Hyderabad: The never ending trails of the architectural pasts to experiencing the serenity of valleys, drenching in the salty sea waters or soaking in the religious rituals, Hyderabad can delight you in more ways than you can imagine!
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If you have explored all that is good in Hyderabad, maybe it's time to step out and explore some more nearby places near Hyderabad.
Kurnool the capital of former Nawabs. It is the headquarters of Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The city is often referred as The Gateway of Rayalaseema. Kurnool is on NH7 and well connected to major towns and cities. It is 210km from Hyderabad.
Konda Reddy Fort
Ayyappa Swamy Temple
Jagannatha Hill, anjanaya statue
Shirdisai Baba Temple in old bus stand
Tungabhadra River Bank
How to get there: Take the NH 44 to get to Kurnool.
Estimated Time: 5 hours
Karimnagar is famous for its ancient temples. It is situated on the banks of the Manair River. It is otherwise known as 'City of Granites'. One of Karimnagar's ancient arts is the making of the Silver Filigree.
Karimnagar was once the hub of vedic learning. You can definitely explore a lot from cultural beauty to historical spots.
Lower Manair Dam
Ujvala Amusement Park
Manthani Reserve Forest
How to get there: Take the Karimnagar-Hyderabad Highway to reach your destination. Karimanagar is located at a distance of 164 kms from Hyderabad.
Estimated Time: 3 hours
Hampi, a temple town in northern Karnataka, is one of the most significant tourist places of attractions. It is also known as Pampa Kshetra. It was a part of the Mauryan Empire back in the third century BC. Rich in art and culture, the city is filled with ancient temples, dating back to the Vijayanagara Empire. There are lot of majestic temples, aquatic structures and royal embellishments of the times of yore.
Chandramauleshwara Temple of Lord Shiva
Malyavanta Raghunathswamy Temple
Hazara Rama Temple
Hemkuta Group of Temples
Vittala Temple of Lord Vishnu
How to get there: Hampi is about 380km southwest of Hyderabad. Buses travel via Raichur and Gangavathi before reaching Hospet. Get down at Kamalapura Village that will appear after Gangavathi and before Hospet.
Estimated Time: 7-10 hrs.
The city is known for its medieval monuments and tumultuous history. Aurangabad caves are twelve rock-cut Buddhist shrines located on a hill running roughly east to west, close to the city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The city is a tourism hub, surrounded by many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara and Panchakki.
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
How to get there: The minimum time a train takes to reach Hyderabad from Aurangabad.
Estimated Time: Around 10 hours.
Gokarna literally, means 'Cow's Ear'. Gokarna is about a peaceful beach holiday. This place can give you the Goa experience in a lower budget. It is not just famous for temples but its lovely rocky beaches and hills. Located in Karnataka, Gokarna is an hour south of the Goa border. It's around 648 km from Hyderabad. A perfect getaway for couples and travellers seeking solace and tranquillity while they indulge in the serendipitous aura of the place.
Half Moon Beach
How to get there: You can take Hyerabad Kop Express from Hyderabad to Gokarna. Ankola Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Gokarna, located at a distance of about 20 km.