10 Must-Visit Monsoon Getaways From Hyderabad

OT Staff


The capital of Telangana is situated on the Musi river in the Deccan Plateau. With the monsoon due to arrive in the first week of June, here are some amazing getaways from Hyderabad that are best enjoyed in the rain.

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With three stunning waterfalls in its vicinity, Adilabad is best enjoyed in the rainy season. The Kuntala Falls, Pochera Waterfall and Gayathri Waterfall come alive during this time. Visit the Kala Ashram and the Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary, too.

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Pocharam Dam And Sanctuary

The Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary is 110 km from Hyderabad. Spread over 130 square kilometres and surrounded by lush forests, the place is an ecotourism hotspot where visitors can sight bar-headed geese, openbill storks, leopards, sloth bears, Nilgai, chinkara and more.

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Ananthagiri Hills

Nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts should go to the Ananthagiri Hills to trek through its dense forests, marvel at the intricacy of the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, tour its extensive coffee plantations, and spot birds like peacocks, parakeets and bulbuls.

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Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

This masonry dam with 26 gates is a major tourist attraction because of its size and surrounding green cover. Go on a boating cruise on the turquoise blue waters of the reservoir and lose yourself in the peaceful and serene ambience of the place.

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With forts, lakes, a wildlife sanctuary and temples galore, Warangal has it all. Picnic at Pakhal Lake, visit the 12th century Thousand Pillar Temple, admire the stone towers of Warangal Fort, check out the lakeside Bhadrakali Temple and shop for local handicrafts in its markets.

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This town in Andhra Pradesh is famous for the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple, one of 12 Jyotirlingas in the country. The Akkamahadevi Caves, a million-year-old natural formation, is extremely popular with tourists, as is the Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve.

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This temple town is home to a variety of shrines like the Navabrahma Temples, a group of nine temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the Papanasi Temples. The Tungabhadra and Krishna rivers meet at this location.

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This city is 100km from Hyderabad and is slowly emerging onto tourists’ radar. The Komati Cheruvu Suspension Bridge, the Koti Lingeshwara Temple, the Ranganayaka Sagar Reservoir and the iconic Glow Garden are some of its best attractions.

A hero stone found in Siddipet | Wikimedia Commons/ Mahesh Samaleti


This city has forts, museums and wildlife parks to keep tourists busy. Visit the Elgandal Fort, Ujwala Park, Deer Park (complete with a museum and actual deer), the District Archaeological Museum, the Clock Tower and the Lower Manair Dam while here.

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This city in Karnataka is 140km from Hyderabad. The Bahamani Tombs, Bidar Fort, the Papnasha Mahadeva Swami Temple, the Salar Jung Museum and the Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib Gurudwara, one of the few Sikh pilgrimage sites in South India, are all worth visiting.  

The Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah in Bidar | Shutterstock

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