Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:08 am
At a distance of 16 km from Nagalapuram city, 44 km from Puttur, 87 km from Chennai, 78 km from Tirupati, 107 km from Chittoor, 130 km from Vellore, 120 km from Kanipakam & 288 km from Bangalore, Nagalapuram is a small historic city positioned within the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. Nagalapuram is legendary for 2 issues, one is Sri Vedanarayana Swamy Temple and the opposite one is Nagalapuram falls trekking (also called Saddhi Koodu Madugu). This is without doubt one of the in style websites for trekking close to Chennai and likewise amongst superb weekend getaways around Chennai for a two-day journey.
Sri Vedanarayana temple is a grand shrine devoted to Lord Vishnu and is claimed to have been constructed by Krishna Devaraya of the Vijayanagar Empire in remembrance of his mom Nagala Devi, after whom the city is called. The temple displays the Vijayanagara architectural and the principle deity idol is dealing with the west. The sanctum sanctorum has Vedanarayana Swamy along with his consort’s Sridevi and Bhoodevi on both facets. Lord Vishnu is in Matsya Avatar, the primary among the many Dasavatar, who saved the 4 Vedas from Somakudu and returned to Brahma.
The big temple complicated contains of a grand entrance, tall gopura, broad corridors and exquisite central shrine with glorious carvings. The particular function of this temple is a pageant referred to as Surya Puja, celebrated yearly for three days throughout the month of March. The temple structure is finished in such a means that in these three days, the solar rays fall on the principle deity toes, navel and forehead. The incident is perceived as Lord Surya arriving to worship Lord Vishnu by touching his toes. This temple is managed by the TTD.
Nagalapuram Falls is a pristine magnificence which gives beautiful one-day trek from Chennai with a stupendous view of the waterfalls. Thrown in with some steep climbs for knowledgeable trekkers together with simple climbs routes for starters, pure wilderness makes it an ideal mix for a final expertise.
The 12 km lengthy trekking (two means) is normally a full day exercise whereas some individuals camp at the evening. A method trek to the waterfall normally takes about 2 to 2.5 hours via rocky terrain and slippery path. Thick vegetation alongside the trail gives pure shade which might be in any other case troublesome to trek throughout scorching sunny days. There are a number of water ponds mid approach to the falls that are good spots for a brief break. The primary waterfall has a giant pool on the backside with crystal clear water. The middle of the pool is believed to be about 40 toes deep and it is suggested to be very cautious whereas swimming.
The trekking begins from Kone Dam (6 km from the falls) which is about 2 km from a village referred to as Kadivedu, 72 km from Tirupati & 10 km from Nagalapuram city.