Ethipothala Waterfalls is one of the best places to visit and to revive the body and mind and henceforth, I arranged a visit to this spot. Despite the fact that it was 328 kilometers far from Vishakhapatnam, My adoration for nature pulled me towards this spot.
Being a budget traveler, I took a bus to the spot and after a long journey I reached the Nagarjuna Dam. I spent some time exploring the dam and visiting the Hydro Electric Project. The entire zone is covered by trees and the area around the falls was surrounded by lagoon.
The fall is located around 11 km far from the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and is a spot to enjoy very near to nature. This magnificent and enchanting Ethipothala Waterfalls falls from height of 22 meters from the top. This is the union of 3 rivers called Tummala Vagu, Chandravanka Vagu and Nakkala Vagu.
I reached the falls around early afternoon. It was a fabulous sight to see the water moving down to the foothills. The lagoons around the falls were changed over into a crocodile reserve by the department of forest. . So there are a lot of crocodiles in the tidal pond. I was delighted to see in a few crocodiles and reptiles living in their common environment.
This place is a home to fabulous temples and caves. It was for sure a wonderful view of the falls in night light. The whole area is lighted with the bright lights which were fixed close to the falls. The distinctive shades of lights offered added magnificence to the falls.
I spent time until night and came back to the Dam. I took lodging close to the Nagarjuna Sagar to appreciate the night there and dozed late. There are a lot of spots to visit at Guntur such as the temples close to the falls Ranganatha and Dattatreyaswamy sanctuaries. Next morning I went to visit the temples and caves. It was a spectacular experience to cherish in.