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15 Weekend Getaways from Hyderabad for a Memorable Weekend!

A popular IT hub in South India, Hyderabad is one of the busiest cities in Telangana. A refreshing weekend is what every professional, student and family who love to travel, need.

There are many ways one could choose to spend a weekend. Some prefer to relax at home, while nothing works for others other than a weekend getaway.

When it comes to Hyderabad, all one has to do is select from a wide list of weekend destinations, simply because there are so many of them! Historical sites, beach towns, spiritual centres & hill stations. These are plenty of sightseeing & adventure opportunities to experience nearby Hyderabad.

Go with your kids, families or as couples, it doesn’t matter, as you are sure of having a great time anyway! If you are the person who are looking for an amazing weekend retreat nearby you, then in this blog, we bring you the 15 best weekend getaways from Hyderabad suitable for both short and long weekends, depending on the distance (from the respective location).

List of Popular Weekend Places to Visit Near Hyderabad
  • Karimnagar
  • Gulbarg
  • Guntur
  • Mantralayam
  • Mahbubnagar
  • Vijayawada
  • Nalgonda
  • Nizamabad
  • Badami
  • Pattadakal
  • Horsley Hills
  • Dandeli
  • Solapur
  • Machilipatnam
  • Adilabad

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Short Weekend Destinations from Hyderabad Within 100-300 Kms
  • Karimnagar, Telangana
  • Gulbarg, Karnataka
  • Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
  • Mantralayam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Mahbubnagar, Telengana
  • Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh
  • Nalgonda, Telengana
  • Nizamabad, Telengana

1. Karimnagar: For its rich heritage!

Karimnagar Elgandal Fort

Karimnagar finds a place on this list of best weekend destinations from Hyderabad for its rich heritage, which is reflected in the three grand forts: Elgandal, Nagunur and Jagtial. Photographers should also visit this city as they are sure to capture some wonderful shots. Another place that you should visit is the Shivaram Sanctuary.

Fort Timings
  • Fort Elgandal: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Fort Nagunur: 08:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Fort Jagtial: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Best Time to Visit
  • October to March
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 163 Kilometers (Approx)
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2. Gulbarg: Lovely sightseeing opportunities!

Mostly, Gulbarg as a weekend destination is for people who love exploring places of heritage and admiring the brilliant architecture in them. That spectacular architecture can be seen in the Gulbarga Fort and Bahmani Fort. After you are done exploring them, visit the Chandrampalli Village and Sannati Village, located nearby. Other tourist places that you can visit are Jama Masjid, Jevargi, Narayanapura Dam and Gangapur Village.

Best Time to Visit
  • October to March
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 212 Kilometers (Approx)
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3. Guntur: Relaxation & sightseeing!

Guntur is a nice place to plan a weekend holiday if you need a break filled with some sightseeing and plenty of relaxation. Some of the sightseeing opportunities are Uppalapadu Nature Conservation, Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and Ethipothala Falls. You can also visit the Suryalanka Beach, located almost 50 kilometers away and offers an ideal weekend getaway.

Best Time to Visit
  • October to March
Distance from Hyderabad 
  • 273 Kilometers (Approx)
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4. Mantralayam: For a spiritual weekend!

Mantralayam Raghavendra Swamy Temple

Mantralayam is an ideal choice for those searching for a spiritual weekend destination near Hyderabad. You will experience immense mental peace and solitude upon your visit here. The most famous attraction is the Raghavendra Swamy Temple where you can participate in the evening seva.

Best Time to Visit
  • September to March
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 294 Kilometers (Approx)
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5. Mahbubnagar: Lot of peace & quiet!

Mahbubnagar Temples

Mahbubnagar is an ideal choice if you are planning a short weekend getaway from Hyderabad. An interesting fact about the city is that it’s called “Kohinoor Diamond”, since this is where the diamond originated. There are plenty of options for sightseeing around, most of which revolve around heritage and culture. The top places to see in Mahbubnagar are Alampur (famous for Nava Brahma Temples), Srirangpur, Pillalamari (a 700 year old banyan tree), Someswara Swamy Temple, Gadwal Fort, and two dams – Koilsagar and Jurala.

Best Time to Visit
  • November to March
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 104 Kilometers (Approx)
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6. Vijayawada: Great for all, families & couples!

Vijayawada Gandhi Hill

Vijayawada is an attractive tourist places to visit Hyderabad for both families and couples. It is mostly famous for sightseeing, with the primary attraction sites being Kanak Durga and Mangalagiri Temples, Gandhi Hill, Victoria Museum, Rajiv Gandhi Park and Bhavani Island.

Best Time to Visit
  • October to March
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 275 Kilometers (Approx)
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7. Nalgonda: Enjoy some heritage sightseeing!

Nalgonda Chaya Somalingeshwara Temple

Visit Nalgonda if you are up for a lot of heritage sightseeing. One of the prime attractions is the Nandikonda Village which preserves the ancient ruins of the Buddhist monastery along with a large pillared hall. Some of the other tourist places which you can visit are Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and Chaya Somalingeshwara Temple. Besides sightseeing, you can simply lie back, relax and revel in the laid back atmosphere of the place.

Best Time to Visit
  • December to February
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 101 Kilometers (Approx)
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8. Nizamabad: Heritage, culture & trekking!

Nizamabad Qilla Ramalayam

Nizamabad is another short weekend destination from Hyderabad which is rich in heritage and culture. There are several opportunities for trekking too. The main tourist attractions in Nizamabad are Qilla Ramalayam, Kanteshwar Temple, Dargah, Sarangpur Hanuman Temple, Archaeological & Heritage Museum and Church of South India.

