Break the monotony - Bike Ride in & Around Hyderabad

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Hyderabad is a city of mixed emotions. The food, the locals, the history, each thing has got a different kind of feeling to experience. Every Hyderabadi out there is quite familiar on a daily basis with the best spots for Biryani, Charminar as a tourist attraction, and heading to Golconda Fort for getaways.

But as said, change is the new constant. Sometimes we need a break from everything that is regular. Even the first-timers should bring in some change in their definition of ‘Hyderabadi Swag’ because this place has more to explore.

We have curated a list of 10 best hangout places in and around Hyderabad. We have listed places under 100 km only so that it fits in your one-day ride plan.

10 Best Places to go on a Bike Trip from Hyderabad (within 100 km)

  1. Ananthagiri Hills
  2. Bhongir Fort
  3. Osman Sagar Lake
  4. Rachakonda Fort
  5. Singur Dam
  6. Medak Fort
  7. Ramoji Film City
  8. Nalgonda
  9. Chityal Hills
  10. Narsapur Forests

1. Ananthagiri Hills

Ride-o-meter – 80 km (Approx.)

Route Link – Hyderabad to Ananthagiri Hills

Ananthagiri Hills is one of the most scenic tourist spots near Hyderabad. It’s a perfect place to hit for a one-day outing. You get a different vibe all together as the hills are surrounded by the forests. As you reach the hilltop, the widespread lush greenery is relaxing to the eyes.

The main tourist attraction here is the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, attracting many devotees year on year. This place is popular among the trekkers and campers and it has two trekking trails that lead to the hilltop.

Bike trip to see scenic view of Ananthagiri Hills

You can even go on exploring Nagasamudram Lake, set at a distance of 17 km from the temple. This lake is also known as Kotpally Reservoir. You can easily spot a waterfall during the monsoon. It’s one of the most picturesque waterfalls near Hyderabad.

The best way to head to this place is to ride all the way here to enjoy the scenic beauty on the way. While we think that this place is worth a visit during any time of the year, Ananthagiri Hills is counted as one of the best monsoon getaways near Hyderabad.

2. Bhongir Fort

Ride-o-meter – 100 km (Approx.)

Route Link – Hyderabad to Bhongir Fort

Bhongir Fort is one of the places near Hyderabad within 100 km, known for its history. The fort sits on a unique egg-shaped huge rock. The fort is carved so beautifully that it will leave you mesmerized.

Bhongir Fort dates back to the 10th century. This place was ruled and restored by Musunuri Nayaks. The geek inside you will make you so curious once you explore around.

Top view of Bhongir Fort, Telangana

Get involved in the rich colors of heritage as you trek to the fort. Upon reaching, the fort presents such a charismatic view that it’s simply breathtaking and it is enjoyed by the urban dwellers. A sweet ride to this fort is worth all your time and is undoubtedly a spot to escape from the city.

3. Osman Sagar Lake

Ride-o-meter – 25 km (Approx.)

Route Link – Hyderabad to Osman Sagar Lake

Osman Sagar Lake is a popular tourist destination, just a 25 km ride out of Hyderabad. Travelers refer to this place with another name, Gandipet. Feel the cool, refreshing breeze as you stand on the ridge, sipping hot tea. You’ll find vendors, cafeterias around taking care of your tummy.

You’ll find picnickers lazing around, eating, or playing. The embankment is bordered by parks and surrounded by lawns, making it a great picnic spot. The princely summer retreat house known as Sagar Mahal overlooks the lake. The cozy cottages in the heritage building make this place ideal for a weekend getaway with family or friends.

Osman Sagar Lake view point - Day outing places in hyderabad

During the monsoon, the lake and its reservoir are a beautiful sight to watch. A short easy ride to this place fits well in the list of localities and first-time visitors.

4. Rachakonda Fort

Ride-o-meter – 70 km (Approx.)

Route Link – Hyderabad to Rachakonda Fort

Rachakonda Fort is a hidden gem that besets in dense jungles. It's a mere 70km ride from Hyderabad. The ride will get you excited as you see the ruins and rock arrangements on your way to the fort.

As you will trek the fort, the trail offers a scenic view of the surroundings. One thing that makes this place stand out is the fort’s flawless devotion to the principles of Vastu Shastra.

Top view of Rachakonda Fort

The large stone walls and the entire fort’s structure will make you feel like getting the essence of old-age times as the creation of the fort is just majestic. Once you reach the top it’s all about relaxing and enjoying the pleasant view around in peace.

5. Singur Dam

Ride-o-meter – 97 km (Approx.)

