Hill stations are the top favorite places of tourists, and visitors’ first choice to spend their holidays. Let’s talk about one south Indian state Telangana which is often known as the state of temples, there are also many adventurous hill stations in the state which add more scenic beauty to the places.
For nature lovers, this is one of the best places to roam around and spend quality of time with nature. Mahbubnagar district of Telangana is one of them, while traveling deep into the place you will witness the beautiful landscapes and incredible places that you never dreamt of. The place is among the best natural places in the south Indian state of Telangana. This is a wonderful hill station in Mahbubnagar that stands out from all other visiting places in the state. This is the Farahbad hill station situated in Nagarjunsagar Srisailam tiger reserve forest area in Mahbubnagar. If Himachal and Uttarakhand are the best hill stations in north India then Farahbad hill station is the best in South India. The place is surrounded by soaring mountains, rushing river waters, deep dense forests, and lush Green mountains.
The Farahbad hill station is surrounded by the dark deep forests of Nallamalla hills which are situated in the Eastern Ghats at 914 meters altitude, and located in the Mahbubnagar district of Telangana. the Farahbad Hill viewpoint is the most famous place among travelers, to witness the incredible beauty of the entire hill station and it is approximately 155km east of Mahbubnagar town.
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You should be wondering why the name of the place is Farahbad. Actually, the name has a wonderful meaning, meanwhile, it means Mount Pleasant. This place is a perfect destination in Telangana for adventure and nature lovers. If we talk about the climatic factors of the hill station then, the place has a very cool climate throughout the whole year and during the winter seasons, it has incredible beauty.
As it is be9nglocated in amidst the forest, visitors can even enjoy trekking over here and can enjoy the safari. There is a viewpoint while going on safari. Farahabad viewpoint is the halfway point and that is said to be the highlight of the safari where that place is covered by mist and rarely one could see the lake and dense forest. In fact, this place offers a traditional ride through the river which flows between the Nallamalla hills. The tourists and Visitors also enjoy having a jungle stay in this station, and the best camping ground here is the Tiger wilds jungle camp, which arranges wonderful camping grounds for visitors.
What is the best time to visit the hill station? Well, the best time to visit the place is from August to February.
The Distance from Hyderabad to Farahabad viewpoint is 156 kilometers which are close approximately 4 hour’s drive from Hyderabad. Hyderabad to Munnanur in Mahbubnagar District is 138 Km which is a 3-hour drive from Hyderabad. Munnanur is the starting point for Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve.
How to Reach the Place? There are three ways to reach the destination.
By Road– Munnanur has located about 138 Km from by road south of Hyderabad. Many Public transport services are available from nearby bus stations and mainly from Hyderabad. Additionally, there are some direct buses to Mannanur from Mahbubnagar.
By Train– The Nearest Railway Stations are Wanaparthy and Arepalli (near Gadwall) which is just 129 Km and 153 km from Munnanur.
By Air– The Nearest Airport is Shamshabad, Rajeev Gandhi International airport Hyderabad which is 150 Km from the Munnanur Forest Check post.
If you are looking for the option of staying, then there are a couple of options to stay,
- Good accommodation is available at Forest Rest House at Mannanur and at Farahabad viewpoint hill.
- Tourists can also opt for the multiple stay options near Nagarjunsagar Dam and Srisailam dam.
- One can also stay at Tiger wild reserve, where camping is available.
If you want to enjoy the safari, then you can go for a safari ride at the available times, which are
Safari timings are 7 AM to 4 PM every day.
Safari Ride Price- Rs. 800/- per two hours