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Somanath astram, Vanasthalipuram
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|Telephone code||2402,2412 & 2424|
'Vanasthalipuram' is very busy commercial and residential hub in Hyderabad belongs to L. B. Nagar zone. It is located towards (Vijayawada) and Nagarjuna Sagar highway roads. It is a commercial and residential area with a peaceful atmosphere and abundant greenery. It is now the hub of commercial activity with a rapidly expanding commercial business, transforming the colony into a town-like atmosphere. Saheb Nagar, Hill Colony,Gateway colony, Sachivalayanagar, NGO's Colony, Vaidehinagar, BN Reddy Colony, Prashanthnagar, Anithanagar, High Court Colony, Bhulakshmi Nagar and some sister colonies which are called as 16 east colonies etc. are some of the famous colonies in Vanasthalipuram. Vanasthalipuram has rich infrastructure, good access to all kinds of basic requirement providers and well connected. It is also one of the peaceful and second largest colonies in Hyderabad.
During the rule of the Nizam of Hyderabad, the area was a dense forest with wild animals and famous as a hunting ground or shikarghar(hunting ground in Urdu) of the Nizams. Hence the name Vanasthalipuram (Vana="forest"+sthali="place"+puram-a Telugu postfix for a locality or site). Due to its serene surroundings and real estate cost, the place has become one of the preferred residential areas for people working in the city. In spite of being an integral part of Hyderabad, it provides an alternative to the hustles of a city, with a peaceful environment.
Vanasthalipuram till late 80's have been an untouched locality to the residents of Hyderabad, but the Government projects for allotment of Houses through Public auction and Houses to the Non-Gazetted officers of the Government department at a very competitive rate have all of a sudden created 10s of thousand living community in this area, thus laying the foundation of Today's Vanasthalipuram. Many top IT employer buses, like Infosys, TCS, Tech Mahindra Satyam, Convergys, IBM, CapGemini, Keane, Google, S&PCapital IQ etc. come to pick the employees from this area and many top Engg. College buses also pick up their students from here.
Vanasthalipuram one of the largest colonies in Asia earlier 2nd largest colony after KPHB.
The main commercial centres are Complex, BN Reddy, Ganesh Temple, NGOs Colony and Rythu bazaar. One of the recognisable residential complex in Vanasthalipuram are BDL complex, Huda quarters and many more.
It has 5 cinema halls Vijaya lakshmi (70 and 35mm) Sampoorna, Sushma and Vishnu,all of which are located within 1 km radius.
It also has many function halls and Open Air Auditoriums for marriages and parties.
Lot of Factory Outlets such as Reebok, Spykar, Benetton, Pepe, UCB, Nike etc. are launched recently between Panama Godowns & Ganesh Temple road. Cafe Coffee Day is also present on the same road. There are recreation centers located recently opp Reliance fresh on the same road.
There are lot of restaurants and dhabas in and around Vanasthalipuram to hang-out during weekends and for authentic Indian Cuisine. Popular hotels such as Swagath Grand, Sitara, Surabhi offer a delicious cuisine and luxury rooms at this place. The Speciality of this Colony is its overall development. It has Government Hospital, Government Library, Telugu Kalakshetram and many Temples, Masjids, Church and Gurudwara. Rajiv Gandhi Park is a recent addition to Vanasthalipuram which capsulates 20 well developed parks. Naagarjuna ground is very famous play ground in the colony.
Park n Play, a famous play ground with many facilities such as Practice area for Cricket, track for morning Walkers, Play area for kids , Volley Ball Court, Badminton Court, and A Stage for any presentations has been Provided. All the Responsibilities of this ground are Taken Care by NAVAJEEVAN JOUTH ASSOCIATION.
Major banks and financial firms like Andhra Bank, SBH, Syndicate Bank, SBI, ICICI Bank, Central Bank of India, AXIS Bank, HDFC Bank, ING vysya, karurvysya bank, Canara Bank, Indian Bank ATM , Bank of Maharasthra, LIC HOUSING FINANCE, and RELIANCE MUTUAL FUND have their branches here.
Apart from Government hospital in NGO's colony, it also has private hospitals and many other clinics, 24-hour Appollo pharmacy, Hetero etc. Puttur Bone Setter, Mr. G.S. Raju is available at Kamalanagar. Experts says Vanasthalipuram is one of the peaceful places to live with multi langual and religious.
Vanasthalipuram is well connected with all parts of the city by means of public transport.
Around 250 RTC buses ply from the area. All the private, and APSRTC buses towards Vijayawada route stop here.
LB Nagar will be the nearest station of Hyderabad Metro Train which is currently under construction. Metro Train will be extended to Vanasthalipuram under Phase-II.
