Krishna Deva Raya, the magnanimous ruler of the Vijayanagar empire. He named the place 'Nagalapuram' in the loving memory of his mother, Nagamamba.

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