All Saints' Church, Trimulgherry
Holy Trinity Church, Bolarum
Sayedani Maa Tomb
Ananda Buddha Vihara
MG Road (James' Street)
Rashtrapati Nilayam (President's House)
Welcome to Secunderabad,
Secunderabad popularly known as the twin city of Hyderabad is located in the Indian state of Telangana just north of Hyderabad. Named after Sikandar Jah, the third Nizam of the Asaf Jahi dynasty. It is separated from Hyderabad by the Hussain Sagar Lake. Both cities are collectively known just as Hyderabad outside the state.
The city has a big parade ground, race course and polo ground. It is said that the British had one of their largest military establishments here. There is an observatory and the Saifabad Palace on the east of Hussain Sagar Lake here. Another big building here is the 'Rashtrapati Nilayam at Bolarum', which acts as the living quarters of the President whenever the president visits the place.
This gothic church was established 149 years ago. It has also won the prestious Heritage Award from the governor of AP for the unique structure as well as for its good maintenance.
Worship Time : sunday @ 8:30 AM and the services are held both in English and Tamil every alternative sundays.
It is a Buddhist tourist destination. Located at Mahendra Hills, it houses meditation hall, a museum and rest houses for monks etc.
This is the oldest and largest golf course in the entire twin cities and is located at Bollarum. This is the only 18-hole golf course in Hyderabad and Secunderabad. This is owned and maintained by the Indian Army and is not open to general public. For entry, one has to be either a serving or retired Defence personnel or affiliated with the Secunderbad Club or RSI Club.
A clock tower is a tower specifically built with one or more (often four) clock faces. Clock towers can be either freestanding or part of a church or municipal building such as a town hall. The clock tower is one of the oldest monument in Secundrabad. It was constructed in 1860 by the Brits. It is a symbol of pride for the people of Secunderabad. It is situated at St. Mary Church Road in the city.
Garden Restaurant is a famous restaurant in the city, situated opposite to the Clock Tower. It is decorated on the Christmas Eve.
This is a large ground which is under the control of the Union Defence Ministry. A significant portion of the ground is leased to the Hyderabad Cricket Association by the Cantonment Board. Other portions are occasionally let out for various occasions such as exhibitions, trade fairs, musical concerts, etc.
The grounds are also a favourite for all kinds of sports especially inter-school/college and inter-city tournaments. There is a small, but, neatly laid out cricket ground which regularly hosts first class cricket matches.
'Hasmathpet' is a small town which comes under old bownepally in Secunderabad, India. Hasmathpet Cheru which connected from Alwal Lake is most well known place in this area. One can feel Tankbund like look over there. Sri Hanuman Temple, Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Shri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Gurdwara etc are famous religious places in this town.
Holy Trinity Church is a church under the auspices of the Church of South India. It is located in the Bolarum locality of Secunderabad. Construction of the church, in 1847, was personally funded by Queen Victoria, on land donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad. It was initially an Anglican church, and a place of worship for British army officers and other Indian Christian families.
The Church is medium sized, and in the Victorian Gothic style. The stained glass windows are similar to those of country churches in England. The pews in the church are original, as are the stained glass at the altar, the pulpit and the bell. Tablets on the walls commemorate the deaths of parishioners, especially British Army officers and their families. The adjacent cemetery contains graves dating from 1851. In 1983, Queen Elizabeth II visited the church and celebrated her 36th wedding anniversary there, in a service led by Bishop Victor Premasagar.
MG Road or Mahatma Gandhi Road formerly known as James Street is one of the busiest roads of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and a foremost shopping district in Secunderabad. It is spread over 2 km. It leads to a warren of streets called Tobacco Bazaar and Pot Market. Major landmarks include Gandhi Statue, Chermas, Asrani Hotel, Paradise X roads, KFC, Ramgopalpet Police Station and Malani Building. The General Bazar and Cloth Market off this road are familiar haunts for shoppers and bargain hunters.
Maharaja Chandulal`s temple is situated in the village of Alwar, on the way to Amravati. It contains a silver idol dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. This temple was built in 1860.
