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While I was about to start writing about the Nehru Zoological Park, I remembered my childhood days. How did I use to insist my parents to took me there because there was nothing amazing than watching varieties of wildlife in one place?

Well, talking about Nehru Zoo Park, it is spread over an area of about 380 acres and has a massive number of species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. Do you know that this zoo is actually the first one that started keeping animals in zoological order? The place has always been a perfect weekend getaway for not just the natives but for outsiders as well. The best part about the zoo is that it will allow you to indulge in different activities and let you learn about the wildlife in fun yet educational way (be a part of their weekly educational events). There are more places in Hyderabad where you can enjoy your weekend with you loved ones.

MondayClosed / Holiday
Tuesday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nehru zoological park
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Timings and Entry Fee at Nehru Zoological Park

The opening timings of the Zoological Park are from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm and remain the same from April to June. But from July to March, it changes to 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Remember, booking of tickets closes at 4:30 pm. The Zoological Park remains open on all the days except on Monday. You need to pay Rs.15 for the entry if you have any children below 12 years of age and Rs.30 is charged for the adults. You need to pay Rs.1500 if you want an entry for the trucks for shooting. Rs.20 is the amount you have to pay as a camera fee for still camera and Amateur video camera. While Rs.500 for professional still or video camera.

Things to do at Nehru Zoological Park

Zoological Park has taken care of entertainment very well by giving the visitors a number of things to do. The place is one of the most renowned picnic spots for both Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Look at the things you can do when in Nehru Zoological Park.

Tiger and Lion Safari: Let’s get started with the top attractions at the zoo i.e. the safaris. One needs to pay an amount for the safaris, Rs.40 for the adults and Rs.20 for the children below 12 years of age and enjoy whichever safari you love, be it Tiger Safari, Lion Safari, Bison Safari, or Bear Safari.

Toy Train: Toy train is actually famous among kids. One has to pay mere Rs.15 to enjoy the ride and Rs.5 if they are with their children aged below 12 years of age. Just remember, unlike Buggy ride, Toy Train won’t stop at any popular place and let you enjoy there.

Boating: Yet another top attraction at the Hyderabad Zoo is having a boat ride at Mir Alam Lake and the activity is organized by TSTDC. Not just this, you can even enjoy a speed boat ride too.

Butterfly Park: I assure you that you won’t witness such an eye-pleasing picture anywhere. This butterfly park was established in 1988 that allows you to watch a huge variety of butterflies. In fact, Nehru Zoological Park is the country’s first park that has dedicated one whole section to the butterflies only.

The Nocturnal House: This is another amazing part of the Zoological Park where the day and night cycle has been artificially reversed in order to make an environment for nocturnal animals like owls, cats, and bats so that they remain active during the visiting hours. You need to pay an entry fee of Rs. 5 if you have any kids aged below 12 years of age and Rs. 10 for adults.

Besides this, there are many more other activities to keep you entertained. Just make sure when you visit the place you can make the most of your trip.

How to reach Nehru Zoological Park?

Well, reaching the park is not at all a difficult task as it is located on the Zoo main road and is very well known by the locals. So, just in case, if you’re not able to find the place, any local can help you out in reaching there. If you’re taking public transport, the best option is to take the city bus or MMTS. If the railway is the mode you have selected, take the train to your nearest MMTS station i.e. Nampally Railway Station, which is around 5.4 away from your destination. After then you can hire a taxi or just take an auto to reach the zoo.

Remember we talked about Lumbini Park previously and if you remember properly, we took you on a boat ride at the Hussain Sagar Lake. NTR Gardens are adjacent to that lake only. NTR gardens are one of the famous and most visited entertainment spots for the locals and outsiders as well. The garden is dedicated to the late N T Rama Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and is considered one of the most expensive properties in the country. Spread across in the area of 55 acres, built with a grand budget of 40cr. offers a number of recreation facilities that include toy train, fruit restaurant, roaring cascade, Japanese garden, care cafes, gopuram, a fountain, and a splendid entrance plaza with Nandi Bulls. All in all, whether you’re a native of the city or you have visited it, make sure you don’t miss to visit NTR Gardens.

