About Bowenpally, Hyderabad
Chiefly a middle class and upper middle class place, Bowenpally is a sprawling suburb of Secunderabad. It is bifurcated into Old Bowenpally and New Bowenpally. Bowenpally has derived its name from Bhuvanapalli. It is named after the King of Chalukya, Trailokya Malla Bhuvanesvara (10th century). The State Archeology Department found an inscription on a pillar dating from the Chalukya times, thus confirming the name.
The second biggest vegetable market in Hyderabad, The Market Yard, Bowenpally is situated in the vicinity. Various retail stores dot the region, such as Reliance fresh, Spencers, More, Reebok etc. There are couples of good restaurants, which offer multi cuisine.
For those who are interested in religion and spirituality, there are shrines like Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Sai Baba Temple, 7 Temples (Edu gullu), Tadbund Sri Hanuman Temple, Siddhidhatri Dhurgabhavani Temple and so on. Mahankali Jatara (Bonalu), Ganesha Chaturthi and Dussehra are the festivals, which are celebrated with great enthusiasm. This is the time, when entire area wears a festive mood, drowned in vibrant pandals.
Movie buffs will find cinema halls like Sri Sai Ram, Ramachandra and Raghavendra. Old Bowenpally is a centre of education housing more than 30 schools and approximately 10 colleges. A large number of labours for Construction travel from Old Bowenpally to various places in Hyderabad. New Bowenpally is more modern and is in the vicinity of the city.
APSRTC buses provide connectivity to the region; The nearest MMTS train station is located at Fatehnagar. The traffic flow is high throughout the day. There are plans to widen the roads, for easing the traffic flow.
The Hyderabad Airport has a single 0927 (east–west) runway. Bowenpally is just north of this landmark. It is also the meeting point of two national highways, NH 7 and NH 9 and serves as the gateway to the city from these two highways.