Ananthagiri is popular for trekking and it offers many trekking and camping opportunities. There are two trekking trails in the forests, one that begins from the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple and another one starts 0.5 km from the temple, towards Kerelli. There is a viewpoint on the hill top which can be reached from the temple.
Where to stay: For accommodation, you can choose Hairtha Resort (which is a Telangana tourism initiative) near Padmanabha temple. There is also a private resort called Deccan Trails.
- Haritha resort– Standard AC rooms cost 2000/- for weekdays and 2500/- for weekends
Standard AC suites cost 3500/- for weekdays and 4000/- for weekends
- Deccan trails– Twin sharing and group tents are available with prices ranging from Rs.800-1000/- per night, depending upon the package chosen
Where to eat:
- If a full package is chosen @ Deccan trails, it includes all 3 meals along with tea & snacks but an extra Rs. 150 for non-veg per person.
- At Haritha resorts, there is an availability of veg and non-veg buffets but the prices vary on each day.
- Apart from that, there are other hotels nearby like the Raghaveendra tiffin center, famous for breakfast where South Indian food can be relished at an average cost of Rs.250 for two people.
How to get there:
- From Kondapur – take the route parallel to ORR > Chilkur > Chevella > Vikarabad. Vikarabad is around 75 km away from Hyderabad. Ananthagiri Hills is another 10 km away from Vikarabad.
Suitable for: The serene atmosphere of the valley can be enjoyed by all. It is one of the few good places where a weekend can be well spent.