Secunderabad Tourism
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Secunderabad Tourism

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Secunderabad Info

  • State: Telangana
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 543 m
  • Pincode: 500003
  • District: Hyderabad
  • Language: Telugu,Urdu
  • STD code: 040
  • Weather: Summer 20 to 30°C, Winter 14 to 27°C
About Secunderabad Tourism

Secunderabad is the twin city of Hyderabad, located in the state of Telangana. The name of the city was derived from the name of Sikandar Jah, the third Nizam of the Asaf Jahi dynasty. Although Hyderabad and Secunderabad are called twin cities, the cultures and histories of both the cities are completely different.

Secunderabad was a British cantonment, which was founded in the 18th century.  Hyderabad Nizam Asaf Jah II was defeated by the British East India Company and had to sign the Treaty of Subsidiary Alliance with British, in order to gain the support of the their troops in 1798 AD. The city of Secunderabad was later formed in 1806 when the order was signed by the Nizam of Hyderabad allotting the land north of Hussain Sagar to set up the British Cantonment. The present day Secunderabad is situated on the plains, with an elevation of 543 meters above sea level. Most of the area of the city has a rocky terrain and only few areas are hilly.

There are many places in this city, which are major tourist attractions including the renowned Spanish Mosque, located in Begumpet. This mosque was built in 1906 by the Paigah Nawabs. The mosque, also known as Mosque of the Moors, is renowned for its Hispanic (Moorish) style of architecture, which is rare in India. While in the city, the travellers must pay a visit to the Rashtrapati Nilayam, Trimulgherry Fort, Ujjani Mahankali Matha Temple, Sayedani Maa Tomb and Mosque among the others.

The city is in close proximity to Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad. The city has its own railway station, which is the head office of Southern and Central railways. Secunderabad is well connected to various cities of southern India by road.
Secunderabad has a tropical wet and dry climate, which stays hot from late February to early June and the winter starts from late October to early February, which is the best time to visit this place.

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Shreya chakraborthy

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  • Shreya chakraborthy
  • 2 Reviews
  •  61 readers

"Awesome Secunderabad"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2016
Beautiful city, lovely biriyani and the beautiful hussain sagar lake. Birla temple the golconda fort qutb shahi tomb the chaarminar are in close proximity and must be visited for sure. The food is awesome not only the biriyani at Paradise is must but also small local restaurants are a must try. Shopping is good with lots of options and stores for both brand conscious as well as others. Bridal collections are must see ... Boating at the lake or just a small walk, the fort was awesome and the tombs provided peace. Ramoji Film city was a heck of experience. Over all 3 days well spent !!!
It's a well connected city and all means of transport are available, visit depending on ones convenience and of course budget. It is a budget friendly city people are courteous and the city has something to offer to everyone.
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Sumanth gowra

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  • Sumanth gowra
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  261 readers

"Secunderabad a bustling city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2015
A city full if activity known for its pearls and Paradise biriyani and Birla mandir and a lake fir the evening strollers Hussain sagar in the midst makes a visit to the capital of Telangana very interesting. A heritage place with the legacy of the erstwhile Nizam of Hyderabad is in the air with Golconda fort nearby. Worth a visit anyway fir one and all.
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Srikanth Kolavennu

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  • Srikanth Kolavennu
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2634 readers

"Must visit with family"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 24, 2014
Actually I visited the hyderabad city for the business purpose, after completing my business deals, I had enough time see the Hyderabad city famous placers like charminar, tank bund, saler jon muzime, birla mandir, golconda fort and ocean park and etc. It was very fantastic experience to visit the places with our friends and family.
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Rakesh  Khanna

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  • Rakesh Khanna
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1503 readers

"Traffic has grown"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2014
The weather in the evening was good, it was very sultry and warm during the day. Have been to Hyderabad/Secunderabad several times and therefore didn't visit places that are touristy. But otherwise, have been to most of the them and they are nothing much to write home about. The Birla temple is worth a look, though in a crowded locality. The Biryanis are excellent and the one at Paradise and the club, specially the mutton biryani, is excellent.
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Pradeep pillai

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  • Pradeep pillai
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  3182 readers

"Good place to have Briyani and buy Pearls"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 18, 2014
It is a good place to see. The famous Dum Birayani was awesome. The paradise hotel chicken biryani was awesome and had different yummy taste. The single thali would serve two big empty stomach. Pearls and fancy ornaments were good and were economical
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Ankit Kushwaha

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  • Ankit Kushwaha
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  1858 readers

"Nice place for food lovers"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 19, 2014
Secunderabad is a very nice and big city. There were lots of hotels and Lodges for a person to rest . Mornings are cooler compared to the afternoon. Hyderabad is about 12 km away from there. Non veg is available everywhere but a vegetarian has to face problem in finding veg food and it costs more than the non veg food.
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Gaurav Goel

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  • Gaurav Goel
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  •  49 helpful votes
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"A city with attractive place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2014
Must eat Hyderabad birayani, ramoji film city, visit charminar, Sound & Light Show at Golconda Fort.Hussainsagar Lake.birla mandir. The Nizam Silver Jubilee Museum, Osmansagar Lake.
.You can do shopping at charminar market. But try to bargain as much as possible. Osmansagar, better known as Gandipet, on the outskirts of Hyderabad is an excellent picnic spot. Osmansagar is one of the two lakes on the city periphery that supplies drinking water to the great metropolis. The lake is a reservoir created by a dam across the Isa, a tributary of the River Musi.
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews
  •  2105 helpful votes
  •  587195 readers

"My home town"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 20, 2014
It is one among the famous twin cities of the country, and I am born and brought up in Secunderabad. This place is mostly covered with cantonment area there is a great presence of army posts all across the town. It is extremely clean and upcoming part compared to the old city of Hyderabad. MG road is the famous shopping area in Secunderabad which has famous paradise biryani restaurant over here. City has great night life for food lovers and shoppers. Secunderabad station is the main railway station of the twin city. It is a great place to settle and mostly filled with independent house and very few sky touching apartments. There are some famous colleges in this part of the town as well. A must visit place.
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  • Nishitha K n
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  • Lives in Mysore
  • 521 Reviews
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  •  605847 readers

"Well maintained city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 15, 2014
Secunderabad is a nice place for shopping and food. If you are a foodie, you will simply love this place. It is well maintained, clean and neat city. It is also a nice place to sightseeing. You can try different types of foods here. We visited in the month of June, so the climate was okay but not sure what it is like during the summer months. Evening is the best time to go around the city and have a good time while shopping and relaxing.
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Ravindraa b s Bs

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  • Ravindraa b s Bs
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
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"Disappointed"

  • Posted Jan 17, 2013
It's good place to visit during Winter season as the temperature will be moderate and will soot any body conditions. City is very clean and neat all the places of interest is good in concept and value for time spent. Plan to visit Golkonda fort either early morning or late evening so that the weather will be pleasant and will aid to strain your body.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: It was very good and we liked the place

Activities & things to do: Best to visit city tour by hiring a taxi for the day were you can cover almost all places. Then plan to visit Ramoji film city.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The best is to either book a train in advance or go by bus orange tours and travels get down at Lakkadikapool and stay in hotel, better you have various hotels near railway station that will soot your budget right from Rs:500/-to Rs:2000/-
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