Monday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm – 8:30 pm
NTR Gardens Hyderabad

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NTR Gardens

Timings: The place remains open from 2:30 pm to 10:00 pm on all the days.

Entry: The gardens will ask you to pay a little amount for the entry. Rs. 20 for adults and Rs. 10 for children.

Photography: If you’re one of the avid photographers, remember you need to pay Rs.30 per camera and Rs.65 per camera for the video camera.

The best part about the gardens is that you can book the NTR Garden’s party zone on rent for parties. For that, you need to pay Rs. 21,000 per day plus service tax. Not to forget that you have to pay Rs. 5,000 separately in the name of security deposit. They are refundable.

Timings for the party: From 2:30 pm till midnight.

Things to do when in NTR Gardens

  • After you enter the garden, you’ll find a mini train on a single track that can make your visit more enjoyable as it takes you all around the garden.
  • Then you can visit the latest addition in the garden i.e. the Desert Garden, which has 150 different variety of plants mainly desert plants like cacti, succulents etc.
  • One thing you’ll definitely about being in NTR gardens is its natural surroundings and numerous entertainment activities. The superb food at various eateries, fruit restaurant, and car café also need a special mention. The special part about the restaurant is that they are surrounded by 3 petal-shaped ponds, in order to provide you with not just tempting food but a perfect ambiance to sit in.
  • Now, here comes another amazing attraction that is a multi-storeyed Machan Restaurant built on a tree shape. Make sure you also try out some local food like Mirchi Bhajji while witnessing the beauty of this garden.

If you’re too bored with going to your work regularly like any other sincere employee. We have a perfect escape plan for you to take a break from your workaholic life. Lumbini Park in the city is the right place where you can spend a joyous weekend with your partner or family because the place offers you with everything that can make your day worth spending and if you are in Hyderabad you can also visit Wonderla Amusement Park. Another reason that definitely makes the park the right choice to be there is its peaceful ambiance, musical fountain, adventurous rides, laser show, and the eye-catching views of the Hussain Sagar Lake. The opening timings of Lumbini Park are 9:00 am and it closes by 9:00 pm. If you really wish to be a guest of this relaxing place, check out the things you should know and definitely should not miss while visiting the place.

Monday9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Lumbini park Hyderabad

Top attractions of the Lumbini Park

  • The very first thing you’ll get to witness at the entrance will be the giant clock that is designed using different kinds and colors of flowering plants. Not just the season flowering, there is a huge variety of rocks, cacti, and some other options to amuse you.
  • The musical fountain is the next amazing thing that should not be skipped. The unique part of this musical fountain is the water shooting up to the sky and making up a screen where you’ll be shown the history of Hyderabad. Isn’t that something a class by itself? Another thing about the laser show that is going to entertain you is that the show is performed in 3D. Mark that the timings for musical fountain are from 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm and 7:15 pm and 8:30 pm for the laser show. BE ON TIME.
  • Do you love boating? If yes, then let’s become a kid again and enjoy boat riding at the Hussain Sagar Lake and to the Buddha Statue that is present in the middle of the lake. You’ll be given two choices for boating. First, you can hire a speed boat and get a fantastic ride in the lake. Don’t worry, you will be given life-jackets for the safety purpose. Second, you can go for a ferry ride that allows you to take a closer look at the statue of Lord Buddha in the middle of the lake.

All in all, the Lumbini Park can be the best decision to spend some quality time with your loved ones and surely the best way to take a break from all those same shopping and movie breaks.

