Forest Tourism

Talakona Waterfall, Yerravaripalem


The Talakona waterfall is in Sri Venkateswara National Park, Tirupati District of Andhra pradesh in India. With a 270 feet-fall, Talakona is the highest waterfall in the Andhra pradesh state. Talakona is also known for the Lord Siddheswara Swamy Temple, which is located close to the waterfall.





                                                                                                                 Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Tirupati


Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park is a zoo in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. It is reputed to be the second largest zoo in the Asian continent. Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park is spread over 2212 hectares. [Area of 5500 acres] It is the second largest zoo in Asia where you can see 30 lions up close.It has 349 species of birds, 138 species of reptiles and 168 species of mammals. The rare blunt-tailed macaque house is very popular. Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park was started on 29 September 1987 and is one of the three zoological parks managed by the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department. Website link:



Sadasiva Kona, Puttur

sadaThe Sadasiva Kona is famous for its waterfalls and it is a religious location as well as a nature spot situated remotely on the Puttur-Tirupati route. The place is densely populated with thick trees and vegetation with snobbish hillocks and mountain heads covering around giving a panoramic view of waterfall. The temple of Lord Sadasiva (an incarnation of Lord Shiva) along with his wife Goddess Kamakshi is situated near the waterfalls and the major festivals celebrated here are Maha Shivaratri, Vaikunta Ekadasi and all Mondays during the Karthika Masam. During these days devotees in a large number visit the temple from several parts of the state and Tamil Nadu state as well. The king of Karvetinagaram who patronized and worshipped Lord Sadasiva and Goddess Kamakshi constructed the temple. On the other hand, Ammavari Kona and Ayyavari Kona waterfalls also are located near this place and water from all these valleys flow along and consolidate at a point as a Pushkarini (a sacred pond) which is also believed to have miraculous powers that can cure the devotees from all their sins and diseases.