As mountains echo


As the English poet Richard Monckton Milnes had once said, nature’s heart beats strong amid the hills. Many a traveller’s soul belongs to the hills and for them, trekking is a way to refresh themselves. Here’s a list of five trekking spots near Hyderabad.

Ananthagiri hills
One of the closest trekking spots to Hyderabad, Ananthagiri is a scene of serenity located 78 km away from the city. Covered in tea plantations, this hill town is tucked away in the folds of Eastern ghats. Streams and waterfalls are an added attraction.

Horsley hills
Known as Andhra’s Ooty, Horsley hills is at a distance of 528 km from Hyderabad. Apart from lush forests, mountains, waterfalls and ancient temples located atop hillocks, you also get to see the world’s largest banyan tree Thimmamma Marrimanu. The tree which spreads over 8 acres is situated at a distance of 75 km away from Horsley hills.

Lonavala is an abode of breathtaking views. Located 623 km away from Hyderabad, Lonavala houses Karla and Bhaja Caves, one of the earliest Buddhist rock-cut temples in India. Walwan Dam, Ekvira Devi Temple, Lohagad, and Visapur Fort are other major attractions of this place.

Araku valley
Home to many indigeneous tribes, Araku valley also offers road trips amidst forests and coffee plantations. Bheemunipatnam beach, Rama Krishna beach, Lawson’s bay and Rishikonda beach are the other places you can drop by during your visit. Situated in Visakhapatnam, Araku valley is 666 km away from the city.

Yelagiri hills
Located in Tamil Nadu, Yelagiri hills is surrounded by four hills which houses many a tribe scattered across 14 villages. Filled with dense forests and blessed with a pleasant weather throughout the year, Yelagiri hills is 677 km away from Hyderabad.


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