7 Hill Stations Near Hyderabad You Can Visit Over the Weekend

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Hill Stations in Andhra Pradesh

If you wish to break the monotony of your life and make a break for the hills, plan a trip to Andhra Pradesh. The hill stations in the state offer a revitalizing and reviving experience that you can enjoy with your loved ones. These hill stations are known for their coffee plantations, scenic views and rejuvenating greenery around them.

So postpone all those boring meetings and plan a fun trip to these hill stations to enjoy the peace and quiet that nature has to offer. Make use of RedBus offers and the exclusive RedBus coupons to book your tickets at affordable prices and earn cashback on every booking. Read on to know more about the hill stations you can visit:

7 Amazing Hill Stations Near Hyderabad – 2019 List

Hill Stations Near Hyderabad Region Distance from City
Araku Valley Near Visakhapatnam 116 Kms
Horsley Hills Near Madanapalle 150 Kms
Ananthagiri Hills Near  Telangana 90 Kms
Papi Kondalu Hills Near Rajahmundry 65 Kms
Lambasingi Hills Near  Vizag 100 Kms
Tirumala Hills Near Guntakal 40 Kms
Nagari Hills Near Chittorgarh 12 Kms

Top Hill Stations Near Hyderabad

1. Araku Valley 

Araku Valley - Scenic Hill Station in Andhra Pradesh

Araku Valley is a cluster of five valleys in Vishakhapatnam that offers a beautiful and scenic views. Thick forests of the Eastern Ghats mountain range with hidden streams make it an ideal place for picnics with your friends and family. The greenery and sound of water in the backdrop refreshes you. You can enjoy a ride in the toy train that runs through the Padmapuram Gardens, a beautiful garden nearby the valley.

Distance from Hyderabad: 700 kms
Why Visit: Cultural Heritage | Biodiversity | Nature Walks

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: Araku Valley is well-connected with a wide network of buses that includes private tour operators and state transport corporations. Araku Valley is easily accessible from Hyderabad.

Route from Hyderabad:

You can travel from Hyderabad via NH65 and AH 65 and cross Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam to Araku Valley.

Average Bus Fare: ₹800 (Non- AC bus), ₹1000 (AC Bus)

Average Cab Fare: ₹11000- ₹16000 (depends on cab type)

However, if you wish to drive  to the city and visit the valley, you may take your own car and experience the most fun way to travel with your friends and family.

Cost of driving  to Araku Valley from Hyderabad: ₹3000- ₹6000 (One-way)

By Flight

Average cost: ₹7000- ₹10,000

Flights Which Fly There

  • Air Asia
  • Indigo
  • SpiceJet

 By Train

Trains from Hyderabad to Vishakhapatnam

  • Janmabhoomi Express
  • Konark Express
  • East Coast Express
  • Falaknuma Express
  • Visakha Express

Things To Do In Araku Valley

  • Take a stroll amidst beautiful flowers in Padmapuram Gardens
  • If you are interested in arts, crafts and culture, do not miss out on visiting the Tribal Museum
  • Experience the biodiversity of Araku Valley as it is surrounded by dense forests
  • Do not forget to hop on the toy train with your special ones that crosses through Padmapuram Gardens

Places To Visit in Araku Valley

  • Padmapuram Gardens
  • Tribal Museum
  • Araku Art Museum
  • Coffee Musuem

Best Hotels in Araku Valley

  • Krishna Tara Comforts
  • Mayuri Hill Resort
  • Hills and Valleys Resorts Pvt. Limited
  • Chandrika Guest House

2. Horsley Hills 

Horsley Hills - Quaint Hill Station in Andhra Pradesh

Horsley Hills are situated at the southeast of Andhra Pradesh (Madanapalle city in Chittoor district) and are located at an altitude of 1260 meters above mean sea level.  The local name of the hill was Yenugu Mallama Konda after a saintly old woman named ‘Mallama’ who stayed atop the hill and she was fed by elephants (Yenugulu). Later, there was a British collector named ‘W.D. Horsley’ who built his home on  the hill top and thereafter, the hill is referred as ‘Horsley’.

Distance from Bangalore: 143 kms
Why Visit: View Points | Flora and Fauna | Relaxing Trips

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: Horsley Hills is easily accessible via state transport corporations and private tour operators that provides buses, cabs and taxis. You can take your own car if you wish to drive down to the hill station.

Route from Hyderabad: 

In order to get there, you should take Hoskote-Chintamani Road via Bangalore Tirupati Highway.

Average Bus Fare: ₹ 400 (Non-AC Bus), ₹500 (AC Bus)

Average Cab Fare: ₹2000- ₹4000 (Round trip)

If you wish to drive down the hill-station, then you can take your own car.

