Shreya posted on 10th May

Round Up Your Squad And Head To These 5 Gorgeous Stargazing Locations Around Hyderabad

Have you wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and bask in the light of a million stars? Whether you want to take bae on a romantic stargazing date or go with friends for some peaceful time, check out these locations near Hyderabad and make plans to tick one thing off your bucket list.

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.

This not for profit adventure club often organises treks and stargazing camps here, so keep an eye out.

Ameenpur Lake

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.

This club had previously organised star gazing meet ups here, so join it and check for more.

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.

Trips to this place were organised previously by this community, so stay tuned for more.

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.

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.

You can get here via packages available here.

#LBBTip

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