Basheerbagh

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Basheerbagh
Basheerbagh
బషీర్బాగ్
neighbourhood
Basheerbagh skyline
Basheerbagh skyline
Basheerbagh is located in Telangana
Basheerbagh
Basheerbagh
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°23′59″N 78°28′36″E / 17.399782°N 78.476615°E / 17.399782; 78.476615Coordinates: 17°23′59″N 78°28′36″E / 17.399782°N 78.476615°E / 17.399782; 78.476615
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Metro Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 029
Lok Sabha constituency Secunderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Khairtabad
Planning agency GHMC

Basheerbagh (Telugu: బషీర్బాగ్) is a city center of importance in Hyderabad. It is a commercial and business center as well as a bhasker rao neighbourhood. The area's importance has increased because of its close proximity to other bigger commercial areas such as Abids, Koti, Nampally and Himayat nagar. The well known Bashir Bagh Palace is located here. It is also close to Hussain sagar lake.[1]

Commercial area[edit]

There are large number of Jewellery shops located here and good number of shopping malls around here. Famous theaters in the city such as the Skyline & Sterling movie theaters are located here. Some important government buildings like the Ayakar Bhavan (Income tax office), Police Commissioner's Office, Police control room, Central Excise and customs office, AP Tourism's reservation office etc. are located here. Huge commercial buildings like the Babu Khan Estate(once it was the tallest building in Hyderabad with 14 floors) and Khan Lateef Khan Estate are present here running a wide variety of businesses.

Education[edit]

Bashir Bagh Palace, photographed by Lala Deen Dayal circa 1880

The well known Nizam College and club is located in this suburb.

Sports[edit]

Basheerbagh was a sports hub and used to called as Fathe Maidaan, because the handing over of Hyderabad to the Indian Army had happened here. The well known L. B. stadium for cricket and athletics is located here. An indoor stadium is also present here used for Badminton and Tennis. Presently they are not used much and Gachibowli has become the sports hub of the city.

The recent ICL and IPL matches have revived the stadiums here and they have once again come alive. The flood lights of the stadium light up the evening sky and have caused joy to the public around this area after many years.

Public transport[edit]

Basheerbagh main road

APSRTC connects Basheerbagh to other parts of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Autos and taxis are common forms of public transport here. The nearest MMTS Hyderabad train station is at Nampally which is a kilometer away from Basheerbagh.

Landmarks[edit]

The Lal Bahadur stadium, Babukhan estate, Police control room, Old Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad Nursing Home, Madhava Reddy Memorial Flyover, Police Commissioner's office, Income Tax Department office (Aaykar Bhavan)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Hussain Sagar