Hill Stations Near Hyderabad

With the Eastern Ghats close by, hill stations near Hyderabad are plenty. Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the vast Horsley Hills or spend a serene weekend in the wilderness of Araku valley. Proximity to the Western Ghats opens up the avenue for visiting Dandeli and Coorg, some of the scenic hill stations near Hyderabad.


Here is the list of 13 Hill Stations Near Hyderabad

1. Ananthagiri, Andhra Pradesh


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690 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : The Borra Hills and Caves | Araku Tribal Museum

Set amid the Eastern Ghats, Ananthagiri is a beautiful retreat where majestic hills in the backdrop flirt with clouds all the time.

Best Time : October to March

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2. Araku valley


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700 kms from Hyderabad

Araku Valley is a comparatively unexplored hill station some 120 kilometers away from Vishakhapatnam. If you're a tourist looking for exclusivity and tranquility, a train leaves Vishakhapatnam early in the morning, making way through 58 tunnels and passing over 84 bridges making way through breathtaking landscape to reach Araku in approximately in 5 hours, go, catch that!

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3. Horsley Hills


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533 kms from Hyderabad

4312 feet above sea level, near the southern western border of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, this place is believed to have taken on both, it has a bit of Andhra and a bit of Ooty. Known for its breath taking landscape, rich biodiversity, countless holiday options and comparative exclusivity, Horsey hills is a promising refuge. Home to the largest banyan tree in the world, the oldest eucalyptus, an environmental hub and a destination for adventure sports, Horsey Hills often make for an enjoyable day trip or weekend getaway.

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4. Dandeli, Karnataka - Goa's adventurous extension


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570 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : River Rafting in Dandeli | Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary | Kavala Caves

Bestowed with the lush green forests and laying on the banks of the Kali river, Dandeli is truly a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty and adventure sports.

Best Time : October to May

Read More 23 Dandeli Attractions

5. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations


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1,039 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) | Kodai Lake | Bear Shola Falls

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. When you think of Kodaikanal, you think of a wonderful climate, cliffs covered in mist, cloud-capped mountains and beautiful lakes and valleys, and once you visit this hill station, you will find that every bit of what you have imagined it to be is true. Nestled amidst the rolling slopes of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round. Kodaikanal means the gift of the forests.

Best Time : September to May

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6. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris


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853 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway | Ooty Lake | Ooty Rose Garden

The Blue Mountains have always been shrouded in mysticism, and Ooty is no exception to that. For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an allure like no other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company (and for a very good reason), Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a very popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind. Ooty is nestled amidst the Nilgiri hills at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level and enjoys a favourable climate all year round. 

Best Time : Throughout the year

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7. Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The coffee land of Karnataka


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658 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Rafting in Bhadra River | Mullayanagiri | Kemmanagundi

If you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, you are going to love Chikmagalur, which has a perpetual fragrance of coffee lingering in the air. Very famously known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’, Chikmagalur is situated in the foothills of the Mullayangiri Range in Karnataka and stands at an altitude of 3400 feet. Famous for its tall mountains, lush green forests and its tranquil environment (apart from its coffee production), Chikmagalur is a very popular tourist destination and is a quaint getaway from the busy life of the city.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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8. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India


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833 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Abbey Falls | Talacauvery | Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers.  This popular coffee producing hill station is not only popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specialising in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality. 

Best Time : October to March

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9. Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land


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567 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Kaas Plateau | Table Land | Mahabaleshwar

Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar, famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view.

Best Time : September to May

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10. Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh - The Abode of Jyotirlinga of Andhra Pradesh


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213 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Patala Ganga | Srisailam Tiger Reserve | Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

Srisailam is a celebrated hill town set on a lofty natural setting on the banks of the River Krishna, in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Srisailam is identified with its many ancient temples including a Jyotirlinga, a wildlife sanctuary and a dam.

Best Time : October to February

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11. Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode


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864 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Banasura Dam | Chembra Peak | Pookot Lake

Replete with enchanting waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and home stays, this popular town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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12. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu - The Call of the Hills


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734 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Yelagiri Adventure Camp | Jalagamparai Falls | Nature park

A quaint little hill station located in Vellore, Yelagiri is just three hours away from Bangalore, making it the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway. Spread a little over 30 square kilometres, and at a height of over 1100 metres above sea level, Yelagiri offers its tourists some beautiful places like the Jalagamparai falls, sweeping orchards and rose garden, among others. The ideal destination for nature lovers, Yelagiri is a town that is completely off the beaten tourist trail, lending it a quieter and much more peaceful vibe compared to other more famous hill stations nearby. Originally belonging to the Zamindar family of Yelagiri, the hill station began to gain popularity since the colonial rule, when it was used by the British as a summer getaway. Ever since then, it has been one of the hidden gems of South India, replete with rocky hills and natural scenic beauty, making it the perfect place to take a break from the fast-paced city life.

Best Time : November to February

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13. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - The Land of Seven Forests.


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803 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Killiyur Falls | Emerald Lake | Bear's Cave

Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is a hill station called poor man's Ooty with abundant forests, vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous views.

Best Time : October to June

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