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Rains bring to life Warangal’s famous waterfalls

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | PULI SHARAT KUMAR
Published Jul 11, 2022, 11:48 pm IST
Updated Jul 12, 2022, 9:56 am IST
The Bogatha Waterfall, also known as ‘Telangana Nayagara’, at Chikupally village of Wazedu mandal of Mulugu district, is a magnificent cascade surrounded by dense forest.  — DC Image
 The Bogatha Waterfall, also known as ‘Telangana Nayagara’, at Chikupally village of Wazedu mandal of Mulugu district, is a magnificent cascade surrounded by dense forest. — DC Image

Warangal: Heavy rainfall over the past few days revived several waterfalls, namely Bogatha, Seven Hills, Muthyala and Bhimunipadam, in Warangal, with nature lovers flocking to catch a glimpse of the natural spectacle.

The Bogatha Waterfall, also known as ‘Telangana Nayagara’, at Chikupally village of Wazedu mandal of Mulugu district, is a magnificent cascade surrounded by dense forest. A cool climate and lush greenery make it an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts, following the recent rains. It is visited by thousands of tourists every year, albeit being restricted to visitors at present due to rain risks.

The Seven Hills Waterfall, locally called ‘Edu Bavula’ Waterfall, at Miryalapeta in Bayyaram zone of Gangaram mandal in Mahbubabad district, is a sight to behold, as it is formed by seven wells — as suggested by the name — in a row located on mounds in dense forests. The zone is widely visited by trekkers, as the rough terrain provides a challenging experience.

The Muthyala Dhara Waterfall, located near Veerabadaravaram village of Venkatapuram mandal in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, is the country’s third-highest waterfall. Flowing from a height of 700 metres, the water is blown by strong winds, giving it an appearance of a long snake. With the water droplets falling like pearls, it is named Muthyala Dhara.

Although the lack of basic facilities at the site makes it unfavourable for trekking, tourists and nature enthusiasts flock to the area, as they can take a 10-kilometre walk among nature to reach the waterfall, due to the lack of proper roads.

The Bheemunipadam waterfall, meanwhile, is famous for its rainbows during sunrise and sunset. It also has a 10-kilometre-long cave that tourists can explore. The water falls from a height of around 70 feet, forming a 200-foot-deep pool in a semi-circular enclosure.

As per local traditions, it is believed that bathing in the waterfall can be therapeutic as the water mixes with rare medicinal herbs on its journey.

Currently, entry to the waterfall is suspended due to heavy rains over the past few days and alerts of more rains to come.

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Location: India, Telangana




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