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    Being the Pearl city of India, Hyderabad attracts a lot of tourists from around the globe for many reasons. While the city hosts an enormous count of tourists with varying interests throughout the year, exploring the best of trekking places in Hyderabad is altogether a different experience. Trails galore, this city is a paradise for all who finds themselves at peace by witnessing the grandeur of nature. Check them out!

    12 Thrilling Trekking Places In Hyderabad

    Here are some of the best trekking places in Hyderabad which one must explore and enjoy one of the enthralling activities at the outskirts of the city. 

    1. Ahobilam

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    The holy abode of Lord Narasimha, Ahobilam is one of the most popular trekking places in Hyderabad. This place is also called as Nava Narasimha Kshetra since Lord Narasimha is worshipped in 9 different forms, and separate temples exist for all the forms. Most of them have to be reached by difficult treks through thick forest and rocky paths.

    Altitude: 327 meters
    Ideal Trip Duration: 1-2 Days
    Base Station: Ahobilam, Nandyal (66 Kms)
    Best Time to Visit: October to March
    Peak Season: February to May

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    2. Medak Fort

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    Known to be an ideal trekking path for adventure lovers, it is this route through which the travelers have to climb more than 500 steps to reach the top of the Medak Fort. Spread across an area of about 100 acres, the fort was built in the 12th century during the reign of the Kakatiya ruler, Prataparudra. It is definitely one of the challenging trekking places near Hyderabad and a must-visit for experts in trekking.

    Altitude: 442 m
    Ideal Trip Duration: 1-2 Days
    Base Station: Hyderabad (100 Kms)

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    3. Ananthagiri Hills

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    Ananthagiri is also popular for trekking camps in Hyderabad. There are two trekking trails in the forests, one that begins from the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, and another one that starts 0.5 kms from the temple towards Kerelli. The small reservoir, the lush green jungle, the trail covered by thick vegetation, and the beautiful freshwater streams are a treat for the trekkers.

    Altitude: 700 m
    Base Station: Vikarabad (7 Kms)
    Best Time to Visit: October to March
    Peak Season: February to May

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    4. Kanakai Waterfall

    Kanakai Waterfall

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    At a distance of 2 kms from Girnur Village, the Kanakai Waterfalls is one of the favorite trekking spots near Hyderabad. Bandrev waterfall and Cheekati Gundam are located in a single stretch wherein all three waterfalls including Kanakai can be visited together. It takes about 3-4 hours to visit all three waterfalls, and the travelers can spend some time, and come back to the road point.

    Base Station: Adilabad (51 Kms)
    Best Time To Visit: August-October
    Travel Tips: This trekking demands a 4 to 5 kms walk through the rocky terrain and forest. It is advisable to take a local from Girnur village as a guide to reach this place.

    5. Bhongir Fort

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    A popular Hyderabad getaway for a short trip and an important historical site, the Bhongir Fort is located at a distance of 1.3 kms from the Bhuvanagiri Railway Station. The hill upon which the fort is perched, is about 500 ft. high, and is spread across an area of 40 acres that makes it an ideal for trekking in Hyderabad. It usually takes about one hour to reach atop the hill and make sure you carry enough water.

    Location: Shanthi Nagar, Nalgonda, Telangana 508001
    Distance from Hyderabad: 100 Kms approx.
    Time Taken: 2 Hours approx.

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    6. Koilkonda Fort & Koilsagar Dam

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    Koilkonda Fort and Koilsagar Dam are considered to be the most adventurous places in Hyderabad. To reach the top of Koilkonda Fort one needs to hike across a deep gorge on the west, and a series of streams on the east before reaching a plight of steps that leads to the fort. The Koilsagar Dam is about 10 kms from the Koilkonda Fort, and the trekking trails stretch across River Peddavagu.

    Location: Koilkonda Fort Rd, Jamalpur, Telangana 509371
    Distance From Hyderabad: 135 Kms approx.
    Time Taken: 3 Hours approx.

    7. Khilla Ghanpur

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    One of the easiest trekking places in Hyderabad is the trail from Ghanpur village to Ghanpur Fort that stretches for 2 to 3 kms only. Built on a rocky hill by King Gona Ganapa Reddy, the Ghanpur Fort dates back to the time of 13th century. There are several temples inside the fort like Veerabhadra Temple, Narasimha Temple, and Chowdeshwari Temple along with which, trekkers can also explore the several caves on the hilltop.

