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1. Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

3.3 /5 View 26+ photos

151 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Pakhal Lake Thousand Pillar Temple Ramappa Temple

Warangal takes you back to the era of kings and queens with its beautiful historical sites and an impressive natural beauty with Parkhal Lake being worth checking out.

Best Time: September to Apr

2. Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

4.0 /5 View 10+ photos

215 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Yaganti Belum Caves Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

A place of much historical value with beautiful surrounding areas, Kurnool, is a small town in Andhra Pradesh where much of history left its imprints. The city also is known as The Gateway of Rayalaseema.

Best Time: December to February

3. Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh

3.6 /5 View 17+ photos

227 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Pathala Ganga Srisailam Tiger Reserve Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

Srisailam, a hill town in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh is home to the holy Malikarjuna Jyotirlinga and also as one of the eighteen Shakti Peethas of goddess Parvati. Situated on the banks of river Krishna, Srisailam is identified with a wildlife sanctuary and a dam.

Best Time: October to February

4. Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

4.3 /5 View 37+ photos

499 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Ajanta Caves Grishneshwar Temple, Ellora The Buddhist Caves, Ellora

Ajanta and Ellora caves, considered to be one of the finest examples of ancient rock-cut caves are located near Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra, India. Adorned with beautiful sculptures, paintings and frescoes, Ajanta and Ellora caves are an amalgamation of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monuments as the complex includes both Buddhist monasteries as well as Hindu and Jain temples. The Ajanta caves are 29 in number and were built in the period between 2nd century BC and 6th century AD whereas the Ellora Caves are more spread out and 34 in number and dates to the period between 6th and 11th Century AD.

Best Time: June to March

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5. Chilkur Balaji Temple

4.2 /5

20 kms from Hyderabad

Chilkur Balaji Temple is situated in the picturesque village of Chilkur, about 30 kilometres away from Hyderabad. It is also called the VISA Temple, and sits prettily on the banks of the Osman Sagar Lake, near the Vikarabad Road. It is believed that paying your obeisance to the presiding deity, Lord...

6. Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

4.2 /5

184 kms from Hyderabad

A wildlife sanctuary spread across an area of 614sq kms in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Rollapadu offers its visitors a journey into the wild, close to nature, amidst a number of diverse species of flora and fauna. Established in 1988, Rollapadu is especially known for being the home to t...

7. Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh

3.8 /5 View 12+ photos

319 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Papi kondalu Hills Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy Temple

Bhadrachalam can be a refreshing place to visit with a share of instances from the Ramayana, a glorious palace, a vibrant river and mystical terrain and surroundings. One of the major attractions of Bhadrachalam is the Sita Ramachandraswamy temple. One can also visit the Abhaya Anjaneya temple. The majestic River Godavari is found winding with its vast stretch of sand all throughout the town and is considered to be very holy. It can also be the host to a number of water sports that makes the river be a delightful experience.

Best Time: September to Apr

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8. Oravakallu Rock Garden

3.5 /5

192 kms from Hyderabad

There are a few ordinary landscapes in Kurnool. One fascinating stretch is a park with igneous rock formations. Find here a restaurant, small ponds, boating facilities and a cave museum. A less ordinary hiking area and a bit unusual picnic spot, this one, is a must visit area in Kurnool.

9. Gandikota

3.8 /5

287 kms from Hyderabad

Endearingly known as the ‘Grand Canyon of India’, Gandikota is a twee village in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. Flanked by River Pennar on the right side, the village is popular for the spectacular gorges formed by the river cutting through Erramala Hills. The narrow valleys with streams running between them and the steep rocky walls to give them company remind one of the renowned Grand Canyon in Arizona. It required a walk of almost a kilometre from the main gate to reach the boulder from where you can observe the mesmerising view from the viewpoint near the fort. 

10. Hampi, Karnataka

4.6 /5 View 103+ photos

375 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Vithala Temple Lotus Palace

Hampi, the city of ruins, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in the shadowed depth of hills and valleys in the state of Karnataka, this place is a historical delight for travellers. Surrounded by 500 ancient monuments, beautiful temples, bustling street markets, bastions, treasury building and captivating remains of Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi is a backpacker's delight. Hampi is an open museum with 100+ locations to explore and a favourite way to see the city from the perspective of its history.

