Telangana's capital city Hyderabad is well-connected to other district headquarters and tourist destinations through key national and state highways. The extensive road network of Telangana offers a hassle-free experience for tourists. Hyderabad is a popular destination for tourists not just from around the country, but also from around the world. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, located at Shamshabad is adjudged as one of the best airports in the world. It connects Hyderabad, the heart of Telangana with various other national and international cities and capitals. The airport offers visa-on-arrival facility for citizens from more than 140 countries, a boon for overseas tourists.

  • Start : Hyderabad
  • End : Somasila
  • Time : One day, 3 hours 57 minutes

Stop 1 : Somasila

Road trip map

Somasila is widely known for 15 temples built around Shivlingas. At Somasila, the backwaters of river Krishna provide a scenic and serene view of nature. It is a perfect place for people who love greenery and water. There are water front cottages to stay at Somasila operated by Telangana Tourism. With green valleys all around and a visit to Sangameswara Temple, which is extensively famous for its history and location and a boat ride in the backwaters from Somasila to Srisailam (one of the famous pilgrimage destinations of the country) shall be an awesome experience to visitors.

Best time to visit:

Between October and February. The weather is pleasant and cool during this time of the year.

Where to dine:

Indulge in a hearty traditional South Indian breakfast of ghee (clarified butter)-roast dosa (crepes), steaming idlis (rice cake) and filter coffee at restaurants located at a walking distance from the Marina Beach. Break for lunch at one of the road-side eateries or swanky restaurants around the crocodile bank.

Travel Tips :

● It is advised to dress appropriately as there are many temples and religious sites along the way that you might want to visit. ● Try to follow the local culture of eating with your hand. The effort will be appreciated. ● Carry identification proof and passport-size photographs. ● Drink packaged drinking water and carry some munchies for hour-long distances.