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.
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.
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.
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.
Apart from trekking, boating facility can also be availed here. Durgam Cheruvu may be closed due to heavy rains during monsoon. Durgam Cheruvu or hidden lake remains open from 9:30 am in the morning till 6:30 pm in the evening.
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.
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.
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
HTC - Hyderabad Trekking Company
Address: construction Pvt Ltd, Jai Bharathi Apartments, 402, Miyapur, Telangana 500081, Phone: 070755 59641
Address: Nearest metro: Durgam Cheruvu, Flat No. 201, 3rd floor, Royal Residency 1-98/51444&37, 201, near Image gardens, Cyberhills Colony, HITEC City, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081, Phone: 093477 69878