Best Time: October to March

11. Badami, Karnataka

3.5 /5 View 47+ photos

419 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Cave Temples Agastya Lake Badami Fort

Located in a valley of rugged red sandstone, surrounding the Agastya Lake, Badami (formerly known as Vatapi) is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples, fortresses and carvings. Located in the Bagalkot district in Karnataka, Badami is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that constitute Aihole-Badami-Pattadakal and is the finest example of traditional temple architecture in India. 

Best Time: October to Apr

12. Pulicat

3.3 /5

483 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Pulicat Lake

Pulicat or Pazhaverkadu is a seashore town in Tamil Nadu, known for its colonial history. The main attractions here are the Pulicat Lake, being the second biggest brackish water body in India and the Pulicat Bird Sanctuary. The small town still showcases the Dutch aesthetic in its churches, old buildings and tombs. An important seaport and commercial hub, Pulicat has contributed to the economy of Tamil Nadu immensely over the centuries.

13. Bodinayakkanur

3.8 /5

483 kms from Hyderabad

Bodinayakkanur is a town in Theni famous for its scenic beauty. Despite being a Tamil town, the elevation of 1,158 ft. makes for pleasant weather throughout the year. While cash crops grow here in plenty, it also boasts of spice plantations and is known as the Cardamom capital of India. Lush forests in steep-cut rocky mountains are picturesque beyond compare. Many Tamil films have also been shot here. Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called Bodinayakkanur 'South Kashmir'.

14. Kolar

3.0 /5

475 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Someshwara Temple Kotilingeshwara Temple Kolar Gold Fields

Kolar is a city in Karnataka, around 55 km from Bengaluru. Famous for its gold mines and milk-production industry, Kolar has been an important hub of Karnataka since 350 CE. It is currently one of the largest milk producers in the world and the largest in South India. It is a historic town, once known as the sacred Avantika-Kshetra, famous for its religious temples and spots.

15. Konaseema

3.1 /5

384 kms from Hyderabad

Surrounded by the tributaries of the River Godavari and the magnificent Bay of Bengal itself, Konaseema is the delta-ic region in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The area has properties matching those of the resplendent Kerala Backwaters and so it has also come to be called as ‘God’s own Creation’ after ‘God’s own Country’ that is Kerala. 

16. Anthargange, Karnataka

3.7 /5 View 12+ photos

452 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Cave Exploration Trekking in Anthargange

Anthargange is situated in the Kolar district of Karnataka in the Shathashrunga range, about 70 km from Bangalore. The mountains at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level with rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantations are one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.

Best Time: October to March

17. Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh

3.3 /5 View 19+ photos

106 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Nandikonda Mattapalli Panagal (Panagallu)

Nalgonda is a city in Telangana, with deep-rooted rich history and equally intriguing cultural heritage. With its roots going back to Paleolithic Age proved by enough evidence excavated from Yeleswaram, Nalgonda also displays the hints of Neolithic culture with the further unearthing of sling stones and other such objects.

Best Time: November to February

18. Nagarjunakonda, Andhra Pradesh

3.6 /5

181 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Nagarjunakonda Caves/ Museum Dhamma Nagajjuna Kaman Bazaar

A Buddhist town that flaunts age-old tools, Buddhist stupas, statues, monasteries and scriptures; Nagarjunakonda is one of the famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India. Located 150km from Hyderabad, near the Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir, the town is believed to have been existed for almost 1800 years. Excavations have revealed ancient artefacts that are proof of Buddhist civilisation.

Best Time: October to March

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19. Araku Valley

4.0 /5

476 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Borra Caves Katiki Waterfalls Chaparai Waterfalls

Araku Valley is a comparatively unexplored hill station mostly visited by locals as a weekend getaway and is situated some 120 kilometres away from Vishakhapatnam. If you're a tourist looking for exclusivity and tranquillity, Vistadome train leaves Vishakhapatnam at 6.50 AM, making way through 58 tunnels and passing over 84 bridges making way through the breathtaking landscape to reach Araku in approximately in 5 hours, go, catch that!

20. Nagarjunsagar, Andhra Pradesh

3.0 /5 View 41+ photos

178 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Ethipothala Waterfall Nagarjunasagar Dam Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Nagarjunasagar is a site of spectacular man-made marvel flanked by equally enchanting panoramic vistas of lush green surrounding. Lying in the Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh, the most popular landmark of the town is world's tallest masonry dam Nagarjunasagar dam built over Krishna River.

