Secunderabad is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in close proximity to Hyderabad prompting them to be referred to as twin cities. It has a population of over 2 lakh people whose literacy rate is well above the national average. Secunderabad is a major commercial hub and is home to numerous industries and companies.
Places to Stay
Low and mid range budgets such as Hotel Brahma, Sri Eashwar Lodge, Hotel Gem and Santosh Boarding and Lodging Hotel within Rs 1400.
Christmas, Holi, Idd-Ul-Fitr, Krishna Ashtami, Maha Sivarathri, Ugadi, Vijaya Dashami, Milad-Un-Nabi, Muharram and Rama Navami are celebrations that take place annually.
Telugu and Urdu are the most commonly used local languages in Hyderabad. English and Urdu are commonly used languages.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit are all in Hyderabad such Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace and Falaknuma Palace which is further than 40km from Secunderbad.
How to Get There
At a distance of 37km, is Hyderabad International Airport in Delhi which offers direct and connecting flights to the rest of India.
Secunderbad Railway Station is the oldest and largest railways stations that have been serving the Indian Railways. Passengers can find connectivity to several cities and towns from here with ease.
Secunderbad bus stand is a major hub for road transport in the state. Along with this Jubilee and Rathfile bus stop play a major role in transport services. APSTRC and Kamakshi Travels offer smooth operations across the state and further. When you buy your tickets online look out for bus ticket booking offers.
Balkonda is a small village in the Nizamabad district of the newly-formed South Indian state – Telangana. The district headquarters, Nizamabad, is 48 km away from the village. Argul Rajaram is a famous personality from the village who championed for the causes of backward classes. The village is adjacent to the picturesque Sriramsagar Reservoir.
Places to Stay
Being a small village, there are no options of good lodging. But there are a couple of good budget hotels in Nizamabad. Some of the options which are worth a try are Mayuri Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Vamshee International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Kapila Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Annapurna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of Balkonda is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated are Ram Navami in March, Ugadi in March-April, Bonalu in July-August, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The village does not have any place which is worth visiting as far as tourist interests are concerned. Ali Sagar, at a distance of 53 km, is known for its forests, deer park boating and a place in the midst of the jungle.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at a distance of 246 km.
The Nizamabad Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 39 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the town to different cities in the region. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues.