Ananthagiri Hills around 2 hours journey from Hyderabad is one of the favorite trekking destinations for the adventure seekers in Hyderabad. You can experience nature at its best.

Ananthagiri Hills are hills located at Vikarabad, It is at a distance of 81 Kms from Hyderabad. This is among the well known Hyderabad weekend getaways for a day trip and the best place for novice trekkers. Enjoy a stroll in the ananthagiri forest offers great views of the valley and waterfalls. Camp at the Deccan Trail. Indulge in activities such as rock climbing, balancing boards, Spider web and Tarzan swing.

What is the best time to visit Ananthagiri Hills?

Blessed with stunning forest covered hills, rivers, waterfalls and caves, Ananthagiri Hills is unquestionably an awesome place for clicking pictures. So, January to March or October to Decemebter is the best time for roadway trip to take photographs when you trek, climb rocks or simply sit close to the waterfall – moments captured anywhere in Ananthagiri Hills are bound to be beautiful and memorable.

There are two routes which people take for a Hyderabad to Ananthagiri Hills roadway trip, we are providing the better and regular road information

Hyderabad to Ananthagiri Hills via Chevella

Route: Hyderabad – take outer ring road from there continue on Chevella Road, take SH 4 to Tandur Rd/Vikarabad-Tandur Rd in Vikarabad


Total Distance: 80 kms
Total Duration: 2 hours

Any place from hyderabad reach outer ring road you feel excellent ride for four wheelers, from there take exit at Chevella/Vikarabad road for 55km to reach Vikarabad. Take Vikarabad-Tandur road 5.5km to reach Ananthagiri Hills and Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple. From Vikarabad you need to continue from ghat road section, good single road with greenary.

Hyderabd to Ananthagiri Hills / Road Trip

Hyderabd to Ananthagiri Hills / Road Trip

Hyderabd to Ananthagiri Hills / Road Trip

Ananthagiri is a lovely place where one can enjoy Trekking, the way to AGH is greenish. The place is covered by red soil and the soil condition is the mixture of rock , keeping the place difficult for Rock Climbing, and Rappelling.

The serene natural stream of water that greatly accentuates the beauty of Ananthagiri Hills is a tributary of the Krishna River. While you are here, do not miss the wonderful Ananthagiri Waterfall that is hidden amidst the rocky terrains and dense foliage. This place is strongly recommended for only Trekking, ideal place for a day visit. Apart from the trek you also have few places for site seeing. This place is also recognized by the visual media industry, many clippings have been shooting out at this juncture.

The hills are the main water source for Osmansagar (Gandipet) and Himayathsagar which provide drinking water to Hyderabad. Ananthagiri Hill is the birthplace of Musi river, which flows through Hyderabad. The small reservoir, the lush green jungle, the jungle trail are added attractions to this place covered by thick vegetation and beautiful streams with fresh water.

Places to Visit

Ananta Padma Nabha swami temple

Sri Anantha Padmanaba Swamy gave darshana to markandeya and converted into a charka to swamy. 400 years ago Nizam Nawabs used to come here for hunting and to take rest in the peaceful place of Ananthagiri hills, one day lord Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy came to Nawab dreams and asked him to build the temple for him. The main temple of lord is constructed by Hyderabad Nawab.

One of the highlights of the region is the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, which holds great religious importance. In proximity to this shrine are a set of naturally formed caves and a small pool. For those who want a break from hectic city life, a visit to Ananthagiri Hills proves to be rewarding.

The most important Festivals (utsavams) happens twice a year “Karthika” (November) and “Aashadha” (july) The Annual Karthikamasam utsavam of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy is held at Ananthagiri every year in November on Karthika Poornima day each day celebrations will be held. Click for more information

TB Hosipital

The natures cure TB hospital second biggest TB hospital in AP. This is considered as the best hospital as it is located in the midst of the Ananthagiri forest.

Bugga Rameshwaram

It is a place which is located 4 km away from Vikarabad. It is well known for Shivalayam tempel

Trekking – Ananthagiri hills is the best place for first time trekkers. Even the ananthagiri forest is not so deep. There are less chances of getting lost in the ananthagiri forest. Most of the people come here for trekking will follow any of the two trails. First trail starts from the anantha padmanabha swamy temple and the other starts from the area which is at-least 0.5 km from the temple towards kerelli.

If you want to go deep into the forest then park your vehicle at the temple and then follow the steps that leads to the tank. That path will directly goes inside the forest and you have do some trek in order to get the top view of the forest. If you are interested in trekking, then you have to drive at-least 0.5 km from the temple, which is steep. Then you have to park your vehicle on the road side and can proceed for the trek. The second trail offers picturesque views of the forest and the valleys. There are many small hills in the ananthagiri region and if you are really interested then cover as many as you can. Instead of just trekking on the border of the hills, you can go inside the forest and can enjoy exploring the forest.

Nagasamudhram Lake

Nagasamudram lake or kotipally reservoir is situated at a distance of about 20km from ananthagiri hills. Lake is huge, clear and it offers picturesque views in Monsoon, as it is completely filled with water

wildwoods.in covering some activities like Trekking (around 5Kms), Team Games, Slackling and Camp Fire. You can find more information in their home website.

Hills & Valley Adventure Resorts provides outdoor rugged adventure, with the smell of a campfire or barbeque burning, with all of the conveniences of a home at your fingertips. Enjoy your tent locations set up near camp, with more rugged accommodations for the truly outdoor experience. Check more photos

Haritha Valley View Resort Ananthagiri – This is perfect place for anyone who would like to detangle themselves from the clutches of the modern, urban world. There is only calm and quietude here that houses itself in your heart and makes you forget about the noisy cities. Staying at such tourist location and being served by warm hospitality by hotel staff, makes a perfect stay.

Deccan Trails – Trails is a unique hill top leisure-pleasure-cum-education destination in close proximity to Hyderabad. It offers a unique and unforgettable experience for every individual. An absolute smashing place. Hyderabad finally has a “nature getaway” within a couple hours drive. The place is very well managed with lots of activities for kids and the grownups. The walk through the nearby forest in the morning was fantastic.

Deccan Trails, ananta-giri-hills-vikarabad
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Deccan Trails, ananta-giri-hills-vikarabad
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Deccan Trails, ananta-giri-hills-vikarabad
Photo Credit: deccan trails

Deccan Trails, ananta-giri-hills-vikarabad
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Deccan Trails, ananta-giri-hills-vikarabad
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Deccan Trails, ananta-giri-hills-vikarabad
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Deccan Trails, ananta-giri-hills-vikarabad
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Deccan Trails, ananta-giri-hills-vikarabad
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The Grasswalk – is ideally located to promote eco-tourism in the area and we encourage people to learn rules of the jungle and camping, they are the pioneers in Hyderabad to commercially establish camping accommodation at Gudpally Village . The camp was appreciated by (T.I.E.S) The International eco-tourism society (Washington D.C –U.S.A) & is their member since 2012.

Rankala Lake
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Panhala Fort
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Jyotiba Temple
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