Saturday, January 7, 2012

Places of visit in and around Hyderabad
krishna srivatsa nimmaraju2:24 PM 18 comments

Hyderabad is the only place in India, where any one from any part of the world can enjoy the max. It is unique in being one of the most beautiful cities of India owing to the presence of awe inspiring prehistoric rocks and natural lakes, along with a variety of flora and fauna.

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Day trips from Hyderabad:

Charminar and Chowmahalla palace: A half day trip to charminar and chowmahalla palace will be a great experience. For images click: http://photos.mytraveltales.in/2012/11/chowmahalla-palace.html

Golkonda and Taramati Baradari: Golconda Fort is one of the most wonderful monuments, located 11 km. from Hyderabad. You can enjoy Golconda Fort with the sound and light, the show that brings the legend of Golconda to life. People gather to see and hear this show in the evening. For images click: http://photos.mytraveltales.in/2012/11/golconda-fort.html

Salarjung musuem: The Salarjung Museum is the third largest museum in India housing the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century.

Nehru zoological park: With approximately 1500 species of birds, reptiles and animals, and with 300 acres of land, Nehru Zoological Park is one of the largest zoos in Asia. The zoo is located near Bahadurpura, Hyderabad. Chimpanzees, white peacocks, rhinoceros, and mynahs are the significant varieties of species seen in this well-maintained park. Lion Safari is the major attraction within the zoo. For more information visit: http://www.hyderabadzoo.in/

Silparamam:
Silparamam,located near Hitech city is one of the best places for shopping in Hyderabad. There are many shops which sells handicrafts, paintings, local crafts, jewelery, woodwork, weaves. Recently night shopping complex was constructed and it will be open till 12AM every day. For images visit: http://photos.mytraveltales.in/2012/11/silparamam.html

Qutub Shahi tombs:
Qutub shahi tombs or seven tombs, which is located near golconda is one of the best places of visit in Hyderabad. For images visit: http://photos.mytraveltales.in/2012/11/qutubshahi-tombs.html

Moulali hill lock: Moulali is situated at a distance of 10km from Secunderabad. After climbing the hill, you can have a beautiful view of Hyderabad. For more information visit http://karteekmanchala.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/moulali-trek/

Ananthagiri hills and Deccan Trails: Ananthagiri hills near vikarabad is situated at a distance of 90km from Hyderabad. It is one of the favorite trekking destinations for the adventure seekers in Hyderabad. For more information about ananthagiri hills, please visit http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/12/ananthagiri-hills.html . For images click: http://photos.mytraveltales.in/2012/09/ananthagiri-hills.html

Nagarjuna sagar: Located at a distance of 150 km from Hyderabad, Nagarjunasagar is an important irrigation dam on river Krishna. Main attraction will be the dam and the waterfalls. AP tourism organises boat ride on the krishna river which will take us to the nagarjuna konda. Nagarjunakonda is an interesting island museum located in the midst of the Nagarjuna Sagar Lake. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/02/10-best-weekend-getaways-in-andhra.html

Warangal: The Main draw of tourists in the city include Warangal Fort, the 13th century star shaped Shiva temple, Bhadrakali temple and the thousand pillared temple. Wildlife Sanctuaries at Pakhal and Eturnagaram and Pakhal Lake are other tourist spots which are worth visiting. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/02/10-best-weekend-getaways-in-andhra.html

Medak: You can visit Medak fort, St Mary's Church - one of the largest in India, Manjira sanctuary, Narsapur forest. For more information visit: http://www.indtravel.com/andhra/andra_places3.html


Bidar: Bidar(karnataka) is located at a distance of 140km from Hyderabad. Places of interest in bidar include Bidar Fort, Chowbara, Gurudwara, Bidri shahi Tombs, Bidri art works. For images visit: http://photos.mytraveltales.in/2012/12/bidar-fort.html

Kuntala and Pochera Waterfalls: Kuntala is one of the best waterfalls in Andhra Pradesh. Must visit place in monsoon. Kuntala is around 260 km from Hyderabad. This in Hyderabad->Adilabad highway. You can visit kuntala and pochera, if you start early from hyderabad. For more visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2013/10/kuntala-waterfalls.html

Sahastrakund Waterfalls: This is located in Maharastra(50 km from Nirmal). This is perfect for a family outing, located at a distance of 280 km from Hyderabad. Visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2013/10/sahastrakund-waterfalls.html


Theme parks and Excursions:

Ramoji film city: Ramoji Film City (RFC) is one of the world’s largest integrated film studio complexes at over 2,000 acres of land. It is also a popular tourism and recreation center, containing both natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. Every year, the studios attracts over a million tourists, and the complex creates revenues in billions of rupees. For more information visit: http://www.ramojifilmcity.com/ . For images click: http://photos.mytraveltales.in/2012/11/ramoji-film-city.html

