Try these summer escapades

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Summer is the time when a lot of us would want to pack our bags and rush to a hill station and chill amidst the hills and the nature that exudes freshness. However, if time or money constraints are holding you back, check out these places around Hyderabad that will provide you great respite and are just a ‘day or less’ journey away.

Ananthagiri Hills

About two hours’ drive from the city, Ananthagiri Hills attracts visitors with its streams and waterfalls and many tea plantations. While the drive towards greenery itself is refreshing, once you reach the hills, indulge in some trekking to have most fun.

Horsley Hills

Known as Andhra’s Ooty, Horsley Hills is located about 528 kilometres away from Hyderabad. Apart from lush forests, mountains, waterfalls and ancient temples located atop hillocks, what is truly intriguing is the world’s largest banyan tree Thimmamma Marrimanu located here. Do not miss this one!

Araku Valley

This is yet another very popular destination. It is a package of both the hills as well as the beaches, and is situated near Visakhapatanam, about 666 kilometres from the city.

The valleys are also home to many indigenous tribes.

Lambasingi

Known as the Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh, Lambasingi is a small village in the Chintapalli mandal of Visakhapatnam, known to grow a lot of mouth-watering fruits too.

During winters, apparently the temperature drops to as low as -2.