    Location: Near Mahabubnagar District, Telangana, India
    Distance From Hyderabad: 118 Kms approx.
    Time Taken: 2.5 Hours approx

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    8. Kondamadugu

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    This is a famous countryside places in Hyderabad which is inhabited with some of the most idyllic villages. Surrounded by lush-greenery and surreal nature’s beauty, this place is also famous for the tiger hills where people can go camping and trekking. Apart from this, the Golkonda fort is also the place where the adventure junkies can go for trekking in Kondamadugu.

    Distance From Hyderabad: 40 Kilometres

    9. Keesaragutta

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    Keesaragutta is another famous places to go for trekking in Hyderabad. This place is a home to some of the well-known landmarks which includes the Nehru Zoological Park, Chowmahalla Palace and also the Keesaragutta temple. The adventurous trekkers often visit these places to enjoy the beautiful view of the hills surrounding Keesaragutta. And alongside that it also is home to the famous Taj Falaknuma Palace.

    Distance From Hyderabad: 40 Kilometres

    10. Narsapur Forest

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    The Narsapur Forest is situated in the vicinity of the Balanagar junction which is surrounded by a thick dense forest. There is a small ghat area within the forested area along with a lake which is preferred by most of the trekkers. This place is inhabited by monkeys which can be seen while trekking. It takes around 5 hours to complete the trek here.

    Distance From Hyderabad: 44 Kilometres

    11. Chityal Hills

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    The Chityal Mountain ranges are one of the picturesque places to visit near Hyderabad which is famous for its adventurous trekking routes. These mountain ranges are also known for being a home to the Chityal Valley which is a famous spot for camping. Surrounded by all the lush-greenery, this place is perfect for admiring the beautiful views.

    Distance From Hyderabad: 90 Kilometres

    12. Devarakonda

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    Devarakonda is a place which is known for its beautiful rich heritage which makes this place hold an importance in Hyderabad. This place was once ruled by the Velamas dynasty, whose remnants are quite visible around the area. The Devarakonda fort is one of the most famous remnants of that time which is in ruin at the present time. Not just that people can also indulge into activities like taking a dive at the nearby Ethipothala Falls or explore the Rajiv Gandhi Sanctuary.

    Distance From Hyderabad: 120 Kilometres

    So what are you waiting for? Get going to these historic and scenic trekking places in Hyderabad that are calling out to you to experience some of the best adventures in the heart of Telangana. And for when you’re back, do share your experiences with us in the comments below.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Trekking In Hyderabad

    Q. Which is the most popular place for trekking in Hyderabad?

    A. Ahobilam is one of the most famous trails in Hyderabad. This trail covers around 67 kms which takes around 1 or 2 days depending on the beginner or advanced hikers.

    Q. What is the ideal trekking path for adventure lovers in Hyderabad?

    A. Medak Fort is one of the ideal trekking ways for lovers of adventure. Hikers have to climb more than 500 steps to reach the top of the Medak Fort. It is one of the most challenging paths while trekking and it is a must visit for advanced trekkers. The distance of this path is around 100 kms that takes around 2 days to reach at the top.

    Q. Name some adventurous places in Hyderabad?

    A. Koilkonda Fort and Koilsagar Dam are regarded as the adventurous places in Hyderabad. One has to go through trekking to reach the top of Koilkonda Fort. The Koilsagar dham is 10 kms away from Koilkonda Fort which is covered by a hiker to visit that Dam. The trekking trails stretch across River Peddavagu.

    Q. What is the apt time for trekking in Hyderabad?

    A. The best months for trekking in Hyderabad are June to October. Different tracks have different ideal seasons to go hiking.

    Q. Name the trail which is famous for camping in Hyderabad?

    A. Ananthagiri is popular for trekking camps. The two trekking trails in the forests, one that starts from the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, and the next one is towards Kereli which starts at .5 kms from the Swamy Temple.

    Q. Which is the easiest trail in Hyderabad?

    A. The easiest trail in Hyderabad is the trek from Ghanpur village to Ghanpur Fort which stretches for 2 to 3 kms only.

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