Are you tired of your life and want to go on a trip? However, taking days off for a long tour is not possible. Well, worry not. If you live in or near Hyderabad, we have the perfect weekend getaway for you.
From the stunning nature to the historical places, we have all the peace you want. These offbeat places offer a breath of fresh air away from the city. So, pack your bags, and start a journey to any of these places you wish.
Around 2hr journey from Hyderabad, Mahbubnagar is a perfect weekend getaway near Hyderabad. Visit the 700-year-old Banyan tree Pillalamarri, which stays across three acres of land. You can also look for the diamond mines. Many believe that the Kohinoor diamond came from this region.
Distance from Hyderabad: 134 km
Places to Visit in Mahbubnagar:
- Jurala Dam
- Koilkonda Fort
- Koilsagar Dam
- Gadwal Fort
Take a trip to the past in this historical city of Warangal. Ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty, the city still harbors the past of the bygone era. The ancient fort, temples of Lord Shiva, and wild nature will soothe your soul.
Distance from Hyderabad: 145 km
Places to Visit in Warangal:
- Ramappa Temple
- Bhadrakali Temple
- Pakhal Lake
- Thousand Pillar Temple
The rich history and the variety of flora and fauna make Bidar an ideal place for a relaxing vacation. Away from the urban life, this weekend getaway is just a 3hr drive away from Hyderabad. Besides this, the city is famous for its handicrafts. Buy souvenirs for your loved ones on your way back.
Distance From Hyderabad: 145.6 Km
Places to Visit in Bidar:
- Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple
- Bidar Fort
- Bahmani Tombs
- Papnash Shiva Temple
Distance From Hyderabad: 154 Kms
Explore the iconic water reservoir built over the Krishna River in this ancient city of Nagarjuna Sagar. The dam is also well-known as one of the largest dams in Asia. During the monsoon, the dam is truly a sight to behold.
Places to Visit in Nagarjunasagar:
- Ethipothala Waterfall
- Nagarjunasagar Dam
- Wildlife Sanctuary
- Nagarjunakonda Museum
If you are a sincere devotee of Lord Shiva, visit this sacred land of Kurnool. Explore the Uma Maheshwara Temple, established between the 5th and 6th centuries. It is the only temple where they worship the idol of Lord Shiva. The air will replenish your heart with spiritual emotions.
Distance from Hyderabad: 212 km
Places to Visit in Kurnool:
- Diguva Ahobila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
- Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
- Yaganti Temple
- Mahanandi Temple
Bearing centuries of ups and downs, this native land of the south Indian state Telangana tells many stories of the country. The old buildings and rich culture will take you on a journey to the past. Moreover, the River Godavari, beautiful waterfall, and nature are worth staying a day or two.
Distance from Hyderabad: 300 km
Places to Visit in Adilabad:
- Basar Saraswati Temple
- Kuntala Waterfall
- Kadam Dam
- Pochera Waterfalls
7. Belum Caves
Nestled in the south-eastern state of India, Andhra Pradesh Belum Caves is the second largest cave in the country. First discovered by Robert Bruce Foote in 1884, the cavern was once a habitat of Jains and Buddhist monks. You can find many Buddhist relics as well as stalactites.
Distance from Hyderabad: 322 km
Places to Visit in Belum Caves:
- Owk Waterfalls
- Venugopalaswamy Temple
- Yaganti Temple
- Gandikota Tents
Housing the ruins 7th and 8th centuries under the Chalukya dynasty, Pattadakal has made its name in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will enjoy the unison of Southern and Northern India.
Distance from Hyderabad: 398 km
Places to Visit in Pattadakal:
- Virupaksha Temple
- Kashi Vishwanath Temple
- Jain Temple
- Sangameshwara Temple
9. Papi Hills
If you want to relish the serene beauty of nature, visit the hillside in Telengana, Papi Hills. The lush greenery, winding Godavari river, and the pure air will refresh your body and mind.
Distance from Hyderabad: 400 km
Places to Visit in Papi Hills:
- The PapiKondalu hills
- Gandi Pochamma Temple
- The Perantapalli Village
- Papi Kondalu national park
Cradled in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, Badami will win your heart. The city is famous for its rock-cut temple. Moreover, the serene lake and lush greeneries look beautiful.
Distance from Hyderabad: 418 km
Places to Visit in Badami:
- Cave Temples
- Agastya Lake
- Badami Fort