This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Secunderabad.
Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, is one half of the famous twin cities of South India. Its counterpart, Hyderabad, is medieval in its history and culture, whereas Secunderabad is the more modern and sophisticated of the two, with a difference in its layout and the lifestyle of its residents. The city was developed by the British and still has signs of British rule in the form of a big parade ground, race course and a polo area. The twin cities are geographically divided by the Hussain Sagar Lake, and hostels in Secunderabad abound to make your stay here comfortable.
The city of Secunderabad has a slow-paced life since it has primarily residential areas and very few government and commercial offices. The Parsis and Anglo Indians residing in the city are friendly and hospitable. While in the city, visit the heritage site of Rashtrapati Nilayam, one of the official retreats of the president of India. Explore the Sri Laxminarayana Swami Temple, the Mahankali Temple, as well as the Wesley Church and the St. Mary's Church. The Mecca Masjid in Secunderabad is an interesting spot to visit since it is a replica of the famous mosque in Mecca. Travel back in time by visiting the Golconda Fort, which has been the center of the diamond trade in the past, or see the Salarjung Museum that houses exhibits of famous emperors such as Aurangazeb, Shah Jahan and Tipu Sultan. The Asman Garh Palace is a treat to visit too, where you can admire the granite walls and arched windows.
Secunderabad is not only all about history but also known for its shopping centers, famous local biryani and night clubs. While you are in this city, you can even enjoy the Nawabi culture and bazaars of the neighboring city of Hyderabad. The hostels in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India are well distributed throughout the city so you can choose one based on your itinerary. Most of the hostels have pick-up and drop-off facilities for convenient access and good service is provided with well-maintained rooms. Some hostels provide laundry service on request. Book your hostel room in advance to have a comfortable stay and enjoy the rich culture of this city.
Written by local enthusiast for Secunderabad hostelsAaron Barboza