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Kuntala waterfall dries, turns rock climbing site

DECCAN CHRONICLE | PILLALAMARRI SRINIVAS
Published Jan 20, 2016, 7:21 am IST
Updated Jan 20, 2016, 7:21 am IST
Kuntala waterfall has turned into a rock climbing site for visitors.
A view of the Kuntala waterfalls and tourists enjoying the waters.
 A view of the Kuntala waterfalls and tourists enjoying the waters.

Adilabad: The famous Kuntala waterfall has turned into a rock climbing site for visitors as the waterfall has dried up. People visiting Kuntala are climbing the rock easily without any rope. Water flows into Kuntala waterfall mainly from the Kupti  rivulet in Neredigonda mandal. Apart from taking a cool dip in the waters, the watefall, when it is flowing, is a good place to take pictures.

Birkurwar Venkatesh of Adilabad town, who visited the Kuntala waterfall along with relatives two days ago, said, they climbed up the waterfall as it has gone dry and pose no danger to visitors. He said most visitors are not taking the steps and climbing down  the waterfall from the top and taking photographs wherever they want on the rocky area. Security persons posted at the waterfall, following several instances of tourists drowning, are also not imposing any restrictions on the movements of visitors.

 

Tourists expressed fears that if this was the situation of Kuntala waterfall going dry for four months in the summer, the situation  will become worse if the proposed lift irrigation is constructed on the Kupti  rivulet by the state government. R. Srinivas of Kumari of Neredigonda mandal said, the flow into Kuntala had started decreasing in September as water flow had come down from Boath and Bajarhatnoor irrigation projects.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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