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Trekking in Hyderabad

The word trek has been derived from South Africa, where the word was used by the Boers for a journey by ox wagon. Trekking is a most important event of adventure tourism not only in India but across the globe.

Hyderabad, known as pearl city or city of Nizams lies in the Deccan Plateau and rises to an average height of 536 m above the sea level is surrounded with various trekking locations. Here is the list of some famous trekking locations in and around Hyderabad.

Trekking near HyderabadDurgam Cheruvu

Durgam Cheruvu or hidden lake as it is known among people of Hyderabad for its location between Jubilee Hills and Madhapur in Hyderabad. Various beautiful and old rocks surround the hidden or secret lake, which used to supply water to the Golconda fort in earlier times. To cater to the needs of tourists a cafeteria and refreshment center has also been set up at the lake. Apart from trekking, boating facility can also be availed here. Durgam Cheruvu may be closed due to heavy rains during monsoon. One can easily reach Durgam Cheruvu by road as the location is near to IT hub of Hyderabad. Durgam Cheruvu or hidden lake remains open from 9:30 am in the morning till 6:30 pm in the evening.

Narsapur Forest

Spread over an area of 30 square kilometre, Narsapur forest is one of the frequently visited trekking location near Hyderabad. Narsapur forest is home to variety of trees, lakes and wildlife. Narsapur Forest located between the Gummadidala and Narsapur towns is just 40 kilometre away from Hyderabad. Narsapur Forest spreads over an area of 30 sq. km is one of the frequently visited trekking locations.

Trekking options near Hyderabad

Anantagiri Hills

Anantagiri Hills famous for its scenic beauty and idyllic atmosphere is a favourite destination among adventure seekers for trekking located at Vikarabad in Ranga Reddy district, just 90 km from Hyderabad. The weather in Anantagiri Hills remains pleasant all over the year, but tourists are advised to visit the Anantagiri Hills between the months of March and October.

How to Reach Anantagiri Hills

Vikarabad is the nearest town from Ananthagiri hills.

By Road: One can reach Ananthagiri hills by following either of the two routes. One route is Hyderabad -  Manneguda - Vikarabad . And the other route is JNTU (KPHB) - BHEL - Patancheru - Rudraram -Kothagadi - Vikarabad (approx 90km).

By Train: Since Vikarabad is on the Hyderabad - Mumbai line, so all the trains from Hyderabad to Mumbai have a stop at Vikarabad.

The nearest airport is located at Vishakhapatnam.

However, it is best to opt for the road to reach Ananthagiri and it is better to take your own vehicle from Hyderabad, instead of using public transport as there are limited options available in Vikarabad.

 Instructions for trekking:

  • Wear Full track pants and T-shirts
  • Wear sport and trekking shoes only
  • Take a cap and sun-glass
  • Carry water bottles
  • Get fruits, juices or energy drink or something to munch on after and during the trek
  • Have a light breakfast before trek don't go empty stomach, or take milk/honey/apple/orange
  • Get your camera if interested in photography
  • Kids should be accompanied by parent or guardian

List of trekking organisers in Hyderabad

Trails Resort
Flat No 503, Abk Olbee Plaza, Opposite Care Hospital, Road No. 1,
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500034
Call: (040) 67115791

Great Hyderabad Adventure Club
8-2-350/B/B, A.K. Enclave Compound, Adj Lane To Pizza Corner,
Road No 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500034
Call: (040) 67113573

Adventure Club of Andhra Pradesh
Hussain Sagar, Khairatabad,
Hyderabad, AP 500003
Phone: 9849270575,9394883999.

Apart from above mentioned trekking locations some other locations like Gunrock Hill Trek, Maulali Hills, Koe  Iman Zamin Ammugudda, Golconda Fort, Peeran cheruvu, Koe Khayam, Machleshwar, Khajaguda can also be explored for trekking. So what are you waiting for? Put on your trekking shoes, pack tour bag and step out from home to enjoy an adventurous weekend.

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