Hyderabad is the land of biriyani and Nizams. There are many monuments, temples, sightseeing places and a lot more. If you are visiting the city for a vacation, there are a lot of interesting places that are a little far away from Hyderabad and would be a nice place for a serene weekend getaway. This article talks about the top five weekend getaway places from Hyderabad.
Warangal is about 144 km away from Hyderabad. It takes about three hours to reach there. It is a heritage city. Top attractions in Warangal are the Fort of Warangal, thousand pillar temple, Bhadrakali temple and others. If you are not into temples and architecture, there is a lake in Warangal where you can spot a few birds or have picnic and take a stroll. This is the place for a simple outdoor weekend for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Kurnool is located 213.5 km away from Hyderabad. It takes 2.5 hours to reach Kurnool from Hyderabad. There are a lot of historic sites in this place like Belum caves, Yaganti temple and others. But, the most interesting ones are the rivers that flow through this place, the Hundri River and the Neeva River. You can have some water related activities in these rivers. Do not attempt to swim in the rivers unless you are very versed in swimming. Do not forget to visit the Rock Garden of Oravakallu.
Guntur is a common name that you would come across in Hyderabad. It is 266 km away from Hyderabad and it takes more than 4 hours to reach the place from Hyderabad. But, the place is really worth the trouble you take to travel. You can spend a whole day at Uppalapadu Nature Conservation. You can see a lot of migration birds and a few other animals there. If you love nature or photography, you would love this place. Other important attractions in Guntur are Kondaveedu Fort, Undavalli caves and Sringeri Mutt.
Adilabad is located 305 km away from Hyderabad. The first beauty is the drive towards this place. It will be a serene drive with changing environment and a lot of green spots to explore. Once you reach there, the first thing to enjoy is the Kuntala falls. Pochera Falls would look more beautiful in daylight. These falls are very mesmerizing and apart from these there are many other attractions like Kawal wildlife sanctuary, Pranahitha wildlife sanctuary and Shivaram wildlife sanctuary. There are a few monuments, temples and other attractions in Adilabad.
Mahabubnagar is located 108 km away from Hyderabad. It takes two hours to reach this place. There are a lot of religious places and historic sites in this area. If you are a photo enthusiast, you would love this place. The most exciting attraction of all is the Mallela Theertham waterfalls. You can spend a whole day at this waterfalls getting wet, having a picnic and enjoying romantic strolls.
Hyderabad is an attraction by itself. If you are looking for places around Hyderabad to have a blast for a couple of days, the above stated places would be the best choices. Always keep an eye on the climate before you start. Summers can be a bit harsh and dehydrating in this area.