Average Drive Down Cost: ₹1500-₹2500 (One-Way trip)

Things To Do In Horsley Hills

  • Indulge in water sports nearby the valleys
  • Admire the woods and the biodiversity of the region
  • Visit the temples in the vicinity of the region
  • Visit the Horsley Hill zoo with your family to enjoy the flora and fauna of the hill station

Places To Visit in Horsley Hills

  • Kaundiya Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mallamma Temple
  • Tirupati
  • Horsley Hill Zoo
  • Wind Rocks
  • Gangotri Lake
  • Chennakesava Temple
  • Kaigal Falls
  • Talakona Waterfalls

Best Hotels in Horsley Hills

  • Haritha Hill Resort
  • Holiday Home Castle Wind
  • Chaitanya Residency
  • GK Grand Residency
  • Hotel Ganesh
  • Anvi Inn

3. Ananthagiri 

Ananthagiri - Pristine Hill Station in Andhra Pradesh

Ananthagiri offers crystal-clear waterfalls and thick woods that makes an ideal place to visit if you wish to explore a hill station in Andhra Pradesh. The green surroundings with added coffee plantation gardens offers you picnic spots and grounds for other refreshing activities.

Distance from Hyderabad: 82 kms

Why Visit: Waterfalls | Adventure Trips | Nature Walks

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: Ananthagiri Hills is easily accessible via roadways and you can avail facilities provided state transport corporation or private tour sectors that provide modes of transportation like buses, cabs and taxis.

Route from Hyderabad:

You can start your journey from Hyderabad via Chevella Road that leads to Ananthagiri Hills from Vikarabad. There are no buses available on this route, but you can book a cab to the hill station.

Average Cab Fare: ₹2000-₹4000 (Round Trip)

Take your own car and drive down to the hill station and explore various hill tops and scenic views in your way:

Cost of Driving: ₹600-₹1000 (One-Way Trip)

Things to do in Ananthagiri Hills

  • Visit Padmapuram Gardens to take a refreshing evening stroll
  • Indulge in Trekking from the famous hill trails
  • If you wish for a complete adventure trip, visit Katiki Waterfalls to indulge in various water sports
  • Visit the Araku Tribal Museum nearby if arts and crafts interest you

Places To Visit in Ananthagiri Hills

  • Borra Hills and Caves
  • Musi River Banks
  • Tyda Park
  • Padmanabha Temple
  • Kottypalli Reservoir

Best Hotels in Ananthagiri Hills

  • Haritha Resort
  • RJ comforts hotels
  • Adventure Resort
  • Grasswalk Vikarabad
  • Harsha Deluxe Lodge

4. Papi Kondalu

Papi Kondalu - Picturesque Hill Station in Andhra Pradesh

Papi Kondalu mountain range runs along the banks of the river  Godavari and is located in Rajahmundry. Have a beautiful visual experience as it is a sheer feast to the eyes in its scenic beauty. If you wish to getaway from the hustle-bustle of the city, waterfalls and greenery around the area revives you and makes your holiday worthwhile.

Distance from Hyderabad: 400 kms
Why Visit: Nature Walks | Adventure Trips

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: Papi Kondalu is well-connected with roads that lead to Hyderabad. In order to reach the hill station, you can start your journey from Hyderabad via taxi, cab, bus or your own car.

Route From Hyderabad:

Take NH65 and NH16 via Tadepallegudem road and turn to Rajahmundry road which is the fastest route to reach the destination.

Average Bus Fare: ₹600 (Non-AC Bus) – ₹700 (AC Bus)

Average Cab Fare: ₹6000- ₹10,000 (Round Trip)

You can take your own car and have a great time with your friends and family while exploring nearby hillocks and culture of Andhra Pradesh.

Average Cost of Driving: ₹3000-₹5000 (one-way trip)

By Train

There are three main trains that offers fastest travel from Hyderabad to Papi Kondalu:

  • East Coast Express
  • Dakshin Express
  • Godavari Express

Things to do and Places To Visit in Papi Kondalu Hills

  • Gandi Pochamma Temple
  • Perantapalli Village
  • Jammalapuram Temple

Best Hotels in Papi Kondalu Hills

  • Hotel Haritha
  • Papi Kondalu Bamboo Hut Resorts
  • Hotel Trident
  • Taj Falaknuma Palace

5. Lambasingi 

Lambasingi - Best Hill Station in Andhra Pradesh

Lambasingi is often referred as ‘Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh’ as it is famous for its snow-capped hills. The hill station is situated at 100 from Vishakhapatnam and is located at 1000 meters above mean sea level. This is the only place is south Andhra Pradesh that experiences snowfall during winters.

Distance from Hyderabad: 600 kms

Why Visit: Nature Walks | Coffee plantations | Refreshing trips

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: Lambasingi can be reached from Vishakhapatnam via bus, cab or car and one can reach Vishakhapatnam by car, bus, flights and railways from all parts of the country.

Route from Hyderabad:

You can travel from Hyderabad via NH65 and AH 65 and cross Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam to Lambasingi Hill Station.

Average Bus Fare: ₹800 (Non- AC bus), ₹1000 (AC Bus)

Average Cab Fare: ₹11000- ₹16000

However, if you wish to drive  to the city and explore the culture of Andhra Pradesh, you can take your car. Also, do not forget to gorge on the street food joints in Vijayawada.

