Hyderabad, the Pearl City of India, hosts thousands of tourists every year from across the globe. The city has a lot when it comes to unveiling the layers of its rich culture, savoring food and vibrant lifestyle. But that’s not all in and around Hyderabad. The city is surrounded by various tourist destinations and some of them are perfect for adventure travelers. Want to have some trekking in Southern India? Check out the enthralling trekking places in Hyderabad.
Ahobilam is the holy place of Lord Narasimha and is also referred s ‘Nava Narsimha Kshetra’ as the figure of god has nine distinct forms, worshipped in nine different temples in the area. Ahobilam trekking in Hyderabad is a beautiful experience as you go on difficult trekking trails to reach the temples settled amid dense forest and mountainous pathways.
Altitude: 327 meters
Duration: 1-2 days
Ideal season: February-March
2. Medak Fort
An ideal trekking spot near Hyderabad, travelers need to cross a rocky pathway of 500 steps reaching to Medak Fort. The fort is spread over an area of 100 acres or more and serves as one among the various challenging trekking trails surrounding the city of Hyderabad. Constructed in the 12th century, Medak Fort reminds of the reign of Prataparudra, a ruler of the Kakatiya Dynasty. If you are a history buff and look forward to challenges, this is your place to trek and know about the dynasty.
Altitude: 442 meters
Ideal Season: Throughout the year
3. Ananthagiri Hills
Trekking in Ananthagiri Hills near Hyderabad is a popular activity among adventurers, especially people who live in the city. In Ananthagiri, one will find two trekking trails – From Anantha Padmanabha Swamy and from the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple (0.5 kilometers from the temple) to Kerelli. It would be no less than a treat for your eyes as you cross the verdant jungle, small reservoirs, freshwater streams and thick vegetation.
Altitude: 700 meters
Ideal Season: October-March
4. Kanakai Waterfall
Situated only 2 kilometers away from Girnur, Kanakai Waterfalls is among the various adventure places in Hyderabad. You can visit all three waterfalls located in close proximity by planning a trekking trip to Kanakai Waterfalls. The other two majestic waterfalls are the Cheekati Gundam Waterfall and Bandrev Waterfall. It will take around 3-4 hours to explore the waterfalls and jungle area. You can either relax by the falls or get back to the city the same day.
Ideal Season: August-October
5. Bhongir Fort
Want to spend some quality adventure time exploring the pages of History? Bhongir Fort is a well-known historical site situated only 1.3 kilometers distance from Bhuvanagiri Railway Station. The fort is located on a hill at a height of 500 feet spread in an area of 40 acres. Imagine reaching to the historical fort as you trek through the lush green grasslands and forests! You will be there in an hour but ensure you have sufficient water.
Ideal Season: Throughout the year
6. Koilkonda Fort & Koilsagar Dam
The Koilsagar Dam and Koilkonda Fort are the most adventurous trekking spots in Hyderabad. When planning a trip to the giant fort, you need to go on a trekking trail to get through deep gorges in the west and an array of streams on east before you reach at the first footstep leading to the fort. Coming to the Koilsagar Dam, it is situated at a distance of 10 kilometers from the fort which you would cross trekking across the Peddavagu River.
Ideal Season: Winters
7. Khilla Ghanpur
A lot have been discussed about moderate and difficult trekking trails near Hyderabad. Here’s the easiest trekking spot you should remember – Khilla Ghanpur. Ghanpur Fort was built in the 13th century by the then King Kona Ganapa Reddy on a hill. The fort is home to several temples like the Narsimha Temple, Veerabhadra Temple and Chowdeshwari Temple. You can trek along the rocky path that leads to Ghanpur Fort. It is not just the temples you can explore, but the various caves atop the hill.
Ideal Season: October-February
Hyderabad offers various experiences to a traveler, from savoring its delicious Biriyani and Shawarma, exploring the giant Golconda Fort to strolling down in the Charminar Bazaar and going on a thrilling trek in the surrounding hills, mountains and waterfalls.
So, what stops you now? Make quick plans to visit these enthralling trekking places in Hyderabad and add some more pictures to your travel diary. Make cheap flight booking to Hyderabad and explore these trekking places.