Basara temple is situated 200km from the Hyderabad city. The temple, also known as Sri Gnana Saraswathi temple is located on the banks of River Godavari. This is the only temple in South India that is dedicated to the Goddess of Learning, Saraswati. Here, people come and learn the importance of giving education to the boys in the Saraswati Temple. There are so many interesting facts about temples in South India. Children show their presence in the temple for the ceremony of the starting of their education and seek blessings from the Goddess of knowledge. In fact, a huge number of devotees from all over the country bath in the river Godavari and take blessings of the Goddess during Dassera Navratris, Vasantha Panchami, and Mahashivarathri. Yadagirigutta temple in Hyderabad is also one of the unique temples, you can visit Yadagirigutta temple, now let’s continue with this information.

Monday4:00 AM to 08:30 PM
Tuesday4:00 AM to 08:30 PM
Wednesday4:00 AM to 08:30 PM
Thursday4:00 AM to 08:30 PM
Friday4:00 AM to 08:30 PM
Saturday4:00 AM to 08:30 PM
Sunday4:00 AM to 08:30 PM
Basara Temple

Basara Temple Timings

  • Opening time of the temple is 4:00 am in the morning and from 4:00 am to 4:30 am you can get involved in the temple pooja, issuance of Abhishekam tickets.
  • From 4:30 am to 7:30 am, different activities take place that includes Abhishekam, Alankarana, Harathi, and Prasadam.
  • Then, from 7:30 am to 12:00 noon, Archana, Sarva Drashan, and other poojas are offered.
  • After then, you can be a part of Nivedana and Harathi that starts from 12:00 and continues till 12:13 pm only.
  • The temple remains closed from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
  • Again, archanas, sarva darshan, and other poojas are offered from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Devasthanam Pradosha pooja starts from 6:30 pm and continues up to 7:00 pm.
  • Devotes can now, go for Maha Harathi and Drashanam that starts from 7:00 pm and continues up to 8:30 pm.
  • 8:30 pm is the closing time of the temple.

Basara Temple Aksharabhyasam Timings

Aksharabhyasam is performed regularly at the temple and you don’t have to make an advance booking for the same. After reaching there, one can purchase the ticket over the counter for the event of the same day. Aksharabhyasam is performed from 7:30 am to 12:30 in the morning and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the evening.

Normal charges are Rs.100 but you need to Rs.1000 for the special Akshara Sreekaram. The difference between both the charges is Rs.100 ticket Aksharabhyasam will be performed in the hall, whereas the 1000 one will be performed in front of Sri Gnana Saraswathi Ma. Make sure you carry 2 flowers garlands, 1 book, 1 pen, 4 slate, 2/3 slate pencil, 2 bowls rice, 1 coconut,  and 1 pack of pasupu and kumkuma each.

How to reach Basara Temple?

Reaching the temple is no pain if you know exactly how to reach the place.

By Air:

  • The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, which is 259km away from the temple.

By Train:

  • The nearest railway station is at Basara that is just 2km far from the temple and at Nizamabad, which is only 30km away.

By Road:

  • Frequent bus services are available from MGBS Hyderabad.

Today, we are going to talk about the ethereal beauty and one of the oldest temples of Hyderabad, Chilkur Balaji Temple is situated on the banks of Osman River and just 30km from the city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara and this sacred place is visited by thousands of devotees every year. Well, there’s a story behind the establishment of the temple. It is said that Madhav Reddy, a committed devotee of Lord Venkateswara used to visit the very renowned Tirupati temple every year but after having some health issues he had to stop his regular habit of visiting the temple.

Lord Venkateswara got really impressed by his devotion, appeared to him and told him to get an idol of the deity, together with Bhoodevi and Sridevi and build a temple. Since then the place is visited by a large number of people and especially by those who cannot go to the Tirupati Temple. Let’s know more about Hyderabad temples timing.

