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Known as the land of Nizams, Hyderabad is popular for its architectural delights and delicious food. While the city has many experiences to offer tourists, many beautiful destinations close to Hyderabad make for the perfect weekend getaways. From lakes to hill stations, there are a variety of weekend getaways near Hyderabad for you to choose from. There is something for everyone!

So, here are some weekend getaways from Hyderabad you can try on your next trip to the ‘City of Pearls’.

Nagarjuna Sagar

Distance from Hyderabad - Approx. 155 km

The second-largest water reservoir in India, Nagarjuna Sagar is one of the best weekend getaways near Hyderabad. Tourists can indulge in boating and fishing in the dam, especially during the sunset. The surrounding area of the dam also has many sightseeing options to offer. There are old Buddhist excavation sites that you can explore. 

There are also many picturesque waterfalls in the vicinity of the dam that you can visit. The Ethiopia Waterfalls, located 15 km from the dam is a beautiful spot for a picnic with your loved ones. The waterfall cascades from a 70-feet height and the sound of the water will relax you. If you’re a nature and wildlife lover, you can visit the Nagarjuna Wildlife Sanctuary that houses rare plants, birds, and animal species. 

Sri Yaganti Temple

Distance from Hyderabad - Approx. 290 km

The Sri Yaganti Swami temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his vehicle, the Nandi bull. One of the most interesting parts of the temple is the Nandi statue. It expands in size as confirmed by Archaeological Survey of India officials. 

Apparently, the idol has silica. “When a mineral is converted to other granules of Silica”, it expands, confirmed the official. The temple also Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati idols fused into one and sculpted on a single rock. The temple premises also has a small water reservoir which is considered holy. 

Mahashivratri is celebrated here with great zeal when many devotees flock to the temple to pay their respect to Lord Shiva.

Warangal

Distance from Hyderabad – Approx. 147 km

Once under the rule of the Kakatiya dynasty, Warangal has many monuments which display the magnificence of the craftsmen and artisans of that era. Many tourists for the four gates of the Warangal Fort, which are Telangana’s state official emblem. The thousand emblem temple is another tourist attraction in Warangal which is popular. 

The temple has a thousand pillars set so close to each other to form an illusion of them being a wall. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, and Lord Surya. The Pakhal Lake, located approx. 44 km from Warangal is a scenic spot to watch the sunset and for some nature photography. 

Adilabad

Distance from Hyderabad - Approx. 300 km

Adilabad has many beautiful spots which tourists can explore, making it one of the best weekend getaways from Hyderabad. The picturesque Mavala Lake is located on the outskirts of Adilabad and has a lovely garden nearby. The Kuntala Waterfalls in Adilabad is one of the most pristine and gorgeous waterfalls in the entire vicinity. The water cascades from 150 feet and is a marvelous sight to behold. The waterfall also has mythological significance as King Dushyant fell in love with Shakuntala here. There is also a wildlife sanctuary nearby where you can spot wild animals in their natural habitat. 

Hampi

Distance from Hyderabad - Approx. 370 km

One of the most popular weekend getaways from Hyderabad, Hampi is a UNESCO heritage site. The town is known for its various ruins and temples from the Vijayanagar empire. The Virupaksha temple or the Pampapathi temple dedicated to a form of Lord Shiva, known as Lord Virupaksha is a popular spot to visit in Hampi. History buffs and photographers flock to this spot on the banks of the Tungabhadra river to marvel at the architecture and the surrounding natural beauty. 

The Vithala temple is another popular spot in Hampi. The stone chariot at this temple is a popular spot for photographers. There are many courtyards with intricately carved walls in the vicinity of the temple that tourists come to see. The Monkey Temple, known to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman is another popular spot one can visit in Hampi. 

Plan your stay at Vijayshree Resort & Heritage Village - a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Hampi. Surrounded by the rugged landscape of Hampi, this resort offers amenities and experiences to make your stay comfortable and help you make many memories on your trip. 

Dindi

Distance from Hyderabad – Approx. 450 km

The coastal side of Andhra Pradesh is not very popular for tourism yet. That’s what makes Dindi one of the most peaceful and underrated weekend getaways from Hyderabad. You can take an overnight train from Hyderabad and be in Dindi by morning. You can spend some time by the banks of river Godavari and enjoy the scenic view. Visit the Antarvedi temple to seek the blessings of the almighty and then relax by the beach nearby and watch the sunset. You can also do backwater trips and beach treks, there are many options for you to explore.

Plan your stay RVR Sarovar Portico Dindi, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Dandi to make your holiday magical in this surreal destination near Hyderabad.

There are many hidden gems that make for great weekend getaways from Hyderabad. Historical monuments, lakes, waterfalls, dams, and so much more, these weekend spots will refresh you and prepare you for the week to come.

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