|Founded by||Rajender Avula|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sasana Sabha constituencies||Khairtabad|
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.
Somajiguda is named after Sonaji Pandit, a Daftardar (revenue officer) in the estate of Raja Rai Rayan, a nobleman of Hyderabad in 1853. A mansion was built by the then Raja of the Rai Rayan estate during the rule of Nasir-ud-Daulah for Sonaji Pandit as a respect towards his service and popularity. Sonaji Pandit resided in this mansion in his entire life. Over time Sonaji-Guda (Guda meaning place in the local dialect of Telugu) became Somajiguda.
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.
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.
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.
Well known companies such as ADP, Cavium, Vijai Electrical, Creamline Dairy Products Ltd., Pitti Laminations Ltd., 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.
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.
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.
KFC, Pizza Hut, and Sanjos Donuts 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.
The BOSE music store in the city is located there.
Headquarters is a popular rest-o-bar on Raj Bhavan Road. Aish, Aqua and Carbon are popular watering-hole(s) and restaurant(s) in The Park.
Many government buildings are located in Somajiguda. These include
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.
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 ...