Best Time: October to March

21. Bidar, Karnataka

3.0 /5 View 23+ photos

140 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple Bidar Fort Shopping in Bidar

A city rich in culture and heritage, Bidar is a historical city in Karnataka. Once considered to be the most flourishing cities in South India, Bidar is packed with great architectural marvels and ancient structures that add on to its charm. Being once the centre of power of many great kingdoms such as Chalukyas, Allauddin Khilji, Muhammad bin Tughluq etc. has enriched the city that showcases the architectural legacy of their rulers.

Best Time: October to March

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22. Laknavaram Lake

187 kms from Hyderabad

Warangal is prominent for the several remarkable lakes it has incorporated in its topography, it was also the former capital of Kakatiya dynasty. Laknavaram Cheruvu or Laknavaram Lake is a man-made wonder tucked away from civilisation in the Govindaraopet just 80 kilometres from Waran...

23. Vemulawada

127 kms from Hyderabad

The southern region of India is host to numerous remarkable temples famous for their intricate Dravidian architecture, life sized shrines and rich history, these temples are visited by over a million devotees all year round from all parts of the world. Vemulawada’s most popular tourist attraction, t...

24. Nelakondapalli

169 kms from Hyderabad

If you’re fond of cultural, religious, or historical exploration, and if you happen to have a marked fascination with architecture, then the grand temples of this place are bound to enthrall you. Not only does this site of wonder in the Deccan have recently dug up ancient Buddhist stupas but it also...

25. Mallela Theertham

130 kms from Hyderabad

Imagine yourself in front of a meandering and brimming waterfall surrounded by lush green trees which are adorned with blooming flowers. The sweet fragrance of the water and flowers in the air making the place heavenly and magical. If you think such a place only exists in imagination, Mallela Theeth...

26. KBR National Park

9 kms from Hyderabad

Located in the Jubilee Hills area of Hyderabad, KBR National Park, or Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Park, also known as Chiran Fort Palace is a world-famous national park. Boasting of picturesque beauty and a wide variety of flora, fauna and avifauna.

27. Mrugavani National Park

16 kms from Hyderabad

Located in the slightly silent and remote region of Chilkur in Hyderabad in the state of Telangana, Mrugavani National Park is the most popular weekend getaway for the locals and a common favourite destination of the tourists.

28. Koti Lingala

180 kms from Hyderabad

Situated on the banks of the Godavari river, Koti Lingala is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in the Jagtial district of Telangana. Nestled in the lap of nature, amidst hills and lush greenery, it is considered one of the 16 great janapadas of the country's ancient heritage. Best known for the S...

29. Medaram

168 kms from Hyderabad

Located in the district of Warangal in Telangana, Medaram is a tiny village. With a scanty population of approximately 3000 people, the most noticeable thing about the dainty village is it's rich and vibrant aesthetics. Medaram is popular not only in India, but is a name known in the world due ...

30. Mantralayam, Andhra Pradesh

3.2 /5 View 7+ photos

250 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Raghavendra Swami Temple Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple

Mantralayam is a holy town situated 74 km from Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh and 250 km from its state capital, Hyderabad. It is located near the border of Karnataka and on the banks of the river Tungabhadra.

Mantralayam is known for Sri Guru Raghavendra Swami, a saint who entered into a samadhi alive in front of his disciples in 17th Century. He was a Madhwa saint who is considered to be a reincarnation of Prahlada (A daitya king who was saved by Lord Vishnu's Narasimha avatar).

Best Time: October to March

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31. Phaltan

3.1 /5

435 kms from Hyderabad

Phaltan is a town 110km from Pune that is a treasure of Maratha heritage and culture. The quaint city boasts of an experience that is similar to having gone through a time machine. It is also known for serving traditional Maharashtrian thalis that are special to Phaltan.

