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Hill Stations Around Hyderabad

Ananthagiri Hills, Horsley Hills, Araku Valley, Yercaud, Lambasingi, Srisailam, Agumbe, Ooty, Wayanad, Yana, Kodaikanal and many more.

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hill stations near Hyderabad for a surreal weekend getaway with your loved ones. Offering a wonderful retreat from the mundane affairs of life, these places enchant the mountain lovers with their cool breeze, misty cloud cover and lush green landscapes of the valleys. Allowing you to retreat in the lap of nature and offering a set of exciting activities, these places are a must-visit to explore the most beautiful places near Hyderabad.

Hill stations around Hyderabad
have their own unique charm that are capable of dazzling away the tourists. Whether it is the chocolates of Ooty or the tea plantations of Munnar, tourists are in for a surprise. Take home beautiful memories of a scenic drive to Horsley Hills or a trekking adventure in Ananthagiri Hills near Hyderabad. Soak in the amazing weather of Lonavala and get lost in the mist-laden mountains of Chikmagalur to forget the hustle and bustle of life. 

Here are some of the best hill stations near Hyderabad:

01

Ananthagiri Hills

Ananthagiri Hills
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Ideally located at a short drive away from Hyderabad, this quaint hill town of Ananthagiri Hills (1,168m) in the Eastern Ghats is a beautiful romantic getaway. Seamlessly covered with coffee plantations, it is an excellent trekking destination especially for first time trekkers and adventure seekers. Numerous streams, picturesque seasonal waterfalls and the rich flora make it one of the picture perfect hill stations around Hyderabad.

Attractions:

Araku Tribal Museum, a centre displaying the lives of indigenous tribes of the Eastern Ghats, encourages local artisans to showcase tribal jewelry, hunting tools, handicraft etc. Padmapuram Botanical Garden, Ananthapadmanabhaswamy Temple and Nagasamudram Lake are the other attractions.

Activities:

Trekking, local sight seeing

Distance from Hyderabad: 78km

Best time to visit: June - February

Must Read: Places to visit in Hyderabad

02

Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills
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Horsley Hills (4,100ft) one of the most beautiful hill stations near Hyderabad has the appeal of crisp mountain air, dense forests, and panoramic views of the Eastern Ghats. This tranquil paradise is also known as “Andhra’s Ooty” for its pleasant , rich set of flora-fauna, and large expanse of nature.

Attractions:

The world’s largest banyan tree Thimmamma Marrimanu spread over 8 acres lies 75 km away from Horsley Hills. A few ancient temples perched atop the surrounding hillocks around Horsley Hills are also an added attraction.

Activities:

Adventure sports, trekking, wildlife spotting

Distance from Hyderabad: 528km

Best time to visit: December - February

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03

Lonavala

Lonavala
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Lonavala is the most dependable getaway for Mumbaikars due to its easy accessibility from the metropolis. The amazing weather, sight seeing opportunities, adventure activities, and the mouth-watering chikki makes Lonavala one of the most sought after hill stations situated near Hyderabad. Cuddled in the Ghats, the Sahyadri ranges here hold a treasure trove of sights to catch.

Attractions:

Karla and Bhaja Caves situated in the hills of Lonavala are one of the earliest Buddhist rock-cut temples in India and offer a mystical ambience that adds to their charm. Duke’s Nose peak is a popular spot for breath-taking views of hills and valleys of the Sahyadri ranges. Other sights include Walwan Dam, Ekvira Devi Temple, Lohagad, and Visapur Fort.

Activities:

Trekking, sight seeing, temple visit

Distance from Hyderabad: 623km

Best time to visit: October - May

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04

Araku Valley

Araku Valley
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Araku Valley in Vishakapatnam is one of the most picturesque hill stations near Hyderabad that is popular for its rich bio diversity. This absolutely pleasurable getaway begins with an interesting and pictorial drive through dense forests, coffee plantations and more. Araku Valley is also home to several indigenous tribes.

Attractions:

The panoramic views of the Araku Valley are best enjoyed with trails passing through endless stretches of coffee plantations. Borra Caves located 29 kms away are an intriguing set of pre-historic caves situated in the Anantgiri Hills. Other places to visit include Bheemunipatnam Beach, Rama Krishna Beach and Lawson’s Bay and Rishikonda Beach which are some of the finest beaches on the East Coast of India.

Activities:

Trekking, sight seeing

Distance from Hyderabad: 666km

Best time to visit: June - February

05

Yelagiri Hills

Yelagiri Hills
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An ideal hill station to break away from the clutter of city life, Yelagiri Hills situated in Tami Nadu is surrounded by four hills filled with luscious green forests, pleasant weather, and fascinating sightseeing view-points. These hills are also home to many indigenous tribes living in 14 villages.

Attractions:

Punganur Lake, an artificial lake of 56 sq.m is perfect for boating to collate an enchanting experience in the hills. An artificial fountain is also present in the center of the lake. Children's’ Park, adjacent to the lake is a 6-acre area designed keeping in mind the young visitors of Yelagiri.

