Telangana is rich in cultural and historical heritage, natural landscapes and forests. It is developing into a good place for tourism and adventure. The hill stations add to the attraction. It is believed by the people here that any place is not blessed without the domination of Mother Nature. The Farahabad Hill station in Nagarjuna- Srisailam Tiger Reserve in Mahabubnagar is such hill station that is rich in greenery. It is bound by mountains. The rushing river waters create the best music one may have heard.
Farahabad hill station is located at a height of 914 metres in the Eastern Ghats in the deep dark forests of Nallamalla hills. The hill station belongs to the Amrabad mandal in Mahabubnagar district in Telangana. The hill station is 155 kms east from Mahabubnagar town.
Naming Reason of Farahabad:
Farahabad refers to ‘Mount Pleasant’ in its literal sense. The hill station is considered perfect by the adventurists and tourists for a break and vacation. The nature lovers love this place as it is still untouched by the city pollution and other harmful effects.
Climatic Factors of Farahabad:
The place is cool throughout the year. But the best time to visit this place is from August to February. One can take the pleasure of winters here and have a feel of nature in the true sense. The mist is so thick in the winters that it is said that one may not be able to see the other person even when the other is standing just beside you.
Tourist Attractions of Farahabad Forest View Point:
The view point is the best place for trekking. The forest and the natural waters and hills add to the experience. One may also take up the Safari to enjoy the view point. The view point is the half way point. The place beyond this point is covered with mist and one may not be able to see the lake and the dense forest beyond this point.
The river flowing through the Nallamalla hills provides traditional rides to the tourists. People also stay in the jungle over the night making camps. This place is truly safe and it is ensured by the State Govt. of Telangana. The Tiger Wilds jungle camps is the best camping grounds in the Reserve.
One may directly go to Farahabad from Hyderabad or may go via Munnupur which is the starting point of the reserve.
Hyderabad to Farahabad View point is 156 Kms which is close to 4 hours drive from Hyderabad.
Hyderabad to Munnanur in Mahabubnagar District is 138 Kms which is a 3 hour drive from Hyderabad.
How to Reach the Place:
By Road: The Forest Department arranges trips from Muuanur to Farahabad view point. Munnanur is located about 138 Kms to the sounth of Hyderabad. Many Public transport services are available mostly from Hyderabad. There are also some direct buses to Mannanur from Mahabubnagar.
By Train:One can also avail the train services and get down at Wanaparthy station which is 129 kms away. One may also get down in Arepalli station (near Gadwal) which is 153 kms respectively Munnanur.
By Air:Nearest Airport is at Shamshabad at Hyderabad. This is around 150 Kms from Munnanur Forest Check post. One may take up a private transport then.
Where to Stay:
There are various options available to the tourists for accommodation. One can find good and comfortable accommodation at Forest Rest House at Mannanur and at Farahabad view point hill. Tourists may also avail multiple stay options near Nagarjunsagar Dam and Srisailam dam. Else the tourists may also stay at Tiger wild reserve, where camping is allowed.
Safari Timings: From 7 A.M to 4 P.M All Days.
Safari Ride Price: Minimal charges of Rs. 800 for every two hours