Weekend getaways from Hyderabad
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A densely populated metropolitan city with people bustling in and out of cafes, offices, temples and even nowhere, Hyderabad is fast turning into the new York city of South India.
Hampi is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India located near Hospet town in the Karnataka state. Hampi is charismatic even in its ruined state, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Vast stretches of boulder-strewn hills make the backdrop of Hampi unique. Dotted around the hills and valleys are 500+ monuments. The main travellers’ ghetto has traditionally been Hampi Bazaar, a village crammed with budget lodges, shops and restaurants, and towered over by the majestic Virupaksha Temple.
Guntakal is a famous tourist place in Andhra Pradesh. It is also well known for its spinning mills and film distributors. The shirdi sai baba temple here is visited by many people. The temple of Chippagiri here built from the granite stone is very famous in the region and the Sri Guntakalla temple which organizes a big pooja every Sunday which attracts a lot of devotees. Chippagiri is also famous for having 101 temples and 101 wells. Guntakal has a very old Shiva temple which is also a famous pilgrimage place. The most famous and eminent temple of Guntakal is Lord Anjaneya Swamy temple. Religious harmony could be witnessed here as there is also a tomb of great Sufi saint Hazrath Mastan Vali near the temple, so a lot of devotees come here to take the blessings of the great saint irrespective of their religion. Other famous places to visit in Guntakal are Sri Venkateswara temple, Dargah shareef of eminent saint Hazrat Sattar Haji and Mother Mary church. Travelers can visit the various places in the town by hiring an auto.
A hectic, dusty regional centre, Hospet (renamed as Hosapete in 2014) is certainly nothing to write home about, and notable only as a transport hub for Hampi.
Lonar is a World famous place for the Salt water lake of size of 1.8 km diameter, created by the impact of meteor some 50000 years ago. Lonar town gets its name from this lake. The Lonar crater is the world's only salt water lake in basaltic rock, believed to have been caused by a meteorite hitting Earth around 52,000 years ago. It is surrounded by forests with a large variety of birds, particularly peacocks, owls, red-wattled lapwings and ducks. The Daitya Sudan temple is carved in a style similar to Khajurao temples. It has an idol that is composed of a stone-like ore with a high metal content.
Kurnool is city and the headquarters of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also known as the Gateway to Rayalaseema. Kurnool served as the state capital of Andhra from 1 October 1953 to 31 October 1956. Kurnool is the longest cave system and is one of the Kurnool attractions which are visited by most of the people. It is an underground cave and has three well like cavities. The main attraction of the cave is the exquisite stalactite and stalagmite formations. Huge marble Buddha statue on these caves is the sign of worship of Buddhist monks. Natural waterfall is also seen in this cave which is very beautiful and attractive. Oravakallu Rock Garden, which has natural rock formations. This place is located between water bodies.The Kethavaram rock paintings, from the Paleolithic era, are located along a stretch of the Orvakal rock formations. It is also a perfect place for picnics.
#6Tadoba National Park -
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is one of the finest & largest National Parks in Maharashtra situated in the core of a reserved forest and spread in the area of 1727 sq. km. It is one of India’s 49 project tiger reserves existing in India. Tadoba National Park is popularly known as ‘The Land of Tigers’ as large number of tigers (approx.43) are found here. It is one of the oldest and largest national park, which has endless treasure trove of large number of species of trees & plants and wildlife like panthers, tigers, hyenas, sloth bears, wild dogs, jackals, barking deer, bison, sambar, herd of deer to name a few. Overshadowed by teak & bamboo, and with a magical landscape of rugged cliffs, marshlands, lakes, etc., it's full of unlike flora and fauna. Tadoba national park is open for visitors from october to june every season. Despite of this, limited safari is possible from october on current booking basis. Tadoba national park remains full day closed for visitors on every Tuesday.