Tired of spending your summer weekends inside your home with the air-conditioning on or in the malls of Hyderabad? If the answer is yes then lets find out about a few weekend destinations near Hyderabad that may not be very cool (temperature wise) but will offer you a soothing change from the daily city life and take you a step closer to nature.
These places are close enough for a weekend break , offer respite from the city heat, and are nice to explore with family and friends or even solo.
A scenic and green hill – its the only hill place near Hyderabad. Enjoy a scenic journey all throughout the drive to Ananthagiri Hills. Visit temples, enjoy trekking, walk through forests and just be with nature – that’s the attraction of Ananthagiri!
Distance From Hyderabad: 80 kms approx
2. Pocharam Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary
A hunting ground of the former Nizams, Pocharam Lake and wildlife sanctuary is an ideal weekend getaway from Hyderabad. Enjoy the misty air by the dam surrounded by lush greenery. Play in the lake waters or go fishing. Plan for an early morning visit to the sanctuary to spot wild animals,try night- camping , enjoy star gazing and dawn time bird watching.
Distance From Hyderabad: 105 kms approx
Mallela Theertham is a charming waterfall located in the dense Nallamala forest. Mallela Theertham literally meaning a ‘Shower of Jasmines’, a lovely waterfall showering from a height of about 110 ft . Visit this place after rains and you will fall in love with this waterfall for sure.
Distance From Hyderabad: 160 kms approx
4. Pakhal lake
Surrounded by green hills and nestled deep inside a dense forest Pakhal lake is a lovely man made lake spread over 30 kms. The serene view of the lake , forests, the misty air all around makes it a very scenic place that you will find hard to believe till you actually see it. While here you can also visit Pakhal Wild Life Sanctuary, the famed Thousand Pillar Temple at Warangal fort.
Distance From Hyderabad: 198 kms approx
5. Srisailam Forest
Srisailam forests is home to the largest tiger reserve in India – the Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve. The best things to do here is go wild life spotting in the forests. You can also indulge in trekking , explore the Akkamahadevi caves and visit the famed temple of Mallikarjun Swamy Jyotirlinga.
Distance From Hyderabad: 210 kms approx
Pochera Waterfalls is located on the River Godavari is an ideal weekend destinations near Hyderabad. Get wet in the mist of this beautiful waterfall that cascades down to 20 meters and flows in to a beautiful blue perennial pond. With dense forests all around its a place to get one with the nature.
Distance From Hyderabad: 266 kms approx
7. Papi Kondalu
Papi Kondalu is a stunning set of hills on the banks of River Godavari. The main attraction here is a full day boat ride on river Godavari while enjoying with breathtaking scenes. If you are a couple go for a romantic boat ride on full moon night – its really romantic. You can also enjoy trekking, camping and bathing under waterfalls while here.
Distance from Hyderabad- 400 kms approx.
These are just a few lovely weekend destinations near Hyderabad that will offer you a soothing break. Take your pick, hit the road and enjoy a lovely weekend!
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