Secunderabad may not be as popular as Hyderabad but still has many popular tourist spots. Among the three retreat places of the President of India, Secunderabad is the only one in South India. Known as Rashtrapati Nilayam, it is considered as one of the heritage places of the country. Holy Trinity Church, built in 1847 by Her Royal Highness Queen Victoria, is known for its gothic architectural style. Trimulgherry Fort is another historical building in the city that was built in 1867 and is now converted into a military hospital.
Being a cosmopolitan city, Secunderabad is influenced by the British culture. The cultural values in the city are quite liberal as compared to that of the 'City of Nawabs'. People from different religions reside in the city and celebrate their festivals with grandeur. Dance and music are integral parts of its culture and primarily its celebrations and festivities. Film director and screenwriter Shyam Benegal, former test cricketer M. L. Jaisimha and former Femina Miss India Diana Hayden are some of the notable personalities who belong to Secunderabad.
There are many small and large scale industries in the city that are major contributors to the economy of Secunderabad. Nacharam, Bolarum, Uppal Bhongir and Moula-Ali are some of the industrial areas in the city that have various industrial units. The city also houses many IT companies that give employment to a large number of people, especially the youth. Companies like Infosys. ITC, Coromandel International and Mahindra Satyam have their offices in the city. There is an IT park near the city at a distance of about 18 km with many renowned IT companies like Accenture, IBM, Amazon, Oracle and many more. For better and improved agricultural activities, there is a Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) in the city to promote and develop local farming practices and systems. It also adopts methods for conservation of water. Infrastructural growth and development in the industrial sector has also led by the mining industries in the city.
How to Reach?
Secunderabad is the headquarters of the South Central Railways of India and is hence well-connected to North India and South India. Through rail, it is well-linked to other cities of the country. The nearest airport to Secunderabad is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. Other airports that are also nearby the city are Bengaluru Airport and Hyderabad Begumpet Airport. The government and privately run buses connect it to other cities by road.
Last Updated on : July 10, 2015