Vikarabad is a town in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana named after a Paigah noble, Nawab Muhammed Fazaluddin Khan (Sir Viqar-ul-Umrah Bahadur II),.
Places of interest
Vikarabad is a unique destination with a pleasing climate all round the year, located in close proximity to Hyderabad and offers an unforgettable experience.
- Ananthagiri Hills, located approximately10 km from Vikarabad, town is the main source of water for Osmansagar and Himayathsagar. It is considered to be among the dense forest regions in Telangana. Ananthagiri is also the birthplace of Musi River and a popular destination for trekking and for those who seek adventure. The region is also dotted with ancient caves, fort like structures and ancient temple.
It is a most sought after place and ideal for some adventure sports and considered to be among the beautiful destinations for a weekend get away from Hyderabad. For accommodation in Ananthagiri hills visitors can choose Haritha Resort at Ananthagiri Hills. The reservoir, the lush green vegetations and the jungle trails are added attractions to this place traversed by rivulets and beautiful fresh water streams.
Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple
An ancient Hindu shrine called Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple is situated in Ananthagiri hills near Vikarabad. This temple is an abode of Lord Vishnu. The temple is situated at a distance of approximately seventy-five kilometers from Hyderabad.
According to Skanda Purana, it is believed that the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple was constructed by the rishi Markandeya in the dwapara yuga on Ananthagiri hills. The main temple of Lord Padmanabha Swamy was built by the Hyderabad Nawab as Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy is believed to have appeared in his dreams and asked him to build a temple. There are regular private transport vehicles and buses available to travel from Vikarabad town to Ananthagiri hills.
Vikarabad is considered a perfect destination where adventure seekers can take up trekking. It is also one of the favourite trekking spots for those who seek adventure close to Hyderabad city. It is considered a thrilling place for Rappelling and Rock Climbing.
There are two different trails for the people visiting here for an adrenaline rush. Vikarabad is surrounded by many small hills, making it convenient for trekking and for enjoying some wild adventures in Vikarabad forest. Tourists enjoy these forest trails by traversing the interior regions of the forest where they can enjoy photographing the panoramic views, fresh water streams and the exquisite greenery.
There are two different trails for the people coming here to have an adrenaline rush. The forest is an ideal place even for beginners. Vikarabad is surrounded by many small hills, making it convenient for trekking and apart from this; one can also enjoy some wild adventures in the Vikarabad forest. Tourists enjoy forest trails by traversing some of the interior regions of the forest where they enjoy photographing the panoramic views and wildlife, fresh water streams and the verdant greenery.