32. Papikondalu, Andhra Pradesh

3.9 /5 View 13+ photos

5 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Papi Kondalu Hills Gandi Pochamma Temple Perantapalli Village

Papikondalu mountain range runs along the River Godavari (Western Godavari) and is located in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. Papikondalu is a sheer fest to the eyes in terms of its scenic beauty. As the hills become closer and closer to the visitor, the width of the mighty Godavari becomes narrower. In accordance with this view resembling the middle partition of a woman's hair, it was initially named as 'Papidi' Kondalu- Paidi in Telugu means the middle partition of a woman’s hair. Later, it came to be known as Papikondalu in the local language. The river narrowing, its twists and turns along with the Papi Hills form a breathtaking visual experience.

Best Time: October to March

33. Shani Shingnapur

4.2 /5 View 6+ photos

443 kms from Hyderabad

Shani Shignapur Temple is a Jeet Devasthan (alive temple) in Ahmednagar district, well-known for the magical and powerful Lord Shani, who is believed to reside in a black stone till date. The Hindu God symbolising the planet Saturn is referred to as Swayambhu, which means that he has emerged himself...

34. Yaganti

4.2 /5

229 kms from Hyderabad

Yaganti, in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh in India, is a popular tourist site that is famous for its temple of Sri Yagantiswamy, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the perfect way to get a feel of the Andhra Pradesh tourism. Also known as Uma Maheshwara Temple, the ancient Sri Yag...

35. Borra Caves

4.2 /5 View 5+ photos

492 kms from Hyderabad

Located on the east coast of India, the Borra Caves are situated in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam district. Breath taking hilly terrain, beautiful landscape, semi-evergreen moist deciduous forests, and wild fauna of the Borra Caves are a visual feast.

36. Horsley Hills

4.1 /5 View 5+ photos

415 kms from Hyderabad

Located near the southwestern border between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Horsley Hills refers to a hill station that is the perfect amalgam of the charms of Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of the hills. It is thus often called, the Ooty of Andhra. This natural marvel is situated at an astonishing he...

37. Bhavani Island

4.1 /5

241 kms from Hyderabad

Bhavani island is one of the largest islands on a river and is located over the Krishna river at Vijayawada. The vast expanse of the island proves to be the perfect place for a relaxing weekend. If you are one for adventure sports and water slides, this is an exhilarating place to visit! It is named...

38. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

4.0 /5

403 kms from Hyderabad

Merely 22km away from the Kakinada Beach, Coringa is a Wildlife Sanctuary as well as an estuary. It is home to as many as 35 species of mangrove plants, 120 species of rare birds and innumerable species of flora. This sanctuary is also famous for being home to the critically endangered white-backed&...

39. Kaas Plateau

4.0 /5 View 11+ photos

496 kms from Hyderabad

Declared as the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites of India in 2012, Kaas Plateau in Panchgani is a magical place with landscapes with lakes, flowers and butterflies all around. Kaas Plateau is a biodiversity hotspot situated at a mighty altitude of 1200 metres and is a major biodiversity hotspot o...

40. Maredumilli

4.0 /5 View 8+ photos

342 kms from Hyderabad

Part of one of the premium eco-tourism projects of the country, Maredumilli is a terrain of undulating plains, evergreen forests and rich biodiversity. Located in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, which is known for its rivers, ravines and lush greeneries, Maredumilli is a paradise for t...

41. Draksharamam

3.5 /5 View 5+ photos

386 kms from Hyderabad

Located on the eastern bank of Godavari, Draksharamam Temple is one of the five most powerful and prominent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in the country. 40kms away from Rajahmundry, the temple architecture dates back to 11th century. Draksharamam is perfect for a religious pilgrimage, the scenery...

42. Indravati National Park

3.5 /5

336 kms from Hyderabad

The only tiger reserve in the green state of Chhattisgarh, Indravati National Park boasts of a wildlife population larger than many others in the country. It is among the three royal tiger reserves this state, the other being Achanakmar and Undanti-Sitandadi tiger reserves. Deriving its name from th...

43. Koodli

3.5 /5 View 6+ photos

491 kms from Hyderabad

The Varanasi of South, Koodli, is amongst the holiest places of Southern India and the site of confluence of two holy rivers Tunga & Bhadra. A place endowed with a lot of history and religious importance, Koodli has been an important place of worship, meditation and peace from ancient times. It ...

44. Ahivantgad

3.5 /5

390 kms from Hyderabad

Ahivantgad is a fort in the Nasik district of Maharashtra. Ahivantgad and Achala are twin forts. The top of the fort resembles more a wide plateau than the peak of a hill.