Route Link – Hyderabad to Singur Dam

Singur Dam is located across the blue waters of the Manjeera River. The dam’s design is unique and one of a kind. This place never fails to win the hearts of tourists. The peaceful, picturesque environment around will make you fall in love with it.

Singur Dam one of best attractions near Hyderabad, India.

Many visitors are found here indulged in boating activity, refreshing themselves with a cool breeze. This place in reality is an off-beat, lesser-known go-to spot near Hyderabad within 100 km. If you plan to spend some time with yourself then set out for this tranquil place.

6. Medak Fort

Ride-o-meter –100 km (Approx.)

Route Link – Hyderabad to Medak Fort

Medak Fort is popular among tourists for its known history and architecture. Going back in time, this fort has been a shelter to two great Indian Dynasties, namely, the Qutub Shahi and the Kakatiya’s.

Situated on a knoll, it’s a perfect count for a weekend thrill. If you’re obsessed with structural designs you will just love this place. The fort is considered as one of the architectural masterpieces.

Medak Fort - A good place to hangout with friends near Hyderabad.

The climb to the fort will look a bit difficult but that’s not actually true. You will have to be power-packed to climb to the hilltop and enjoy the view that awaits you. Nearby you will find some other attractions like a beautiful lake, a warehouse, and quarters.

It’s completely worth riding all the way till here. All in all, don’t miss out on trekking the Medak Fort to enjoy a beautiful day on a hilltop.

7. Ramoji Film City

Ride-o-meter – 41 km (Approx.)

Route Link – Hyderabad to Ramoji Film City

If you’re a big fan of Bollywood and Tollywood, this place is a paradise for you. Ramoji Film City has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the World’s largest film city. It spreads over 1666 acres.

Ramoji’s set has been used by over 2500 film titles, including the Hindi films Krrish 3, Ra.One, Diwale, etc. The list would go on if we keep mentioning every name. This place is suitable for any kind of holiday you are on.

Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad - A tourist spots near Hyderabad.

The lush greenery around invites the tourists towards the attractions. The entry fee per adult is INR 1000 and INR 900 for children. This place is perfect for a quick getaway ride from Hyderabad.

8. Nalgonda

Ride-o-meter – 100 km (Approx.)

Route Link – Hyderabad to Nalgonda

Nalgonda is a town set at a distance of around 100 km from Hyderabad. If you generally get intrigued by history, this place has the remains of ancient settlements.

Going back into the past, Nalgonda was an extremely important center during the rule of Mauryas and Satavahans. The region is also known for Buddhist sites and ancient temples. Panagal Chaya Someswara Swamy Temple is a quite known tourist attraction.

Chaya Someswara Swamy Templeis an awesome sanctuary situated at Panagal in Nalgonda

 9. Chityal Hills

Ride-o-meter – 90 km (Approx.)

Route Link – Hyderabad to Chityal Hills

The Chityal mountain ranges are one of the scenic places to visit near Hyderabad within 100 km. The hills are famous for its adventurous trekking routes.

This place is also home to Chityal Valley which is known for one of the best camping spots. This place is perfect for admiring the breathtaking view offered by the greenery all around.

Chityal Hills - A hill stations near Hyderabad within 100 kms

Chityal Hills is undoubtedly a lovely place to enjoy nature trails and other outdoor activities, especially overnight camping ideas. Monsoon is the best time to visit to enjoy the lush green.

10. Narsapur Forest

Ride-o-meter – 45 km (Approx.)

Route Link – Hyderabad to Narsapur Forest

Located within just 50 km from Hyderabad, Narsapur Forest is perfect for a quick ride. It’s a complete pack of fun riding on this route as you’ll spot Peacocks, Rabbits, and Monkeys on your way. The dense jungle around forms a sunshade over your head.

When you reach the forest, choose your trail wisely as the well-defined paths in the jungle will lead you to an isolated lake. The sunsets are just mesmerizing at the lake. Chill with your friends by sitting on the rocks, enjoying the beauty of nature.

Bike Ride to Narsapur Forest, Telangana

We recommend you to return before the darkness sets. It’s worth all your time to spend your evening here, in the arms of nature.


There’s still a lot more places in and around Hyderabad where you can head on your bike. Though we have just mentioned places from Hyderabad that are within 100 km so that it fits your single-day outing idea, we also suggest to not let the kilometers define your trip. Go as short or as long to explore the best of Hyderabad.

P.S. - Don’t have a bike for riding to these places? Don’t worry. Simply ride with Royal Brothers by renting a bike in Hyderabad.

 

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Anuj Seksaria
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