Best Time to Visit
  • November to February
Distance from Nizamabad
  • 176 Kilometers (Approx)
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Long Weekend Getaways from Hyderabad Within 300-500 Kms
  • Badami, Karnataka
  • Pattadakal, Karnataka
  • Horseley Hills, Andhra Pradesh
  • Dandeli, Karnataka
  • Solapur, Maharashtra
  • Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Adilabad, Telengana

9. Badami: For its exquisite Rock Cut Temples!


Heritage and history lovers looking for weekend destinations spent in exploring sculptures, rock cut formations and grand temples should visit Badami. Once the seat of the Badami Chalukyas, it is today famous for its Rock Cut temples spread across 4 caves. Other tourist attractions are Lake Agastya, Northern Fort Temple, Bhootnath Temple and Fort Badami.

Best Time to Visit
  • July to September
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 419 Kilometers (Approx)
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10. Pattadakal: Spectacular architecture!


Pattadakal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an amazing place to visit for both families and kids. The exquisite architecture of the chiselled temples are a testament to the architectural excellence achieved during the reign of Chalukya Dynasty. From Veerupaksha to Jambulinga, each temple seems to exceed the other in grandeur. If you visit it in January, you can attend the Pattadakal Dance Festival.

Best Time to Visit
  • October to March
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 398 Kilometers (Approx)
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11. Horsley Hills: Cool air, adventure & relaxation!

Couples looking for a romantic weekend destination near Hyderabad should plan a trip to Horsley Hills, a hill station blessed with plenty of greenery and cool weather. Some of the places to see are Gali Bandalu (Wind Rocks), View Point and Kalyani. There is also a mini zoo and some adventure activities like wall climbing and zipline. Those who like a relaxed and laid back atmosphere will especially love this place.

Best Time to Visit
  • Throughout the year
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 526 Kilometers (Approx)
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12. Dandeli: Sightseeing, adventure & wildlife destination!

Dandeli Bird Watching

If you are looking to spend a long weekend break from Hyderabad at a place that is a sightseeing, adventure & wildlife destination, Dandeli is the right choice. It is a kid’s friendly place too, since kids can enjoy themselves at the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, watching animals like tigers, black panthers, leopards and elephants. It’s also a prime white-water rafting destination which can be done even during summers, along with other adventure activities like jungle safari, zorbing, kayaking and river crossing.

Best Time to Visit
  • October to May
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 583 Kilometers (Approx)
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13. Solapur: For the spiritually inclined! 

Solapur is for the spiritually inclined people who enjoy exploring places with a rich tradition & heritage. Some of the tourist attractions are a medieval fort with Siddheshwar Temple surrounded by a large lake, Markandeya Temple, Rupa Bhavani Temple, Pandharpur Temple and Parasnath Jain Temple. From Solapur, take a short trip to Nannaj (24.3 kilometers) to visit the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, where you can see the heaviest of all the flying birds.

Best Time to Visit
  • October to March
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 311 Kilometers (Approx)
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14. Machilipatnam: A lovely beach vacation!


A beach vacation awaits you at Machilipatnam, where you can gorge on delicious seafood, enjoy the views of sunrise and sunset at Manginapudi Beach and Hamsala Deevi Beach. Other places to visit are Panduranga Swamy Temple and Noble Missionary Church. While visiting Machilipatnam, you should also taste the delicious and large Bandar Ladoo and Bandar Halwa.

Best Time to Visit Machilipatnam
  • October to March
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 339 Kilometers (Approx)
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15. Adilabad: Complete weekend destination!

Adilabad Kuntala Water Falls

Adilabad promises an exciting and complete weekend break from Hyderabad. It enjoys a splendid landscape which lends itself to trekking and adventure activities. There is a rich and flourishing handicraft industry specialising in toys and Nirmal paintings, which are a specialty.

You can visit the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary (about 2 hours drive from Adilabad), Kadam Dam and Mahatma Gandhi Park. Tourists with a spiritual bent of mind can visit Basara, Utnoor and Keshalpur, the three pilgrimage spots, along with Jainath Temple, Nagoba Jatara Keslapur. Adilabad is also home to several waterfalls where you can spend some quality time: Kuntala (highest in Adilabad), Pochera and Gayatri.

Best Time to Visit
  • July to September, October to March
Distance from Hyderabad
  • 305 Kilometers (Approx)

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These are the best 15 weekend getaways from Hyderabad where you can plan an exciting weekend vacation, depending on your time and preference, of course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What are some of the best short weekend getaways from Hyderabad?

Some of the short weekend getaways from Hyderabad are Karimnagar, Gulbarg and Guntur.

Q.What are some of the long weekend getaways from Hyderabad?

Some of the long weekend getaways from Hyderabad are Pattadakal, Badami and Solapur.

Q.Name some weekend getaways near Hyderabad for couples?

Couples can plan a weekend getaway from Hyderabad to places like Machilipatnam, Nalgonda, Horsley Hills and Mahbubnagar.

Q.What are some kids friendly places to visit near Hyderabad?

A few weekend destinations from Hyderabad that are suitable for kids are Horsley Hills and Dandeli.

Published: 09 Nov, 2020

About the author

Vishwajit Sharma

Writing, for me, is an artistic expression of the countless thoughts flooding my mind. For now, travel content writing is what keeps me going! In my spare time, I like nothing better than immersing myself in a book, along with a cuppa! A classic movie helps too! I define traveling as a process of self-discovery. Hailing from Darjeeling, my ultimate desire is to escape to the hills, with the mountain air and solitude as my constant companions!