Vanasthalipuram consists of many colonies like Gateway colony, Prashanth Nagar, NGO's Colony,Gowthminagar Colony, T.V. colony, F.C.I. colony, Dwarakamai Nagar, Vaidehinagar, Vijayapuri Colony Phase1, Vijayapuri Colony Phase2, Gandhi Nagar South Colony, Gandhinagar, Hariharapuram Colony, S.K.D Nagar, VENKATA RAMANA Colony, High Court Colony, Bhulakshmi Nagar, Sachivalaya Nagar, Sri Srinivasapuram Colony, Kamalanagar, Dwarakamayi Nagar, HUDA Sai Nagar, Bhagyalatha, Shanti Nagar, Sharada Nagar, Sai Nagar, Saheb Nagar, GayatriNagar, Bank Colony, Medical and Health Colony, Andhra Kesari Nagar, B.N. Reddy Nagar, Arunodaya nagar colony, RTC Colony, Sri Ram Nagar etc.
Bus: main routes
- 99V (Ordinary) : from Vanasthalipuram to Kothi
- 99K (Ordinary) : from Vanasthalipuram to Kachiguda
- 1 V (Ordinary/Metro Express) : from Secunderabad Station
- 290 (Ordinary) : from Jubilee Bus Station
- 100 I (Ordinary) : from Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station
- 187D/V (Ordinary/ Metro/Veera) : from KPHB colony
- 299 (Ordinary) : from Hayathnagar
- 72V (Ordinary/Metro Express) : from Charminar
- 156V (Ordinary/Metro Express): from Mehidipatnam
- 158V (Ordinary/Metro Express) : from ESI[disambiguation needed]
- 90v (Ordinary) : from Secunderabad via Uppal, Nagole
- 186 (Ordinary/Metro Express/Veera): from Secunderabad via Uppal – Tarnaka, Balnagar, KPHB Colony
- 299 S(Saheb nagar Via( Sushma and Sampoorna Theatre) to Nampally
- 127K/V (Metro Express/Metro Liner/A.C) to Kondapur/Hitec City via Lakdi Ka pool, Banjara Hills, Jubilie Hills, Madhapur
- 225l/v ---vpuram to lingam pally
- 299H from Andhra Pradesh High Court to High Court Colony.
- 279 from Secunderabad to Ibrahimpatnam via BN Reddy Nagar
- 100C from women college via Sushma, Rythu Bazar and Vydehi Nagar to BN Reddy Nagar.
- 277 from all city connected areas to Ibrahimpatnam via BN Reddy Nagar
- Others:299S, 100V/W, 225D/V, 90, 1C, 100, 208P, etc. (Ordinary/Metro Express)
300 from NGO's colony to Mehidinipatnam via Chandrayana Gutta,Aram Ghar NGO's Colony is the major bus stop.
Mahavira Harina Vanasthali (deer park), Saheb Nagar Trinetra Hanuman Temple, Venkateswara Swamy temple, Ganesh Temple are some of the attractions of this area. Tourist attractions and entertainment areas like Ramoji Film City, and Mount Opera are located within 10 – 15 km of Vanasthalipuram, on the highway. A historical Mosque of Nizam times "DOMINAR" is situated within a radius of 6 km.A very old Banyan tree can be seen in the park at the backside of Rythu Bazar which is very famous in the locality with a temple nearby it where occasional poojas will be performed on festival days.An e-seva centre is located near the Red water Tank in NGO's Colony.
"Trishakthi Devasthanam" Located in Hariharpuram Colony adjacent to SKD Nagar at BN Reddy Nagar: The three temples for presiding deities Goddess Sri Saraswathi Devi, Goddess Sri Durga Devi and Goddess Sri Lakshmi Devi have come up in front of a natural lake known as "Kapparaya Cheruvu" or "Kappala Cheruvu" spread over in 13 Acres stretch as a jewel in the crown of Vanasthalipuram.
The police station is located just opposite to SBI Bank, near Ganesh Temple.
Vanasthalipuram has good educational institutes like DEVI GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS(Devi Study Circle, Devi Institute of Fashion Technologies) Regd. By Govt. Of Andhra Pradesh..;
Govt school & high school, Dilsukhnagar Public School, Naagarjuna High School, Zee School, Karthikeya High School (4 branches in Vanasthalipuram), Loyola Model High School, St.Ann's High School, Siddartha High School, Siddartha Public School, Siddartha Model School, Siddartha Grammar School, Loyola Montessori School, Heralds High School, Bhashyam School, St.Patrick's High School, Vanasthali High School, Prashanthi Vidya Niketan School, SivaSindhu High School, Purnodaya Concept School, St.Francis High School ( IIT Ramaiah guidance )(Opp to Reliance Fresh) Calibre Creative School, ViswaBharathi School, Globe the School, Aditya Concept School, Naveena Model High School, Triveni High school, Krishnaveni Talent School, triveda preschool, Lotus lap. Narayana E-Techno Schools
Narayana Jr College,Sri Chaitanya is also present,Sri Indhu pg college,Sri medha V college will shortly opened
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