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It is extremely beneficial to know about Secunderabad before traveling to the city. This beautiful city near Hyderabad in the southern part of India is situated at the intersection of 17?45? North Latitude and 78?5? East Longitude. The total area of the city is 259 square kilometers.

History of Secunderabad reveals that the British had established the city sometime in the 18th century. With a high literacy rate of more than 70%, the city has a total population of much about 4 lakhs, according to the 2001 Census. The languages commonly used are Telegu, Urdu, Hindi and English.

The important areas of Secunderabad are Park Lane, MG Road, Rashtrapathi Road, Trimulgherry and Swapnalok Complex. These are the citys business sectors, where most of the hotels and shopping malls are located.


History of Secunderabad

Secunderabad has a rich history that is almost akin to that of Hyderabad. The origin of Secunderabad goes back to the time when Hyderabad was formed. The history of Secunderabad runs parallel to that of the Hyderabad. The cities have grown together and developed into major commercial centres of the present century. Secunderabad is separated from Hyderabad by a manmade lake called Hussain Sagar. The place served as a British military base during their rule in the nineteenth century. Hyderabad and Secunderabad both share a single airport that is located within its boundaries.

History of Secunderabad begins from about 12th century, when the city was founded. The city showcases some beautiful pieces of architecture from those times, which are major attractions to the people even in the present day. Jeedimetla Industrial Area, Begumpet, Marredpalli, Bolarum, Trimulgherry and Sanathnagar are some of the major towns near Secunderabad.


How to reach Secunderabad

Air
The city of Secunderabad is in close proximity to the Hyderabad airport. This airport is divided into international and domestic terminals with the former being known as Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal. Several regular international flights operate from this international terminal. The latter is known as N.T. Rama Rao Domestic Terminal and a large number of domestic flights operate from there.
Rail
The head office of the Southern and Central railways is situated in Secunderabad itself. Numerous trains ply from this railway station in Secunderabad. Apart from this railway station, there are two other railway stations in its twin city, Hyderabad. These are known as Kacheguda Railway Station and Hyderabad Railway Station or Nampally. Secunderabad is an important railway station where all the up and down trains from Hyderabad halt.
Road
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, which is known as APSRTC in short, has a well-maintained system of roads in the state and links the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad to a large number of places. The head office of this corporation is also situated in Secunderabad.

Distance from Secunderabad to major cities
Cities
Distance in KM
Secunderabad to Anantapur : 363
Secunderabad to Araku : 683
Secunderabad to Bhadrachalam : 322
Secunderabad to Cuddapah : 430
Secunderabad to Eluru : 346
Secunderabad to Guntur : 281
Secunderabad to Hyderabad : 9
Secunderabad to Kakinada : 479
Secunderabad to Karimnagar : 155
Secunderabad to Kurnool : 230
Secunderabad to Nellore : 464
Secunderabad to Nizamabad : 159
Secunderabad to Rajahmundry : 413
Secunderabad to Srisailam : 220

Best time to visit Secunderabad
October to december

Climate of Secunderabad
  Min Max
Summers 40 C 42C
Winters 15C 20 C

STD Code of Secunderabad
040


 
 
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