Not all holiday spots are bang on when it comes to popularity. However, some places are quaint, and this old-world charm makes them irresistible if you are a free-spirited traveler.
Well, one such place happens to be just kilometers away from LB Nagar. Would you think there is a beautiful waterfall just 20km away from the city? Mostly the answer would be a no. But, of course, you will know the place if you are a local or a student at the nearby college.
The small but beautiful waterfall here is called Antharaganga falls, making for a quick weekend trekking option. The best part is that one does not have to prepare for a long time to take this little trek up a small hill to reach the waterfall. Instead, you can simply drive up to the bottom of the hill and take the trekking trip.
One has to head towards Vijayawada from LB Nagar on NH65, about 5km after crossing ORR Road. Then one gets to Abdullahpurmet, and about 1km after that, one comes across a petrol bunk. One can find a college arch right next to the bunk. Enter the arch and go straight ahead for another 2km to reach the bottom of the hill. However, if you are coming from the opposite direction, take the ORR and exit 11.
The trek is simple as the path is quite obvious, and the uphill trek is not too tedious. However, one has to take along good shoes that have a good grip as the rocks can get slippery in some places. After about 30 minutes, one can reach the small waterfall. However, one can really enjoy the experience after rains as the water gushes from the falls.
Also, expect to see some monkeys, peacocks, and reptiles on the way. And make sure that you don’t litter while there.