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 : Yadadri
  • Time : One day, 1 hours 28 minutes

Stop 1 : Bhongir Fort

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Bhuvanagiri is at a distance of 48 km from the state capital, Hyderabad. The Bhongir fort is a massive impregnable structure erected by Chalukya ruler, Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI, and the fort is named after him. Bhongir Fort’s history can be traced back to the 10th century. Initially, it was called Tribhuvanagiri, renamed later as Bhuvanagiri, and eventually it became Bhongir Fort. The town of Bhuvanagiri/Bhongir derives its name from this splendid fort, which stands on a monolithic rock. It is spread across an impressive area of 50 acres at a height of around 500 feet over the top of an enormous rock formation. It resembles an unusual egg-like structure, along with two main entry points covered with huge rocks. The fort that is encircled in a moat has an underground chamber that is believed to be connected to Golconda Fort, located 50 km away. The fort also witnessed a glorious period under queen Rudramadevi and her grandson Prataparudra’s rule. At the highest point, the Bhongir Fort offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire region. Visitors can find an impressive collection of armory, stables, trap doors and other tools of historical interest. The fort also has a Hanuman temple and many ponds at the hilltop. Tourism and adventure enthusiasts offer special trekking tours to ascend the fort. Bhongir Fort is considered a popular tourist destination in Telangana and offers a thrilling climbing experience.

14 kms, 23 minutes

Stop 2 : Yadadri Temple

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Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple or Yadadri is a popular Hindu temple devoted to Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is situated over a hillock at a distance of 6 km from Raigir Railway station, 13 km from Bhongir and around 60 kilometers from the capital city of Hyderabad. Yadadri is a unique and pleasant hillock that enjoys moderate climate in all seasons. The place witnesses a heavy rush of devotees each day for offering their vows, performing pujas, kalyanam, abhisekam etc. The temple is highly revered in the Telangana region and popular as ‘Telangana’s Tirupati’.

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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.