Looking for accommodation in Hyderabad? Here is an overview of the city's neighborhoods and of its rental market.
Hyderabad is deemed to be the common capital city of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana until 2024. In fact, originating from Andhra Pradesh itself, Hyderabad is one of India's biggest cities, stretching over some 625 km² in the South. It is also the country's 4th most densely populated city with more that 8,7 million inhabitants in 2014. Thanks to its developed and prosperous economy, Hyderabad continues to attract foreigners from different parts of the world. In fact, its population, to date, consists of several expatriate communities coming from Gulf countries, Iran, Armenia, Turkey, etc.
As a diamond and pearl production hub, Hyderabad is also a very industrialized city, also focusing on the growth of information and communication technology. Hence, it provides several career prospects for qualified and skilled foreigners. The city's rental and real estate markets have also greatly developed over the years so as to cater for the demand. Therefore, finding accommodation there should not be a difficult task.
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Hyderabad is famous for its places of interest such as the Charminar, the Mecca Masjid, the Nizam Museum, the Falaknuma Palace, as well as for its traditional markets, its gardens and parks, etc.
The city is divided into several zones, namely the North, South, East and West. Each of these consists of several business, commercial and residential neighborhoods. For instance, King Kothi, Abdis, Ameerpet, Jubilee Hills, Lakdikapul, Mehdipatnam, Tolichowki, Banjara Hills, Punjagutta, Himayat Nagar, Kacheguda, Narayanguda, Chikkadpally and Nallakunta are found in the city center. You will also find a few upscale neighborhoods in the surroundings.
In the South, Charminar, Afzalgunj, Dabirpura, Patthargatti, Shalibanda, Falaknuma,Yakutpura and Purani Haveli are popular neighborhoods. Purana Shahr, that is the Old City, hosts authentic boutiques along lively and colorful streets. The North, for its part, includes Begumpet, Secunderabad, Alwal, Trimulghery and Kundan Bagh while the West is known for being a business hub, including HITEC City, Miyapur, Bharat Nagar and Kukkatpally.
Finally, the East is deemed to be a student city, consisting of Kapra, Uppal, LB Nagar, Saroornagar, etc, and hosting several higher education institutions.
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Kukatpally has an important expatriate community due to the presence of several shopping malls, markets where they can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as many international brands and banks.
Rent prices in Hyderabad are affordable compared to other major Indian cities. These, of course, vary from one neighborhood to another and according to the type of accommodation. Thus, to rent a single-bedroom apartment, you will need an average of INR 8,700 per month in the city-center and around INR 5,300 per month in the outskirts.
For a three-bedroom apartment, you will need an average of INR 24,000 per month in the city-center and around INR 15,300 per month in the outskirts.
The first thing you will probably do during your housing search is to browse offers on the Internet. In fact, you can have a better idea of the types of accommodation that are available in the city and on the rent prices applied thanks to several general and specialized housing websites and other virtual platforms. But you stand more chances of finding accommodation as per your criteria and budget by registering with a real estate agency.
Consider checking classified ads in local newspapers as well. And why not spread the word among your colleagues or contacts on the spot?
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