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Hire a Car Rental in Hyderabad and Explore these top 5 Hill Stations

Posted by Avis on April 15, 2019 | people viewed

Getting through the summer heat in Hyderabad can be tough at times. As the Summer is here, we must already be prepared to escape the heat and list down the places that would help us to escape. The best means to take the trip is by road as it allows us to focus and enjoy the beauty of nature as well.

Below is the list of a few places that you may consider if you plan to go on a road trip in the coming hot months. So hire rental car Hyderabad from Avis and hit the road.


Located 1345 feet above sea level in the foot of Nallamalai Hills of Kurnool district Is famous of its ancient temples. Many devotees come to visit this place and also get an excuse to escape from the heat of the city.  Hire a car rental in Hyderabad and hit the road this weekend.

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Distance: 212 kilometres

Drive: approx 4h

Route: Hyderabad – Kadthal – Kalvakurthi (bypass) – Dindi – Munnanur – Mallapur – Sundhipenta – Srisailam

Places to visit:

  • Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
  • Srisailam Tiger Reserve
  • Akkamahadevi Caves
  • Bhramaramba Devi Temple
  • Srisailam Dam

Horsley Hills

If you are a nature lover and love greenery, Horsley Hills is the place to be. With a completely cool soothing climate with an abundance of flora and fauna is a series of hills in Andhra Pradesh. Hire a AVIS self-drive car in Hyderabad and set off to explore this perfect hill station and a tourist spot. It is amongst the most serene hill stations around Hyderabad to get away from the mad rush of the city for a relaxed weekend.

It is home to the world’s biggest banyan tree spread over 8 acres.

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Distance: approx. 534 Kms

Drive: approx. 9 to 10 hours

Route: NH 44

Hyderabad (Kukatpally) —> Mahbubnagar —> Kurnool —> Gooty —> Kadiri —> Horsley hills

Places to visit:

  • Gali Bandala
  • ViewPoint
  • Horsley Hills Zoo
  • Gangotri Lake
  • ChennaKesava Temple


There is something different about places situated near rivers. The greenery along with the beautiful scenic views attract most of the eyes. Dandeli is yet another place situated on banks of river Kali attracting many tourists, especially for its sporty activities. Being a tropical rain forest, Dandeli is ideal for trekking. It is famous for White water rafting and water sports. Hire a car rental in Hyderabad to Dandeli and let the adventure feed your soul.

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Distance: 570 KM

Drive: 12 to 15 hr

Drive Route: Hyderabad-Hubli-Dandeli

Places to visit:

  • Kavala caves
  • Ulvi temple
  • Syntheri rocks
  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

Nagarjuna Sagar-

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 Rent a car in Hyderabad for a day or two and hit the road to explore one of the most popular weekend getaways from Hyderabad. It would be the best place to visit if you want to get away from your everyday life. Generally, the gates of the dam open in monsoon which makes it irresistible for tourists. It provides electricity to states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. To add more to its glory, a lake is built at its backside which is the third largest man-made lake.

Hyderabad to Nagarjuna Sagar: 150-180 Km

Drive: 3h to 4h

Route: Take Exit 12 from Outer Ring Road, state highway road along Saidabad and Ibrahimpatnam.

Places to visit :

  • Ethipothala Waterfall
  • Nagarjunasagar Dam
  • Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nagarjunakonda Museum


What if  I told you, you may visit Kashmir in South India. Would you believe? I assume the answer would be NO! 1000 m above sea level, you shall find Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh, Lambasingi.  It is the only place to receive snowfall in the South with a minimum temperature reaching to -2C.

So better pack your bags, rent a car in Hyderabad and enjoy the cold. Lambasingi is a destination that is a must-do drive along with the convenience of a national highway and scenic roads winding through beautiful villages.

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Distance:603 km

Drive: 11 to 12 hours

Drive Route:  Hyderabad –> Suryapet –> Vijayawada –> Rajahmundry –> Tuni –> Narsipatnam –> Lambasingi.

Things to do and visit places:

  • Night Camping
  • Lambasingi Dam
  • Erravaram Waterfall

Araku Valley

Considered one of the most picturesque hill stations near Hyderabad, this beautiful valley surrounded by thick forest is home to various indigenous tribes. The coffee plantations and the mists hanging over it have made Araku Valley so desirable that people from different places come to visit this hill resort for one glimpse of it. The panoramic views of the Araku Valley are best enjoyed with trails passing through endless stretches of coffee plantations making it a must on your list among the places to visit near Hyderabad by car.

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Distance: 602 KM

Drive: 13 to 15 hr

Drive Route: Hyderabad (Gachibowli) – Vijayawada – Rajamundry – Annavaram – Vishakapatanam – Araku.

Places to visit:

  • Kothapalli Waterfalls
  • Padmapuram Gardens
  • Tamada Waterfalls
  • Borra Caves
  • Katiki waterfalls

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