Holiday season is around the corner and so is the travel season. Both Christmas and New Year are bringing in a long weekend with them. What do you want to do with these weekends? Stay at home and celebrate or take that much-needed vacation?
If vacation is on your mind, start planning. After all, only a fortnight or so is left, isn’t it? Getting advanced hotel accommodations become difficult in this peak season. But, hey! Have you decided which place you want to visit this holiday?
Well, why look far when your city itself gives you various options? Hyderabad is surrounded by many interesting places like Goa, Pondicherry, Hampi, etc. These places give you a mix of both adventure and a heritage trip. We have compiled a list of holiday getaways for you. Read on.
7 Amazing Weekend Getaways near Hyderabad you must check out!
Hampi is situated at about 380 kilometres away from Hyderabad and is ideal for a long weekend trip. This place is especially famous for the numerous boulders that are spread in a haphazard manner throughout the place. People believe that these rocks are the result of a volcanic eruption that took place a long time back. Again, there are several temples that too should not be missed like the Mahanavami Dibba, Hazara Rama temple, Vitthala temple, Krishna temple, Virupaksha temple, and Badavi temple.
Vishakhapatnam or Vizag is primarily a port city overlooking the Bay of Bengal and is known for its beautiful beaches and hilly mountainous ranges that surround its coasts. It is the second biggest city of Andhra Pradesh and is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on three sides. So if you want to spend the long and festive weekend enjoying the beauty of nature, then this is the perfect place for you.
Known for its historical Portuguese architecture and numerous beaches, Goa has become a huge hit among travellers throughout the world. The beaches here offer a wide variety of adventure water sports and sea side clubs (or shacks as they are more fondly called). Another highlight of this place is the casinos and also flea markets which are bound to make your stay even more exciting.
This place is located at about 800 kilometres away from Hyderabad and this city was previously a part of the French colony. While visiting Pondicherry you will get a feeling of being in Paris as this place is like a smaller version of Paris. Several attractions this place offers are Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, Ousteri Wetland, Pondicherry Museum etc.
5. Nagarhole National park
This national park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park and is spread across 643 kilometres between the regions of Coorg and Mysore. It was set up in 1955 and became a national park only in 1988. This park is composed of a wide variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians to name a few witnessing which is a sight to behold.
If you are longing to take a more spiritual and religious trip, then Tirupati is just the place for you. This temple is located on the Tirumala hill and is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, who was a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Don’t forget to taste the world famous Tirupati laddoo distributed as Prasadam in the temple.
If you are someone who hates long drives then Warangal is meant for you as it is situated very near to Hyderabad. The total distance between Hyderabad and Warangal can be covered in just two and a half hours. In Warangal you can experience numerous architectural remains that fill the green lush landscapes of the place. It also boasts of a wildlife sanctuary which can be reached by only a half an hour drive. This national park is called the Pakhal wildlife sanctuary. Though the sanctuary is made by humans, it is made to look like a natural jungle. This place has a wide variety of several wild animals like tigers, leopards, sambars, crocodiles, etc. and is spread over 860 square kilometres in area.
So, plan a trip that isadventurous, rejuvenating and less hectic. Enjoy to the fullest with your loved ones and let us know in the comment section below about how you spent your holidays.