Set off On These Five Best Road Trips From Hyderabad
“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
This quote by Robert Louis Stevenson sums up the spirit of travelers who love road trips. The roads open up a new world for them, and the infinite journey forward is a deep journey within. The destination that they reach is just a colorful cherry on the top. Be it a solo trip or a group trip with friends or family, going on a road trip also acts as an effective stress-reliever as the change in the environment has a therapeutic influence on people.
Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, is a completely landlocked city whose road routes tell you interesting stories and gift you everlasting memories. So, get ready, pack your bags, take out your vehicles, and embark on a road trip from Hyderabad to the following places. Travelers booking flights to Hyderabad must also include the below road trips to their Hyderabad itinerary.
To Vikarabad and Ananthagiri Hills:
A road trip to Vikarabad is the best short-distance one-day trip from Hyderabad, recommended for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Drive along the well-maintained roads into one of the dense forests in Telangana region whose foliage, green meadows, blossoms, and streams heartwarmingly welcome you. Find peace in this area, which is not too far away from the metropolitan city yet surprisingly distant from its commercial chaos. You’ll fall in love with the rustic environment en route to Ananthagiri Hills. Stop at Nagasamudram Lake, Kotepally reservoir, and multiple viewpoints to admire the natural beauty. Don’t forget to visit Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple!
Trip length:75 km from Hyderabad
To Rampachodavaram and Maredumalli:
This is the perfect choice for a monsoon drive. Road trip from Hyderabad to Rampachodavaram and Maredumalli gradually turns all scenic as you drive through the dense jungles. The views of playful streams, waterfalls, coffee and rubber plantations dressed in slight drizzle are a treat for sore eyes. You could also plan a stay in the jungle resorts at these places. Some of the must-visit attractions are Rampa waterfalls, Bhupathipalem reservoir, Medicinal Plants Conservational Area, Nandanavanam, Madanakunj, Amruthadhara and Jalatharangini waterfalls.
Trip length: 450 Kilometers from Hyderabad
To Nagarjunasagar Dam:
One of the shortest road trips from Hyderabad you couldn’t afford to miss is to Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, the largest masonry dam in the world. Built on the Krishna River for the purpose of irrigation and hydroelectricity, this mighty dam surrounded by lush greenery has become a popular tourist spot and draws nature lovers. Another attention grabber is the nearby Ethipothala Waterfall, which is created by the coalescence of three streams – Nakka Vagu, Chandravanka Vagu, and Tummala Vagu. Get off your vehicles and join a boat ride to Nagarjuna Konda, a world-famous ancient Buddhist site.
Trip length:160 km from Hyderabad
To Gulbarga/ Kalburgi:
All the history buffs find the rich history, heritage, and culture of the “City of Nizams” most intriguing. To discover more, take this 4 to 5-hour road trip from Hyderabad to Gulbarga. Formerly a part of the Hyderabad state (ruled by Nizams), Gulbarga is a potpourri of history and architecture of the Nizam dynasty. It is known for the historic forts, domes, and shrines, whose architecture represents both Hindu and Muslim elements. Drive to the Gulbarga Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandrampalli Dam, the Basaveshwara temple, and the most-famous tomb of Sufi saint, Khwaja Banda Nawaz.
Trip length:220 km from Hyderabad
The road trip from Hyderabad to Karimnagar is special for two reasons – for the scenic surroundings all along the way and for the super smooth ride on the uniform roads without any potholes. Karimnagar, once popular as the ‘Seat of the Vedic Learning,’ is situated on the banks of Manair River and is well-known for ancient temples and forts. Pull up your vehicle when you reach the Kamareddy road to witness the magnificence of the impressive Elgandal Fort encircled by palm groves. Wildlife enthusiasts must visit Shivaram Sanctuary in the Mancherial district.
Trip length:164 km from Hyderabad