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8 Top Destinations For Weekend Road Trips From Hyderabad

8 Best Weekend Road Trips From Hyderabad To Enjoy After The Lockdown

How many times have you felt the urge to go to an unknown place to experience something new? Well, everyone can easily be bored in a concrete jungle with a mundane lifestyle. Although Hyderabad is home to some spectacular heritage sites, famous temples and lush green parks, exploring new places near Hyderabad is definitely worth the time and effort.

Ultimate Weekend Getaways Near Hyderabad

How many times have you wanted to live a moment similar to the ones in the movies? Air flowing through your hair, favourite music playing in the background, reliving some fond memories, spending peaceful time in quaint places, falling in love with a new part of the world and meeting new people while we travel on the roads. Indeed, road trips are food for souls!

If you want to escape into a new place for the weekends, then Hyderabad is blessed with some scenic getaways that will soothe your weary soul. Here are some of the best roads trips from Hyderabad that you can enjoy with friends and family:

Road trips from Hyderabad within 200 kilometres

1. Bidar

Bidar

The scenic city of Bidar is located in the northeastern part of Karnataka. This heritage city is known for its alluring beauty, rich history and religious places. Unlike other cities in this region, Bidar experiences pleasant weather conditions throughout the year. 

The history of this ancient city dates back to the third century when the region was under the Mauryan rule. After this, the region came under the rule of several other empires that contributed to the history and culture of the place. Bidar is considered to be one of the holiest cities for Sikh pilgrimage.

Best time to visit: October and April is the best time to visit Bidar as the weather remains cooler than the other months of the year. During monsoon season it receives the highest amount of rainfall in the region, therefore it is one of the most popular getaway destinations in Karnataka.

Distance from Hyderabad via Road: Bidar is located at a distance of 144 kilometres from Hyderabad. 

Time to travel from Hyderabad to Bidar: Approximately 3 hours

Required time to see the place: A two-day trip to Bidar from Hyderabad is ideal for exploring the city.

Popular Tourist attractions in Bidar: Monuments, religious sites and shopping places are some of the popular attractions in and around Bidar.

  • Bidar Fort
  • Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib
  • Rangeen Mahal
  • Chaubara
  • Bahmani Tombs
  • Papnash Shiva Temple
  • Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple
  • Mahmud Gawan Madrasa
  •  Solah Khamba Mosque

2. Warangal

Warangal

The ancient city of Warangal is home to some of the most magnificent heritage sites and alluring monuments. Warangal was previously known as Orugallu, which translates into ‘one stone’, during the reign of the Kakatiya dynasty.

Best time to visit: October and March is the best time to visit Warangal as the weather remains pleasant. 

Distance from Hyderabad via Road: Warangal is located at a distance of 145 kilometres from Hyderabad. 

Time to travel from Hyderabad to Warangal: Approximately 3 hours

Required time to see the place: A one or two-day trip to Warangal from Hyderabad is ideal for exploring the city and its nearby areas.

Popular Tourist attractions in Warangal: Historical sites, temples, wildlife sanctuaries and caves are some of the popular attractions in and around Warangal.

  • Mohana Sai Sri Caterings
  • Warangal Fort
  • Bhadrakali Temple
  • Kakatiya Musical Garden
  • Kakatiya Kala Thoranam
  • Kakatiya Zoological Park
  • Ramappa Temple
  • Waddepally Lake

3. Nagarjuna Sagar

Nagarjuna Sagar

Nagarjuna Sagar is the perfect weekend getaway destination from Hyderabad, especially during the monsoons. The lush greenery and majestic waterfalls near Nagarjuna Sagar attract visitors throughout the year.

Although Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the most famous sightseeing place in this area, one cannot neglect the untouched natural beauty of the surrounding areas and the impressive ancient history. 

Best time to visit: October and April is the best time to visit Nagarjuna Sagar as the weather remains pleasant. The monsoon season is the best time to witness the gushing waters of the dams and waterfalls.

Distance from Hyderabad via Road: Nagarjuna Sagar is located at a distance of 153 kilometres from Hyderabad. 

Time to travel from Hyderabad to Nagarjuna Sagar: Approximately 4 hours

Required time to see the place: A one or two-day trip to Nagarjuna Sagar from Hyderabad is ideal for exploring the city and its nearby areas.

Popular Tourist attractions in Nagarjuna Sagar: Historical sites, a dam and waterfalls are some of the popular attractions in and around Nagarjuna Sagar.

  • Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
  • Nagarjuna Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Ethipothala Waterfall
  • Nagarjunakonda Museum

4. Karimnagar

Karimnagar

The ancient city of Karimnagar fascinates its visitors with the age-old elegance and rich history. Since there are many temples in and around the city, it serves as a popular religious site near Hyderabad.

Best time to visit: October and March is the best time to visit Karimnagar as the weather remains pleasant.

Distance from Hyderabad via Road: Karimnagar is located at a distance of 163 kilometres from Hyderabad. 

Time to travel from Hyderabad to Karimnagar: Approximately 3 to 4 hours.

Required time to see the place: A one or two-day trip to Karimnagar from Hyderabad is ideal for exploring the city and its nearby areas.

Popular Tourist attractions in Karimnagar: Historical sites, parks and temples are some of the popular attractions in and around Karimnagar.

