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30th Dec 17

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1Dum biryani at Paradise biryani
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Shopping | Fort | Lake | Weather

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumanth Gowra shares, “A city full of activity, known for its pearls, Paradise biriyani, Birla Mandir and a lake for the evening strollers - Hussain Sagar makes a visit to the capital of Telangana very interesting.”

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Reviews (26)

Pramod Varshney

Pramod Varshney2.9/5

3 reviews

Not good except Ramoji Film City

Not for all except explorer type people. If you are interested in Nizams, Salarjungs, history of the place, purchase pearl ornament and offcourse Ramoji Film making city, a tour to is worth, otherwise City is lacking moving infrastructure, not a clean city as wells, tourist places are not well maintained and facilitated. Hussain Sagat lake is one of the dirtiest in my opinion. Still OK for corporate world as a good tach city is under construction nearby.

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Prasanna vadan

Prasanna vadan5.0/5

3 reviews

Nice place, lot of scope of local, economical shopping

I got to visit the original city, shopping and eat outs.
Nice place.
Loads and tons of eat out places.
I liked paradise, dadu's, chillys and of course KFC, which were are walk able distant.
Varied eat out places. Chinese, italian, street food were different lots of varieties.
Shopping for cosmetics, clothes, footwear, fruits. Just a lot to do.
Just behind paradise a lot of parsi food outlets. Too good.

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Secunderabad Overview

History of Secunderabad

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.

People and Culture of Secunderabad

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, Ujjaini Mahankali Matha Temple, Saidani Maa Tomb and Mosque among the others.

Things to Do in Secunderabad

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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