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Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad


Tired of living monotonous life? Need a break from the same routine? The best medicine for such routine can be Travel. In case you are in the city of Nawabs, Hyderabad, you can explore various exotic weekend getaways to have an amazing time. The exemplary destinations highlight the rich and authentic culture, impeccable architecture, delicious South Indian cuisine and of course desired peace of mind.

Here is the list of top 10 destinations to travel to when you are looking for a weekend getaways from the capital of Telangana.

1. Vijayawada

Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad-1 If you ask any Hyderabadi to travel to Vijayawada, No one can say no! Now, you can guess how much this place is popular and loved by the people of the city of Nawabs.

From Bhavani Island to Victoria Museum, Rajiv Gandhi Park to Hazarat Bal Mosque, Gunadala Matha Shrine to Mogalarajapuram Caves and Kondapalli Reserve Forest, you can spend a perfect weekend getaway from Hyderabad. From the religious aspect, you can visit Kanaka Durga (goddess of power), Mangalagiri temple, Amravati, Gudivada and Ghantasala.

Keep Kondapalli wood toys as a souvenir reminding you of this place. This beautiful place is located at a distance of 271 km from Hyderabad. This place has no best time to visit as it always the best, excluding the hot summer months of mid-April to mid-June.

2. Mahbubnagar

Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad-2 Few people call it the mother of Kohinoor Diamond as this is the place where the magnificent Kohinoor Diamond was found. Don’t forget to see the spectacular 700 old giant Banyan tree here.

Few other places to visit in Mahbubnagar are Umamaheshwaram, Medina Masjid, Mecca Masjid and Jama Masjid. This place is located at distance of mere 100 km from Hyderabad. The best time to visit this city is December to February.

3. Bidar

Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad-3 A quiet place away from the shouting cities, Bidar is famously known for the forts and ruins it has. Bidar Fort, Bahmani Tombs, Khwaja Mahmud Gawan Madrasa and Choukhandi are the top attractions, one can visit in Bidar.

A must go place for a photographer as he/she can get some wonderful pictures with different angles and frames enhancing the beauty of the ruins and the forts. Maybe, pictures of Bidar bring you in the spotlight of social media. This place located at distance of 143 km is one of the most opted weekend getaways around Hyderabad. The best time to visit Bidar is October to February.

4. Warangal

Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad-4 Warangal served as the ruler seat for the Kakatiya dynasty which was established in 1163. This dynasty constructed several monuments like an imposing fortress, stone gateways, the Swayambhu temple dedicated to Shiva, and the Ramappa temple situated near Ramappa Lake. Later, It was renamed as Sultanpur by ruler Juna Khan who conquered the city after defeating Kakatiya dynasty and rose Delhi Sultanate in 1323.

Interesting fact about this place is that it has been chosen for the HRIDAY - Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme by the Govt. of India along with 11 other cities in the country enriched with culture and heritage. Warangal Fort is a must-visit attraction here. Warangal is located at a distance of 148 km from the city of Nawabs, Hyderabad. The best time to visit this place is October to March.

5. Nagarjunasagar

Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad-5 Nagarjunasagar is basically famous for its 124m high dam built across the Krishna river where the river forms the boundary between Nalgonda District in Telangana and Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. The construction of dam started in the year 1955 and was completed in the year of 1967. A steam boat ride is something that you shall enjoy here.

There are no accommodation facilities here, so book a room in Mriyalguda and Machrela as they have many hotels in this region. Nagarjunasagar is located at distance of 165 km from Hyderabad. The best time to visit this place is August to February.

6. Srisailam

Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad-6 Srisailam can be considered as one of the best options for weekend getaways from Hyderabad. Akkamahadevi Caves is considered one of the best, among other places nearby. One can reach these caves by two ways; One is a ropeway and second is by boat. Other places one can visit in Srisailam are Srisailam Dam, Mallela Theertham, IshtaKameshwari temple and Mallikarjuna Temple. This place located at distance of 214 km, is one the best weekend places near Hyderabad. The best time to visit this place is during monsoons when the climate is pleasant. Moreover, you can have cheap and delicious meal options at the same time. So what are you thinking about? Packing bags? Good decision.

7. Guntur

Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad-7 Enriched with cultural diversity and rich heritage of attractive places, the city of Guntur is the focal point considering good Hyderabad weekend getaways.

Diversified with Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism religion, it is a home to several great dynasties. This makes it a must visit for history lovers.

Places of attraction in Guntur are Mahachaitya Stupa embracing Buddhism religion, Amareswara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and of course, an ancient fort built by Reddy Kings in Kondaveedu. Moreover, There is "Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary" near Guntur.

Also, you can spend the weekend under the sun and on the sand at Suryalanka Beach, 50 km from the city.

Guntur is located at distance of 267 km from Hyderabad. The best time to visit this place is Septemeber to February.

8. Belum Cave

Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad-8 The largest and longest cave system on the Indian subcontinent open to the public, Belum Caves, is a beautiful tourist attraction. This cave was formed by the constant flow of underground water over the years. Including the entrance, this cave has 16 different pathways. The cave consists of black limestone and quartz. You can have an amazing experience here.

Moreover, It is also the second largest cave after Krem Liat Prah caves in Meghalaya, with a length of 3,230 m but, only 1.5 km is accessible to visitors. Located at distance of 319 km, this place is another perfect weekend getaway near Hyderabad. The best time to visit this cave is August to December.

9. Hampi

Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad-9 Hampi, situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra river, is among the best tourist destinations in South India, as it is beautified by the Vijayanagara ruins. UNESCO has recognized this place as World Heritage Site. Now you can guess how beautiful it really is!!

Boulder-strewn landscape and clear blue sky most of the year makes this beautiful village on the radar of every tourist and traveler. Hampi has many attractions like Achyutaraya Temple, Chandramauleshwara Temple, Harkuta Group of temples, Mantagna hills and much more. This village is located at distance of 374 km from Hyderabad. The best time to visit Hampi is October to February.

10. Badami

Top 10 Weekend Escapes from Hyderabad-10 Badami, famously known for its rock cut structural temples, is located at the rugged, red sandstone outcrop on the bay of Agastya lake. This beautiful city is known for Buddhist caves, Badami Fort, Banashankari, Dattatreya temple and Mallikarjuna temple.

Moreover, the shooting of few scenes of Bollywood movie “Rowdy Rathore” has been shot here. If you have watched the movie, then you have all the idea about the beauty of the place. If not, go, see, explore the beautiful rock cut structures by yourself. This place is located at distance of 413 km from Hyderabad. The best time to visit Badami is September to February.

We all have a wanderlust in ourselves, surely these places can help you to calm it for a while as you have a big list of places to visit around the city of Nawabs, Hyderabad. Incredible India is just not a tagline or quote, it is actually the exact set of words describing different paradises around this beautiful country India. And DON'T forget to eat the delicious Hyderabadi biryani before leaving for an expedition.
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