  • Elgandal Fort
  • Baddi Pochamma Temple
  • Deer Park
  • Ujwala Park
  • District Archaeological Museum
  • Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
  • Lower Manair Dam
  • Naganna Step Well

Road trips from Hyderabad beyond 200 kilometres

1. Kurnool

Kurnool

Kurnool is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Hyderabad. The beautiful city located on the banks of Tungabhadra River attracts people to witness the natural beauty of the place. 

Kurnool, also known as ‘The Gateway of Rayalaseema’, was the first capital city of Andhra State. The city is believed to be inhabited by people since the 16th century.

Best time to visit: October and March is the best time to visit Kurnool as the weather remains pleasant. 

Distance from Hyderabad via Road: Kurnool is located at a distance of 212 kilometres from Hyderabad. 

Time to travel from Hyderabad to Kurnool: Approximately 4 hours

Required time to see the place: A two or three-day trip to Kurnool from Hyderabad is ideal for exploring the city and its nearby areas.

Popular Tourist attractions in Kurnool: Historical sites, temples, wildlife sanctuaries and caves are some of the popular attractions in and around Kurnool.

  • Konda Reddy Fort
  • Orvakal Rock Garden
  • Belum Caves
  • Archaeological Museum Kurnool
  • Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dakshina Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
  • Tomb of Abdul Wahab
  • Jumma Masjid
  • Adoni Fort
  • Ranamandala Konda

2. Gulbarga

Gulbarga

Kalaburagi is the official name of the city of Gulbarga, which is located in the northern part of Karnataka. The grand architecture, which dates back to the Medieval Era, and serene religious places have attracted people from across the country.

Since it is located in proximity to Bangalore and Hyderabad, it has emerged as a popular weekend destination for road trips. Chincholi, located near Gulbarga, is a popular spot for nature lovers.

Best time to visit:  The weather between October and March remains pleasant, thus it is the best time to explore the city. However, monsoon is the best season to visit the city if you want to see the gushing waters of the waterfalls and dam.

Distance from Hyderabad via Road: Gulbarga is located at a distance of 231 kilometres from Hyderabad. 

Time to travel from Hyderabad to Gulbarga: Approximately 5 hours.

Required time to see the place: A two-day trip to Gulbarga from Hyderabad is ideal for exploring the city and its nearby areas.

Popular Tourist attractions in Gulbarga: Historical sites, waterfalls and religious sites are some of the popular attractions in and around Gulbarga.

  • Gulbarga Fort
  • Sharana Basaveshwara Temple
  • Buddha Vihar
  • Haft Gumbad
  • Sannati Village
  • Dargah Hazrath Khaja Bandanawaz Gesudaraz 
  • Jamia Masjid – Quila E Hasham
  • Chandrala Parameshwari Temple
  • Chandrampalli Dam

3. Guntur 

Guntur

If you think that Guntur is just famous for its chillies, then you must take some time off to explore the natural beauty of the place. Nestled among the lush greenery of neighbouring hills, the lakes and caves.

If you are a foodie, Guntur will delight you with its tempting dishes, most of them use a generous amount of Guntur chillies. Guntur is also known as The Land of Chillies. 

Best time to visit:  The weather between October and March remains cooler than the rest of the year, thus it is the best time to explore the city. 

Distance from Hyderabad via Road: Guntur is located at a distance of 272 kilometres from Hyderabad. 

Time to travel from Hyderabad to Guntur: Approximately 5 to 6 hours.

Required time to see the place: A two or three-day trip to Guntur from Hyderabad is ideal for exploring the city and its nearby areas.

Popular Tourist attractions in Guntur: Temples and wildlife sanctuary are some of the popular attractions in and around Guntur.

  • Uppalapadu Birds Sanctuary
  • Kondaveedu
  •  Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
  • Undavalli-caves
  • Lord Lakshmi Narasimha
  • Agasthyeswara Sivalayam
  • Gandhi Park

4. Vijayawada 

Vijayawada

Vijaywada, nestled between the hills of Eastern Ghats, is another popular tourist destination in Andhra Pradesh. The natural beauty, cultural and historical importance of this city has attracted tourists from various parts of the country to explore the city.

Best time to visit:  October and March is the best time to explore Vijayawada. 

Distance from Hyderabad via Road: Vijayawada is located at a distance of 272 kilometres from Hyderabad. 

Time to travel from Hyderabad to Vijayawada: Approximately 5 to 6 hours.

Required time to see the place: A two-day trip to Vijayawada from Hyderabad is ideal for exploring the city and its nearby areas.

Popular Tourist attractions in Vijayawada: Religious sites and heritage sites are some of the popular attractions in and around Vijayawada.

  • Undavalli Caves
  • Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam
  • Prakasam Barrage
  • Bapu Museum
  • Kondapalli Fort
  • Hazratbal Mosque
  • Kanaka Durga Temple
  • Rajiv Gandhi Park
  • Bhavani Island
  • Gandhi Hill
  • Besant Road

Conclusion

Whether you are visiting the above-mentioned places for the first time or have already visited the places before, the alluring beauty of each of the places on the list will surely win your heart.

Are looking forward to road-trips after the travel restrictions are lifted? Which is your favourite weekend road trip from Hyderabad? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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