Ananthagiri is a village located at Ranga Reddy District of Hyderabad. It one of the tourist attractions of telangana due to its beauty and weather. It falls under the Vikharabad Mandal and Secunderabad Zone.
It has the Ananthagiri forests, Anantagiri Hills and the famous Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple as tourist attractions. A great place to camp or trek for the weekend and to spend quality time with family, Anantagiri Hills can be one of the best places.
Top attractions in the area include :
• Chikurbalaji Temple – Chilkur Balaji temple also known as Visa Balaji temple is amongst the oldest temples of Telangana. It was built during the 14th Century. This temple is one of its kind which accepts no money from its devotees or has special reservations for the VIPs.
•Bugga Ramalayam – Also considered one of the oldest temples which was built almost 500 years ago, Bugga Ramalayam Temple has a lot of significance. It has a steam of water flowing beneath which is said to be originated from the Shivalinga. This temple is mostly visited during the Maha Shivaratri Festival.
• Osman Sagar lake – This was built by creating a dam for the Musi river and to provide a better source of drinking water to the Hyderabadis. It was built during the flood from the Musi River in 1908 by the last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, hence the name. It also has a heritage resort which belonged to the name called the ‘Sagar Mahal’. Osman Sagar is one of the major tourist attractions, especially during the monsoon.
Located 5 km away from Vikharabad, Anantagiri Hills are the dense forests of Telangana. The Hills are the origin of the famous musi river which flows through the west of Hyderabad and is now almost dried up. Musi river has Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Salar Jung Museum, Begum Bazaar, and Old city very nearby. Some of the places you can visit at the Ananthagiri hills are the Borra Hills and caves, Borra caves are the natural wonders spread across the village attracting thousands of tourists on a daily basis.
The Araku Tribal museum at the Ananthagiri showcases the articrafts, ceramics, art from the lifestyle of tribals from the eastern coast of India. The PadmaPuram Gardens at the Araku valley is a must-visit which houses different cottages and the hanging tree huts.
Other tourist places include Bhavnasi Lake, Tyda Park, Nagasamudram Lake which is located near to a dam and the hugely popular rock called Dolphins Nose. The Ananthagiri temple which was built 400 years ago located amidst the deep jungles of Vikarabad is a must place to visit too.
The Ananthagiri Padmanabha Temple is also a major tourist attraction that is dedicated to one of the Lord Vishnu ‘s forms Sri Anantha Padmanabha. The Hotel nearby also provides you the opportunity to stay and spend the night viewing the beautiful Ananthagiri Hills.
Don’t forget to visit this heartwarming place when you’re in Hyderabad. Ananthagiri will not only fill you with life but also will soothe your traveler soul.
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