This place is located about 9 Kms away from Vatuvarlapalli village on the high way from Hyderabad to Srisailam. There is a direct bus facility from Achampet. Mallelatheertham is the natural water fall in Nallamala Forests. The water falls from a height of Approximately 500 feet and it is beautiful and attractive. All around highest mountains and thick forests adds to beauty of the nature. People believe that in the night Ghandarvas and Kinneras are arriving and singing songs here.
Your attention will be drawn by waterfall which is in the middle of dense forest, the fall is directly on small Shivling, and height of the waterfall is approximately 150 ft, one can find the flow of water through out the year, but in summer the flow is narrow. The water comes from a small stream via this place and flows through the dense jungle and then meets into Krishna River. Nallamala Forest is probably the largest stretch of undisturbed forest in south India. A large part of the forest is a part of the Srisailam Tiger Reserve, which has a viable tiger population.
It is said that many sages have performed penances here for Shiva; and Lord Shiva has himself appeared here to many of his devotees. It is also said that many tigers visit this place to drink water during summer.
The best flows are from the months of October to February. March through June is the dry season. The remaining months are rainy months, and it is very difficult to drive on the muddy road. The water comes from a small rivulet and from this area, it flows through the dense jungle and then meets the Krishna River
Air:Rajiv Gandhi International Airport serving the city of Hyderabad and located 233 km from Mallela theertham is the nearest International airport.
Rail: The nearest railway stations are Markapur (118 km), Vinukonda (158 km) and Kurnool (228 km) on the Guntur-Hubli section. The Nearest Major Railway Stations Like Narsaraopet,Kurnool And Nandyal.