Banjara Hills

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Banjara Hills
బంజారా హిల్స్
Neighbourhood
Hotel Taj Krishna, a popular landmark of the area
Hotel Taj Krishna, a popular landmark of the area
Banjara Hills is located in Telangana
Banjara Hills
Banjara Hills
Location in Telangana,India
Coordinates: 17°24′59″N 78°26′18″E / 17.416471°N 78.438247°E / 17.416471; 78.438247Coordinates: 17°24′59″N 78°26′18″E / 17.416471°N 78.438247°E / 17.416471; 78.438247
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Metro Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC
Population
 • Total 1,50,000
Languages
 • Official Telugu and Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 034
Vehicle registration TS-09
Lok Sabha constituency Secunderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Khairtabad
Planning agency GHMC

Banjara Hills (Telugu: బంజారా హిల్స్) is an urban commercial center in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is one of more than 150 cities/boroughs comprising Greater Hyderabad. This is an upmarket locality and is close to Jubilee Hills. This area was a hilly forest and was least inhabited in the past. Only few royal members of the Nizam's dynasty used to live here, which was also a hunting ground for the Nizams. Even with its history and status, this area now has completely been transformed to an urban commercial centre of importance. Banjara Hills is segregated by its road numbers, with each road having its own importance. The road numbers start from 1 and end at 14.

Banjara Hills is considered the most expensive zip code in India according to Economic Times magazine (Neha Dewan, Aug 26, 2007)[1] and along with Jubilee Hills is the most prestigious borough/city within the greater Hyderabad area to live in. Economic Times estimates that properties in Banjara Hills are worth "a whopping Rs 96,000 crore", an equivalent to US$20,794,944,000, (US$20.7 billion, as of Sep 8, 2011)[citation needed]. The much neglected Banjara Lake is located here.

Landscape[edit]

Banjara Hills is famous for its hotels, upscale restaurants, and large shopping malls. Taj Krishna, Taj Deccan and Taj Banjara are well known star hotels in this area. Many restaurants have recently come up here which offer cuisines from all over the world to their customers such as: Chinese Pavilion, Ohris Banjara, Barbeque Nation, and Fusion 9. There are many Retail business establishments in the area. Big malls like the GVK One, City Center, Midtown, Ohri's, Alcazar Plaza among many more dot the skyline. The highest building in the Banjara Hills area is a commercial building - Laxmi Cyber Center. The Jalagam Vengal Rao park is also located in Banjara Hills. This park is very beautiful and has its own charm, and many locals visit this park regularly both for jogging and relaxing. Most of the business in this area are concentrated on Road No. 1 and 3. Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology is located on Road No. 3. This college has one of the largest campuses in the city. It works under the management and ownership of Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society, which also operates Sultan-ul-Uloom College of Law, College of Education, Junior College, and School in the same premises. KBR park, named after Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, is located close to Road No. 3. A new cultural center, called Lamakaan, opened on Road No. 1 in 2010. The 400-year-old Svayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple on road 12 is famous for Grand Harinam sankirtans. Guitarmonk school is also there.

Hospitals[edit]

  • Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital[2]
  • Omega
  • Care Hospital
  • Star hospital
  • Elbit Diagnostics[3]
  • Surya Fertility Centre[4]
  • Century Hospital
  • Virinchi Hospital
  • Rainbow Hospital

Transport[edit]

TSRTC connects Banjara hills to parts of Hyderabad like Dilsukhnagar, Koti, Ghatkesar, and Khairtabad. New flyovers have eased traffic congestion towards this suburb. The closest MMTS Train station is at Khairtabad. This suburb has a good road network, with roads being renovated constantly to accommodate high traffic during peak hours.

Localities[edit]

Somajiguda, Errammanzil Colony, Venkata Ramana Colony, Anand Nagar, Srinagar Colony, Naveen Nagar, Masab Tank, Tolichowki, Panjagutta and Mehdipatnam are nearby areas.

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