Activities:

Sightseeing, boating

Distance from Hyderabad: 677km

Best time to visit: November - February

AccommodationAmazing resorts of Yelagiri

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06

Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur

hikmagalur literally meaning ‘The Younger Daughter’s Town’ is located in the Baba Budan Giri Hills – birth land of coffee in India in south west Karnataka. One of the most beautiful hill stations near Hyderabad, Chikmagalur is full of scenic surprises, mist clad mountains, valleys, and crisp mountain air filled with the aroma of coffee.

Attractions:

Chikmagalur houses Baba Budangiri (1,895m), one of the highest peaks in Karnataka, as well as other priceless gems of nature such as Hebbe Falls (550ft), Z Point, Kalathgiri Falls and Baba Budangiri, a religious hot seat for both Hindus and Muslims. Kemmanagundi, Sringeri, Kudremukh, and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary are other local attractions.

Activities:

Trekking, wildlife safari, sight seeing

Distance from Hyderabad: 679km

Best time to visit: September - May

Some of the Popular Activities in Chikmagalur:

1) Kudremukh Trek

2) Narasimha Parvatha Trek

3) Kemmanagundi Trekking

Offbeat Stays in Chikmagalur:

1) Jungle Stay Experience in Chikmagalur

2) Coffee Plantation Stay Experience in Chikmagalur

3) Jungle Stay Experience in Chikmagalur

4) Estate Stay Experience in Chikmagalur

5) Nature Plantation Stay Experience in Chikmagalur

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07

Yercaud

Yercaud
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Yercaud is a quiet hill town situated in the Shevaroy Hills in the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu. One of the best hill stations around Hyderabad, Yercaud is an enchanting and picture-perfect getaway to unwind amidst nature.

Attractions:

Yercaud Lake has a dynamic presence made of well-wooded trees and a soothing pool of placid waters. Lady’s Seat is a must-visit at dusk to catch a glimpse of lights coming over Salem town below. A telescope mounted atop here gives a panoramic view of the hills. Pagoda Point is yet another attraction.

Activities:

Trekking, boating, sight seeing

Distance from Hyderabad: 797km

Best time to visit: October - June

Accommodation: Resorts in Yercaud

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08

Coorg

Coorg

India’s very own Scotland, Coorg is a haven of natural splendour attracting people from afar. Undoubtedly one of the must-visit hill stations near Hyderabad, Coorg has mountains caressing clouds, reams of coffee plantations, spice estates and countless adventurous opportunities.

Attractions:

The misty Madikeri town and the Raja’s Seat are some of the favoured tourist attractions here. Talacauveri or the birth place of River Cauvery makes an exciting trek. Bylakuppe, India’s second largest Tibetan Settlement colony is an enchanting world of Buddhist monks, monasteries, and gives a peek into the Tibetan lifestyle. Nagarhole National Park is known for its jungle safari where you can get an experience of life amidst wild denizens. 

Activities:

Sight seeing, jungle safari, trekking, white water rafting, nature trails etc.

Distance from Hyderabad: 835km

Accommodations: Best homestays in Coorg

Best time to visit: October - April

Some of the Popular Activities in Coorg:

1) Night Mountain Drive in Coorg

2) Barapole River Rafting

3) Trekking and Camping in Madikeri

4) Off Road Jeep Drive To Nishani Hills

Offbeat Stays in Coorg:

1) Jungle Stay Experience in Coorg

2) Coffee Plantation Stay in Coorg

3) Offbeat Estate Stay in Coorg

4) Hill Stay Experience in Coorg

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09

Ooty

Ooty
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Ooty the ‘queen of hill stations’ located in the Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu is a close example of a typical British countryside. With its winding roads, British-styled bungalows, tea estates, and mountainous weather to die for, Ooty makes for a much-celebrated break from city life.

Attractions:

Doddabetta (2,633m), the highest peak in the Nilgiris is a 7km drive from Ooty’s city centre. The Botanical Gardens is an expanse of green that has an extensive collection of flowers and trees. The garden also has a tree-trunk believed to be 20 million years old. Tribal Research Museum, St. Stephens Church, Thread Garden, Nilgiris Library are other places to check out.

Activities:

Sight seeing, trekking, boating

Distance from Hyderabad: 842km

Best time to visit: October - June

Accommodation: Ooty Resorts and Homestays in Ooty


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10

Wayanad

Wayanad

Wayanad is one of the most picture-perfect hill stations near Hyderabad. One of the finest regions fostering sustainable and responsible tourism in India, Wayanad a rich bio-diverse region in the Western Ghats has unscathed, pristine natural beauty. Tucked away by lofty hills, Wayanad is home to some of India’s oldest tribes.

Attractions:

Chembara Peak (2,100m) is one of the highest peaks in Kerala. For an avid trekker, a climb here is a test of prowess resulting in an exhilarating experience. Meenmutty Waterfalls is one of the largest three-tier waterfalls in the region. Edakkal Caves, Banasura Sagar Dam, and Kuruvadweep are some of the other places to look out for.

