(Last Updated on : 10/12/2014)
Ananthagiri Hills is a popular pilgrimage tourism and leisure tourism destination in Telangana
. This hill station in Telangana is the centre of attraction to all the people belonging to Hindu community. Anantagiri is heaven for coffee lovers and nature aficionados. The village is surrounded by coffee estates that emit the rich aroma of coffee and the surrounding hillocks are home to cascading waterfalls that feed the lush greenery. The salubrious climate is an open invitation to rest, relax and rejuvenate.
Ananthagiri Hills are residual and sedimentary hills located at Vikarabad region of Ranga Reddy district
in Telangana. The water flowing from Ananthagiri Hills flows to Osman Sagar
and Himayat Sagar
. Osmansagar and Himayatsagar are the two important lakes in Telangana. Himayat Sagar is an artificial lake, about 20 km from Hyderabad in Telangana. It lies parallel to a larger artificial lake Osman Sagar. The storage capacity of the reservoir is about 3.0 TMC. On the contrary, Osman Sagar popularly known as Gandipet is an artificial lake in the Indian city of Hyderabad, the capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
. The lake is around 46 square kilometres and the reservoir is around 29 square kilometres.
Tourism around Ananthagiri Hills
Ananthagiri Hills is one of the dense forests in Telangana. Near Ananthagiri Hills, lies a religious monument built during ancient time. This is Ananthagiri Temple. Ananthagiri Temple is located in this forested area located near Ananthagiri Hills. It is the birth place of Musi River, which flows through Hyderabad. It is 5 km from Vikarabad
Ananthagiri forest. Musi River is the tributary of Krishna River
. Near Ananthagiri Hills, there is another temple of ancient origin, which is known as Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Ananthagiri hills. It is located about 75 kilometres from Hyderabad, which was built by Nizam nawabs at about 400 years ago. Lord Vishnu in the form of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy is residing there. From the name of the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Ananthagiri is named.
Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the earliest habitats of the South Indian people. There are ancient caves, medieval fort structures and temple, which shows the antiquity of this area.
Musi River also known as Muchukunda River used to originate in Anantagiri Hills. Musi River is stretched over 90 kilometres to the west of Hyderabad and flowed due east for almost its entire course. Musi River
then joins the Krishna River at Pangal in Nalgonda district of Telangana after covering a total distance of about 240 kilometres.