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Tada is a town on the Chennai-Nellore highway, just over 65 km from Chennai, India and 80 km from Tirupathi. It is located in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and is about 1.5 km north of the Andhra Pradesh border.

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This place is the exact border of the Andhra Pradesh. Its nearest major railway station is Tada and Sullurpeta. NH-5 starts from Chennai to Kolkata, which passes through Tada. Pulicat lake lies east to Tada.

Tada is well connected to Chennai via local trains and mofussil buses that head to Chennai from Tirupathi and Nellore.

Trains from Chennai heading to Sullurpeta from Chennai Central pass via Tada. There is a train every two hours and the last train from Tada to Chennai leaves at 8:30 pm.

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Transport services are provided by APSRTC from the village Varadaiahpalem. SUVs or some vehicles with high ground clearance are best suited for the paved road. Small cars should be avoided.

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Tada forest map
  • The Tada Falls - Also known as Ubbalamadugu Falls, which is about 15 kilometers from the Tada railway station is a major attraction. Since there are not many trek-worthy spots near Chennai, Tada falls has become a popular trekking spot for adventure enthusiasts from Chennai. To reach the falls you had to take the road that goes west before the TADA town. And ask for the village Varadayyapalem. From here the falls would be nearly 5 kms. On the road from NH5 to Varadayyapalem is the Kalki Oneness Temple.

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Trekking in forest
Camp fire and Cooking
Swimming in 2 pool
Tada final pool

Tada is a relatively little known tourist destination. It is known for its waterfall (locally called as Ubbalamadugu Falls), hillocks and greenery. It is ideal for hiking, trekking and picnics.


Tada is at a walking distance from Sri City, a Planned Integrated Business City (Township) located 55 km North of Chennai on NH 5 along the border of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Tamil Nadu (TN) States of India. Much of Sricity area is in Chittoor District and a smaller area along the NH5 is in Nellore District of AP, adjacent to Tiruvallur District of TN. 25 top companies across the globe had already on board to set up shops at Sri City.

The Satish Dhawan Space Centre (aka SHAR), India’s Satellite/Rocket launching centre is located at Sriharikota, on the eastern side of the Pulicat Lake which separates Sri City and the Satellite launching station.

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With limited accommodation available nearby, the nearest place is Sullurpeta, which has very good AC and Non-AC lodges. For better hotels the best locations to stay are at Srikalahasti or Varadaiahpalem town.

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