While picking a picnic spot, you would always want to focus on the location. You would want to choose a picnic spot that has plenty to do, is charming and relaxing.
Hyderabad is a city that has a good many picnic spots that are ideal for families as well as group and office outings. You have the traditional picnic spots that have always been popular and then there are offbeat destinations that are excellent for a one-day picnic.
If you are looking for places to visit that are packed with fun and excitement, check out these 20 one day picnic spots in Hyderabad.
Best One-Day Picnic Spots In Hyderabad
1. Ramoji Film City
One of the coolest theme parks in town, Ramoji is a great place for a family outing. There is plenty to do at this park. You can go on a tour and check out fantastic movie sets, kids can enjoy fun rides at Fudustan, while ladies can enjoy a bit of shopping at the Meena Bazaar, where you get amazing Indian handicrafts.
Top off your visit to Ramoji by enjoying delicious meals and snacks at the restaurants located at the Ramoji Park. The park opens at 9 am.
- Location: Hayathnagar Mandal
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2. Osman Nagar Lake
The historic Osman Sagar Lake or Gandipet is a great spot for a one-day picnic for anyone looking to get away from Hyderabad’s noise. Peaceful and laid back, at the lake you can enjoy a picnic, go for walks or take boat rides.
If you visit the lake just after the monsoons, the lush greenery is breathtaking! So the next time you want to go for a one-day outing, gather your family, friends, picnic basket and bring a few games, enjoy nature at its best.
- Location: Ranga Reddy District
3. Sanjeevaiah Park
A famous picnic spot in the city, the Sanjeevaiah Park is just the place if you are looking to escape noise but not the city. With a few activities, the place is the ideal destination for a one-day picnic.
There are plenty of boat rides on offer and there is a rock garden that is a great place to chill. The best time to visit the park is just after the monsoon when the surroundings turn into a lush green oasis.
- Location: Necklace Road
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4. Lumbini Park
One would not call this a picnic spot, but a great place to enjoy a day out in Hyderabad. Home to a great garden, a delightful waterfall and musical fountains, Lumbini Park is a great place for relaxing outdoors.
At the park, kids will have a ball of a time riding the toy cars and playing video games. Elders can enjoy rifle shooting and many other fun activities. In the evening, stop by for the laser show that is beyond fantastic.
- Location: Khairatabad
5. Nehru Zoological Park
The Nehru Zoological Park is one of the first zoos in India where you can see birds and animals like the great African elephant, chimpanzees, white peacocks and even rhinoceros up close and personal, of course in moated off areas.
The zoo also houses a Natural History Museum, Lion Safari and Nocturnal Animal House. There are also battery car and train rides y enjoy at the zoo. If you don’t feel like walking around, there are bicycles you can hire.
- Location: Bahadurpura
6. Golconda Fort
Soak up some sunshine in the magnificent Golkonda Fort. Work up an appetite by exploring the royal palaces and the legendary whispering walls.
Famous for the genius architecture that cause its fantastic acoustics don’t be surprised to hear applause for your great choice in picnic spots. Stay back for the sound and light show at the Golkonda Fort, it is a magical experience.
- Location: Ibrahim Bagh
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7. Durgam Cheruvu
Hidden by granite rock formations that are 2,500 million years old, Durgam Cheruvu is the most famous ‘secret’ lake in Telangana. Sit by this calm lake and feel relaxed as you soak in fresh air.
If you are looking for some action, you can enjoy boat rides, rock climbing, trekking and there is even an amphi-theatre, art gallery and sculpture park to amuse you. The recent additions of an artificial waterfall and floating fountain just add to place’s fun quotient. You don’t have to even take the trouble to pack yourself a picnic as there is now a cafeteria for some yummy bites.
- Location: Hyderabad
8. Ocean Park
If your idea of the perfect picnic is a day out with thrills and fun, head over to Ocean Park. One of the most exciting picnic spots in Hyderabad this one is super popular with the younger folks.
It offers exhilarating rides like Zip Zap Zoom, Aqua Snake, Wave Pool and a host of water slides. There are many water sports to enjoy incase you are bored of water slides. There is no end to the fun that is to be had splashing around. Carry towels, swimwear, a change of clothes and get ready for non-stop fun!
- Location: Gandipet
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9. Snow World
Summers too hot for you? Spend a day in a snow-covered hill station with snowscapes and ice-skating and snow slides and toboggan rides without even leaving the city!
While not a traditional idea or season for a picnic, suspend all doubts and head to this unique entertainment park. Snow World offers a variety of packages that are worth checking out before heading there taking away the hassle of planning anything beyond just getting there and literally chilling.
- Location: Lower Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad
10. Biodiversity Park
If green is your scene, head out to Hyderabad Biodiversity Park. The park grows more than 600 species of plants. Rich with flora it naturally attracts birds and butterflies.
The beautifully designed park is sectioned into themed sectors featuring amazing varieties of the same family of plant. The park has lakes and natural rock formations too. The park offers guided tours, nature walks and bird watching.