45. Bhivgad Trek

3.5 /5

391 kms from Hyderabad

Bhivgad (or Bhimgad) is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Located in the district of Raigad, this fort offers a nice trek in close companionship to the fort of Dhakbahiri. There are two caves and a few water cisterns at the top. During monsoon, this fort offers offers the scenic view of a seasonal waterfa...

46. Chavand Trek

3.5 /5

493 kms from Hyderabad

Chavand (or Prasannagad) is a hill fort in the state of Maharashtra. Located at an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground in the district of Pune, this fortress is a part of the 'famous five'. The other forts which are included under this category are Hadsar, Shivneri, Jivdhan and Naneghat.

47. Purandar Trek

3.5 /5 View 19+ photos

488 kms from Hyderabad

Purandar is a fort in the Pune district of Maharashtra. Purandar and Vajragad are twin forts. Purandar is the larger of the two and is situated at a height of 4472 feet from the sea level. The top of the fort presents a very scenic view of its twin fort Vajragad.

48. Secunderabad

2.1 /5

6 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Secunderabad Clock Tower Shamirpet Lake Hussain Sagar Lake

Located presently in the Indian state of Telangana, Secunderabad has been called the "Twin city of Hyderabad". The city, located on the northern part of the Deccan Plateau, was established in 1806 by the English as a cantonment after they defeated the Asaf Jahi dynasty. While Hyderabad has still retained the influences of the Nizam's rule in its culture and architecture, Secunderabad has a more English touch to it as it was under the British until 1948.

49. Ahobilam Temple

3.4 /5

308 kms from Hyderabad

Ahobilam is a small village renowned for Lord Narasimha Swamy Temple. The Ahobilam temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The temple complex has temples of Adi Lakshmi Devi Temple and Chenchu Lakshmi Devi.

50. Nagore

8 kms from Hyderabad

Nagore is a pilgrimage centre, known for the Nagore Dargah and located in the Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India. Nagore is a beautiful little coastal town on the eastern shore of India, only fueled by the finger-licking delicacies found in the place. The history of Nagore is entwined with the history of the Dargah. The place essentially is not just a pilgrimage centre but quite a destination for a short trip. The nagore beach by the mighty Bay of Bengal is much less crowded than those of Chennai or Puri.

51. Khammam, Andhra Pradesh

3.4 /5 View 9+ photos

198 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Narsimha Swami Temple Khammam Fort Palair Lake

Khammam city, erstwhile known as Kammamet, is the fourth largest city in the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in the state of Telangana, approximately 200 km from the capital Hyderabad. A historically significant city, Khammam hosted many movements during India's freedom struggle. The Khammam Fort, which had periods of reign by both Hindu and Muslim leaders, is a famous cultural landmark of the city, and a popular tourist destination.

Best Time: October to March

52. Bijapur, Karnataka

3.8 /5 View 23+ photos

359 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Gol Gumbaz Ibrahim Rauza Jumma Masjid

Famous for the Gol Gumbaj and Ibrahim Rauza which is considered to be the Taj Mahal of the Deccan, Bijapur is a tourist destination in Karnataka that takes its visitors back in time through its glorious ancient structures. Bijapur is an important commercial district in the state of Karnataka. Built around the 10th-11th century by the Kalyani Chalukyas, Bijapur was known as Vijayapura in those times. Vijaypura literally translates to City of Victory. Among other important attractions, there are various mosques including Jumma Masjid, palaces citadels.

Best Time: October to March

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53. Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh

3.4 /5 View 14+ photos

306 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Amareswara Temple, Amaravathi Amravati Museum, Amaravathi Dhyana Buddha Statue

Known as the Capital of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravathi is a planned city on the banks of the River Krishna. Amaravathi is renowned for being a site of a Buddhist Stupa that is a semi-hemispherical structure containing Buddhist relics and often called the Abode of God. 

