Somajiguda

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Somajiguda
neighbourhood
Fortune towers at Somajiguda
Fortune towers at Somajiguda
Somajiguda is located in Telangana
Somajiguda
Somajiguda
Location in Telangana, India
Somajiguda is located in India
Somajiguda
Somajiguda
Somajiguda (India)
Coordinates: 17°25′44″N 78°27′19″E / 17.428911°N 78.455343°E / 17.428911; 78.455343Coordinates: 17°25′44″N 78°27′19″E / 17.428911°N 78.455343°E / 17.428911; 78.455343
Country India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Metro Hyderabad
Founded by Rajender Avula
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 082
Vehicle registration TS
Lok Sabha constituency Secunderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Khairtabad
Planning agency GHMC
Website telangana.gov.in

Somajiguda is a suburb of Hyderabad located on either sides of Raj Bhavan Road. It started as a peaceful residential locality but slowly has transformed into a modern business centre in Hyderabad, Telangana India. It is a hub of commercial activity with many jewellery, automobile and banking establishments running their businesses from here. Popular landmarks are Raj Bhavan, The Park and Yashoda hospital. Somajiguda has also gained importance because of its proximity to city centres such as Begumpet, Punjagutta and Khairtabad. The official residence of Governor of States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - the Raj Bhavan is in Somajiguda.

Etymology[edit]

Somajiguda is named after Sonaji, a Revenue Department employee who resided in this area. Over time Sonaji-Guda (Guda meaning place in the local dialect of Telugu) became Somajiguda.[1]

Economy[edit]

Raj Bhavan Road
Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda

Automobile[edit]

Somajiguda is a hub for automobile sales with showrooms of Honda, Skoda, Volkswagen, Maruti Suzuki, Nexa, Hero, Yamaha, Bajaj and TVS. This led to many car interior refurbishing shops setting up their business there, some tying up with international brands like 3M.

Banking[edit]

Somajiguda is home to international banking institutions such as the Standard Chartered, Bank of Mauritius, HDFC, HSBC, and Bank of Kuwait. Many Indian banks like State Bank of India, IndusInd, Canara Bank, Karnataka Bank, Kotak Mahindra, South Indian Bank, and Yes Bank have their regional offices or branches there.

Commercial and IT[edit]

Well known companies such as ADP, Cavium, Vijai Electrical, Creamline Dairy Products Ltd., Pitti Laminations Ltd., Sri Chakra Cements, Ramky Industries, BlueDart, Reliance Jio and many others operate their businesses in Somajiguda. Babukhan Millennium Centre and Fortune Towers are two prominent commercial office space providers.

Hospitals, medicine and emergency[edit]

Hotels and hospitality[edit]

Seven to three-star hotels such as The Park, Fortune Katriya, IK London and others are located in Somajiguda. Real estate is on the rise with newer structures coming up in this area. Apart from hotels, there are many service apartments for people looking to stay for long duration at affordable costs.

Shopping and entertainment[edit]

Somajiguda is also a well known shopping center with big brands lined up at Somajiguda circle.

Somajiguda has over 30 jewellery showrooms packed within a stretch of half a kilometre. It is a centre of jewellery shopping as gifting of gold to the bride by her parents obligatory in Hindu weddings.

Food[edit]

KFC, Pizza Hut, and Sanjos Donuts[2] are located right next to the Necklace Road MMTS station. Irani restaurant Red Rose Hotel is near-by and easily accessible.

Music[edit]

The BOSE music store in the city is located there.

Pubs and restaurants[edit]

Head Quarters[3] is a popular rest-o-bar on Raj Bhavan Road. Aish,[4] Aqua[5] and Carbon[6] are popular watering-hole(s) and restaurant(s) in The Park.

Education[edit]

  • Roots International School of Business Management(www.roots.ac.in)
  • Vila Marie - college for women offering courses from intermediate through degree and master's programmes.
  • Nasr Pre-Primary School
  • Blueberry Kids
  • Mt Helicon Public School
  • Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir
  • Zikra High School
  • Hamstech Institute of Fashion and Interior Design
  • ROOTS college of hotel management and culinary arts(www.rhmca.ac.in )
  • ROOTS junior college (www. rjc.ac.in)

Government[edit]

Many government buildings are located in Somajiguda. These include

  • Administrative Staff College of India
  • Lake View Guest House
  • Raj Bhavan
  • Government Nursing School
  • Dilkusha Guest House
  • Andhra Pradesh Dairy Development Corporation Ltd.
  • National Institute of Amateur Radio (HAM)

Localities[edit]

  • Raj Bhavan Road
  • Jaffar Ali Bagh
  • Durga Nagar Colony
  • Asif Avenue
  • Kapadia Lane
  • Gulmohar Avenue
  • Matha Nagar Colony
  • BS Makhta
  • MS Maktha

Public transport and connectivity[edit]

Somajiguda is well connected by TSRTC buses. The closest MMTS stations are Necklace Road, Khairtabad and 2 kilometers away Begumpet. The closest Metro stations are Panjagutta and Khairtabad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Administrator. "A History behind Street Names of Hyderabad & Secunderabad". Knowap.com. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 

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