Somajiguda
Somajigudem
City Centre
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
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad
MetroHyderabad
Founded byRajender Avula
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500082
Vehicle registrationTS
Lok Sabha constituencySecunderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKhairtabad
Planning agencyGHMC
Websitetelangana.gov.in

Somajiguda is a Commercial Centre 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 State of Telangana - the Raj Bhavan is in Somajiguda.

Etymology

Somajiguda is named after Pandit Sonaji, a Revenue Department employee under Rai Rayan Sham Raj I in 1853. A mansion was built by the then ruler of the Hyderabad State for Pandit Sonaji as a respect towards his service and popularity. Pandit Sonaji resided in this mansion in his entire life. Over time Sonaji-Guda (Guda meaning place in the local dialect of Telugu) became Somajiguda.[1]

Economy

Raj Bhavan Road
Raj Bhavan Road
Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda
Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda

Automobile

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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.

Health & Fitness

Somajiguda has the largest number of Health and Fitness products stores in the city. You can get all types of fitness and gym equipment in the area with multiple stores selling them.

Banking

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.[2]

Commercial and IT

Well known companies such as ADP, Cavium, Vijai Electrical, Creamline Dairy Products Ltd.,[3] Pitti Laminations Ltd.,[4] Sri Chakra Cements, Geo infospace Pvt LTD, 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

Hotels and hospitality

Seven to three-star hotels such as The Park, Katriya hotel & towers, 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

Somajiguda is also a well known shopping centre 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

KFC, Pizza Hut, and Sanjos Donuts[5] are located right next to the Necklace Road MMTS station.

Amrutha Mall hosts Minerva Coffee Shop and Deccan Multi cuisine restaurant, which are excellent food joints and popular too.

Irani restaurant Red Rose Hotel is near-by and easily accessible. Tung kein is a brilliant chinese restaurant, ideal for takeaways. The Palate, Annapurna tiffins, Bandhan sweets and chaat are great places to eat.

Music

The BOSE music store in the city is located there.

Pubs and restaurants

Headquarters[6] is a popular rest-o-bar on Raj Bhavan Road. Aish,[7] Aqua[8] and Carbon[9] are popular watering-hole(s) and restaurant(s) in The Park.

Education

Government

Many government buildings are located in Somajiguda. These include

Localities

Public transport and connectivity

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

  1. ^ Dharmendra Prasad (1986). Social and Cultural Geography of Hyderabad City: A Historical Perspective. Inter-India Publications. p. 115. ISBN 9788121000451. Somaji was the name of a pandit Sonaji was employed in the Revenue Department of Roy Rayan Sham Raj when Nawab Nasiruddaula was the ruler of Hyderabad ( 1267 A.H. / 1853 A.D. ). The mansion of the pandit who was very popular in Hyderabad was built here and hence forward the locality came to be called after his name which with the passage of time was changed from Sonaji to Somajiguda is now one of the best ...
  2. ^ "List of banks in Somajiguda locality".
  3. ^ "Creamline Dairy: Contact Us". www.creamlinedairy.com. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Pitti Laminations Website".
  5. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 25 December 2017.