If you are planning to visit Bogatha waterfall, also known as Telangana’s Niagara, this is the right time to visit the tourist place as the stream has started receiving copious water from the upper catchment areas.

Bogatha Waterfalls is one of the famous tourist sites in Jayashankar (Bhupalpally) District, it is situated near Chikupally Village in Wajedu Mandal. This beautiful waterfall is located in the dense forest which is 30 meters tall with a span of upto 200 meters across, dependent on the season, the water is collected into a large pool at the bottom of the falls. Swimming in the pool is a favorite activity.

The Bogatha waterfall, the Niagara of Telangana state, is once again active after the Cheekupalle stream received flood water due to heavy rains in neighbouring states.

Located about 130 km from Warangal and 280 km from Hyderabad, the place is an abode for nature lovers. Water cascades from a height of about 50 metres into a huge pool encircled with rocks on three sides.

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The Bogatha waterfall, the Niagara of Telangana state, is once again active after the Cheekupalle stream received flood water due to heavy rains in neighbouring states.

Located about 130 km from Warangal and 280 km from Hyderabad, the place is an abode for nature lovers. Water cascades from a height of about 50 metres into a huge pool encircled with rocks on three sides.

The route leading up to the waterfall is a joy. Visitors pass through the Eturnagaram wildlife sanctuary with its trees on either side of National Highway 163.

The Mulugu district forest department has introduced several adventure activities at the waterfall to add to the experience of the tourists.

District forest officer S.V. Pradeep Kumar Shetty said a zip line and a bike zip line would be the latest attractions. “Apart from these, there is trekking, jungle safari, butterfly garden, Burma bridge, children play area,” he said.

Mr Shetty requested tourists not to consume alcohol in the premises nor venture into restricted areas to avoid any untoward incidents.

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Eco-tourism coordinator K. Suman said enthusiasts have a choice of trekking and jungle safari. A newly laid route starting from the entrance would take the trekkers to the top of the waterfall which is about 2.5 km away.

“Tourists who would like to stay overnight can rent rooms at Tadvai, Laknavaram Lake and Ramappa temple. At Tadvai one can stay in well equipped cottages and take part in adventure activities like trekking and cycling. Tourists can call 073826 19363 for more details,” he said. All these spots are in close proximity to the waterfall and can be covered during a weekend trip.

The area surrounding Bogatha waterfall is also a fantastic place for bird watching. There is a temple dedicated to Sri. Bhogadri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy adjacent to Bogatha Waterfalls. The upper part of the waterfalls can be reached from the temple.

In order to reach the falls 23kms from Eturnagaram,110 Kms from Jayashankar (Bhupalpally) headquarters, 123kms from Warangal, 243 kms from Khammam, 123 kms from Bhadrachalam and 280 kms from capital Hyderabad.

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Though the water flows throughout the year, the stream generally receives heavy inflows during the monsoon and offers a breathtaking view. Eco-tourism district coordinator Kalyanapu Suman said that they had taken several steps for the benefit of the tourists visiting the Bogatha waterfall. “The new amenities include zip line, zip cycle, Burma bridge, children play area, commando tower, net climbing, two safari vehicles, restaurant and five battery vehicle,” he added.

Last year, the fall started receiving heavy inflows since June 14 itself. Located about 160 km away from Warangal city and 300 km from Hyderabad on National Highway 163 (Hyderabad – Bhopalpatnam) near Koyaveerapuram village in Wazeedu mandal in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, the Bogatha waterfall has been witnessing a steady rise in tourist footfall ever since a high-level bridge across Godavari river near Eturunagaram was thrown open three years ago. #KhabarLive

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