Activities:

Trekking, sight seeing, hiking

Distance from Hyderabad: 847km

Best time to visit: October - May

Accommodations: Homestays in Wayanad

Offbeat Stays in Wayanad :

1) Bonfire And Stay Experience Near Eddakal Caves, Wayanad
2) Stay Experience In A Bamboo House In Wayanad
3) Wayanad Tree House Stay Experience
4) Wayanad Tea Plantation Stay Experience

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11

Agumbe

Agumbe
Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Agumbe is a tiny hamlet located in Shimoga district of Karnataka. This village has been a significant part of R.K Narayan’s Malgudi Days.  it still holds that rustic charm that most of us crave in our regular lives. 

The place is inarguably, one of the most beautiful hill stations near Hyderabad. Due to heavy rainfalls, it is also known as Cherrapunji of the South. From shimmering streams, cascading waterfalls, intermittent rainfall and picturesque mountain views to misty morning, lazy afternoons and silent evenings, this is one place that you must visit, especially if you are looking to revitalize your mind, body and soul. 

Activities: Trekking to Barkana Falls, Jogi Gundi Falls, and Achakanya Falls, camping, bonfires, a visit to Gopalakrishna temple and Agumbe Rainfall Research Station, etc. 

Distance from Hyderabad: 740 km (approx.)

Best time to visit: Between November and January.
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12

Yana

Yana
This hill village in Karnataka is one of the most quaint hill stations near Hyderabad. Tucked away in the emerald green forests of Sahyadri mountains, Yana offers mesmerizing views of hillside, mystical rock formations, pristine lakes, meandering rivers, rambling waterfalls, and unexplored forest trails.

Legend has it that a demon called Bhasmasura was killed by Lord Vishnu in his avatar as ‘Mohini.’  This greenest village in Karnataka is surrounded by Kumta forest and many travellers visit here to explore Karst rock formation and Yana Caves. The main attractions of this hill station are two peaks, namely, Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and Mohini Shikhara, both of which are composed of black crystalline limestone. 

Activities: Trekking to Vibhuti Falls, BhairaveshwaraShikhara and Mohini Shikhara, Jeep Safari, visit the holy temple of Lord Shiva at the base of Shikhara Bhairaveshwara peak, camping, etc. 

Distance from Hyderabad: 650 km (approx.)

Best time to visit: October to February. 
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13

Lambasingi

Lambasingi
This hill station is probably the only place in Southern India, where you can experience snowfall in the winter season. For the very reason, it is known as the ‘Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh.’ Settled at a distance of about 100 km from Visakhapatnam,  this dreamy region drops temperatures below zero in a blink of an eye. 

It is also called Korra Bayalu, which means that if a person stays outside for a while, they will literally be frozen due to the chilly weather of this village. No wonder, it is one of the most popular hill stations around Hyderabad. Also, if you are a fan of mist, fog, dense forests, coffee plantations, deep ravines, and undisturbed environment, then head over to Lambasingi now!

Activities: Trekking, hiking, camping in the most remote areas of the region.

Distance from Hyderabad: 600 km (approx.)

Best time to visit: Can be visited at any time of the year, but September to April can be a preferred choice.
14

Srisailam

Srisailam
A tiny but popular hill station near Hyderabad, Srisailam boasts of its pristine temples, rich heritage and breathtaking hillside. The most famous place to visit in Srisailam is the incredible Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.  It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in Hindu religion.

Some of the other must-visit places in this hill station are Srisailam temple and Dam, Tribal Museum, Nagarjunasagar – Srisailam Tiger Reserve, Patala Ganga, and Akkamahadevi Caves.  Clearly, it is more known for its religious culture than the splendorous mountain views. Nonetheless, this is one place near Hyderabad that you must visit. If you are looking to explore mystical places in India, then put this one on your list.

Activities: Trekking, sightseeing,  caving at Akkamahadevi Caves, ropeway car ride at PatalGanga, boating and rowing in the waters of pristine Krishna River, learning about Dravidian architecture, etc.

Distance from Hyderabad: 212 km.

Best time to visit: All year long
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15

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal
This is one hill station in South India which doesn’t need any introduction, does it? Kodaikanal literally means ‘a place to see in summers,’ and once you visit its beautiful vistas, you will tend to agree.  Located on the Palani Hills of Western Ghats in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is popular for its natural abundance –lakes, waterfalls, hilly landscapes, rich flora and fauna, organic farms, rock formations—you name it and this popular hill station has it.

It is also known as the blooming place of an extraordinary flower named Kurinji, which blossoms only once in 12 years.  Some of the famous places to see in Kodaikanal are Berijam Lake, Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Bear Shola Falls, Shenbaganur Museum of Natural History, Subrahmanyam temple, Vattakanal Falls, Pammal Falls, etc. The list of exploring places in Kodaikanal is inexhaustible!

Activities: Trekking, zip lining, rappelling, boating, hiking, camping, etc. 

Distance from Hyderabad: 1,000 km (approx.)

Best time to visit: October to March.
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