1. Osman sagar lake/ Gandipet
At a distance of 22 Kms from Nampally Railway Station, Osman Sagar Lake, popularly known as Gandipet is an artificial lake constructed over River Musi. It was built in 1920 to provide drinking water source for Hyderabad, and also saving the city from floods. Named after Osman Ali Khan, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad, there is a park attached to the lake. The road over the reservoir gates offer good views and cool breeze.
2. Chilkur Balaji Temple
At a distance of 24 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Chilkur is a small village on the banks of Osmansagar that houses famous 500 Years old Sri Balaji temple. Also, famed as ‘Visa Balaji’, this deity at Chilkur showers blessings on the devotees who for any reason are unable to go to Tirupati.
3. Bhongir Fort (Bhuvana giri fort).
Another view of the fort
At a distance 54 km from Hyderabad, The Bhongir Fort is situated in Bhongir (also called as Bhuvanagiri) in Nalgonda district of Telangana. It is situated between Hyderabad and Warangal. Bhongir Fort was built in 12th century by the Western Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI. And trust me, its going to be peaceful place!”
4. Ananthagiri hills
At a distance of 79 km from Hyderabad, Ananthagiri Hills are located at Vikarabad of Ranga Reddy district in Telangana. It is being developed as a small hill station and it’s also famous destination for a day trip due to its proximity to Hyderabad. The Ananthagiri forest is one of the dense forest areas in Ranga Reddy District.
5. Rachana konda fort.
“At a distance of 61 km from Hyderabad, Rachakonda Fort is situated in Rachakonda Village in Nalgonda district of Telangana. The Rachakonda Fort was constructed in 14th century by Recherla Singama Nayak from Padma Nayaka dynasty who ruled the region of Rachakonda. And yes, this is the best place for photoholics”
6. Singur Dam.
“At a distance of 92 km from Hyderabad, The Singur or Singoor dam is located near Sangareddy town of Medak district in Telangana. Constructed across the river Manjeera, the dam provides drinking water to Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Construction of the Singur dam was started in 1979 and completed in 1989. The best place for piece of peace”
7. Jain Temple of Mahaveera.
At a distance of 81 Kms from Hyderabad, the 2000 years old Jain Temple of Mahavira is located in Kolanupaka village (also called as Kulpak) in Nalgonda district. The temple is decorated with beautiful images of Tirthankaras and it’s one of the important Jain pilgrimage sites in the country.
8. Yadhigiri gutta.
“At a distance of 60 Kms from Hyderabad, Yadagirigutta is a popular Hindu Temple of Narasimha Swamy situated on a hillock. This is a cave temple that happens to be on the very summit of a hill. The conventional structure of a temple that is visible from the outside has been superimposed upon it. This temple has five forms of Narasimha.”
9. Pocharam Lake and its dam.
“At a distance of 110kms from Hyderabad, on the medak-yellareddy road. A nice drive of 100kms from Hyderabad. A nice place to have a picnic as well as camping. You can go play in the water too”
10. Nagarjuna sagar.
“165 km from Hyderabad, a quite popular place among everyone”
Southie: Advaitha Narmada.