Monday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday05:00 am – 8:00 pm
Chilkur Balaji Temple

Chilkur Balaji Temple Timings

The opening time of the temple is 6:00 am and people can involve in continuous darshan till 8:00 pm. This is the best thing about visiting the temple that a person doesn’t have to wait for the darshan of Lord Balaji and you can have darshan anytime during this time slot. Poojas and archanas are offered from 6:30 am in the morning and again from 6:30 pm in the evening. Aarti is done from 7:00 am in the morning and again from 7:00 pm in the evening. You’ll always see the deity dressed up in handloom clothes. Another best thing about the visit is that you don’t have to pay anything for the entry, it is absolutely free and devotes can perform archanas anything during the day. There are a number of people who do 11 or 108 pradhakshanas. In fact, the flower distribution and Prasad distribution is also performed by the volunteers who are actually the devotees visited the temple.

How to reach the temple?

Well, the temple is basically situated in the heart of the city and there’s a great network of communication through buses from Mehdipatnam. The Chilkur temple is located near Osman Sagar Lake in Hyderabad, Telangana. Frequent bus services from Mehdipatnam to Chilkur Balaji are available and it takes around 40 minutes to reach the temple.

Distance From:

Secunderabad Railway Station is 31.6km.

Mehdipatnam is 22km.

MGBS Hyderabad is 27km.

Did you know?

Hey, did you know the interesting fact about the Chilkur temple? Chilkur Balaji is also known as Visa God because a number of people hoping for their visas to go overseas are believed to visit the temple more with their interests. Also, the temple is one of the very few temples in the country without any donation box and is believed to preach only the devoutness in one’s nature.

Hyderabad’s Salar Jung Museum, which is the third largest museum in the country, was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951. After then, the museum’s entire collection was shifted to its present place in 1968. The present building is located on the southern banks of Musi River, which is really close to Old Hyderabad’s famous historic monuments and if you are an antique and artifact lover you should visit ancient temples in Hyderabad. Once you visit the museum, you’ll get to witness some fantastic antiques and artifacts, which are mainly collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (Salar Jung III), Nawab Turab Ali Khan (Salar Jung I) and his successors.

Monday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
FridayClosed / Holiday
Saturday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Salar Jung Museum

Salar Jung Museum Timings

Timings and Entry Fee

The museum remains open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on all day except Friday. Entry in the museum is done by buying a ticket, which is for Rs.20 for the general public and free for the students and children up to 18 years of age but you need to show the identity card. For foreigners, it is Rs.500. In fact, the museum keeps a Children’s week from 14th November to 20th November where students up to 18 years of age are allowed to come with their teachers for free. Also, there’s a Museum Week from 8th January to 14th January when the public is given concession on their entrance.

What you’ll get at the museum?

Well, the museum is counted as the 3rd largest museum in the country, which is for a right reason because the museum is spread over in 3 buildings i.e. The Central Block, Eastern Block also called the Mir Laiq Ali Khan Bhavan, and The Western Block also called the Mir Turab Ali Khan Bhavan on two floors. There are 27 galleries in the Central Block that mean 15 on the ground floor, and 12 on the first floor. You’ll also get to visit different sections in the museum like the Chemical Conservation Laboratory, Education Wing, Reception, Display Section, Photo Section, and a Sales Counter. In fact, the place has taken care of the public by giving them the facilities of restrooms, cloakrooms at all the main points and a cafeteria that is run by Telangana tourism.

Activities of the Salar Jung Museum

The best part about the museum is that they frequently organize workshops and some special exhibitions with the help of International Museums and Organizations. In fact, the museum provides the public with the facility of brochures, guide-books, books, and research journals on a few subjects published in English, Hindi, and Urdu. A number of workshops and seminars are held regularly and are organized on special occasions as well to celebrate the birthday of Salar Jung III, Children’s week, and Museum Week (as discussed above), as a part of the educational venture.

How to reach the museum?

The easiest way to reach the museum is to take either the road route or the rail route. The nearest railway stations, which are just 3 miles away from the museum, are Kachiguda and Nampally Stations. Also, there are frequent bus services everywhere from the city to Afzalgunj and then there’s a walking distance to the museum.

