The city of Secunderabad shares most of its history with its twin city Hyderabad. Read on and learn more about the history of Secunderabad.

History Of Secunderabad

Secunderabad flaunts a rich history like that of Hyderabad. Situated just six miles from Hyderabad, the city of Secunderabad was formed as a twin city of Hyderabad and the cities are separated by an artificial lake Known as the Hussain Sagar Lake. In recent times, the city of Secunderabad has evolved into one of the most prominent trade and IT centers in southern India and is also a popular tourist destination. The city, named after Sikandar Jah, the third Nizam of the Asaf Jahi dynasty, was initially built as a British cantonment following an agreement signed between the Nizams and the British authorities in India. Later, in 1956 the city was annexed to the union territory of India along with Hyderabad. Today, Secunderabd also serves as one of the largest bases for the Indian army and air force. To learn more about the history of the glittering city of Secunderabad, go through the following lines.

Historical Facts About Secunderabad
  • Following his defeat, the Nizam of Hyderabad Asaf Jah II was obliged to sign the Treaty of Subsidiary Alliance in 1798 and Secunderabad was established as a British cantonment. Five years later, Secunderabad was named after the third Nizam of Hyderabad Sikandar Jah.
  • In 1806, Secunderabad, as a twin city of Hyderabad which is separated by the Hussain Sagar Lake was constructed during the rule of Qutb Shahi dynasty during the 16th century. Initially, the official language of Secunderabad was English. Now Urdu, Hindi and Telugu are commonly spoken in the city.
  • As the trade in the city of Secunderabad was free from custom duties, it yielded an extremely profitable market such as General Bazaar and Regimental Bazaar.
  • In 1857 the construction work for a seven meter high wall at Trimulgherry began which was finally finished in 1867.
  • Sir Winston Churchill served as a subaltern in the British Army at Secunderabd in the 1880s. Sir Ronald Ross was also posted in Secunderabad when he was carried out his research on the causes of malaria.
  • In 1945, the Secunderabad Municipality was founded which later, in 1950, became the Secunderabad Corporation. However, later, in 1964, the Hyderabad and Secunderabad municipal corporations were merged and a single Municipal Corporation was formed. Today, Secunderabad is a part of the Hyderabad district.
  • In 1874, the Secunderabad Railway Station was built which is one of the largest railway stations India. This also happens to be the zonal headquarters of South Central Railway.
Secunderabad, like the city of Hyderabad, has a long and joyous history. All the historical facts about the city have been encompassed in the article above.