Cost of driving to Lambasingi from Hyderabad: ₹3000- ₹6000 (One-way)

By Flights

Flights That Go to Vishakhapatnam

  • Air Asia
  • Indigo
  • SpiceJet

By Train

  • Falaknuma Express
  • Janmabhoomi Express
  • Konark Express
  • East Coast Express

Things to do and Places To Visit in Lambasingi

  • Enjoy various water sports Kothapally Waterfalls
  • Visit Hope Island and explore the biodiversity of the hill station
  • Take a bike ride through the misty roads
  • Enjoy night camping at Lambasingi
  • Visit Thajangi Reservoir
  • Take an evening stroll in the Black-Eyed Susan Garden

Best Hotels in Lambasingi

  • Vooda Residency

6. Tirumala 

Tirumala - Historical Hill Station in Andhra Pradesh

Tirumala is a small hill town located in Chittoor district and situated at an altitude of 980 meters above mean sea level.  Showcasing a perfect blend of natural beauty and historical significance it attracts tourists from all parts of the country.

Distance from  Hyderabad: 600 km

Why Visit: Trekking | Waterfalls | Nature Walks | Refreshing Trips

Best Way To Get There:

By Road: You can visit Tirumala via Tirupati road in  a cab or bus from Hyderabad.

Route From Hyderabad:

Take the NH44 and NH 40 road and cross Mahbubnagar, Kurnool, Nandyal, Kadapa and reach Tirumala Hills.

Average Bus Fare: ₹800 (Non- AC bus), ₹1000 (AC Bus)

Average Cab Fare: ₹11000- ₹16000

However, if you wish to drive  to Tirumala hills while exploring the culture of Andhra Pradesh, you can take your car. Also, do not forget to gorge on the street food joints in Tirupati.

Cost of driving toTirumala from Hyderabad: ₹3000- ₹6000 (One-way)

By Flights

You can book a flight from Hyderabad to Tirupati in order to reach Tirumala Hills which is 35 kms away from the airport

Flights That Fly there

  • SpiceJet
  • Indigo
  • TruJet
  • Air India

By Train

You can book a train to Tirupati (38 kms away) from Hyderabad and enjoy a comfortable travel to the hill station.

  • Hyderabad Deccan Rayalaseema Express
  • Hyderabad Deccan Express
  • Narayanadri Express
  • Kacheguda Chennai Egmore Express
  • Padmavati Express

Things to do and Places To Visit in Tirumala

  • Visit Akasa Ganga and indulge in various water sports like river rafting and kayaking
  • Do not miss out on Venkateswara Temple while touring Tirumala
  • Visit the Deer park and take a stroll in pristine environment of Tirumala
  • Enjoy the flora and fauna at Sri Venkateshwara National Park
  • If arts and crafts are of interest to you, visit Sri Vari Museum

Best Hotels in Tirumala

  • Hill View Cottage
  • Pai Viceroy
  • Hotel Raj Park Tirupati
  • Sri Kapileswara Residency

7. Nagari Hills

Nagari Hills - Famous Hill Station in Andhra Pradesh

Nagari Hills is a famous hill station that turned into a great family picnic destination due to its beautiful green surroundings. It is situated  835 meters above mean sea level. It is referred as ‘Nagari Nose’ as  the hill forms the  shape of a human nose. It is famous among adventure seekers as   an ideal place for trekking.

Distance  from Hyderabad: 600 km

Why Visit: Trekking | Picnic | Nature Walks | Refreshing Trips

Best Way To Get There:

Nagari Hills are well-connected via roadways. You can book a cab, bus or take your own car to the hill station. Also, you can take a flight to Tirupati from Hyderabad and then take a cab to Nagar Hills.

By Road: Take NH 16 and cross Janagam Highway to Suryapet. From Suryapet you can take the road towards Nellore, Gudur and Srikalahasti and reach Nagari Hills

Average Bus Fare: ₹800 (Non- AC bus), ₹1000 (AC Bus)

Average Cab Fare: ₹11000- ₹16000

However, if you wish to drive down to Nagari Hills while exploring rich cultural Heritage of Andhra Pradesh, you can take your car. Also, do not forget to gorge on the street food joints in Suryapet.

Cost of driving to Tirumala from Hyderabad: ₹3000- ₹6000 (One-way)

Flights

You can take a flight to Tirupati which is 50 kms away from the hill station.  

Flights That Fly There

  • SpiceJet
  • Indigo
  • TruJet
  • Air India

By Train

You can book a train from Hyderabad Junction to Renigunta Railway Station which is 35 kms away from Nagari Hills.

  • Hyderabad Deccan Rayalaseema Express
  • Hyderabad Deccan Express
  • Narayanadri Express
  • Kacheguda Chennai Egmore Express
  • Padmavati Express

Places To Visit and Things to do in Nagari Hills

  • Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the flora and fauna of the state
  • Visit Gurramkonda Fort and delve into the history of the area
  • Visit Tirupati and enjoy beautiful sightseeing in the city

Best Hotels In Nagari Hills

  • Hotel GJN Inn
  • Kailasanatha Kona Resort
  • GPR Residence

C’mon pack your bags and plan a perfect holiday to explore these hill stations in Andhra Pradesh. After all, everybody needs a break in their lives where they can just hang-out and take a few days off from their daily stressful life.


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