Snuggled in the Nallamala Hills, lies a serene village that is just around 190 kilometres away from Hyderabad. The hamlet of Eegalapenta in the Mahabubnagar district of Telangana isn’t known to many but can be a charming weekend destination in the heart of nature. The mighty hills, the turquoise-hued Krishna river, the Nallamalla forest and more make Eegalapenta a magnificent tourist destination. The Telangana Tourism Department has also opened a pretty resort here, Hotel Haritha Eegalapenta, that offers a panoramic view of the pictorial hamlet. A detour of a few kilometres from Eegalapenta will take one to the enchanting Mallela Theertham Waterfalls. Read on to know more.
A Road Trip Through The Forests To The Lush Green Paradise
Quiet, green and pristine- these three words aptly define Eegalapenta, the hidden village near Hyderabad. It can be reached via road from Hyderabad and a road trip to this village is worth cherishing forever. It falls on the way to Srisailam from Hyderabad. The roads are well-maintained. One can also witness the stunning vistas around the Nallamalla forest while travelling through the ghat road. Near Eegalapenta, lies the three hills Shiva Giri (Srisailam), Vishnu Giri (Sunnipenta) and Brahma Giri (Domalapenta). As per beliefs, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma had performed Tapashya on these three hills on the banks of the Krishna river.
Walking Down To The Mallela Theertham Waterfalls
Eegalapenta is not just about gorgeous landscapes. There are many interesting places to visit near the village. Most noteworthy among them is the Mallela Theertham Waterfalls, around an hour away from Eegalapenta. After reaching the location, one needs to descend nearly 350 steps to reach the waterfall.
The Exhiliatering Jungle Safari And The Octopus Viewpoint
Other attractions near Eegalapenta include the Amrabad Tiger Reserve and the Octopus Viewpoint. The tiger reserve is around 40 kilometres from Eegalapenta, where one can embark on an exciting jungle safari.
The Octopus Viewpoint, in proximity to the Domalapenta Forest Check Post, gives a mind-boggling view of the entire valley. It helps tourists capture the heightened natural beauty of the place. Thankfully, one can drive right up to the viewpoint.
So, if you’re someone who is on the quest for the offbeat and beautiful, your search can end at Eegalapenta. Its tranquillity makes it an ideal romantic getaway too. Meanwhile, here are the top 10 things to do in Hyderabad: