Hyderabad: Ahoy! Summer is here and vacations are just round the corner.
The sun starts to beat down remorselessly, mercury continues its scramble on the upwardly curve and it is the time of the year when most start to look for an ideal getaway to beat the heat and make the best of summer vacation.
Till some time back, one used to check far and wide to holiday during summer and check brochures and browse the web for places such as Ooty, Kodaikanal, Shimla, Munnar and what not.
But the search ends here. No need to look further or travel far because Telangana has come up with its own alternatives. Hitherto unknown destinations have been unearthed which offer the facility of planning a hassle free escape from the punishing weather conditions, within the State.
Among popular summer destinations in the State is Ananthagiri Hills in Vikarabad. Located just 80 km away from Hyderabad, this is a destination for trekking and for those who love adventure in the lap of the mother nature.
A small reservoir, the lush green jungle, the long winding trail are added attractions to this place covered by thick vegetation, small rivulets and beautiful streams with fresh water, all offering a memorable experience in summer vacation.
Most visit this place by personal transport, however, if there is a group of 10 members, one can opt for a customised trip with the Telangana Tourism and you can choose Hairtha Resort for accommodation.
It is located in Jayashankar Bhupalapally at a distance of 220 km from Hyderabad. Nestling in a lake are 13 tiny islands which nature has wonderfully scattered around the water body making it blissfully serene.
Well-known for its hanging bridge and considered to be one-of-its-kind in the State, it takes one to the mini island in the lake. Temperatures here are less compared to other parts of the State as it is surrounded by lush green mountains.
One can go camping on the lakeshore amid barbecue, drinks, music, beautiful night view of the bridge, cool breeze, sounds of rippling waters, birds chirping and moon.
If you want to explore a hill station in fresh environs and stunning scenic beauty, Kondeti in Jayshankar Bhupalapally can be an excellent option. The picturesque scenic beauty of the region with its unspoiled nature offers an outstanding feel.
Located 258 km from Hyderabad, one can have night jungle camping here. Trained professionals will accompany and lead into the forest area where one can get connected with the nature by staying in a tent.
This apart, Tadvai forest huts are provided at a cost of Rs 1,000 per head and one can wake up in the morning to the chirping of birds in vast green expanses.
Jannaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Jannaram wildlife tour is a perfect opportunity for curious travellers and nature lovers to visit the exotic wildlife destinations and nature’s hotspots in Adilabad. It is home to several varieties of flora and fauna and has become a must-see place for those planning to catch a glimpse of wild animals in their most natural habitat.
Tourists can make it to this secluded animal kingdom located 295 km from Hyderabad for experiencing the beauty of the dense forests. Experience the charm of pristine nature at Jannaram forest by staying in Haritha Hotel which is close to the breath-taking waterfalls.