Remember school days when we used to wait for the much-awaited trip to amusement and water parks or maybe some other place. Damn! Some great moments to cherish for a lifetime. Well, it was never about the place but the memories you made with your friends. Why not create those memories again? Just go to Wonderla Hyderabad and this time, it can be your family, parents, partner, or friends. You can also visit famous temples in Hyderabad and routeprints provides you the temple timings by which you can easily schedule your routine of the day.

If you really want to relive those moments again, you can consider Wonderla, Hyderabad, which is for sure, a place of never-ending fun and unlimited entertainment. One can definitely plan to visit here for their next weekend and enjoy a wide range of thrilling rides and other entertaining activities. So, without taking much of your time, let’s know more about Wonderla so that you can plan to be a guest of this wonderful place as soon as possible. To book your tickets you can visit official website of Wonderla.

Monday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Wonderla Amusement Park

Wonderla Amusement Parks

Wonderla Timings and Tickets

Before you leave for a place, the first thing you want to know is the timing and how much it is going to cost you. So, the opening timings of Wonderla are 11:00 am to 6:00 pm for regular days and 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on peak days. Remember that the after-hours entry is only permitted on the peak days from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Talking about the tickets and the price, there are two kinds of tickets available in Wonderla i.e. regular and Fastrack tickets. The benefit of getting the Fastrack tickets is that you can get the entry 3 times faster than those having regular tickets. Also, with each ride, there’s 1/4th of their whole capacity reserved for those having Fastrack tickets. That way, by just paying an extra amount you can enjoy your day more comfortably and much faster. Both kinds of tickets come at different prices on weekdays and weekends or holidays. Check all the prices before you leave for this amazing place.

Rides at Wonderla

You would be amazed to know that the amusement park offers you to enjoy 43 unique rides and a wide range of rides that includes water rides, dry rides, family rides, and some specially designed rides for children.

High thrill rides: For those who crave for adventure and are mad for an adrenalin rush, high thrill rides are the perfect option for them. These rides include Recoil, Maverick, Equinox, Techno Jump, Twin Flip T Rex, and Space Jam. And for your information, Recoil is the country’s first reverse looping roller coaster ride and a must-try ride when in Wonderla. In fact, all these rides are going to excite you with their high speed, changeability, and of course, sudden stops and jerks.

Family Rides: Wonderla has taken care of the entertainment part of the families as well and has some really interesting rides where families can have a ride together. Some of those crazy rides include Termite Coaster and Train, Sky Wheel, Pirate Ship, Wonder Splash, Grand Prix, Adventures of Chikku, and Crazy Cars.

Water Rides: Well, summers are approaching and there’s no better way to escape the harsh sun rays than having fun at the water rides. These are definitely the best rides for all the water babies. Rain Disco, Uphill Racer, Wavy and Vertical Fall, Fun Facer, Boomerang, Harakiri, Wave Pools, and Tornado are some of the adventurous and fun rides.

Kids Rides: The amusement park offers a wide array of rides for your kids while keeping the safety and interests of your kids in mind. Make sure you take your kids to these kids’ rides that include Kiddies Wheel, Flying Jumbo, Moon Base, Mini Pirate Ship, Circus Train and much more.

How to reach Wonderla?

The amusement and water park is situated around 28km from the city and on the ORR Exit. No 13. The place is located in the Kongara Khurad Village and it will take about 1 hour for you to reach. The best part is that there is free pickup and drop services of the bus from two of the bus stands- Tukkuguda on the Srisailam Highway and Turkyamjal on the Nagarjunasagar Highway. The pickup timings for every day are from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and drop facility is available from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. You may even take TSTRC buses from different locations of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and the routes include Jubilee Bus Station, Uppal, Tarnaka, LB Nagar, Ibrahimpatnam, and Charminar.

