Things to Do Near Ananthagiri Hill

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Ananthagiri Hill

Introduction

Ananthagiri hills are famous for their natural beauty. This hill is located in Vizag. This place is 70 to 71 kilometers away from Hyderabad. There are many historical places located at Ananthagiri like temples Caves forts and many more. Tracking towards the Ananthagiri hill will give you some extreme thrill of the adventure. This will be an unforgettable and fine experience. There are two tracking routes towards the Ananthagiri Hills.

How to Reach

By Air

Visakhapatnam airport is the closest airport to Ananthagiri. From this airport, the Ananthagiri Hills are situated at 58 km. Another airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport which is in Hyderabad. This Airport is very well connected to many major cities of India like Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, etc.

By Road

Many bikers from Hyderabad and other cities take to the road for a different kind of fun experience. You can take a normal bus, and one can hire a cab to reach this place. From Hyderabad, Vikarabad is well connected by roads. From the Vikarabad railway head, there is a direct taxi or bus service to the Ananthagiri Hills.

You can also visit Ananthagare Trek, which is Bangalore this place is must see with friends.

By Rail

The Srikakulam railway head is the nearest railway station to the Ananthagiri hills. Vikarabad is another railway head that is situated 6 km away from this place. After arriving at the railway station you can take a cab or you can take a bus outside the station to arrive here.

Best Time

Wintertime or October to March is the best time to visit Ananthagiri Hills. This time the temperature hovers around 16 to 20 degrees Celsius. In the winter season, the total landscape is filled with green new grass. This time the aroma of coffee beans will stir your mind.

In the summer season, the temperature can be 40 degrees Celsius. This is not the perfect time for doing this trek.

The monsoon period begins in July. This is also not the best time for doing the trek towards Ananthagiri.

Things to Do

Visit Anantha Padnabhaswamy Temple

This is one of the holy places in the Ananthagiri hills. This is a Vishnu Temple that was built by the Nizam king around 450 years ago. This is a symbol of beautiful architecture. From Vikarabad the temple is located 4.5 to 5 km away. According to mythology, a rishi called Markandeya meditated in this place to get a darshan of Lord Vishnu. Vishnu appears to him as Anantha Padmanabha Swami. Because of that incident, this place serves as a religious spot among people. Visiting this place will give you inner peace of mind.

Borra Caves

The Borra cave is one of the very famous and attractive places to visit in Vizag. If you are from a geographical background then you will love to explore the beauty of the Bora Cave which is located in the Anantha Hills of the Araku Valley. Borra cave is one of the major tourist places in Vizag. This cave is so pretty and here you can explore the amazing rock formation that will stir your mind. Inside this cave, one can also experience a temple that is dedicated to lord Shiva. The nearby attractions of this cave are the mesmerizing Musi river and the Padmapuram Garden.

Trekking

woman's walking the mountain

 If you love to do treks then you will be happy to trek in this region. This place has two trekking sections. This is a beginner-friendly trek that can be done by anyone. A good pair of trekking shoes will help you to cover the tricky sections of your trek. Trekking on the Ananthagiri hills will give you some extra fun experiences. If you are planning a trek towards Ananthagiri then November to March is the best time for doing this fun activity. If you want to explore the beauty of mother nature closely then trekking is the best option for you.

Camping

Camping is another famous fun activity that one can do here. Many tour operators operate the camping activity at a very pocket-friendly cost. There are a lot of camping sites in Ananthagiri hills. A night stay in front of the bonfire and under the black sky will be an unforgettable experience in your life. If you love to play ukulele or guitar then this will add some extra spices to your camping experience. Travelers can plan a camp here from July to October.

Kayaking

There are a lot of water activities for people. One can take a rafting activity on the lake. Around the lake, you can taste some amazing and delicious street foods. On the lakeside, you can also plan a picnic with your loved ones.