Abscond to a wary place this weekend with your group and rejuvenate. Impromptu plans are always the most blissful ones. Pick a place, pack your stuff leave impetuously to let the trip surprise you. Let it show you what it has in store to mark awe on your hearts. Choose from one of the best weekend getaways from Hyderabad and enjoy your weekend to the fullest.
Here, I get you all the well-nigh getaways from Hyderabad with an explicit review and variegated scenic to look at.
Bidar, located on the northeastern side of Karnataka, is very close to the Andhra-Telangana border. An urban dwelling now has prehistoric origins with several dynasties ruling it in succession over the years. It is known for its Bidri handicraft products crafted out of metals like silver and other alloys. Bidar also has rich history waiting to be explored during a weekend trip from Hyderabad. A popular tourist spot here is the Bidar Fort that is the largest fort in India. Religious sites like the Gurudwara Nanaj Jhira Sahib, Papanash Shiva Temple, and Narasimha Jhira Simha Temple can be a part of your itinerary during a weekend getaway from Hyderabad. The domed tombs of Bahmani and Barid Shahi rulers can also be found in various locations around the city and have captivating paintings and stucco work is done inside them.
Distance: 147 km.
Best time to visit: October to February.
Place to stay at: Hotel Shiva International at just Rs. 832 per day.
The historic town of Srisailam has had a prominent place in the Hindu religion since ancient times. It is located in the center of Nallamala forest in Kurnool district. This town has one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva within its precincts. On a two day trip from Hyderabad to Srisailam, one can visit the Bramarambha temple on Nallamala hills. Many devotees also take a dip in the Patala Ganga which is considered to be holy and can be reached by a ropeway. Another major attraction here is the Akkamahadevi Caves that is an hour-long boat ride from Patala Ganga.
Distance: 213 km.
Best time to visit: November to March.
Place to stay at: Haritha Srisailam Resort at just Rs. 1100 per day.
A dam constructed on the Krishna River, Nagarjuna Sagar stands on a site which was the capital of an old dynasty. It was also the center of Buddhist teachings in South India. The Buddhist monasteries and other monuments found here have been relocated to Nagarjuna’s hill. The hill is now an island in the middle of the reservoir. During a weekend getaway from Hyderabad, you can look forward to viewing panoramic scenery around the dam which is one of the tallest in the world. The lake created by the dam is the third largest manmade lake. Nagarjuna Konda, where the ancient Buddhist excavations have been relocated, is in between the waters of Nagarjuna Sagar and can be reached by boat. This tourist attraction is flocked by hoards of visitors during monsoon season when all gates of the dam are opened. The splendid views of water falling through the 26 gates from a height of 100 meters can also be seen.
Distance: 165 km.
Best time to visit: August to February.
Place to stay: Log Inn Hospitality Redefined at only Rs. 1200 per day.
The village of Hampi is placed inside the remains of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. It is a UNESCO world heritage site since it houses the ancient Virupaksha Temple along with several other monuments. It remains an important religious center till date. This weekend getaway around Hyderabad has several Hindu temples with Vedic mythology on display inside. The most prominent of these are Achyutaraya temple, Badavi Linga, Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy temple and Chandramuleshwara temple. The Hazara Rama temple complex, although ruined, is famous for its intricate carvings and inscriptions depicting the story of Ramayana. The Vittala temple is the most renowned among the Hampi ruins with the stone statue in its grounds forming the symbol of Karnataka Tourism.
Distance: 377 km.
Best time to visit: October to February.
Place to stay: Lakshmi Heritage Tourist Home at only 1600 per day.
With a length of 3229 meters, Belum caves are the longest in the plains of India. The long passages, large chambers, and smooth walls make for interesting viewing as you venture into their interiors. There is a huge Buddha statue on a hillock near the Belum Caves. A part of the caves known as ‘Meditation Hall’ was used by Buddhist Monks earlier. Patalaganga is a perennial stream running deep inside these caves. Different formations of stalactites and stalagmites can be seen which appear surreal and some of them even produce musical sounds.
Distance: 319 km.
Best time to visit: August to December.
Place to stay: Harita hotel at only Rs. 2000 per day.
Maredumilli, located in the East of Hyderabad near the coast, is a well-known picnic spot due to the waterfalls located here. These cascades brim with rain waters soon after monsoons and are located within forest areas, making it a pleasant outing to head to with friends and family. Jalatarangini, Amrutdhara and Swarnadhara waterfalls near Maredumilli are quite popular attractions with groups of tourists. Rampa waterfalls and a Shiva temple nearby are the popular destinations in Rampachodavaram.
Distance: 430 km.
Best time to visit: Soon after monsoons.
Place to stay: Birds nest Resort at just Rs. 1500 per day.
Anthargange is a destination that will surely please the adventurous. It is a hill range situated near the city of Bangalore. The rocky hills are a haven for trekkers and adventurous travelers. Volcanic rock formations and its numerous cave systems are the main tourist attractions of the Anthargange range. There are also a few temples and religious sites for the spiritually inclined. The excellent road network to Kolar and the scenic drive make it worth the visit. For the most daring traveler, activities such as rappelling, high rope traversing, caving, and trekking are available. For the seasoned traveler, a nighttime camping experience might be an option. During the month of May, pre-monsoon rainfall can be expected here.
Distance: 452 km.
Best time to visit: October to March.
Place to stay: There are no lodging facilities so one can stay in the Trinity Suites in Bangalore at only Rs. 2000 per day.
Devbagh is located at Kali River Delta near the Cape temple in Karnataka. It is all about watching the beautiful sunsets or soaking in the various sights at the beach here. However, if you want to explore further, take a trip to the Sadashivgad fort located on a 200ft high hillock. In the lap of nature, amidst dense forests is the fort that has been in existence since the rule of Marathas and Britishers. In the close vicinity is the Durga temple, well- known for its architectural beauty.
Distance: 452 km.
Best time to visit: March to May.
Place to stay: God’s garden beach resort at just Rs. 1200 per day.