10 Best Short Winter Getaways Around Hyderabad

After a hectic and tiring week, everyone feels the need to refresh themselves. This is quite mandatory for leading a healthy and happy life. If you are from Hyderabad or you are just staying there for a reason and want to go on a short getaway nearby, then you can explore some beautiful, and eye soothing places that are also complemented with the rich culture and some impeccable architecture. Here are the 10 best short getaways around Hyderabad mentioned below.

1. Mahabubnagar

Mahabubnagar has many historic and religious places located in and around it which makes it a perfect and also popular weekend getaway close to Hyderabad. This place is well-connected with Hyderabad city. Apart from various temples and historic places, there is also a 700-year-old huge Banyan Tree. You might be interested in seeing that.

Information: Mahabubnagar is about 110 km from Hyderabad via NH44 and that can take around 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach.

2. Bidar

Bidar Fort is one of the biggest forts in India. This is a popular tourist spot in Bidar (Karnataka). Bidar is a place far away from the deafening clamor of city life. You can enjoy rich Indian history by taking a walk around the fort. You will find a number of picturesque frames in the fort. You will find a lot of things to capture on your camera.

Information: Bidar is about 145 km from Hyderabad via NH65 and that can take around 3 hours.

3. Warangal

Warangal is famous for its majestic forts and temple architecture. It is actually a full-fledged city. Warangal can be a great weekend escape. You can find so many places there such as Warangal Fort, Thousand Pillar Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, and Ramappa Temple. Also if you go there on your own vehicle, then you can also see some other places such as Bhongir Fort, Kolanupaka (Jain Temple), Pembarti, and Jangaon en route to Warangal from Hyderabad.

Information: Warangal is about 145 km from hyderabad via NH 163 and that can take around 3 hours and 20 to 30 minutes to reach.

4. Nagarjuna Sagar

Nagarjuna Sagar is actually famous for its 124 meters high dam and the isolated Nagarjunakonda. This place is ideal for a one-day trip. This place is a very soothing and charming place that will help you to distress and make you feel heavenly.

Information: Nagarjuna Sagar in about 150 km from Hyderabad via Nagarjuna Sagar Road and can take around 3 hours and 10 minutes.

5.  Nalgonda

The main attraction of Nalgonda is Nandikonda Village that has preserved an ancient ruin of a Buddhist monastery and a pillared hall; other than that you can also visit Sri Laxminarsimha Swamy Temple and Chhaya Somalingeswara Temple.

Information: It is just 100 km from hyderabad via NH65 and this can take around 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes.

6. Vijayawada

Vijayawada is known for the ornate Kanaka Durga Temple. This temple sits on top of a hill overlooking the city. The Undavalli Caves feature ancient rock-cut temples, carved out of a single sandstone and adorned with elaborate statues, and the massive Prakasam Barrage, which is another distinguishing feature of the place, and stretches across the Krishna River.

Information: It will take about 5 hours to reach Vijayawada from hyderabad via NH65. It is almost 272 km away.

7. Mantralayam

This place is no different from other amazing places in South India. This is one of the favorite destinations for the pilgrims. On the other hand, it is also one of the best places to visit in Andhra Pradesh as a tourist. You can visit the tomb temple of Raghavendra Swamy, and also can be part of its evening sewa. You can also enjoy the sunset by sitting on the banks of the Tungabhadra River.

Information: Mantralaym is almost 270 km from Hyderabad via NH44 and can take upto 5 hours and 30 minutes to reach.

8. Kurnool

Kurnool is actually a paradise for history lovers. There are also many places to visit such as, Srisailam Dam, Mahanandi, Kondareddy Burz or Kurnool Fort,  Ahobilam, Birla Mandir, Belum Caves (Belum Village), Nallamala Hills, Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary, Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary, and Saibaba Temple and  Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple.

Information: It will take less than 4 hours to reach there via NH44 and is about 220 km from Hyderabad.

9. Karimnagar

Karimnagar is located on the banks of river Manair which is a tributary of Godavari. There are many ancient temples located here. This place was once a hub of Vedic learning. Actually, Karimnagar is the guardian of the old heritage. Do visit here to enjoy it.

Information: Karimnagar is just 164 km from Hyderabad – Ramagundam Road / Karimnagar – Hyderabad Highway / Rajiv Gandhi Rahadari / Utkoor – Mogdumpur Road and Rajiv Gandhi Rahadari. It will take around 3 hours and 30 minutes

10. Tuljapur

This place is actually known for the ancient Tulja Bhavani Temple. This is a perfect family weekend destination. The best time to visit here is during festivals such as Makar Sankranti, Lalita Panchami, Gudi Padwa, Shriram Sasthi, and Navratri.

Information: Tuljapur is almost 300 km from Hyderabad via NH65, and it can take about 6 hours 30 minutes to reach.

Feature Image Courtesy: Bikash Das

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