Hyderabad is the silicon triangle of India. In this city, people work hard during the week, so everyone wants to relax from the busy and tension full life during the whole week. So let’s look some places which are within 300 km from the Hyderabad in limited budget when you can spend your weekend with your family and friends.

Top 10 Weekend Getaways from Hyderabad

1. Nagarjunakonda

Nagarjunkonda is 140 km  from Hyderabad, it is situated in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the richest Buddhist sites, here you can see stupas, temples with Gandhara style architecture.  If you want to go by train then Macheria is the nearest railway station from this site. You can easily reach there by road also.

Places to Visit near Nagarjunakonda:

  • Nagarjunasagar Dam
  • Island Museum
Nagarjunakonda
Nagarjunakonda

 

2. Nizamabad

Nizamabad was known as Induru, named after the the Nizam of Hyderabad. This place is located around 175 km from Hyderabad. This place is surrounded by the green hills and you can feel cool environment. Nizam Sagar Dam is one of the famous tourist attractions over here, you can also enjoy boating in this river. The best time to visit this place is January & February because festival of Rathasaptami is celebrated in these months.

Famous Attraction of Nizamabad : 

  • Kantheshwar Temple
  • Nizamabad Fort
  • Saraganpur Temple
  • Yemcha village
  • Mallaram
  • Tilak Garden
  • Ali Sagar
Nizamabad
Nizamabad

 

3. Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh

Nalgonda means Nalla + Konda. In Telugu, Nalla means black and Konda means hill. Nalgonda is a place of the black hills. It is situated approx. 100 km from the city of Hyderabad. So, you can arrange one day tour/picnic here. In winter, this place is cold, the best season to enjoy this place. Nalgonda is also mostly visited in the season of winter. Here you can visit Nalgonda with your friends and family members to enjoy your weekend.

Attraction around Nalgonda:

  • Sri Laxminarsimha Swamy Temple
  • Pillalmari
  • Chhaya Somalingeswara Temple
  • Mattapalli
  • Rajiv park
  • Phanigiri Buddhist Sites
  • Lateef Sheb Dargah
  • Kollanpaku Jain Temple
  • Panagal Temple
  • Bhuvanangiri Fort
  • Rachakonda Fort
  • Mellachervu
  • Deverakonda Fort
Nalgonda
Nalgonda

 

4. Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

Kurnool is a famous heritage site of Andhra Pradesh. It is administrative hub and a major location for insurance firm and banking company. It is 213 km from Hyderabad, So you can arrange two or three days tour. This place is mostly visited in the month of December, January and February. Kothakota and Kodandapur is the easiest way to reach by car. There are lots of trains available from 9:45 am to 7:45 pm.

Places to visit at Kurnool:

  • Belum Caves
  • Mahanandi village
  • Birla Mandir
  • Srisailam Dam
Kurnool
Kurnool

 

5. Vijayawada

Vijayawada is just 274 km from the city of Hyderabad. VIjayawada is well connected with the National Highway, if you prefer travelling by road. Rail connectivity is also very good from Hyderabad. Vijayawada has lots of tourist attractions within the city range and nearby locations. Here you can buy famous toys made of Kondapali Woods for your kids/children.

Mostly visited places of Vijayawada:

  • Prakasham Barrage
  • Gandhi Hill
  • Victoria Jubilee Museum
  • Bhavani Ialand
  • Mogalarajapuram Caves
  • Undavali Caves
  • Kondapalli Fort
  • Lord Narasimha Temple
Vijayawada
Vijayawada

 

6. Ramoji Film City

Ramoji Film City was developed by the Ramoji group in 1996. It is a very famous tourist attraction in the city of Hyderabad. It is surrounded across the area of 1666 acres. This film city is considered as one of the best film cities in the world. Every year, the number of films in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati produce here. Visit timings of Ramoji Film City are 09:00 am to 05:00 pm. They also provide different kind of packages.

Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

 

7. Hampi

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the famous historical places near Hyderabad. It is 370 km from the city centre. It was built by Harihara and Ukka in 1336 AD. Hampi is a famous place for holy temples, forts and markets. Due to its large area, So, your weekend is not enough to enjoy all the things.

Places to visit at Hampi

  • Achyutaraya Temple
  • Badavi Linga
  • Chandramauleshwara Temple
  • Malyavanta
  • Harkuta Group of temples
  • Raghunathaswamy
  • Hazara Rama Temple Complex
Hampi Monuments Karnataka
Hampi Monuments Karnataka

 

8. Srisailam

Srisailam is one of the best places for weekend within 250 km from Hyderabad. This is a natural place with cool environment. Here you can visit with your friends and family. Distance from Hyderabad to Srisailam is 213 km. In the season of monsoon and winter, this place becomes the tourist hotspot. There are two options to reach this place, one by boat and another by a ropeway. Here you can enjoy real natural beauty.

Places near Srisailam:

  • Mallikarjuna Temple
  • Srisailam Dam
  • Akkamahadevi Caves
  • IshtaKameshwari temple
  • Mallela Theertham
Srisailam Dam
Srisailam Dam

 

9. Machilipatnam

If you are searching for a beautiful beach for your weekend within 350 km from the city of Hyderabad then Manchilipatnam is the perfect choice for you. This place is situated 338 km from Hyderabad. This place is mostly selected by couple for the weekend. Here you can enjoy lots of romance with your beloved one. Don’t forget to buy Bandar Laddu and Bandar Halwa. On the beach, you can also eat seafood and famous sweets.

Tourist Attraction in Manchilipatnam : 

  • Manginapudi Beach
  • Dattashram
  • Panduranga Swamy temple
  • Machilipatnam Church
  • Ghantasala
  • Agastheeswara Temple
  • Gudivada
Sai Temple, Machilipatnam
Sai Temple, Machilipatnam

 

10. Bidar

Bidar is a famous place for forts. It is situated at a distance of 147 km from Hyderabad. If you are a history lover, then Bidar is the perfect place for you. Here, you can feel peace and enjoy the natural environment. In this place, you can capture the best moment with nice background. This place is within 150 km from the city of Hyderabad. So, you can arrange one day trip/picnic easily.

Places to visit Bidar :

  • Bidar Fort
  • Bahmani Tombs
  • Choukhandi
  • Khwaja Mahmud Gawan Madrasa
Bidar Fort, Bidar
Bidar Fort, Bidar

Article last re-published on March 1, 2015.

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