A few months back I spoke to a guide at AP Tourism Dept. who said that Anantagiri would be a great place for visit and in fact the Tourism Dept. has identified it as a potential place for tourism and so on.. Fortunately currently there is nothing developed!!! We were looking for a place which is not yet explored much by people and we could enjoy our way.
When we started our tour, very first question our car driver asked us was, “What are you going to do at Vikarabad?”… :) This question created more enthusiasm among us.
A Google Search on “Anantagiri Hills” will take to those Anantagiri Hills near Visakhapatnam – which seem to be very popular with tourists! So, I searched again to find the Anantagiri near Hyderabad. And I come to know that Anantagiri is a place around 70 kilometers from Hyderabad and 6 kms from Vikarabad. What was more interesting to me in the information provided was that Anantagiri Hills is the birthplace of the river Musi, the tributary of Krishna on the banks of which my city Hyderabad was built. But we could not see any river passing from this place… :)
Anantagiri is a forest area mainly suitable for tracking. One can have adventurous experience of roaming in forest area. We wandered in the forest around 3-4 hrs. We were able to see some birds, insects and old horror trees. Also, there is a near by lake which one can have a look, but nothing great in that… There is also a temple of Lord Ananta Padhmanabha built centuries ago by a Muslim king.
In brief, it is a good place if one likes to do something different and have good company of adventurous friends…