After a long hectic working week, everyone craves for an invigorating weekend. The city of Hyderabad is blessed with some exciting places around it. A weekend getaway from Hyderabad can be filled with exploration of rich culture and impeccable architecture. The travelers can gorge on vivid savory cuisine, peace of mind and rich tradition. One can choose an amazing weekend escape from the city of Hyderabad from the destinations mentioned below.
Bidar is popular for its forts and massive ruins that are the key highlights of this destination. This amazing destination is located almost 147 kilometres from the city of Hyderabad that takes almost 3 to 4 hours from the city to reach there. At Bidar, the visitors can go back in time and explore the rich Indian history. The key attractions of this destination are Bidar Fort, Bahmani Tombs, Khwaja Mahmud Gawan Madrasa and Choukhandi.
Warangal offers a journey back to the era of kings and queens. It houses beautiful historical sites and majestic natural beauty. It is located approximately 280 kilometres from Hyderabad and it takes approximately 5 to 6 hours from the city to reach there. The key highlights that should not be missed on a tour of Warangal include Warangal Fort, Bhadrakali Temple, Thousand Pillar Temple, and Ramappa Temple. If you are driving on your own from Hyderabad to Warangal then you can also visit Bhongir Fort, Pembarti, Kolanupaka (Jain Temple) and Jangaon en route.
Vijayawada is located on the banks of the Krishna River and is approximately 274 kilometres from the city of Hyderabad. This destination is famous for its scrumptious fruits, sensational sweets, and scenic marvels. The key attractions that should not be missed on a trip to Vijayawada include Kanaka Durga Temple, Mangalagiri temple, Amravati, Gudivada and Ghantasala that one must visit in Vijayawada. Prakasham Barrage, Gandhi Hill, Mogalarajapuram Caves, Victoria Museum, Hazarat Bal Mosque, Rajiv Gandhi Park, Gunadala Matha Shrine, and Bhavani Island and the Kondapalli Reserve Forest are other major tourist attractions in Vijayawada. Make sure to buy toys made of Kondapalli wood as a memento from here.
Kurnool houses ancient relics and peaceful ambiance that proves as a treat for a weekend trip from Hyderabad. It is located distance of 213kms from Hyderabad and is a heaven for history buffs. If you are visiting Kurnool in the months of November and December then you are likely to be a part of Car Festival here. The list of popular landmarks in Kurnool includes Srisailam Dam, Kondareddy Burz or Kurnool Fort, Mahanandi, Birla Mandir, Belum Caves, Nallamala Hills, Ahobilam, Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary, Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary, Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple and Saibaba Temple.
Nagarjunasagar is located around 164 kilometers from the city of Hyderabad and is an ideal destination for one-day trips. It is regarded as the best getaway from Hyderabad. This destination basically popular for its 124 meter high dam and the isolated Nagarjunakonda. The visitors can also enjoy a steam boat ride in the famous Nagarjunasagar lake which is one of the highlight of this place.
Nizamabad is an eminent tourist attraction near Hyderabad and situated 176 kilometers from the capital city. This place showcases the rich Indian culture and offers an amazing respite during the weekend break. Nizamabad offers an amalgamation of great architecture and nature that will surely make you fall in love with this place. The visitors can spend their time exploring the off-beat trekking trails that often lead to beautiful waterfalls. One should not forget to marvel at the ancient temple at Kanteshwar, which is believed to be 500 years old and also the Bada Pahad Dargah.
Guntur is approximately 266 kilometers from Hyderabad and is a perfect weekend getaway from the capital city. It houses a number of places that one should surely visit Amaravathi, Kondaveedu, Kotappakonda Trikutaparvatam, Mangalagiri, Downtown, Krishna Barrage, Uppalapadu Nature Conservation, Nagarjuna Sagar Dam & Ethipothala Falls and Viswa Nagar. You can also visit Suryalanka Beach near Guntur which is situated nearly 50 kilometers from the city.
Mahabubnagar is yet another popular weekend getaway from Hyderabad and is situated at a distance of 100 kilometers. It houses a number of temples that should not be missed on your visit in and there is also a 700 years old huge Banyan Tree which is one of the highlights of this destination. The list of some of the best places to visit in Mahbubnagar includes Jama Masjid, Medina Masjid, Mecca Masjid and Umamaheshwaram, Mallelatheertham and Koilsagar.