Ananthagiri Hills

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Ananthagiri Hills
Ananthagiri Hills.JPG
View from Ananthagiri Hills
Highest point
Coordinates 17°18′43″N 77°51′47″E / 17.312°N 77.863°E / 17.312; 77.863Coordinates: 17°18′43″N 77°51′47″E / 17.312°N 77.863°E / 17.312; 77.863
Geography
Ananthagiri Hills is located in Telangana
Ananthagiri Hills
Ananthagiri Hills
Location Telangana, South India
Climbing
Easiest route Hyderabad

Ananthagiri Hills is located at [1] Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy district, Telangana, India.[2][3][4] The water flows from these hills to Osmansagar and Himayathsagar.

It is one of the dense forests in Telangana Ananthagiri Temple is located in this forested area. It is the Birthplace of Musi river, which flows through Hyderabad. It is 5 km from Vikarabad

Ananthagiri forest

It is one of the earlist habitat areas. Ancient caves, medieval fort structures and temple shows the antiquity of this area.

Musi River[edit]

The Musi River, also known as Muchukunda River, used to originate in Anantagiri Hills 90 kilometers to the west of Hyderabad and flowed due east for almost all of its course. It joins the Krishna River at Vadapally in Nalgonda district after covering a total distance of about 240 km.[5]

Tourist attractions near Ananthagiri Hills[edit]

Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple[edit]

This temple is located in Ananthagiri hills, about 75 kilometers from Hyderabad. Lord Vishnu is in the form of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy and Ananthagiri is named after him.

Nagasamudram Lake[edit]

Near the temple, there is this lake called Nagasamudram Lake or kotipally reservoir which is located near to a dam and at a distance of regarding 20 km from Ananthagiri hills. The lake is also known as Kotipally Reservoir as it is also a masonry dam. It offers one of the most serene views during monsoons in India. Kayaking facility is also available here and there is a way to walk around the lake.

Trekking[edit]

There are two trekking trails in the forests, one that begins from the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple and another that begins about 0.5 kilometres from the temple, towards Kerelli.[5]

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