Medak Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop in Medak of the Church of South India (formerly Anglican). It is the administrative head of the Diocese of Medak, the second largest diocese in the world. It was consecrated on 25 December 1924. The Cathedral is considered to be the greatest of the cathedrals in Telangana. The Anglican Medak Cathedral, which belongs to the single largest diocese in Asia, is a priceless heritage. Built by the British Wesleyan Methodists, the Cathedral is now under the jurisdiction of the Church of South India (CSI) diocese of Medak. It took full 10 years to complete this architectural marvel.
The roof of the Church is made sound-proof by means of hollow sponge material and has an impressive style of vaulting. The floor of the cathedral is laid with tiles brought in from Italy. The bell-tower of the Cathedral is 175 ft (53 m) high. There are three magnificent stained-glass windows depicting the Nativity, Crucifixion and Ascension of Jesus Christ. The stained-glass windows are a major tourist attraction.
This vast ground is also under the control of the Union Defence Ministry and serves as the designated venue for all official events and ceremonies like Independence Day and Republic Day parade and celebrations. The Cantonment Board lets out this ground also for civilian purposes like political party rallies, meetings, cultural events, etc. The Gymkhana Ground lies adjacent to this ground.
This is a famous lane known for fashion textiles, ready-made stores, etc. CTC (Chenoy Trade Centre), which is the largest computer bazaar in the twin cities is located here. Sales, rentals and repair of computer peripherals are done here. Other businesses are also located here.
Abutting the Parade Ground and again under the control of the Union Defence Ministry is the Polo Ground which is used for military and NCC training purposes. Polo matches and annual polo tournaments are held in this ground.
This is also a well-known golf course in the city, located at Tarnaka. Spread over a vast and lush green area, this place is a golfer's paradise and attracts various golfers from various parts of state and the country.
Rashtrapati Nilayam ("President's House") is one of the three official retreats of the President of India. It is located in a suburb called Bollarum on the outskirts of the south Indian city, Secunderabad. It has come to be known as President's Southern Sojourn. It is occasionally used as a guest house for visiting dignitaries. The other retreats are Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi and The Retreat Building in Shimla.
The Rashtrapati Nilayam at Secunderabad is considered to be the equivalent of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. It serves as the temporary office of the president when he is on his annual trip to South India. The building gets transformed into a grand office when the president visits here. There is a large entrenched camp located 3 miles to the North-East of Secunderabad, at Trimalgiri. The large castellated building, known locally as Windsor Castle built in the late 19th century, was a military prison. It is a gloomy Military Prison from Victorian times, which is no longer in use. The station hospital lies south of the south-east bastion.
Earlier known as Kingsway, Rastrapathi Road is a major shopping district in Secunderabad in India. The Rastrapathi Road connects Sardar Patel Road and Tankbund Road. Nearby shopping malls are CMR, Chandana Brothers, and R.S. Brothers. There is also a shopping arcade named Clock Tower which is one of the most developed areas in Secunderabad. There is a very big service provider named Navakaten. There are also many textile showrooms nearby.
Located in Kompally, is the thrilling adventure sports center Runway 9. This largest Go-Karting center in India has a full scale 711 metres concrete track conforming to international standards. Other facilities include pool and snooker, archery, shooting, and roller skating, children's play area, fast food restaurants etc.
The contemporary face of Secunderabad is reflected by Pizza Corner on S.P.Road, Anand and Sangeet cinemas, Elahe's boutique, Minerva Shopping Complex, Foodworld on Prenderghast Road, Sangeet Sagar, the music shop, and the office of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The city is also flanked by multiplexes that are popular hangout joints among the current generation.
Sayedani Maa Tomb also known as Saidani Maa Ki Dargah or Maa Saheba Ke Dargah. The Tomb is located in the northern end of the Tank Bund, in Secunderabad or Hyderabad, India. The Saidani Maa Ki Dargah is a tribute of a son to his mother's memory and her values in life. It was constructed in 1883 AD. The Saidani Maa Ki Dargah is a stunning mausoleum was built with lovely lattice work and the grave has been fashioned in the prevalent fashion of the day - a combination of Qutb Shahi and Mughal styles of building.
