About Ananthagiri Hills :
Ananthagiri hills are situated at Vikarabad of Rangareddy district and about 79 km away from Hyderabad. Anantagiri is one the best tourist place in Telangana and a popular weekend destination for a day trip.
Ananthagiri Forest :
Anantagiri is having a dense forest area in Rangareddy. These hills are the primary source of water for Himayathsagar and Osmansagar that provides water to Hyderabad city. Musi River that flows in Hyderabadis born in Anantagiri hills. The mini-reservoir, thick green forest, jungle trail are attractions to these hills which are covered by dense vegetation and freshwater streams.
Ananthagiri Padmanabha Swamy Temple :
Anantha Padmanabha Swami Temple, consecrated to Lord Vishnu is the center of attraction in Anantagiri; the hills are named after this temple. It is having a great historic importance, about 400 years ago, Nizam Nawabs constructed this temple. Following a tale, a great saint named Marakandeyadid self-mortification for Lord Vishnu’s darshan. Then in a cave, Lord Vishnu made an appearance to Maharshi as Anantha Padmanabha Swamy. Later, the temple was built around the cave.
Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple vikarabad timings: 5 am -1 pm and 3 pm -8:30 pm
Beside the temple, there are some steps that lead to hill area with a pushkarini, many destroyed molds and a small Temple of Lord Shiva. There is a statue of Lord Hanuman near the temple.
Ananthagiri Hills Trekking :
Anantagiri hills are also popular for trekking and provide many trekking and camping opportunities.There are two trekking trails in the forest, one is at Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple and the other is half a kilometer away from the temple, towards Kerelli.
There is also like Nagasamudram also called Kotpally reservoir at a distance of 17 km from Padmanabha Swamy Temple.It is a beautiful location and famous for traveler visiting Anantagiri hills.Through Dharur junction can reach the lake.
best time to visit Ananthagiri hills Vikarabad: October to march
How To Reach Ananthagiri hills Vikarabad:
Vikarabad is easily accessible by road, located nearly 85 km away from Hyderabad.
Transportation: Bus / cab