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Trip Starting Point: Hyderabad City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 2 Days

Ideal Start Time: 7 AM (Day 1) & 8 AM (Day 2)

Total Places Visited: 6

Day 1 Attractions | Day 2 Attractions


Travel from Hyderabad to Basara

Lake & Backwaters | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 24 Hrs
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 2 km from Basara Bus Station & 1 km from Basara Temple, Bathing Ghats are situated on the mighty Godavari River at Basara.

The Manjeera river is merged into Godavari near Basara and the flow of water increases at this point. Several pilgrims take bath at the ghats before visiting the main temple. Boating is also available in Godavari River at the ghats.

There are several boats available throughout the day to ferry tourists and natives. Before the construction of new road bridge across Godavari near Basara, most of the people used to depend on boats to cross the river and the other side.


Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 2 km from Basara Bus Station, 1 km from Saraswathi Tempple, Lord Shiva Temple is another important tourist attraction in Basara.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is situated on the banks of Godavari River near Bathing Ghat. The nandi bull is situated in the temple mandapa. This is very ancient temple.


Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 4 AM -12:30 PM and 2 PM - 8:30 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 1 km from Basara Bus Station, Goddess Saraswathi Devi Temple (Basara Temple) is located on the left bank of river Godavari.

Basara Saraswathi Temple is one of the famous temples in Telangana. The Goddess Saraswathi is known for initiation of Aksharabhyasa and is also called as Sri Gnana Saraswathi. Basara Temple is one of the two oldest Saraswathi Temples of India, the other temple is in Kashmir.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. The temple also houses the idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Kali. As per history, Bijialudu a Karnataka king, who ruled the province of Nandagiri with Nanded as his capital in the 6th century, constructed the temple at Basara.

According to the legend, Sage Veda Vyasa after the Kurukshetra war was searching for peace and reached Basara situated on the banks of River Godavari in Dandakaranya. He found this place very serene and so started meditating .....


Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 1 km from Basara Bus Station, Vyasa Maharshi Cave is a cave situated on top of a hill next to the Basara Temple of Gnana Saraswathi Devi.

This cave has a narrow entrance and one has to wriggle through it to enter the small enclosure. Here one can see the marble idol of sage Veda Vyasa. Legend says that Veda Vyasa stayed here during his meditation.

It is believed that Maharshi Veda Vyasa, the author of Mahabharata and his disciples and sage Suka decided to rest in a calm and serene ambience after the Kurukshetra war. In the quest for a peaceful abode, he came to Dandaka forest and pleased with serenity of the region, selected this place. Since Maharishi Vyasa spent considerable time in prayers, the place was then called Vasara and turned into Basara.

Overnight Stay in Basara



Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 4.5 km from Islahpur village, 60 km from Nirmal, 100 km from Nanded, 116 km from Adilabad and 282 km from Hyderabad, Sahastrakund Waterfalls is a nice waterfall located in Nanded district of Maharashtra.

Sahastrakund Waterfall is an amazing waterfall on the Penganga River, a tributary to Godavari River at Murli village. The water falls can be visited throughout the year, though monsoon is the best season. The water drops from a height of 50 feet to form the breathtaking waterfalls. The rock pattern in surroundings of the falls is also interesting, as the black rock appears like a metal. The water force is quite high during monsoons and not advised to get into the water.

There are two temples near the falls on both sides of the river. A long ramp was constructed to have good views of the waterfalls. There is a watch tower nearby that gives breathtaking views of the waterfall.

The ideal time to visit the waterfall .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 53 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, 20 km from Nirmal Bus Station and 207 km from Hyderabad, The Sriram Sagar Project also known as the Pochampadu Project is located in Nizamabad district of Telangana. It is one of the largest irrigation projects in Telangana and also one of the best Places to visit in Telangana during rainy season.

Built on Godavari River, foundation of the dam was laid on 26th July 1963 by the late Jawaharlal Nehru. Sriram Sagar serves irrigation needs in Karimnagar, Warangal, Adilabad, Nalgonda, and Khammam districts. It also provides drinking water to Warangal city. There is a hydroelectric plant working at the dam site with 4 turbines each with 9 MW capacity.

The dam's capacity is 75 billion cubic feet and it has 42 floodgates. It also includes Kakatiya Canal covering 284 km, Laxmi Canal, Saraswati Canal and Flood flow canal. Most of the catchment .....

Travel from Sriram Sagar Dam to Hyderabad