The onion shaped dome is so frequently found in Islamic architecture. Both the interior and exterior of the tomb are decorated with fine arches and stucco works and the top is covered by an onion-shaped dome and has been carved intricately with marble lattice work. On the upper pavilion are the small Minarets and These unique lime and mortar Minarets are beautifully carved and have marble inlay work on them.Inside the mausoleum, there is an underground chamber where only women are permitted to enter.
Shamirpet Deer Park, located in Bolaram Cantonment of Hyderabad, is about 24kms away from the city. The park stretches over a vast area of 54 acres with deciduous forest giving shelter to a wide array of animals. Famous as the home to the Blackbuck and the Chital deer, several other species of deer can also be seen in their natural habitat. The serene Shamirper lake and the thick vegetation around the park makes it a charming picnic spot.
Shamirpet Lake is an artificial lake in Secunderabad, India, about 24 kilometers from the city. It was built during the Nizam reign. The lake attracts many birds, making it a good birdwatching spot. There is a deer park nearby. A resort run by the Government of Telangana is located near the lake.
Shamirpet lake attracts a lot of birds, hence it's a destination for bird watchers too. The best time to visit this lake is during October to March.
The Church of St. John the Baptist was consecrated and dedicated in 1813. St. John's Church served the spiritual needs of the British Forces stationed at Lancer's Line, Secunderabad. St. Johns Church is cruciform in shape. The Rangoon Teak wooden ceiling is supported by graceful columns designed according to a strict rule and order known as the Tuscan order, which is a simplified version of the Doric order. It was only in 1914 that electric lighting was installed.
St. Mary's Church is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the city of Secunderabad, India. It was formerly the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad. It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Adjacent to the church is the convent of St. Ann's which runs the locally famous St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad.
The church is a typical example of the Indian Gothic style, with curved arches and pointed buttresses. As with other Catholic churches, St. Mary's has several side altars dedicated to saints. The church has four bells, which were brought from Italy in 1901. One of the bells is reported to have developed cracks
The entertainment hub, Alleygator is located at clock tower, Secunderabad. Sprawling across an area of 15,000 sq. feet, it is a perfect place to enjoy the leisure time with the entire family. This one stop entertainer is dotted with four lines of bowling alleys, six pool tables, a wide variety of video games etc. The cafeteria here serves mouth watering food. The alleygator also has a 34-seater private theatre which is offered on hire.
Trimulgherry or Thirmulgherry or Tirumalagiri is a major suburb of Secunderabad, India. It is the anglicised name for Tirumalagiri. It is to the north of Hyderabad. There are some upmarket restaurants in this suburb ranging from Continental, Chinese and Indian. It is famous for Trimulgherry Fort.
There are many fast food joints. In January 2007, McDonald's opened its second restaurant in Hyderabad here. Other eateries in this locality are KFC,Cafe Latte, Xtreme Sports Bar, Olives and Cheese,Koffee and Kebabs, Baskin Robbins,Pizza Haven and many bakeries such as Vacs Pastry and Cake Basket. Specialist Hyderabadi Restaurants like Hyderabad House, Biryani Durbar and The Pride Residency (includes lodging) are located here. Punjabi Restaurants like Jeet's Kitchen and a multicuisine restaurant like Pepper Pods.
Trimulgherry Fort is situated in the cantonment area in Trimulgherry a major suburb of Secunderabad, India. The fort was built in 1867. A deep trench surrounds it, which is about 3 miles in length. The fort once comprised of barracks, arsenals, stables, mews, mess houses, and military offices. It has now been transformed to a Military Hospital.
- Some Town : Alwal, Bowenpally, Karkhana, Sainikpuri, Patny, Sikh etc.
- Other Churches : Centenary Baptist Church, St. Thomas S.P.G. Church, St. Andrew's Syrian Orthodox Church at West Marredpally etc.
- Other Notable Buildings : King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, The United Services Club, Mahendra Hills etc.
- Other Commercial Areas : Patny, Paradise Circle, Swapnalok Complex, Karkhana etc.
- Other Temples : Sri Ganesh Temple at Gopalpuram, Sri Hanuman Temple atTadbund, Sree Ayyappa Devasthanam at Bolarum, Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple at Padmarao Nagar etc.