What are the near by places to Hyderabad for a one day outing.....There come many answers, few give a list of forts around Hyderabad like Bhongir Fort, few suggest temples with historical significance like Yadadri etc......but what came in to my mind was Anantagiri Hills....I've been hearing about Anantagiri Hills from quite some time. But what the place is all about?
Anantagiri Hills is a small valley like place in the forest area around 6 kms from Vikarabad and 90 kms from Hyderabad. A perfect place for a one day outing from Hyderabad to rejuvenate yourself, Anantagiri Hills offers you forest view all around.
Anantagiri Hills is considered to be one of the earliest human habitats in South India. Ancient caves, medieval fort like structures and the old Anantagiri temple gives us a proof for this. These hills are also the major source for Osmansagar and Himayathsagar. Also, the place where the Anantagiri temple is located is the birthplace of Musi river. All Hyderabadis know that Musi river is now the major drainage system of Hyderabad, however apart from Hyderabad, this river is a major source in many areas, the river flows around 240 km before joining Krishna river in Nalgonda district.