Muthyam / Mutyala Dhara Waterfalls

Muthyam Dhara or Muthyala Dhara Waterfalls is located near Veerabhadravaram village of Venkatapuram Mandal, Mulugu District in Telangana State, India.

The roaring water sound is pleasant to hear as the cascading falls, flow with a heavy gush, milky white texture. The water here come from Kadam river, which is a tributary of river Godavari. These falls are attractive as they reside themselves in the arms of dense forest, with lush green atmosphere and the drizzling water pecking on your cheeks which automatically brings a smile on your face.

Although the lack of basic facilities at the site makes it unfavorable for trekking, tourists and nature enthusiasts flock to the area, as they can take around 10 kilometer walk from Veerabadravaram village, among nature to reach the waterfall.

Veerabhadram which is the base village for falls is 5kms past venkatapuram. Once you reach the village ask locals , they will show you the trekking path. You can hire the guide from village if you want . In the starting of the trail there is some parking space for vehicles also.

As per local traditions, it is believed that bathing in the waterfall can be therapeutic as the water mixes with rare medicinal herbs on its journey.

The local residents of Tippaiguda, Mutharam and Seetarampur call this group of 5 waterfalls as Gaddalasari Waterfalls. 
  1. Kothikuntla Alapaka Crescent Waterfalls  
  2. Jin Thogu or Gaddalasari Waterfalls 
  3. Tadapala Vagu
  4. Chalamala Vagu 
  5. Ingel Thogu
Muthyam Dhara and Gaddalasari are 2 different waterfalls. Gaddalasari is approachable from Alubaka and Mutyala Dhara OR Muthyam Dhara is approachable from Veerabhadravaram. 

As per Indaram Nageshwar Rao, a passionate explorer of Telangana’s waterfalls, Kothikuntla Alapaka Crescent Waterfalls has a huge plunge of 298 m or 977 feet giving a magnificent view with a patch of lush green environment and rocky background,” which makes it highest waterfall in Telangana.

Gaddalasari Waterfalls is Telangana's 2nd highest waterfalls around 700 feet at Gaddalasari according to Dr Dyavanapalli Satyanarayana, an explorer. This waterfall is actually known as Jin Thogu Waterfall. One has to trek 12-8.7 mi from Alubaka to reach the waterfall. 1.9 mi to reach the village either Tippaiguda, Mutharam or Seetarampur. 5.0 mi of dense forest trek and Final 1 - 1.9 mi to reach thewaterfall crossing streams and boulders.

Kothikuntla Alapaka Crescent Waterfalls and Gaddalasari Waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in India after Nohkalikai falls (1,100 feet in Meghalaya) and Jog falls (Karnataka, 830 feet). 

Best time to visit waterfalls is during the Monsoon season from July - September.

Other Waterfalls near Muthyala Dhara

  1. Bavansari Waterfalls
  2. Bogatha Waterfalls (30 km away)
  3. Kongala Waterfalls (24 km away)
  4. Ontimamidi Loddhi Waterfalls
  5. Tappala Loddhi Waterfalls
  6. Gaddelasari Waterfalls
  7. Zin-Thogu-Zin Waterfalls
  8. Aten Thogu Waterfalls
  9. Kothikuntla Alapaka Crescent Waterfalls
  10. Seethamma Dhara Waterfalls

Places of interest:
  1. Eturunagaram Wildlife Sanctuary ( 40km away)
  2. Laknavaram Lake ( 90 km)
  3. Bhadrachalam ( 90 km)

If you are starting from Hyderabad, you can visit Heritage city Warangal and Ramappa temple.
If you are starting from Vijayawada, you can visit Bhadrachalam temple and stay at Godavari River Islands.


Before 6Kms from Bogatha Waterfalls you will find a Right turn to Venkatapuram Village
From Highway to Venkatapuram village, it is around 20Kms and from their drive Exactly 5Kms. 
You will find one small village, can ask any local people about the waterfalls Mutyala Jalapatham or mutyam dhara or Veerabadhram Waterfalls. 
For simple route from highway take road to venkatapuram village, go straight till 25.3Kms and you will find small sign board of waterfalls on your left.(Can confirm from local people)  

Road condition is very good till Venkatapuram village.

Places to Stay
Laknavaram Lake – 4 Cottages & Couple of rooms available, we have to do advance booking.
Tadvai Forest Camp : 6 Cottages available, We have to do advance booking. 
If you are not able to book any cottages or rooms in the above mention place, then you will find one lodge in Mulugu Town(Warangal) AC & non AC.

From Mulugu – Laknavaram Lake is 20kms approximately 

From Laknawaram Lake - Tadvai Huts is 30Kms approximately

Jul 27, 2023 - Telangana Floods
A group of 80 tourists visiting the picturesque Mutyaladhara waterfalls in Mulugu district found themselves in a perilous situation when the stream they had crossed earlier suddenly overflowed, leaving them stranded on their way back. The tourists were unable to cross the rapidly rising river and were forced to seek shelter in the nearby forest and were rescued by NDRF Team in the wee hours of Jul 27, 2023, Thursday. 

An alert was sounded to the authorities after which superintendent of police (SP) Gaush Alam sought the assistance of the district disaster response force (DRF), the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and local police.

A team of 50 personnel from the DRF, NDRF, and the police were pressed into the rescue operations.
Officials tracked the location of the tourists through their mobile signals, ensuring an accurate and efficient rescue operation.

“No one was injured in the incident. However, one person did require medical attention. The rescued tourists were provided with food and medical assistance,” the SP said.


  1. Please correct this: The water falls from a height of around 70 feet
    Its more than 700 feet!!


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