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From the rule of the Nizams, Hyderabad is known to us in the modern world by its striking architecture, forts, grand royal palaces and of course, it’s delicious food characterised by rich spices enough to tantalise your taste buds. Besides the magnanimous Charminar and the Golconda Fort, the city is lined by temples, churches and masjids all built during the rule of the Nizam and the Mughals. If you are here in the city, you can explore all the weekend places near me on Google and scroll down to see why these offbeat weekend getaways from Hyderabad are worth visiting:

Pakhal Lake, Warangal

Located approximately 211 km from Hyderabad, this man-made lake is where tranquillity lies at its best. Featuring blue skies and ultramarine water of the lake, you can witness the beauty of nature along with the natural flora and fauna around the lake’s habitat. This lake is located close to the Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary. Within 40 minutes, you can reach Pakhal lake early in the morning to witness its gorgeous sunrise view. You can take a rental car and enjoy the view while you reach Pakhal. It is a great ‘couple getaway near me’ as well as a weekend getaway near me for tourists and locals of Hyderabad.

Ananthagiri Hills, Vikarabad

The winding roads lined with tall trees and coffee plantations on the sides lead to the majestic Ananthagiri Hills, merely 81 km away from the main Hyderabad city. Ananthagiri hills can serve as a good vacation spot near me. Hikers and trekkers take great pleasure in taking on their adventurous souls while enjoying the coffee plantations and wildflowers on their way trekking to the top of the hills. Tourists can also visit the old Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple located near the hills. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The holy river Musi is also located close to the Ananthagiri Hills.

Kanakai Waterfalls, Girnur

Through the rugged road of Girnur village, 280 km from Hyderabad lies this gorgeous waterfall in Telangana. One of the most popular weekend places near me that you can visit, the green grasslands and glistening surroundings of the waterfalls make it a perfect vacation spot near me while you are in Hyderabad. Kanakai waterfalls feature three falls all coming together to cascade in a giant pool. You can stand at the highest point of the falls to witness the beauty of it and see below. Kanak Temple, an old temple located near the waterfall bears history to this ancient waterfall. Drive north from Hyderabad city and take NH 44 for 5 hours approximately to reach the destination.

Medak

Medak is a small town in Telangana. This town is known for its celebration of every festival with the same fervour. Medak is the home of the Medak Fort, whose architectural style bears resemblance to both Hindu and Islamic styles. The fort is located on top of a hill, so you can trek from Medak to reach the fort. Medak Church cathedral is also famous among tourists, with stained windows and the interiors are unique with the life of Christ engraved on them. Medak can be listed as one of the couple getaways near me in Google Maps, as both families and couples take a trip to Medak and enjoy the rustic beauty of the place.

Palair Lake, Khammam

You can reach Palair lake from Hyderabad within three hours. If you are staying at one of Club Mahindra resorts in Hyderabad, you can arrange for cabs from the resort itself and start your journey to Palair at daybreak to get most of the day. Palair is famous as a weekend place near me under Google Maps for the adventure sports and fun activities that it offers. This man-made lake also allows fishing on the spot. Take food along with you while you plan your trip to Palair so that you can enjoy a small picnic with your family here. Near Palair, you can also visit Khammam Fort, which is 100-years old and attracts lots of tourists and locals of Hyderabad.

Sri Yaganti Temple, Kurnool

Yaganti in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh is a popular tourist site, famous for its temple Sri Yaganti Swamy temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is visited by tourists for its' iconic ‘statue of Nandi - the bull who is the ‘vahana’ of Lord Shiva, on whom Lord Shiva is often depicted. The astounding fact of the Nandi statue is that it is constantly, as we speak, growing in size. This is a proven fact confirmed by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). The reason behind its growing size is silica, on which this statue was made.

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Ramappa Lake, Warangal

If you are looking for weekend places near me or romantic places near me from Hyderabad, Ramappa lake should surely be one of the places that you should consider visiting. Constructed during the 13th century under the reign of Ganapathi Deva of the Kakatiya dynasty, this lake sprawls across an area of 82 square kilometres. It is a perfect weekend getaway if you want to spend some time away from the bustling city life. This lake features calming boat rides for all. The sunset creates a majestic view that should not be missed. On the banks of the lake lies Ramappa Temple, a unique temple that has been listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Belum Caves

Discovered by a British surveyor in the late 1800s, Belum caves are the second-largest cave system in the Indian subcontinent. The arch-like formation of the entrance of this natural cave shaped like the head of a lion often leaves visitors speechless. It is inside the deep of these caves that Buddhist monks meditate once upon a time. It is one of the best weekend getaways near me from Hyderabad, located only 322 km away.

Thus, it can be said that the regal city of Hyderabad offers many weekend getaways that will leave you spoilt for choice. There are enough places within a 500km radius of Hyderabad that are worth visiting.

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