Mount Opera: It is Andhrapradesh's Biggest Multi-theme park resort. But it is very old theme park and not recommended, if you are looking for a theme park similar to Veega land or black thunder. For more information visit: http://www.mountopera.com/

Snow world: Spread over 17,000 square feet and filled with over 200 tons of snow, Snow World will bring to life all your snow fantasies. Once inside, you can pick from snow fights, snow slides and snow cruising with Ice bumper cars or simply enjoy the all-time favorite, Merry-Go-Round. It also has Kart Kave, said to be India’s largest indoor go-karting center. For more information visit: http://snowworldindia.net/snowhome1.html

Runway 9: Runway 9 is situated at Kompally on Medchal road. It has Go-karting, paint ball, rock climbing, trampoline, snookers and a pub. For More information click: http://www.runway9.in/

MAdventure:
Want to experience the dirt biking?? Then Madventure will be best place in Hyderabad. They have almost 4-5 ATV bikes and they had built a separate track for the ATV rides. Perfect place to hangout. https://www.facebook.com/madventurehyd . It is situated on the Chevella route, just few kms after Moinabad. Please contact the management bfor going to that place.

Leonia Resort, Song of Earth Resort, Lahari Resort:
These resorts have more activities compared to all other resorts located in and around Hyderabad.

Ocean park: It is the first water theme park in India. It is located at Gandipet. When compared to other water theme parks, Ocean park is too boring and rides are not so exciting. For more information visit: http://snowworldindia.net/oceanhome1.html
 
Go Karting @ Runway9, Kompalli or @ Shamshabad Airport

Two day trips from Hyderabad:

Hampi: It is situated at a distance of 350km from Hyderabad in Karnataka state, near to Hospet. It is listed as one of the world's heritage site by UNESCO. Historically hampi has huge importance and even though you don't have interest in visiting temples and historic places, you will definitely enjoy visiting hampi. For more information visit: http://hampi.in/

Dandeli: Dandeli which is situated in northern part of karnataka is one the best adventure destinations in South India. You can do rafting, river crossing, canoeing, rappelling,trekking in Dandeli. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/12/adventure-destinations-dandeli.html

Pune - Paragliding Adventure: Pune is around 550km from Hyderabad and takes 8 hrs to reach pune. Kamshet near pune is the best place for paragliding in India. 'Fly Nirvana' is conducting paragliding training at an affordable prices along with food and accomodation. So if you are an adventurist, then try paragliding training near Pune. For more information visit: http://www.flynirvana.com/

Pune - Lonavla, Khandala: Lonavla and khandala are famous hill stations near to pune. They are situated on the Pune - mumbai highway. Best time to visit is between July - January.

Matheran (130km pune, 90km from mumbai): It is the only town in India where motor vehicles are not allowed and it is 100% pollution free. One can enjoy the beauty of the Matheran more in the monsoon, which is covered by misty clouds on the top and green valleys in the bottom. For more information about matheran click: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/07/matheran-must-visit-place-in-monsoon.html. For images click: http://photos.mytraveltales.in/2012/09/matheran.html

Pench National park:
Pench national park is very famous for Tigers and there are more chance of spotting a tiger in pench compared to kanha. It is 90km from nagpur. For two days you can get three safaris in Pench.

Kanha National Park: One of the most famous Tiger Reserves in India, Kanha has a rich retreat of plants and animals. A nature lover's paradise, it offers unlimited possibilities of capturing wildlife through your lenses. Kanha is often called Tiger Land, and visitors narrate innumerable and unforgettable instances of tiger sightings. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/05/my-dream-destinations-in-india.html. For images click: http://photos.mytraveltales.in/2012/11/kanha-national-park.html

Vizag:  Visakhapatnam(Vizag) is the best weekend destination in Andhra Pradesh and also second important city in AP. A ride in the beach road from Ramakrishna beach to Bheemili beach is a must-go ride, and all the famous beaches are located in this stretch.Vizag trip will not be complete until you visit Araku Valley and Borra caves. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/02/10-best-weekend-getaways-in-andhra.html 

Suryalanka Beach: Suryalanka beach located at 9km from Bapatla in Guntur district, is a place of beach resorts in Andhra Pradesh, 323km from Hyderabad. Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) has constructed Punnami beach resorts, which is attracting many people in Andhra Pradesh. It is the only nearest beach from Hyderabad. One can enjoy the crystal blue colors of Bay of Bengal. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/02/10-best-weekend-getaways-in-andhra.html 

Horsley hills and Talakona: Talakona waterfalls, amidst the the Sheshachalam range of Venkateshwara reserve forest is just 50 kms from Tirupati, and is almost equi-distant from Chennai (220 kms) and Bangalore (300 kms). Talakona falls is the highest waterfalls in andhrapradesh and the best time to visit is from oct- feb. Horsley Hills, situated at an altitude of 1200mts is one of the best hill station in AP. It is located at a distance of 180km from Bangalore, 150km from tirupathi and the nearest town is madanapalli. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/02/10-best-weekend-getaways-in-andhra.html

