Talakona Waterfalls is situated at about 49 km from Tirupati and is regarded as the main entrance to the Tirumala Hills. The water drops from the height of approximately 270 ft, which makes it the highest waterfall in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Sri Venkateswara National Park, which lies in the Chittoor District. Local inhabitants believe that the water of Talakona Waterfalls possesses some medicinal values
Situated next to this waterfall is a small temple, which is dedicated to Lord Siddeshwara Swamy. This temple is usually crowded during the Shivarathri festival, which is a very popular event in this region. The ideal season to see the waterfalls is between November and January, when the climatic conditions are favourable.
Devotees, after seeking the blessings of Lord Venkateswara at Tirupati Balaji Temple, visit Talakona waterfalls; it's refreshing beauty rejuvenates everyone. Those who like adventure can also trek to the waterfall as there are many trek routes to the waterfall. Trekkers can also come across many caves, which are located in and around mountains. It is believed that saints used to meditate in these caves. The trekking route is from the Lord Siddeswara Swamy Temple, which is located quite close to the waterfall. Built in 1811 AD, by a devotee Appa Swamy, it is often visited by pilgrims. The trek from the temple to the Talakona waterfall can be covered in 30 minutes through the forests; the distance is of about 2 km.