Picnic Spots in Hyderabad
Some of the most visited picnic spots in Hyderabad are as follows:
City bus route number 5B can be taken to reach NTR gardens. The park is open from 2:30 PM till 10:00PM.
For visitors of the age 12 years and above the entry fee is Rs 15/- per head and for those below 12 years is Rs 10/-. For normal photography the charges are Rs 30/- and for video camera it is Rs 65/-
(Tickets are issued till 8:30 PM only)
Address: Tankbund Road, Tankbund, Hyderabad - 500020
Phone: 040 2345 0305
Nehru Zoological ParkThis zoological park is situated near Mir Alam Tank or Sagar. Bengal Tiger, Sloth bear, Asiatic lion and many more animal and floral species are found here. Other attractions in this zoo are Children’s train, the Lion safari park and natural history museum. One can enjoy the multiple safari trips and educational shows as well as feeding sessions organized everyday by the zoological park.
Nehru Zoo Park is closed on Mondays.
The zoological park is open for visitors from 8:30 AM till 5:00PM (July to March) and from 8:00 AM till 5:30 PM (April to June).
Many buses connect the Zoo park of Hyderabad like 5K, 2Z, 2/95A, 3H/95A, 3Z, and 65Z.
Entrance fee Rs. 20/
Children below 12 years of age is Rs. 10/-
Address: Bahadurpura West, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500064
Phone: 040 2447 7355
Indira ParkNamed after the former Prime Minister of India Ms. Indira Gandhi this park is one of the newly constructed parks of the city of Hyderabad situated in Domalguda along Hussain Sagar Lake. Park’s design by a commissioner of customs and excise duty, Subrata Basu makes it unique. The park also has other recreation options, a man made desert and a lake. This park also has many food stalls and can be a good picnic destination.
Indira park is open from 8:00 AM till 7:00 PM
Buses: 20D, 86/118M, 20P, 20V, 20M, 113EX, 113EK
Entry charges: Rs 5/- per head
Children: Rs 1/- per head
Address: Lower Tank Bund, Kavadiguda, Hyderabad
Phone: 040 - 27611454, 040 – 27674714
Lumbini ParkLocated in the Necklace road area Lumbini park is about 3 kilometers away from Hyderabad. This park is adjacent to Hussain Sagar Lake as well and one of the main attractions of the park is its boat ride that takes the visitors close to Buddha statue in Hussain Sagar Lake. Other interesting features of the park include man-made waterfalls, a floral clock and the musical dancing fountains. Every day at 6:30 PM a fountain and light show is organized.
To reach Lumbini Park one can use the MMTS i.e. the Multi Modal Transport System. The nearest MMTS station is Necklace road station on Hyderabad to Falaknuma road.
Lumbini park is open from 9.00 A.M. till 9.00 P.M
Entry fee: Rs.10/- per person
Address: Along the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, 500063
KBR National ParkKasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is situated in Jubilee hills check post road, the nearest landmark is LV Prasad Eye Hospital and is exactly opposite to TDP party house . This park is a sanctuary for anteaters and peacocks including Monkeys and snakes. KBR National Park is home to Chiran Palace as well.
Entry fee: Rs 10/- per head
Timings: 8 AM to 8 PM on all days. The nearest MMTS station is Madhapur
Address: Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500034
Phone: 040 2355 5463
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National ParkThis national park is a Deer Park and is in the Vanasthalipuram area of Hyderabad. Maharvir National Park was created to preserve the biodiversity and heritage of the area and rehabilitate the species endangered.
This national Park happens to be situated on the outskirts of Hyderabad in Vijayawada road. The shuttle service in this park allows tourists to get close to the black bucks.
Mahavir Park is closed on Mondays from 9:00AM till 5:00PM.
Entry fee: Rs5/- per head for both adult and children also the Safari ride will cost you Rs5/- per head
Address: National Highway 7, Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad – 500070
Phone: (040) 24020950
Mrugavani National ParkLocated near Chilkur in Moinabad mandal, Mrugavani National Park is home to more than 600 different types of flora and fauna species. Safari rides are available for those who want to get closer to the denizens of the National Park. Provision for nature walks with guides is also available.
The Park is around 25 Kilometers away from Hyderabad. It is open from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM, entry fee is Rs 10/- per head and for safari the charges are Rs 50/- (per bus ride) for a family of 5 people.
Bus route numbers 288D and 288C
Address: Divisional Forest Officer, (Wildlife Management: 040-23607663): Forest Range Officer, Mrugavani National Park, Chilkur.
Do's and dont's in Snow World
- The warm gear given is sufficient however it is advisable to wear your own socks as the boots might not be adequate to keep you warm
- Take time to acclamatize in the accalamatizing zone, as one might get giddy because of the sudden fall in temperature
- It is better to visit the snow world in evening
- Heart patients and pregnant women are advised to take precautions
Contact: 040-6599 0167
Timings: Sunday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, other days: 10:30 AM-8:00PM
Rs. 400 per person for adults
Rs. 250 per person for children
Rs. 225 per person for school students
Rs. 275 per person for college students
Bus routes: AP9Y-6082, AP9Y-6578, AP9Y-7735 and AP9Y-8160 can be taken to reach Tank Bund road.
Yogi Bear ParkYogi Bear Park is ideal for golf enthusiasts. The yogi bear park has a miniature golf course with 9 holes. Apart from golf there are many distractions for kids (all age groups); for example, there is a skating rink, camping club and a romping ground and a separate enclosure for the kids.
Address: Beside Sanjeevaiah Park, NecklaceRoad, Secunderabad - 500003
Contact: 32440932, 9985821709
Timings: 10:00 AM-10:00PM
Rs.20 (supervising adult)
Rs.30 (per game, mini golf)
Rs.25 (skating with trainer)
Closest Bus Stop
Sanjeevaiah Park; to reach Sanjeevaiah park one can take the MMTS route between Lingampally to Falaknuma route.
Hussain Sagar Lake
Out of the so many lakes in Hyderabad there is one lake worth mentioning as one of the picnic destinations in the city and that is Hussain Sagar lake. At Hussain Sagar lake on one hand there is the Boat Club and on the other hand there is Secunderabad therefore connecting the twin cities i.e. Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The heart of the city is home to a Buddha statue Island and is famous for the Regatta competition; one can sail towards the statue starting from the Lumbini park and loiter or take a loop around the road. When in search of peace of mind and tranquility or sporty adventure one can choose this destination blindly for picnic
Address: Beside Necklace Road, Necklace Road, Hyderabad - 500004
City bus routes 7, 7b, 7C, 7D, 7U and 7V can be taken to reach Tank Bund road.
With so many places to visit Hyderabad can be a destination that can keep the tourists on their toes.