Chikkadpally

Chikkadpally is a locality in the city of Hyderabad, India.

Chikkadpally
Chikkadpally Main Road
Chikkadpally Main Road
Chikkadpally is located in Telangana
Chikkadpally
Chikkadpally
Location in Telangana, India
Chikkadpally is located in India
Chikkadpally
Chikkadpally
Chikkadpally (India)
Coordinates: 17°24′12″N 78°29′55″E / 17.403247°N 78.498641°E / 17.403247; 78.498641Coordinates: 17°24′12″N 78°29′55″E / 17.403247°N 78.498641°E / 17.403247; 78.498641
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad
MetroHyderabad
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500020
Vehicle registrationTS
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMusheerabad
Planning agencyGHMC
Websitetelangana.gov.in

Chikkadpally is surrounded by Musheerabad, Ashok Nagar, Narayanguda and Bagh Lingampally.

HistoryEdit

According to locals, Chikkadpally derives its name from chikkad, meaning mud. And -pally (originally palle, పల్లె in Telugu) means place or hamlet. Since Chikkadpally is in a low-lying area, it is usually plagued by chikkad due to inflow of drain water.[1] According to some other locals, Chikkadpally derives its name from cheekatipally (place/hamlet of darkness).

TransportEdit

TSRTC buses connect all major parts of the city, Chikkadpally included. The closest MMTS Train station is at Vidyanagar or Jamia Osmania. Secunderabad Railway Station is 6 kilometres away and the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is 25 kilometres away.

The Hyderabad Metro now runs through the area, with two stations in proximity.

CultureEdit

The City Central Library is located here.[2] The devotional singer M.S.Ramarao lived here, and a street bears his name in his honour -- Sundara Kanda M.S. Ramarao Lane.

A well-known Cultural Auditorium, Thyaagaraaya Gaanasabha, is located here, and sees many cultural activities and meetings.

The historic Lord Venkateshwara Temple, located here, is one of the oldest and most important landmarks of Chikkadpally.

Several popular cinemas are scattered around the general Chikkadpally and surrounding area, and screen predominantly Telugu (Tollywood) movies.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chikkadpally A cesspool turned commercial centre
  2. ^ "Day in the life of city central library ground at Chikadpally in Hyderabad: Silence, please".