• Nitika Mehra

Tada Waterfall | Travel Amidst Thick Forest & Rocky Formations With A Pool

Updated: May 12

Tada or Ubbalamudugu Fall is a crystal clear waterfalls falling from a height of 100-odd meters making it a glorious sight and can be one of the last minute vacations or summer vacation trip. The falls are located within the Kambakam hills and are a popular destination for trekking, climbing and picnicking. The terrain that surrounds the falls includes rocky hill formations and lush forests interspersed with a number of streams. Visitors encounter the first tier of the falls which is a beautiful place amidst thick forest and rocky formations with a pool of water. The second tier of the falls is more beautiful and one travel amidst serene location, but it demands tough trek through steep boulders.



Tada Falls is located near Oneness Temple and Sricity in the Chittoor district of India. Coming under the Buchinaidu kandrigaand Varadaiahpalem mandals the falls are located 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Chennai and 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Srikalahasti. The falls are located in a forest called the Siddulaiah Kona. The relation to Lord Shiva ensures that the festival of Maha Shivaratri is a common time for people to visit.


It is becoming famous among residents from Chennai for trekking. Total trek is almost of 10 km through rough patches and rocky terrains. Novice hikers can trek along a 3 Km long trail one way that snakes along a clear stream of water. Mid-level trekkers can go further up, climbing the boulders to reach the base of the falls. Though the trail can be a little exhausting, there are multiple water pools along the trail and the area has good green cover making it a pleasant hike.


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