Kurnool - Belum caves, Ahobilam: Belum Caves is the second largest cave in Indian subcontinent and the longest caves in plains of Indian Subcontinent, known for its stalactite and stalagmite formations. It is located at distance of 110km from kurnool. There are two other temples Ahobilam and Mahanandi which are few km from Nandhyal(70km from kurnool) which are also worth visiting. On the way from Nandhyal to kurnool, we can visit Rock Garden @ Orvakal, spread over approximately 1000 acres. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/02/10-best-weekend-getaways-in-andhra.html

Gandikota, Tadipathri, Yaganti and Belum Caves:
There are many buses from Hyderabad to Tadipathri (rayalseema). Also there are many average hotels @tadipathri to stay. Making tadipathri as center, you can cover Belum caves, Yaganti in one day and in the nest day you can cover gandikota,temples in tadipathri. 

Srisailam: Srisailam,which is located at a distance of 250 km from Hyderabad is famous temple of Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy(shiva) which is one among the twelve Jyothirlingas in India and also for Goddess Bhramaramba Devi temple which is one among the eighteen Mahasakthis. Many people have an wrong impression that it is only a holy place and just need a couple of hours to complete the trip. As it was situated in the Nallamala forest region it offers many scenic views and also we can spot some animals, even a tiger as it is an tiger reserve forest. For more information about srisailam visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/02/10-best-weekend-getaways-in-andhra.html

Rajamundry - Papikondalu: Papikondalu are a series of  hills on the banks of river godavari near to rajamundry which is located at a distance of 400km from Hyderabad. We can have an spectacular view of these mountain ranges while passing through the godavari river, which became famous after the 'Godavari Movie'. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/02/10-best-weekend-getaways-in-andhra.html, http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travelogues/57147-maredumilli-papikondalu-where-time-stands-still.html

Maredumalli and Rampachodavaram:
Chekout my post on trip to maredumilli and rampachodavaram:  http://www.mytraveltales.in/2012/12/maredumilli-rampachodavaram.html

Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram: Enjoy beautiful beaches in Pondicherry, Mangrove forest in Pichavaram and temples in Mahabalipuram, Chidambaram. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2010/12/trip-to-worlds-second-mangrove-forest.html, http://www.mytraveltales.in/2011/10/picturesque-mahabalipuram.html. For images click: MahabalipuramPondicherry

Dudhsagar waterfall trek: This water falls is located at a distance of 60km from Panjim, Goa. Trek to this water falls in monsoon will be a memorable experience.  From Hyderabad, we have to travel by train(Kachiguda - Vasco Express) from Kachiguda to castle rock station, then we have to trek for 13 km on the railway track to reach water falls. We can complete the trek with in two days. For more information visit: http://www.mytraveltales.in/2012/07/dudhsagar-waterfall-trek.html. For images visit: Doodhsagar Pictures

Hyderabad Food Guide:
Don't ever the miss the Hyderabadi food when you are visiting hyderabad. Checkout hyderabad good guide @ http://www.mytraveltales.in/2013/09/hyderabad-food-guide.html

Things not to miss in Hyderabad:

Biryani @ paradise, Bawarchi (RTC X roads), ohri's banjara hills: No words to explain about the taste of Hyderabadi Biryani, particularly @ Paradise.

Haleem @ Pista House: Hyderabadi haleem is famous all over the world and when ever you visit Hyderabad in ramzan, enjoy eating haleem @ Pista House near charminar.

South Indian food @ Chutneys: Enjoy south Indian food items like dosa, idli, thali with many variety of chutneys @ Chutneys - Banjarahills, Jubilee hils, KPHB, Begumpet.

Buffet @ Barbeque Nation, 36 Chatees, Ohri's: If you are a foody, then you must try huge spread buffet @ BBQ Nation, Ohri's (Banjara Hills, Nautanki Gali, 70mm).

Mexican food @ TGI Fridays: Enjoy the best burger, pastas and many more Mexican food @ TGI Fridays (Cine max).

IMAX screen @ Prasad's: Watch movie in India's Best IMAX screen @ Prasadz.

Laser show @ Lumbini park: Try watching laser show @ Lumbini park and enjoy the boat ride on Hussain sagar.

Evening walk in Necklace road: Have a pleasant evening or morning walk in Necklace road and try some snacks at Eat Street.

Book shopping @ Koti: You will get any kind of book only @ Koti book market.

Laad Bazaar, Charminar: It is very old market popular for bangles.

Biscuits @ Karachi Bakery:  Enjoy delicious biscuits @ Karachi Bakery, Mozzamjahi Market, Banjara hills and Shamshabad airport.


*******I Love Hyderabad. Proud to be a Hyderabadi********

About The Author KRISHNA SRIVATSA I have a lot of passion towards traveling and love to travel almost all the time. I created this blog to share my travel experiences with every one and also with an intention that no one should struggle for info regarding the places which i had traveled.Facebook and Twitter

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