Hiking, trekking, and long walks to have a view of the rising or setting sun are what Hyderabadis always crave in their weekend getaways. However, while the past few years have seen new places pop up that promise a worth view craving for, there are still places in the state and outside the city that boast of similar beauty but are undiscovered or known to just a handful.
Khila Ghanpur, near Mahbubnagar, is one of those rare locations that are still unnoticed. This Khila, approximately 130 Km from the city and roughly 20 km from Mahbubnagar, is the best place to find some adventure and caving, unlike mainstream trekking. It's a different level, and the view from the top is fantastic, and it gets better during the monsoon.
The fort goes back to when Kakatiyas were ruling, and this fort on a hill played its role in many wars between Qutub Shahis, Bijapur, and Vijayanagar kings, who are still standing strong. If you take a history buff along, he will undoubtedly point out every detail and praise the architecture and how it still exists.
The top will take a good two hours to scale, and on the way to the top, trekkers will find different pathways and small passages that served a greater purpose during the war and the canons used. The top has one of the most beautiful sights with the Ghanpur lake view and the villages below. Older women and small children would not like the amount of walking it would require, but youngsters looking for a pollution-free and healthy adventure will dig this place.