If you desperately need a break right now (and honestly, we all can do with one), Khilla Ghanpur is an unexplored place in our state that might just do the trick for you. If you seek adventure in life, you can indulge in trekking and rock climbing at this fort near Mahbubnagar. Located at a distance of 109 km from Hyderabad, a two-hour thirty-minute drive on a good day will lead you here.
Time for some nerd talk. Built in the early 13th century, King Gona Ganapa Reddy built Khilla Ghanpur on a rocky hill during the Kakatiya reign. This fort is standing tall after witnessing a lot of wars involving the Qutub Shahis, Bijapur, Vijayanagar kings, and traces of cannons, foundation pillars, and temples that can be spotted. This gives you history buffs and adventure enthusiasts, an ideal set up for exploration.
Explore what? Check out interesting rock formations, unexplored caves, and lakes around this hilltop fort. If you're a sucker for pretty sunsets, you will also witness picturesque views of surrounding villages, farmlands, might sight rare birds too.
Sounds like a good trek? There are plenty of trekking packages that you can search on the web. While you're at it, you can also fort-hop to Kolikonda Fort near Mahbubnagar dam.