The village of Shamshabad is one of the Hyderabad’s suburbs in the Ranga Reddy district. It is a part of the Telangana region. Shamshabad used to be known as ‘Shamsabad.’ It was named after the founder of Paigah, ‘Shams-ul-Umra.’ (‘Shams’ in Arabic is ‘Sun.’) Shamshabad lies at a distance of 24 km from Hyderabad. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad is located in Shamshabad.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Shamshabad. Some of them are Transit Hotel, Happy Homes Luxury Hotel and Sri Anupama Residency (Tariff – Rs. 797.)
The official language of Shamshabad is Telugu. The other languages that are spoken here include Hindi, Urdu and English.
The important festivals in Shamshabad are Shivratri, Ugadi, Bonalu, Eid, Dussera and Diwali.
Places of Interest
There are several places that tourists can visit near Shamshabad. Some of these places include the Golconda Fort (30 km from Shamshabad), the tombs of Qutb Shahi (26 km from Shamshabad), the Birla temple (30 km from Shamshabad), the Salar Jung Museum (23 km from Shamshabad), the Chowmalla Palace (19 km from Shamshabad), the Falaknuma Palace (16 km from Shamshabad) and the Charminar (23 km from Shamshabad.)
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Shamshabad is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. It is located about 1 km away from Shamshabad village and is 24 km from Hyderabad.
The nearest railway station is the Umdanagar railway station. It is 3 km away and at a distance of 22 km is the Hyderabad Deccan railway station.
There are daily buses to Hyderabad, Nizamabad and Bangalore. Some of the best bus operators in this region are VRL Travels from Hyderabad to Bangalore via Shamshabad, Omar Travels and Shameem Travels. TicketGoose.com is a well-known online bus booking site of India where you can book bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations.