Tourism in Secunderabad

The beautiful twin city of Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh) lies towards North of Hyderabad. Hussain Sagar Lake separates it from Hyderabad. Secunderabad owes its name to the third Nizam of the Asaf jahi Dynasty, Sikandar Jah.

From religious places, sports grounds and President's House to tomb, park, lakes, cinema halls and forts, there is quite a lot to vouch for in Secunderabad. Ready for a virtual tour? Here we go!

Religious Places in Secunderabad

Religious Places in Secunderabad

All Saints' church in Trimulgherry, Holy Trinity church in Bolarum, St. John's church, St. Mary's church, Ananda Buddha Vihara - a Buddhist religious destination with a museum and rest house for monks, Medak Cathedral and Maharaja Chandulal's temple are famous religious places in Secunderabad.

All Saint's Church is a 149 years old church which has the coveted distinction of winning the prestigious heritage award for being well maintained and a unique structure. If you are keen to visit a Buddhist religious site, you can head for Ananda Buddha Vihara located at Mahendra hills. Here, you will be able to see a meditation hall, museum and a rest house meant for monks.

There is also something unique in Holy Trinity Church in Bolarum which was constructed in 1847. Yes! the stained glass windows are similar to those found in churches in England and the Victorian Gothic style architecture. The stained glass windows in Medak Cathedral depicting the nativity, crucifixion and ascension of Christ too are a major tourist attraction.

Sree Ayyappa Devasthanam located in Lal bazar-Ammuguda road in Trimulgherry is a temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.Then there is the Spanish mosque, also known as Mosque of the Moors or Masjid Iqbal Ud Daula located in Begumpet. Read more about churches in Secunderabad


Trimulgherry Fort in Secunderabad

Other Tourist Attractions in Secunderabad

The list of tourist places in Secunderabad is quite long indeed! You will love to see Clock Tower, Rashtrapati Nilayam (President's House) located in Bollarum, Shamirpet Deer park, Sayedani Maa tomb, Shamirpet lake, the entertainment hub - The Alleygator and the old Trimulgherry fort in Secunderabad. There are bowling alleys pool tables and video games in The Alleygator, a good place to visit for leisure with your friends or family.

Trimulgherry fort is an example of architectural marvel with barracks, arsenals mews etc. and surrounded by a very deep canal. This fort was built in 1867 and attracts tourists to Secunderabad. The President of India stays in Rashtrapati Nilayam (also called Residency House) on a visit to South India. The Alleygator is truly an entertainment hub located at clock Tower in Secunderabad.

Tourist Places near Secunderabad

There are a few places in the suburbs of Secunderabad which would be a fruitful experience to visit, if you take out time from your touring schedule. Why not? Take a pick at some of these! Hasmathpet has so many temples for you to visit - Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple, Sri Hanuman temple, Shri Shirdi Baba temple, Gurudwara etc.

Fond of animals? Head straight for Shamirpet Deer Park located in Bolarum Cantonment, 24 kms. from Secunderabad. Enjoy the serene atmosphere of Shamirpet lake (an artificial lake) and the sight of deer such as Black buck and Chital deer! For your comfort, there is also a resort of A.P. Government here.

Trimulgherry is famous for the fort and also for umpteen restaurants serving Continental, Chinese and Indian food. You will find McDonald's, KFC, Olives and Cheese, Koffee and Kababs, Yummy Baskin and Robbins and bakeries such as Vacs Pastry and Cake Basket for mouth watering delicacies. What's more? Can you miss the celestial Hyderabadi Biryani? There are many restaurants serving this sumptuous dish of Hyderabad and also Punjabi restaurants for those relishing spicy cuisine.

Shopping in Secunderabad

MG road (Mahatma Gandhi road), earlier known as James street, is a busy street. Do you know why? It is a favourite shopping hub spread across 2 kms. Excited? Then get ready for serious bargaining in General bazaar and cloth market. Park lane is famous for fashion textiles. Chenoy Trade Centre (CTC) is a very large computer bazaar where you can go for buying computers on sale, rent hardware or just get computer peripherals repaired along with many other business establishments.

Other shopping destinations in Secunderabad are Rashtrapati road (King's Way) and Minerva Shopping complex. There are many multiplexes too in Secunderabad.

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