Best Time: November to March

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54. Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra

3.4 /5 View 17+ photos

387 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve Moharli Khosla

Famous for its natural heritage, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is definitely one of India's most exciting and best protected Tiger Reserve, with most visible tiger sightings in the state of Maharashtra

Best Time: October to March

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55. Pattadakal, Karnataka

3.6 /5 View 40+ photos

399 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal Kashiviswanatha Temple Jain Temple

A treasure trove of Hindu and Jain temples, Pattadakal is part of the Aihole-Badami-Pattadakal complex that got the UNESCO World Heritage title and it is the best representation of Chalukyan Architecture. Resting on the banks of River Malaprabha, it boasts of a rich legacy that dates back to the 4th century. Excavations have revealed that the region was originally called Raktapura and was under the control of the Badami Chalukyas.

Best Time: October to March

56. Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

3.6 /5 View 15+ photos

402 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Maredumilli Annavaram Papi Hills

Located on the banks of River Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, and officially known Rajamahendravaram, Rajahmundry is the biggest city of the East and the West Godavari District in the state. Touted to be one of the oldest cities in India, Rajahmundry was founded in the 19th century by the Chalukya King- Raja Raja Narendra. This Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh is also referred to as the 'born city' as it is believed to be the birth city of Telugu language. Touring along river Godavari and relishing the scenic landscapes is the prime attraction at Rajahmundry that draws in tourists from far and wide.

Best Time: October to March

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57. Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh

3.2 /5 View 15+ photos

341 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Manginapudi Beach Panduranga Swamy Temple The Lighthouse

The port town of Machelipatnam nestled on the banks of River Krishna is one of the most popular tourist attractions of South India. Steeped in rich historical past, the town still reflects the footprint of several foreign invaders in the country.

Best Time: October to March

58. Karimnagar

1.0 /5

138 kms from Hyderabad

Karimnagar is a flourishing city in the Indian state of Telangana, located at a distance of 164 km from the state’s capital, Hyderabad. It boasts of noteworthy architecture and vibrant history. The city has a remarkable influence of the Telugu as well as Persian cultures. Be it the picturesque Lower Manair Dam and the Mallareddypet waterfalls or the humanmade Nampally Gutta, Karimnagar has plenty of charming venues and activities for its visitors. It is also famous for its heritage sites such as Gandhi centenary Museum. Karimnagar is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to relive the bygone era.

59. Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

3.5 /5 View 14+ photos

458 kms from Hyderabad

Known For : Ranganatha Temple Mypadu Beach

Nellore is a beautiful city lying on the banks of River Penna, a Municipal Corporation in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Anciently known as Vikrama Simhapuri, it derived its name from "Nelluru", a combination of Tamil words "Nel" and "Ooru" where Nel stands for Paddy and Ooru means Place.

Best Time: October to February

Weekend Getaways From Hyderabad

Hyderabad is perfectly located for a traveler looking for weekend getaways in Southern or Central India. This is why it attracts a lot of tourists, who visit Hyderabad as well as places around Hyderabad. The destinations are attractive and variegated - ranging from Hill Stations to Resorts to Picnic Spots. Among the places within 100 - 300 km from Hyderabad, the popular ones include Nagarjunasagar Dam, Warangal, Vijaywada, Kurnool, etc. These places take 1-2 day(s) and make for a perfect weekend getaway from Hyderabad. The lesser known places to visit near Hyderabad are the quaint hills like Papi Kondalu, holy places like Mantralayam, Guntur, Srisailam and places like Bidar and Kurnool add much to the cultural history surrounding Hyderabad and places close to Hyderabad. There are amazing wildlife sanctuaries close to Hyderabad like the ones at Bhamragarh and Taboda.

Tourist Places near Hyderabad like Lonal, Papi Hills, Kolad waterfalls, Job Falls, Nalgonda are a few of the many choices that adventure enthusiasts have. Shivasundara, Rajahamundry, Nagarjunakonda, Kurnool are more lucrative destinations for people who want to just relax. Amazing scenic beauty at Machelipatnam Beach is another favorite among college friends who usually look for a budget friendly weekend getaway from Hyderabad.

Families who prefer visiting the tourist destinations near Hyderabad are bound to visit places like Pattadakal, Aihole, Bhadrachalam, Nizamabad and Anantapur which have a rich cultural heritage surrounding them.

Others who look to extend their weekend getaways, however, travel to Gokarna, Kudremukh and Mahabalipuram, or Bhandardara and Ganaptipule or even Nandi Hills. Other attractions include Murudeshwar and Harihareshwar, and Hogenakkal and Chikhadara.