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CHILUKUR - ANANTHAGIRI HILLS

Pilgrimage | Adventure / Trekking | Hill Station

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Hyderabad City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Ideal Start Time: 7 AM

Total Places Visited: 3

DAY 1 : CHILUKUR - ANANTHAGIRI HILLS

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 5 AM to 9 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 24 km from Nampally Railway Station & 18 km from Golconda Fort, Chilkur is a small village on the banks of Osmansagar that houses famous 500 Years old Sri Balaji temple. This is one of the most popular tourist places in Hyderabad.

Also, famed as 'Visa Balaji', this deity at Chilkur showers blessings on the devotees who for any reason are unable to go to Tirupati. As per the local legend, anyone desirous of seeking a wish fulfillment from Chilkur Balaji must first make 11 pradakshinas at the temple and after it's granted, one must return to perform 108 pradakshinas as a way of expressing gratitude. It is also the only temple in India that does not accept any money from the devotees and does not have a hundi.

Approximately, 15,000 to 20,000 devotees visit the shrine during the week, but on Fridays and Saturdays, the temple gets close .....

Adventure / Trekking | Hill Station

Duration of visit: 4 Hours/Half Day
Timings: 24 Hrs
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 7 km from Vikarabad Bus Stand, 79 km from Hyderabad and 48 km from Sangareddy Bus Stand, Ananthagiri Hills are located at Vikarabad of Ranga Reddy district in Telangana. It is being developed as a small hill station and it's also famous destination for a day trip due to its proximity to Hyderabad. Anantagiri is one of the top Tourist places in Telangana and also one of the popular tourist places to visit in Hyderabad.

The Ananthagiri forest is one of the dense forest areas in Ranga Reddy District. The hills are the main water source for Osmansagar (Gandipet) and Himayathsagar which provide drinking water to Hyderabad. Ananthagiri Hill is the birthplace of Musi river, which flows through Hyderabad. The small reservoir, the lush green jungle, the jungle trail are added attractions to this place covered .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 7 km from Anantagiri Hills (Padmanabha Temple), 6 km from Vikarabad and 78 km from Hyderabad, The Bugga Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple is located in Bugga Rameshwaram Village. This place is the origin of River Musi.

The Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple has more than 500 years history. There is an underground stream which originates beneath the shivalinga of the temple and flows continuously throughout the year. The water collected in to a pond near the temple. River Musi which flows through Hyderabad is originated from this place.

Maha Shivaratri is the major festival here and it is celebrated pretty well. Major number of pilgrims visit this temple on this special occasion.

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