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Hyderabad to Vikarabad, Ananthagiri hill station, Telangana


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Hyderabad to Vikarabad, Ananthagiri hill station, Telangana

 

Distance : 100 kilometers (Nearest hill station to Hyderabad)

Road condition : average (single road with less traffic)

Ride : Swfit

 

Places to visit

  • Hill top view point
  • Temple
  • Lake

 

Route : Hyderabad --> Chilkur --> chevella --> Vikarabad -->Ananthagiri Hills

 

Monsoons kicked in pretty late this year and one Saturday morning weather turned supportive which urged to go on a short drive. Hence, we decided to visit Ananthagiri hills in Vikarabad, which is around 100 kilometers from Hyderabad.

 

Checked with my friends and decided to leave by 10 a.m. We hit the beautiful Outer ring road from Gachibowli and exited towards Vikarabad. First 20 kilometers after we exited the ORR is a four lane road which later merges into a single lane road with an average road condition. We drove through many villages and reached Vikarabad in one and half hour. Once we reached Vikarabad, we took a left towards Ananthagiri Hills.

 

The views started to change and in no time we were surrounded in lush green environment on either side of the road. After 10 kilometers, we reached the Ananthagiri hills temple. We took a left turn near the temple and headed towards the view point. After a quick photo session we started our drive to explore the hills into the narrow roads surrounded by trees.

 

We spent around 2 hours on the hills and i can tell you it is an absolute paradise for the hikers and trekkers. Beginners can also concur the terrain quite easily. 

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Hyderabad to Vikarabad 4-lane road for the first 20 kilometers after you exit the ORR.

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After the 4-lane road merges into a single lane further

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Views en-route to Vikarabad

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The views started to change, soon we were surrounded in greenery

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We took a left turn near the temple to headed towards the view point.

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View Point-1

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Soon we started to explore the hill on the narrow roads

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Found an other view point. But it was covered by trees and we couldn't get a view of any

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Another view point

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Our Drive for the day

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We started to explore again and found other view points

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We parked our car at the edge of the hill and enjoyed the scene for the moment

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View from that point

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We started towards the lake after hill point visit.

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We got back to the main road .

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We headed towards the lake after our visit to the hill point. We drove back to the main road and took the left turn after the down hill drive which is around 1 kilometer from the temple on the ghat.

 

The drive throughout the road was surrounded by the hills, greenery and amazing weather which energized us even more. As soon as we had reached the lake, it started to rain heavily for the next 30 mins and we had to do a little bit of off-roading towards the lake where many cars are parked and the sky got clear.

 

Drive down the hill

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Scenic view captured during the drive

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Engulfed between the green fields

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It started to rain heavily which lasted for 30 mins. We waited in the car till the rain got cleared.

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As we started our drive off the road, the wheels started loosing the traction and we soon realized something went wrong beneath and as we started to turn back, it was too late and we got stuck in the mud bed and all thanks tot he sudden rain. Soil had become utterly soft that the front wheels were rotating freely with out no traction at all. Application of some off-road techniques we were aware off helped us get out of mess which took us 1 hour to hit back on to the road. Along with us there were few other cars and even SUVs which got stuck and we were not left alone. Wheels after we came back on to the road

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We then helped out the other vehicles to back on track.

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Drenched in rain, we bid a bye to the people out there and headed back to Hyderabad with a great off-road experience in a Swift.

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Widened tires :P

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We cleaned ourselves after the adventure at this pond

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We started our return Journey in a different suggested by Google maps

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Narrow roads surrounded by greenery made our day

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The last picture for the day

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shammy said:
I heard a lot about this place but never been there before. Pics are beautiful with nice description Gowtham. Loosing the wheel traction on the soft mud sounds adventurous.

 

If you love nature,it is one of the best places to visit from Hyderabad.:D

Avoid it during the summer season.

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Shik said:
Thanks a lot for sharing this..Really helped in understanding the route.. Few pics are really good and looks interesting... Am looking forward to a good trip ahead.

 

Most part of Ananthagiri is dry in summer. It looks very different during winter and monsoon and is very ideal for hiking. We climbed many hills with no experience.

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