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For the villages in Iran, see Shamshabad, Iran.
suburban neighbourhood
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad from a distance
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad from a distance
Shamshabad is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°15′37″N 78°23′49″E / 17.2603°N 78.3969°E / 17.2603; 78.3969Coordinates: 17°15′37″N 78°23′49″E / 17.2603°N 78.3969°E / 17.2603; 78.3969
Country  India
State Telangana,
District Ranga Reddy
Named for Shams-ul-Umra
Elevation 574 m (1,883 ft)
Demonym Shamshabadi
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TS-07

Shamshabad, originally Shamsabad, is a suburb of Hyderabad, located in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana in India There is a railway station at Shamshabad by the name Umdanagar, which is part of the South Central Railway, Indian Railways.

Shamshabad Village named after Shams-ul-Umra, title of Paigah nobles "Nawab Abul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung, Shams-ud-Daula, Shams-ul-Mulk, Shams-ul-Umrah (Founder of the Paigahs)". During the Nizam II, Mir Nizam Ali Khan’s reign (1762-1803). Shamsabad over the years came to be called Shamshabad, The sleepy village on the city outskirts is actually named after Shams-ul-Umra, the title conferred by the Nizam on Paigah nobles. In Arabic 'Shams-ul-Umara' means(the Son of the Noble) and the title denoted the importance Nizam attached to the Paigahs. As happened with other locality names, Shamsabad too got corrupted and over the years came to be called Shamshabad.


Shamsabad is located at 17°15′37″N 78°23′49″E / 17.2603°N 78.3969°E / 17.2603; 78.3969.[1] It has an average elevation of 574 metres (1,886 ft).

New International Airport[edit]

Shamshabad boasts the brand-new Hyderabad International Airport, which commenced operations on March 23, 2008. The airport site totals 5,400-acre (22 km2) in area and the GPS coordinates are 17"15' North and 78"25' East. Currently the biggest project in Hyderabad, the new international airport, once completed in all its phases, will be able to provide much-needed infrastructure to handle large aircraft and the booming passenger and cargo traffic at Hyderabad. With world-class facilities and latest technology aimed at providing passenger convenience, this airport is one of the best in the country. Other noteworthy features of the airport are, the second longest runway (4.2 km or 2.6 miles) in the country, and extensive connectivity to/from the city. This multi-phased project is conceptualised on the lines of modular-expansion and has been developed to cater to over 7 million passengers a year in the first phase i.e. March 2008. It would be able to cater to over 50 million passengers a year in the final phase of development.

Many projects of Telangana Govt are coming in and around Shamshabad Airport, including Fab City, Nano Tech Park, Hardware Park, and Textile Park. The airport is connected to Hitech City by the recently constructed Outer Ring Road which makes it very convenient to International visitors visiting the Hitech city.


There are 24 panchayats in the Shamshabad mandal.[2]


  • Seetharamaswamy Temple at Ammapally.

Built by Vengi kings in 13th Century BC and one of the rarest Kodanda rama temple, where lord Ram is holding an arrow in his hand along with Sita and Laxmana in the Sanctum sanctorum. Lord Hanuman is placed at the Dhwaja stamba. Temple is located 4 km from Shamshabad bus stand and is one of the popular destinations for the Telugu film industry.

Seetharamaswamy Temple at Ammapally.


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