Hyderabad is one of the most happening places in the country. You get to do anything and everything n and around Hyderabad. Be it temples, outing, food, trekking or nightlife, everything is here. One such place for trekking and a lot of other things to do is, Ananthagiri Hills. It is a place for most preferred by travelers and adventurers. Ananthagiri is, however, mostly preferred. The best season or months to visit places in Ananthagiri are February, March, October, November, December. There are 9 tourist places in Ananthagiri, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers.
1. Lord Anantha Padmanabha Temple, Ananthagiri.Lord Anantha Padmanabha Temple is dedicated to the form of Lord Vishnu, in which He was incarnated as Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy. The principle deity of Lord Vishnu is seen lying on Anantha., the snake that floats upon the cosmic waters in Vaikunta. Besides Him, His wife Goddess Lakshmi is also seated.
According to the mythological belief, Lord Brahma was born out of the navel of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy. As per Skanda Purana, this temple is believed to be installed by Rishi Markandeya in Dwapara Yuga.
Such is the history of this holy temple.
2. Araku Tribal Museum, AnanthagiriAraku Tribal Museum holds exhibits of artefacts that reflect the rich tribal tradition of the region. Tourists visiting this museum can see Ttools that were once used by the tribes can be seen here. This museum was founded to preserve the culture, tradition, handicrafts and fine arts of the tribes of the Eastern Ghats.
3. The Borra Hills and Caves, AnanthagiriThe Borra Hills and Caves are located on the East Coast of India, in the Ananthagiri Hills of the Araku Valley. These caves are spread over an area of 2 sq. km and are situated around 1400 metres above sea level. The caves were discovered by William King George of the Geological Survey of India in the year 1807 . Made of Karstic limestone structures, which extend to a depth of 80 metres, these caves are considered to be the deepest and largest caves in India.
According to the popular story tale narrated by the tribal people inhabiting this area, a cow was grazing on the top of the caves; fell down through a hole in the roof. When the herdsman searching for the cow, he came across the caves, he and found a stone inside the cave, which resembled a Shiva Lingam. Local people, who heard the story, built a small temple for Lord Shiva outside the cave.
4. Padmapuram Gardens, AnanthagiriPadmapuram Gardens comprise of tree top cottages, which are located in the middle of the Araku Valley. These unique tree huts hang ten10 feet above the ground level and swing along with the trees.
5. Katiki Waterfalls, AnanthagiriKatiki Waterfalls, which originatinges at the Ghostani River, is situated 4 km away from the Borra Caves. Tourists need to cover 100 steps and 2 km long trek to reach this waterfall.
6. Tyda Park, AnanthagiriTyda Park is a camping facility at the Jungle Bells which is the home to numerous wild mammals and avifauna. Besides, wildlife, and bird watching, rock climbing, trekking and target shooting with bow and arrows can also be enjoyed at the park.
7. Bhavanasi Lake, AnanthagiriBhavanasi Lake is a holy lake, which originatinges from Nallamala Hills. This lake of Ananthagiri is considered as the Badrinath of South and the holy bathe is performed here.
8. Dolphin’s Nose, AnanthagiriDolphin’s Nose is a huge rock measuring, which is around 357 metres high. This rock extends out of the sea and is shaped like a Dolphin’s nose. There is a lighthouse made on this rock, whose beam of light can be seen 65 km away from the sea.
What are we waiting for now???? Grab your bags and start off for this weekend for some fun!