Get To These Gorgeous Stargazing Locations Around Hyderabad

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    2020 has been one unforgettable ride for all us, we've been stuck at home or have had to be in the same city for a long period of time. The idea of getting away even for a couple of hours or a weekend is (we bet) delightful. Whether you want to take bae on a romantic stargazing date, escape with friends for a weekend or simply go and unwind and feel relaxed, check out these locations near Hyderabad. These locations are also perfect for enjoying winter nights. 

    Koil Sagar Reservoir

    At Koil Sagar Reservoir, stretching across the Peddavagu river — you can go night camping and stargazing. This picturesque place has a lake you can camp around and hills you can hike upon. It is only a three hour drive from the city, so we recommend you start in the evening and to get here by sunset time so you can enjoy that view of surrounding hills too and have enough time to set your your tent before you stargaze.

    By road: 134 km away

    Ameenpur Lake

    Ameenpur Lake

    Miyapur, Hyderabad

    Although Ameenpur lake is known to be a bird watchers spot, you can go here for star-gazing, You will need a pair of binoculars or a small telescope and even spot deep sky objects like star clusters too. It is not a place to go camping, but you can drive here in about 2 hours from the city and stargaze in the serenity of the area and enjoy some quiet time with the twinkling stars.

    By road: 27 km away

    Pocharam Lake

    The Pocharam Lake is located in Medak district of Telangana, at about three hours drive from Hyderabad. This lake is adjacent to Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary and makes for a great camping site where you can also have bonfire nights. Get here by about 5 pm with a group of friends, and swim in the lake too. There is a vast area of lush greens surrounding the lake where you can set camp and wait for midnight.

    By road: 120 km away

    Laknavaram

    At a five hour drive from Hyderabad, is the lake town of Laknavaram. Go here for stunning views of the clear water of the lake, the yellow suspension bridge over it, the greenery and for a sky full of shining stars. You can camp here, and enjoy campfire, boating and hiking too based on your preference. It is one of the most peaceful locations around Hyderabad, and therefore you can hear bird sounds and the rippling water of the lake.

    By road: 210 km away

    Papikondalu

    Ferry through the Godavari river and experience the beauty of Papikondalu. Experience the ebbs and flows of the river, and night camp here stargazing from an island. Also enjoy the view of the surrounding dense forest on one side and disconnect from the social world as this place has zero connectivity.

    By road: 10 km away

    Pro-Tip

    At all these places, don’t forget to carry essentials like a torchlight, mosquito repellants, snacks, water, and extra clothes.