Picnic By This Waterfall Less Than An Hour From Chennai!

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Looking for a picnic spot? Wondering where to go for your next weekend getaway? Head to Tada Falls, located in Chittoor District. Sounds far, but it’s just an hour away from city limits and is on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Adventure lovers, you can park your vehicles and trek up 20 km, where you will get an incredible view of the city. This is a great way to combine fitness and fun, so get your gang together and go! If you pack sandwiches, you can put out a blanket and make it a picnic. As you trek, you will see areas divided into base camps - this is good for direction. There are a few streams to soak your feet in, and there’s a Shiva temple to explore too. There’s also a bigger pool where you can swim.

You can get to Tada Falls via buses (starting from Koyambedu) and trains (heading to Sullurpeta from Chennai Central), but if you want to make it a road trip, fire up your car and drive via Redhills on NH-5, and you will find Tada town located approximately 60 km away. The best time to visit is before March and after July. Escape to Tada Falls this weekend and trek up for a great view and swim. 

Disclaimer: Do check the weather conditions before planning a trip. Wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times. If you're planning to opt for public transport, do check for the latest availability as travel regulations are subject to change. 


Make sure you go in a group as it could be unsafe otherwise. Also, keep an eye on your wallet and belongings. As you trek up, some rocks may be sharp or slippery, so make sure your shoes are dry and have a good grip to help you walk. 

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