Talakona: What's special about the spot that served as a location for Vijay-starrer 'Leo'?

Vijay shot some fight scenes for 'Leo' in Talakona, which is known for its 270 ft waterfalls, deep forests and rich wildlife. Photo: Leo song screengrab/Shutterstock/V Dilip Kumar Reddy

At a time with Vijay-starrer Leo is winning over the audience with everything from story to style, the locations at which the movie was shot are also enjoying tremendous attention. While a lot of its portions were shot in Kashmir, Talakona, a picturesque spot in Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati district, where a handful of its sequences were shot, is also much discussed. For the uninitiated, Vijay shot some fight scenes of the hit film in Talakona, which is known for its 270 ft waterfalls (the tallest in Andhra Pradesh and situated in Sri Venkateswara National Park), deep forests and rich wildlife. The actor's visit to the place for the shoot had also made headlines a few months ago, as his fans gave him a hearty welcome and its video went viral. Head to Talakona if you want to enjoy the 'Leo' locations for real, but what else do you get to see there?

An adventurous trekking route
The Talakona hills, which are part of the Eastern Ghats, are the haven of trekkers who seek adventure. There is a treacherous route to the top of the hill, where the waterfall originates carrying water rich in the numerous herbs of the area. Deep caves, a beautiful stream, multiple forest paths to reach the top of the hill, an ancient Siva temple that sees many visitors during Navaratri... the area is filled with all things a tourist will love. The forest around the waterfall is also classified as an ecotourism spot.

How to reach Talakona?
If you are taking a bus, APSRTC runs buses from Tirupati bus station to Talakona. The nearest railway station and airport are also in Tirupati.

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