Top 10 Best Lesser Known Weekend Getaways near Hyderabad

Travel is passion for many people when it comes to grab the joy of discovering something new rather than popular sites. You can energize your tiresome life with short trips nearer to the city of Hyderabad. Top ten offbeat destinations propinquity to Hyderabad are enlisted below that are suitable for weekend day out.

10. Badami


Badami is another most popular destination of travellers that is perched on the foot of rugged rock. It is a widely known destination that is amidst by Agastya Lake including the site of 4 temples under sandstone cave. It has a strong significance in religious sphere and the available temples here are such as Dattatreya Temple, Agastya Temple, Bhutanatha Temple, Banashankari Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Yellamma Temple and few more. It is 418 km far from the city of Hyderabad.

9. Araku Valley

Araku Valley

Araku valley is one of the suitable offbeat locations for a tranquil trip during weekend day outs. The whole site is amidst by valleys, spellbinding greenery and waterfalls. It is tremendously suitable for trekking, hiking and climbing. Coffee plantation of this place is widely famous all over India. It is an ideal location for short trip apart from the chaotic city life.

8. Machilipatnam


Machilipatnam is rested at the conjunction point of Krishna River and Bay of Bengal. This place if known for religious significance and attracts visitors with its ample temples. Outside of this destination, Manginapudi Beach is located offering charming hamlet that is famous for fishing. The distance of this location and Hyderabad is about 384 km only.

7. Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills

Horsley hills are though a familiar place, but are appropriate as offbeat location offering enormous tranquillity through its enchanting beauty. It has the altitude of 4312 ft over the level of sea. Cool climate here can motivate you to go through its natural views, which are amidst by flora and fauna. In addition, the presence of Mansarovar and Gangotri Lake make additional benefit for this site. It is located near Andhra-Karnataka border, which is 528 km away from Hyderabad.

6. Adilabad


It is located in the northern side of Hyderabad and can become one of the best offbeat places to visit in weekend trip. Main attraction points here are Mavala Lake that was created in the period of Nizam Empire. A park is located very near to the lake. Furthermore, cascades like Pochera and Kuntala are also located in this vicinity. It is 303 far from Hyderabad city.

5. Maredumilli and Rampachodavaram

Maredumilli and Rampachodavaram

Both this locations are absolutely suitable for day outings on weekends with family members or else with friends. These places are located near the eastern coast of Hyderabad and the distance of this place from Hyderabad is 430 km and 451 km respectively. It is familiar as beautiful picnic spots and is surrounded by breathtaking waterfalls. It will be a pleasant outing for you in weekend.

4. Rajahmundry


This getaway is one of the ancient pilgrimage sites and amidst by numerous temples across the bank of Godavari River. It is considered as the second cultural capital of Andhra even offering many interesting sites for travellers. It has become one of the offbeat locations among the travel lovers with its three bridges, park and ghats on the bank of Godavari. In addition, religious places like Markandeya temple, ISKCON temple, Kotilingeshwara temple are located here on the bank of the river. You can take a glimpse in a short trip to this city during weekend.

3. Srisailam


Srisailam is one of the renowned historical places from ancient times. It is situated at Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh and is surrounded by the mesmerizing Nallamala Forest. One of the temples of 12 Jyotirlinga is located here within its vicinity. Moreover, Mallikarjuna temple is placed at the top of Nallamala Mountain. Caves here are other most enchanting sites that you can visit during weekend.

2. Nagarjunasagar


It is dam based travel spot that is constructed over Krishna River. Once it was the centre of Buddhist learning in South India and left many footprints of this culture such as monuments, and monasteries that are scattered in the hill of Nagarjuna. Now it is placed in the middle of reservoir and looks like an island. This site will give an enormous experience of excellent panoramic view of sunset or sunrise around this dam. It is just 165 kms ahead of Hyderabad.

1. Karimnagar


Karimnagar is considered as familiar pilgrimage site as many temples are located near these destinations inviting lots of devotees every year. It had become the part of Vedic learning once upon a time. It is possible to travel through this site during weekend as it is just 164 km apart from the center of Hyderabad. It is located on the bank of Manair River. This site includes Elgandal Fort, Dharmapuri Temple, Kondagattu Temple, Rajeswari Swamy Temple, and Mukteswara temple.