Sanghi temple is one of the popular temples situated amazingly on the hillock called Paramananda Giri. The temple is about 35km from the Hyderabad city and resides at Sanghi Nagar in Telangana. One of the main reasons why the temple is worth visiting is its Chola-Chalukya way of architecture. It was established in 1991 but can you make a guess the person or the company behind its establishment? Try it once. We have been taking the name from the very beginning. It is none other than the top-rank industrial group of South India- Sanghi Group. Visiting the temple can be one of the best weekend getaways to be planned with the family. So, in case, you’re thinking to drop by the temple, check out the timings and what each day has to offer you, in order to make the most of your visit.

Monday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sanghi Temple
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Sanghi Temple Timings – Telangana

First of all, there’s no entrance fee to visit the Sanghi Temple. The temple opens at 5 in the morning daily for the archanas to be offered to the Lord from 6:00 am to 8:00 am. Then, the devotees are allowed for general darshan from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in the morning and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the evening. From 12:00 am to 4:00 pm, the temple remains closed and then after 8:00 pm.

Weekly Abhishekhams at the Sanghi Temple is done for:

Monday: Ramalingeswara Swamy

Tuesday: Sri Hanuman, Sri Kartikeya

Wednesday: Sri Ganesh, Sri Radhakrishna

Thursday: Sri Padmawati, Asthalakshmi

Friday: Sri Balaji, Sri Durga, Sri Kamalambika

Saturday: Sri Rama, Navagraha

Kumkum archana is performed daily and the Abhishekham is done for Sri Kamalambika

How to reach Sanghi Temple?

Approaching the Sanghi Temple is a breeze no matter which mode of transportation you take.

  • The nearest railway station is Secunderabad, which is 34km away.
  • The nearest bus station is Sanghinagar, which is just 1km away.
  • The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, which is 38km away.

To remember: If you ever plan to visit the Sanghi temple, try not to miss the night view of the temple when it is lighted with beautiful lights. Also, the best time to visit the temple is during the time of some festivals like Shivratri, Dussera, Hanuman Jayanthi, Sri Ram Navami, Krishnashtami, and Vinayaka Chaturthi because the occasions are celebrated with great devotion and warmth. Also, you can plan to visit some of the nearby attractions for sightseeing like Salar Jung Museum, Birla Mandir, Golconda Fort, Ramoji Film City and many more.

Yadagirigutta is one of the most beautiful and unique Hillock you’ll found around the Hyderabad city, just 60km away. The temple is also known as Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple and is a very famous Hindu temple of Narasimha Swamy. This is an ancient temple and devotees from all over the country and abroad as well (about 5000-8000 pilgrims on an average) come to visit this beauty for worship, to perform pujas you can also find some special rituals while performing pujas in the temple, and to offer their vows every day. If you too wish to visit the temple make sure you know when to visit and how to visit so that you don’t miss anything while on your go.

Monday4:00 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Tuesday4:00 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Wednesday4:00 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Thursday4:00 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Friday4:00 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Saturday4:00 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Sunday4:00 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 9:45 PM

Yadagirigutta Temple

Yadagirigutta Temple, Hyderabad

Temple Timings

  • Start your day with the peaceful suprabhatam that starts after the opening of the temple at 4:00 am in the morning and continues up to 4:30 am.
  • Then be a part of Binde Theertham that continues from 4:30 am to 5:00 am.
  • After that, from 5:00 am-5:30 am Bala Bogam is performed.
  • See the sacred Nijabishekam, which is done from 5:30 am to 6:30 am.
  • Nothing can be better than being a part of archanas offered between 6:30 am to 7:15 am.
  • After this, now the doors of temples are open for all devotes for the darshan till 11:30 am.
  • Then, PMMaharaja Bogamu is performed from 11:30 am to 12:30.
  • If in case, you missed the chance of darshan earlier, the gates are again opened for you from 12:30 to 3:00 pm.
  • The temple remains closed from 3- 4:00 pm.
  • Devotes can now go for the special darshan that begins from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Again, darshan can be done by all devotes in between 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Archanas are again performed from 7:30 pm till 8:15 pm.
  • After that, from 9:00pm the Maha nivedana get started and then sayanothasavam is performed at 9:30pm.
  • 9:45pm is the temple closing time.

