No road, no tour to northern Telangana waterfalls

But TSTDC is unable to organise tour packages as the falls are inaccessible.

Published: 24th July 2016 12:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2016 12:15 AM   |  A+A-

  • Recent spell of rains, waterfalls in Adilabad, Nizamabad and other northern districts are brimming with water.
  • But TSTDC is unable to organise tour packages as the falls are inaccessible.
  • Officials are hesitant to get tourists to the unexplored falls in northern Telangana.

HYDERABAD: With recent spell of rains, most of the waterfalls in Adilabad, Nizamabad and other northern districts of the state are filling up quickly. However, the Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) is unable to organise tour packages to several waterfalls as they are inaccessible.  For example Kuntala waterfalls near Nirmal in Adilabad is the only waterfall on the list that TSTDC provides in its tour package to northern Telangana.

A senior official in the TSTDC told Express that despite authorities' willingness to take tourists to the unexplored waterfalls of northern Telangana such as Kanakai and Gayatri near Nirmal in Adilabad district, they are unable to carry out plans to include the waterfalls in their tourism circuit.

"Trekkers can go there but we cannot put the lives of tourists in danger and make them walk through forests to visit the waterfalls in northern Telangana," the official said. As the waterfalls are not developed as tourist hotspots, only a few enthusiasts visit them during weekend. "We went to Gayatri waterfall last week. Vehicles could go only upto Mokhram after which we had to walk for three hours to capture the beauty of the waterfall and its vicinity," said N Sairam, an MNC employee in Gachibowli.

Visitors to Sirnapally waterfalls in Nizamabad district felt dismayed as they could not stay there for long. "My family thought we could spend a night at Sirnapally, only to find that it was a small village without much facility to stay there. We were dismayed and after making way through the waterfall, we came back to Hyderabad. Staying in that beautiful village would have been exciting,"said T Mohan, a private sector employee from Miyapur.


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