Weekend Tourist Locations Around Hyderabad City
People living in Hyderabad have plenty of weekend tourist locations to visit at short distances. There are many historical, leisure and devotional traveling places around Hyderabad. These locations are very much suitable for one day traveling.
The following are some of the one-day-traveling locations from Hyderabad.
Historical and leisure traveling locations:
Warangal: 136 km
- Thousand Pillars Temple, built by King Rudra Dev, a Kakatiya king in 1163 AD.
- Warangal Fort, constructed during the Kaktiya period in the 13th century.
- Kakatiya rock garden, Kakatiya Musical Garden, Govindarajula Gutta.
When traveling by train, you can get down at the Kazipet junction in Warangal, and can travel to any of these places through autos or taxis. Waranagal also has lot of decent hotels for the tourists to stay.
Bhongiri: 47 km
- The Bongir Fort was built on a single rock hill in 12th centuary. This comes much early before reaching Yadagirigutta.
- Kulpaka, one of the few Jain temples in Andhra Pradesh, is 25-30km from Yadagirigutta and 20kms from Raigiri, which is the junction for these two places.
- Nandikonda is famous for the Buddhist site with many Buddhist monasteries and pillars.
- Phanigiri, a Buddhist complex with a large Stupa and two apsidal halls is located here.
Nagarjunakonda: 156 km
- Nagarjunakonda, an island near Nagarjunasagar, is a major pilgrimage center for Buddhists. Nagarjunakonda is named after a famous Buddhist monk, Nagarjuna.
- There are some fascinating sights such as Ethipothala waterfalls, a massive dam and a museum with rare antiquities in its possession.
- As an archeological site, Nagarjunakonda is famous for architecture of Buddhist civilization.
Nagarjuna konda takes 3 hours to reach to Hyderabad. Watching Nagarjuna Sagar when the flood gates are open is a real treat to eyes, people ususally rush this place, when these gates are open. If you want to have a one night stay at Nagarjuna Sagar, you can have accomodation at the guest house of APTDC, Vijay Vihar.
Another interesting feature is that, APTDC also offers a tourism package to Srisailam from Nagarjuna Sagar by boat, for a 1 night stay at Srisailam.
Pillalamarri: 100 km
- Pillalamarri is a popular Banyan Tree located in a remote village of Mahbubnagar. The place is located 8 km away from the main town.
- Pillalamarri is five hundred years old and extends over an area of three acres. It is suitable for one day trip.
Devotional traveling locations:
Warangal: 136 km
- Ramappa Temple was constructed in typical South Indian style of architecture during the Kakatiyas rule in 12th century.
- Thousand Pillar Temple was built by King Rudra Dev in 1163 AD.
- Bhadrakali Temple, an eighth century old temple was built by the Kakatiyas.
- Padmakshi temple, an ancient temple built during first quarter of the 12th century.
Sangareddy: 64 km
- Ramalingeswara temple is located in Nandi Kandi, which lies fifteen kilometers (15 km) away from the town of Sangareddy.
- The temple is one of the very few temples in India that are shaped like a star and was built by the Chalukya kings of Kalyana.
- Various shrines are dedicated to other deities like Mahishasura Mardini, Saraswathi and Gaja Lakshmi.
Mahaboob Nagar: 100 km
- Sri Krishna Temple, Sri Ragavendra Temple, Sri Yellama Thalli Temple, Sri Venkateshwara Swami temple, Sri Satya Sai Baba Temple, Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swami Temple and many others.
- Jama Masjid, Muneer Masjid, Medina Masjid, Mecca Masjid, Chand Sultana Masjid, Baba Miya Masjid, Ali Masjid.
Alampur (Kurnool): 217 km
- The Nava Bhramma temples of Alampur are important shrines of the town. All nine temples of the Nava Bhramma, dedicated to Lord Shiva were built by the Chalukyas, about 1200 years ago.
- All the preserved temples of Alampur date back to the 6th and 7th centuries. The nine temples at this place are Swarga Brahma Temple, Padma Brahma Temple, Arka Brahma Temple, Vishva Brahma Temple, Garuda Brahma Temple, Bala Brahma Temple, Taraka Brahma Temple, Kumara Brahma Temple and Vira Brahma Temple.
Keesara Gutta Temple: 30 km
- Around this temple, there are numerous ruined shrines of the Gupta architecture of fifth century. There are scores of a meter-high Lingas—the phallic symbol—around the main deity.
- On ‘Sivarathri’ day, every year, the place becomes busy as many people throng to the temple.
YadagiriGutta: 65 km
- It is located 65 kilometres from the city and attracts huge gathering of people on Sundays and public holidays.
- Surendra Puri, located at a distance of 60 km from Hyderabad, has replicas of all most all of Indian famous temples idols.
Karimnagar: 161 km
- Vemulawada, located 150 km from Hyderabad is known for Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple.
- This place owes its importance to the sacred and famous temple of Sri Rajarajeswara, an incarnation of Lord Siva.
- Dharmapuri is famous for the shrine dedicated to Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
- Siva and Mahishasuramardhani along with Dakshinamurthy, Vinayaka and Sapitha Mathrukas are carved on a single slab of stone.
- Kondagattu temple: Surrounded by caves and Rayuni fort, Bojja Potana on its north, the temple is located at 35 Kms away from Karimnagar town,.
Basara Gnana Saraswati Temple : 200 km
- The Gnana Saraswathi Temple at Basara is situated about 40 kms from Nizambad district headquarters and 70 Kms from the town Nirmal in Adilabad district.
- Now a days, there is heavy rush of pilgrims to Basara to perform “Akshara abhyasam” for children.
- The places to visit near Basara apart from Sri Gnana Sarawathi Devi Temple include Sri Mahankali Temple, Sri Dattatreya Temple, Sri Vyasa Maharshi Guha, Sri Vedavathi Shila (Sri Vedavathi stone), Godavari river and Lord Shiva temple on the bank of the Godavari.
Medak Church: 90 km
- The magnificent Medak church stands on a sprawling 1000 acres of land in Ghusnabad. The church was sanctified on 25th December 1924.
- The church has a spired bell tower that rises to a height of 175. The tower is made of Italian tiles. The length and width of the Cathedral is 200 feet and 100 feet respectively.
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