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Talakona is located in Nerabailu village in Yerravaripalem Mandal of Chittoor District.[2] It is located 49 kilometres (30 mi) from Pileru, 58 kilometres (36 mi) from Tirupathi, 220 kilometres (140 mi) from Chennai, and 105 kilometres (65 mi) from Chittoor and 250 kilometres (160 mi) from Bangalore. Talakona is a resort with waterfalls, dense forests and wildlife. The area was declared a biosphere reserve in 1989 due to the presence of rich variety of flora and fauna.


The Talakona is pristine environment located in the Sri Venkateswara National Park, Chittoor District of Andhra pradesh; a remarkably well-protected habitat, this area is inhabited by rare medicinal and herbal plants that you might-not find anywhere else. This region is also known for its scenic waterfall, which fills one's heart with joy.

Talakona means in Telugu language, Tala means head and Kona means Hill, which got its name as it is starting point of the Tirumala forest range, which is why it is called head of Seshachalam Hills.

It is also known for the Lord Siddheswara Swamy Temple, which is located in the forest. There will be a tremendous gathering at the time of Mahasiva Ratri and MaruPongallu – which will occur after 7 days of Mahasiva Ratri- People will stay whole night praying Lord Shiva at Talakona. The celebrations will continue to happen for 10 days prior and post to Mahasivaratri. People from not only Seemandhra, from Telangana, Tamilandu and Karnataka will gather here for a picnic. Plastic is completely banned here to preserve the forest environment.

This is also considered as one of the important trucking spots. This place consists of many waterfalls, caves and natural habitat, making it very interesting to visit. Two major waterfalls namely are EgavaJhari (Upper water fall) and DigavaJhari (Lower water fall), where you need to walk in the forest to reach into these places


Talakona, Nerabailu village

Temple Timings

6:00 AM to 7:30 PM
How to Reach

Distance: 60 kms from Tirupati RTC Bus stand

Lord Shiva Temple,
Nerabailu Village,
Yerravari Palem Mandal,
Chittoor (Dst.),
Andhra Pradesh