View of Moula Ali Hill, circa 1902
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Maula-Ali is a suburb of Hyderabad, India located at about 10 km from Secunderabad. It is famous for Moula Ali hill on top of which a famous mosque (Moulali Darga) dedicated to Hazrat Ali - the son-in-law of prophet Muhammed, was built probably during era of Asif Jahi. The Moula Ali Dargah is one of the 11 heritage sites identified by “Heritage conservation committee” of HUDA. Maula-Ali is largely rocky with undulating terrain. However, presently it has become a major commercial hub. There is another hillock opposite the Moula Ali Hill, called "Qadam -e- Rasul" on which the sacred relices of the prophet were supposedly deposited by Mohammad Shakrullah Rahan a servant of Asaf Jahi.
Moula-Ali is believed to have been inhabited since megalithic times. The dargah is also filled, it is said, with healing blessings. It all started one night in 1578, when an ill member of the Qutb Shahi court dreamt that Ali, the son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammed, visited the hill. The next day, not only was he cured, but Ali's handprints were found there, and the sultan immediately built a dargah over the prints and a mosque. Today, the hill is a pilgrimage site for the sick as well as one of the city's most dramatic sights, a smooth solid-rock mound towering 600m over the city.Maula ali history Iron age burial sites have been discovered in Moula-Ali . The earliest excavations were carried out in 1935 by then Department of Archaeology of the Nizam’s Dominion. During Nizam era Moula-Ali was a very prominent location. The Hyderabad Race Club was located in Moula Ali. Later in 1886 it was shifted to Malakpet. This shift was carried out for the convenience of H.H.Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, Nizam VI (seen in the picture on left with Moula Ali Kaman in the background). In 1954 the first open prison was opened at Moula Ali. It was later shifted to Cherlapally.
The major neighbourhoods are Kamala Nagar, A.S. Rao Nagar, Anandbagh, DAE Colony etc. Kushaiguda busdepot is also located close to Moula-Ali. A large housing project by Andhra Pradesh Housing Board was established in Moula Ali. This colony is now popularly called APHB colony. Various industries are located in and around Moula Ali. Nuclear Fuel Complex, ECIL etc. are some of the prominent companies located near Moula Ali. Republic Forge Company Limited owned by the state government was declared bankrupt and shutdown. Moula Ali is a major centre for Railways with various facilities located here. Hyderabad Chemicals and Fertilizers was established in Moula-Ali in 1942, by 1982 the company was declared sick and sold off to a private company. In 1961 Andhra Foundry and Machine Company Limited was established in Moula Ali. Moula-Ali Industrial Estate with several small and medium scale industries is located here.
A division of Union Carbide manufacturing Eveready batteries is also located at Moula-Ali. HMT Bearings Ltd (formerly Indo-Nippon Precision Bearings Ltd) too have a division in Moula-Ali. A major training centre for Railway Protection Force, Indian Railways Institute for Signal and Telecommunication Engineering & Zonal Training School (ZTS) of South Central Railways are also located at Moula Ali.
Moulali is well-connected by the buses, APSRTC, which ply on two routes covering most of the area. Kushaiguda bus depot is located adjacent to Moulali. There is a railway station around 2 km from the centre of Moula-Ali, it the first station encountered while travelling from Secunderabad. However most of the major trains do not have a stop here. The nearest MMTS Train station is at Safilguda Railway Station.
The 250 year old Moula Ali Kaman was declared unsafe by Archeology Department and the Roads and Buildings Department has decided not to allow traffic through the decades-old Moulali Kaman and were diverted through APHB Colony. Moulali is 55 km from Hyderabad International Airport.
5 KM distance to Tarnaka and OU Campus Metro station(Up coming 2014)
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