- Location: Gachibowli
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11. Indira Park
Perfect for picnics or just hanging out with friends and family, Indira Park is a beautiful, well-maintained garden in Hyderabad. The dancing fountains, rock garden and mini toy train are all enjoyable distractions from the daily city lifestyle.
Birdwatching and skating are activities you can enjoy here. With many food stalls around the park, you are sorted for food in case you don’t want to pack a picnic basket. You can take a little bit of green home as the park has a sweet nursery from where you can buy plants.
- Location: Kavadiguda
12. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Park
Fondly called KBR Park by all who know and love the place, this national park is a landscape of lush green and a peaceful escape from the concrete jungle nestled right in the middle of the city.
Besides its picture postcard perfection, KBR Park also houses the historical Chiran Palace that is a must visit. KBR Park is also rich in the flora and fauna departments with over 500 types of trees and plants, more than a hundred species of birds.
- Location: Jubilee Hills
Best One-Day Picnic Spots Near Hyderabad
13. Shamirpet Lake
A popular place to spend a lazy afternoon, this artificial lake created during the great Nizam dynasty is one of the most beloved picnic spots. A watering ground for many birds, it is a delight for both the casual and serious bird-watcher. Its rocky terrain is perfect for a bit of rock climbing.
If you just want to chill, have a lovely leisurely picnic in the shade of the trees and watch the sun go down in truly spectacular sunsets.
- Location: Shamirpet
- Distance from Hyderabad: 30 kilometers
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14. Ananthagiri Hills
Ananthagiri Hills is a small but special hill station. It is an ideal spot for a little trekking through the heavy jungle soaking in the lush greenery and beautiful freshwater streams.
The Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is built around the cave. Lovers of legend and architecture are in for a treat at this temple.
- Location: Vikarabad
- Distance from Hyderabad: 81 kilometers
15. Medak Fort
While Medak Fort sits far on top of a hill, you can get some exercise climbing the five hundred plus steps to get to the top. The climb to the top is worth the effort, you’ll get to see the fort in all its glory and soak in scenic views from the top of the fort.
The fort is also home to a 17th-century Mosque of the Qutub Shahi era. Enjoy your picnic while taking in the view of the town that lays below pretty as a picture.
- Location: Medak
- Distance from Hyderabad: 95 kilometers
A most unusual picnic spot, Pillalamarri or Peerla Marri is a big old banyan tree. How old? About eight hundred years. How big? It spreads over three acres of land and throws shade enough for a thousand people!
It is so big, finding the main trunk of the tree would take days if you managed at all. A mini zoo and bird park are added reasons to visit as is the science museum with some interesting artifacts found in the region itself. Pillalamarri is great for the whole family.
- Location: Mahbubnagar
- Distance from Hyderabad: 102 kilometers
17. Warangal Fort
Warangal Fort has been recognized as a monument of national importance and is a beauty! The architecture, in ruins after withstanding many battles, still stands as a testament to its enduring place in history.
The craftsmanship that can be seen in the sculpture in the architecture all around, the sheer magnificence of the fort’s three layers of fortification will amaze you. The temples inside are wonders to behold. A visit to the place is a great way to get in touch with Hyderabad’s rich history.
- Location: Warangal
- Distance from Hyderabad: 150 kilometers
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18. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Built on the River Krishna, the lake created by the dam is the third largest in the world! Go up to the viewpoint for a breathtaking view of the vista. Nagarjuna Sagar has a Wildlife Sanctuary and the majestic Ethipothala Waterfall.
There is also the Nagarjunakonda which sits in the middle of the river. This spot which is the site of ancient Buddhist excavations can be visited by boat. For a closer look at the dam’s turbines doing their job, take the steamboat tour and be ready to be blown away by the power of water.
- Location: Between Nalgonda and Guntur District
- Distance from Hyderabad: 154 kilometers
19. Ethipothala Waterfall
Ethipothala Waterfall is fun to say and even more, fun to visit, this famous waterfall is the culmination of three mountain streams – Nakka Vagu, Tummala Vagu and Chandravanka Vagu. With a drop of seventy feet into the lagoon below, the waterfall is humbling in its beauty and power.
There is a crocodile breeding center in the pond that the waterfall forms where you can feast your eyes on these ancient creatures.
- Location: Between Nalgonda and Guntur District
- Distance from Hyderabad: 154 kilometers
20. Mallela Theertham
Mallela Theertham is a delightful waterfall in the heart of the gorgeous Nallamala forest. This popular tourist spot is perfect for a day trip. You can access the falls through the steps that lead directly down from the road and there is a path to get to the bottom of the falls where it is great fun to splash around when the stream is not in full flow.
- Location: Mahbubnagar
- Distance from Hyderabad: 185 kilometers
There are many places that are popular to picnic in and around Hyderabad. For a fun, unique experience, visit these 20 one-day picnic spots in Hyderabad.
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