All these timings are mentioned here for the convenience of the visitors so that they can plan accordingly. Ensure that you confirm the timings prior to visiting the temple because they can get changed by the authorities due to any holiday, festival day or any religious occasion.

How to reach Yadagirigutta Temple?

Reaching the temple is no tough task if you know which mode of transport you need to take and from where you need to go.

By Road:

  • The temple is 62km away from Hyderabad and bus services are pretty high from the city.
  • If you opt for a bus, it is just 14km from the Bhongiri Bus Station.

By Air:

  • The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which is 91km from the temple.

By Train:

  • Raigiri Railway Station is just 9km from the temple and services of private vehicles are quite frequent.
  • Secunderabad Railway Station is 62km from the temple.

You can choose any of the transportation modes according to your convenience.

Working hard for a great living also demands some rest and enjoyment in life. Well, it is true that with a tightly packed schedule in office it becomes difficult to plan for a long tour. But who needs those plans when you have some wonderful weekend getaways nearby your city. Pune is definitely one of the happening cities in the country and you’ll be much happier to know that besides a few of the famous picnic places, the city has these mind-blowing destinations for your #SortedWeekends, so lets find what we get for one day trip near Pune.

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One-day Trip Near Pune


So, I’ll be starting with the amazing Mulshi Dam over the Mula River that is all covered by dense greenery of the Sahayadri forests. If you’re looking for a peaceful place where you can just sit back and enjoy seeing scenic views then Mulshi Lake is the right choice for you. You can also try trekking in this area and its long paths will take you to the beautiful forts, Dhangad, and Koraigad. Also, boating is another option you can go for, for the entertainment purpose. There are a few resorts and homestays so you can stay over there if you wish to spend more than one day.


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Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary

Paying a visit to the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is yet another amazing option you can give chance to. The best part about visiting this beautiful place is that on one side there’s Shivsagar Lake and on the other hand, you have these fantastic Western Ghats. Basically, the wide range of flora and fauna here are categorized into 3 sections: Mahorkar, Indavali Met, and Vasota. The forest area is spread around 420 sq km and you’ll get a chance to see gaur, tigers, brown-capped woodpeckers, cobras, panthers, pythons, sloth bears etc. Try to plan a trip anywhere from October to April and stay for at least 2 days.

Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
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Diveagar is a village in the Raigad district and the place is known for its beautiful beaches and quaint waters. The specialty of the place is its fantastic 15km belt of white sand spread between Harihareshwar and Shrivardhan. Many of you might not know about the place because it has currently gained its popularity after the youngsters start visiting it often. When in Diveagar, you can indulge yourself in beach walks, surfing, and visiting temples.

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In case, you’re looking for perfect weekend getaways in monsoon, this hill station at a height of around 700m resting over the Southern range of Sahyadri hills can be one of the ideal choices. The place is surrounded by lush green and rich vegetation. Besides this, it even allows you to experience some picturesque views of Konkan Railways. Well, the hill station is generally preferred and most visited by the couples or maybe those who are on their honeymoon. Thanks to its breathtaking ambiance and colonial past. Ensure that some of the fun activities out there like rock climbing, trekking, and rappelling.



To be honest, Dehna is one of the best places that have a unique charm and beauty of its own. Being to Dehna somewhere means visiting a fairyland as we have heard in the stories. Visiting this village is the best stress-buster you can have and surely the right way to relax while being on a vacation. The village is surrounded by the mountains, set up by tribal, and is a gem of a place with amazing shrines and streams of fresh water. Do not miss beach rides, biking, jungle safaris, and firefly tours when in Dehna or maybe you can just loll around the place.