Weekend Getaways from Hyderabad

Bhongir : 40 Kms from Hyderabad. A perfect getaway for the history lovers, Bhongir welcomes tourists in large numbers to visit the ancient Bhongir fort. The Bhongir fort is located on top of a monolithic rock structure, which has a height of around five hundred feet. You can also visit the Hanuman Temple that is located on top of the hill and a temple dedicated to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy which is located at a distance of thirteen kilometers from Bhongir.
Ramoji film city: Ramoji Film City (RFC) is one of the world’s largest integrated film studio complexes at over 2,000 acres of land. It is also a popular tourism and recreation center, containing both natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. Every year, the studios attracts over a million tourists, and the complex creates revenues in billions of rupees. Film City boasts of comprehensive pre-production, production, and post-production resources for the film makers. Having no less than 500 set locations; the film city can accommodate shootings for twenty international films and forty Indian films at a time.

Snow World :Spread over 17,000 square feet and filled with over 200 tons of snow, Snow World will bring to life all your snow fantasies. Once inside, you can pick from snow fights, snow slides and snow cruising with Ice bumper cars or simply enjoy the all-time favorite, Merry-Go-Round. It also has Kart Kave, said to be India’s largest indoor go-karting center
Golkonda : 11 Kms from Hyderabad. Golconda Fort is one of the most wonderful monuments. One of the most important features of this fort is the excellent acoustics where the sounds of hands clapped at the entry gate can be heard quite clearly heard at 'Bala Hissar', the highest point, a kilometre away. Dont miss the light and sound show at Golkonda fort which brings life to the fort.

Salarjung musuem: The Salarjung Museum is the third largest museum in India housing the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century.
Ananthagiri hills and Deccan Trails: Ananthagiri hills near vikarabad is situated at a distance of 90km from Hyderabad. It is one of the favorite trekking destinations for the adventure seekers in Hyderabad.

Sangareddy : Sangareddy is mainly popular for the various temples that are located in the vicinity of the town. The famous being Ramalingeswara temple at a distance of 15 kms form Sangareddy at Nandi Kandi. This temple houses the local deity Rameshwara, and is especially well known for its unique architecture. The temple is one of the very few temples in India that is shaped like a star
Moulali hill lock: Moulali is situated at a distance of 10km from Secunderabad. After climbing the hill, you can have a beautiful view of Hyderabad. 

Warangal : 150 Kms from hyderabad. Warangal is a cluster of three towns Warangal, Kazipet and Hanamkonda. Warangal's important history, exquisite monuments, grand temples, superb gardens, beautiful lakes, and sanctuaries with rich fauna & flora attract tourists in large numbers. Warangal Fort, the 13th century star shaped Shiva temple, Bhadrakali temple and the thousand pillared temple. Wildlife Sanctuaries at Pakhal and Eturnagaram and Pakhal Lake are other tourist spots which are worth visiting.
Nagarjunakonda : Nagarjunakonda is an island in the middle of the Nagarjunasagar Lake, surrounded by the town of Nagarjunasagar. Its not only a heritage city of India but a pilgrim center for Buddhists. A massive dam, Ethipothala Waterfall, Srisailam wildlife reserve and a museum with rare antiques make a visit to Nagarjunakonda a real treat.

Nalgonda : 103 Kms from Hyderabad. A city bounded by two hills, Kapuralagutta and Lateef Shahi Gutta, Nalgonda is blessed with a glorious past. The history of Nalgonda dates to the Paleolithic Age. It is surrounded by many interesting places. Some of the major tourist attractions of Nalgonda are Nanda Konda, Museum of Central Archeological Department, Panagal, apart from Kapuralagutta and Lateef Shahi Gutta
Nizamabad : 172 Kms from Hyderabad. A very important city in the British era, Nizamabad has many tourist attractions. Nizam Sagar Dam is constructed on the river Manjira and the ancient reservoir of Ali Sagar, which was built during the tenure of the Nizam. The Nizamabad Fort of the 10th century is located on the south-western part of the town. This fort has some ancient artefacts related to Jainism. Kanteshwar is a nearby region of Nizamabad and is known for the ancient temple, which is said to be about 500 years old.

Srisailam : A unique combination of forest sanctuary and pilgrimage town can be seen in Srisailam. The River Krishna carves a deep gorge through the woods of the Nallamalai Hills, and leaves in its wake a lush forest that is home to India's largest tiger reserve. The reserve is huge - 3568 sq km - spread over five districts in Andhra Pradesh. 
Kurnool : Visit the ancient prison of Kurnool Fort by the name of Kondareddy Burz. Located on the banks of the River Handri is the 17th century tomb of Abdul Wahab and the ruins of the palace of the last Hindu ruler, Gopal Raju. Kurnool has many places of religious importance like the temples of Nagareswarasawami, Peta Anjaneyaswami, Venugoplaswami, Iswaraswami, Saibaba and Birla Mandir or Satyanarayaswami.  

Mantralayam : 256 Kms from Hyderabad. Mantralayam is situated near the border of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh along the banks of River Tungabhadra. One of the famous pilgrimage destination in South India, Mantralayam houses the Samadhi of Vaishnava saint Shri Raghavendra Swamy.Mantralayam is also popular for Manchalamma Temple and Venkateswara Swamy Temple. 
Mahbubnagar : It is said that the famous Golconda diamonds including famous "KOHINOOR" diamond came from Mahabubnagar district.The most important place of interest near Mahabubnagar is the famous banyan tree called Pillalamarri, which is about 8-km from the city. This famous 500 yr. old Banyan tree here, covers an area of over three acres and can accommodate about 1000 people in its shade. 

Kuntala Waterfalls : 240 kms from hyderabad. A perfect getaway in the monsoons. Kuntala Waterfall is the highest waterfall of Andhra Pradesh. River Kanda flowing through the dense forests; at this point comes gushing and falls from a height of 45metres.One has to experience the sight of water splashing down with such a force that water below turn into whirls.
Vemulawada : 150 Kms from Hyderabad. Sri Rajarajeswara Swamy temple and the Mosque inside the premises Vemulawada, is a fine example of communal harmony where both Hindus and Muslims offer obeisance to Lord Siva and Allah. The temple at Vemulawada is next only to Tirupati in terms of its revenues. It is one of the very few temples devoted to Lord Siva. Popularly known as Dakshana Kashi (Benaras of South India) the temple attracts lakhs of devotees from all over the country.

Dharmapuri : 183 Kms from Hyderabad. It is a small town, famous for the temple of Lord Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swami. The town is situated on the southern bank of River Godavari near the town of Karimnagar. Dharmapuri is considered to be one of the oldest villages of Andhra Pradesh famous for an ancient temple of Lord Vishnu where the Lord takes the form of Narasimha Swami. Though the place is not very popular the temples the artifacts, the epigraphs indicate that this tiny village has been a busy centre and had a lot of importance culturally and religiously from Vedic times


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