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Shamshabad is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Shamshabad is located in India
Shamshabad (India)
Coordinates: 17°15′37″N 78°23′49″E / 17.2603°N 78.3969°E / 17.2603; 78.3969
Country India
DistrictRanga Reddy
MetropolitanHyderabad Metropolitan Region
Founded byPaigah
Named forShams-ul-Umra
 • Total155 km2 (60 sq mi)
574 m (1,883 ft)
 • Total1,300,000
 • Density952/km2 (2,470/sq mi)
 • OfficialTelugu, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS-07

Shamshabad is a city in the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Shamshabad mandal of Rajendranagar revenue division.[1] Sri Vendikonda Siddalingeshwara Devastanam temple is situated in Siddulagutta Road in Shamshabad mandal. The international airport of Hyderabad is located here.


In former times the area was known as Sedanti village, which was later renamed Shamsabad in reference to Shams-ul-Umra, the title bestowed upon "Abul Fateh Khan", Tegh Jung, Shams-ud-Daula, Shams-ul-Mulk and Shams-ul-Umrah ("The Sun among the Nobles"), who founded the Paigah nobility during the reign of Nizam II, Mir Nizam Ali Khan (1762–1803). There was a time when the whole of the Shamsabad area were under the direct control of Paigah, including where the new airport has been built, the entire Shamsabad village was granted to Nawab Shams-ul-Umara Bahadur as a reward. Nawab Moin-Ud-Dowlah Bahadur Asman Jah, a leading Paigah noble, built a country home on a hillock and race course in Shamsabad for his own. As happened with other locality names, Shamsabad too got corrupted and over the years came to be called Shamshabad.

There is a railway station at Shamshabad by the name Umdanagar, which is part of the South Central Railway, Indian Railways.[2]


Shamshabad is located at 17°15′37″N 78°23′49″E / 17.2603°N 78.3969°E / 17.2603; 78.3969.[3] It has an average elevation of 574 metres (1,886 ft).

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Shamshabad welcomes Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which began operations 23 March 2008.

Metro station

Hyderabad Airport Express Metro has a metro station planned near Fort Grand underpass in Shamshabad mandal.[4][5][6]


There are 24 panchayats in the Shamshabad mandal.[7]


  1. ^ "Rangareddy district" (PDF). New Districts Formation Portal. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. ^ "SCR junks plan to extend railway line to RGIA".
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Shamsabad
  4. ^ "HAML completes 21 km of pre-construction survey work".
  5. ^ "Pre-construction works for Hyderabad Airport Metro works in full swing".
  6. ^ "Airport metro progressing at a brisk pace".
  7. ^ Details of Telangana till Village Panchayat Tier Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine