Hyderabad • Andhra Pradesh • India
Abids circle with the Nehru statue, and the GPO in the background
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Abids or Abid Shop is a major commercial center in Hyderabad, India. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Indian Standard Time ( IST) is the time observed throughout India and Sri Lanka, with a Time offset of UTC+530. UTC+530 is the Timezone for Indian Standard Time Sri Lanka Time A district is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory. The Vidhan Sabha also known as Legislative Assembly is the lower house of state legislature in India. Khairtabad is a large suburb in Hyderabad, India. It is the biggest Assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation earlier known as the MCH is the Urban planning agency that oversees Hyderabad A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or Post code system used by India Post the Indian Postal India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Abids is well known as the oldest and famous business area of Hyderabad.
The state government building APSFC, and the President plaza are located here.
The area had a shop belonging to Albert Abid, a Jewish valet of Nizam VI of Hyderabad state, hence the area came to be known as Abid shop. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Valet and Varlet are terms for Male servants who serve as personal attendants to their employer Asaf Jah VI was the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad He ruled Hyderabad state, one of the Princely states in India between 1869 and 1911 Hyderābād and Berar (హైదరాబాదు حیدر آباد under the Nizams was the largest Princely state in the erstwhile Indian Empire
Today the whole area is one of the main shopping area and is known as Abid Road. The General Post Office or GPO headquarters is located in this area.
Major businesses are textiles/clothing malls such as the BrandFactory, hotels, jewellery, and footwear stores such as the Hollywood etc. . BSNL, the largest telecom provider in the city, its headquarters is located here.
The famous Jagdish market known for mobiles and imported electronics is located here. The GHMC office is also located here adjacent to the GPO. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation earlier known as the MCH is the Urban planning agency that oversees Hyderabad
The old Taj Mahal hotel is a major udupi restaurant here set up in early 60s. Udupi cuisine ( Kannada:ಉಡುಪಿ ಶೈಲಿಯ ಆಹಾರ) is a world-renowned Cuisine of South India.
Abids is well connected by state run buses.
The closest MMTS Train stationis located a kilomter away at the Nampally railway station. MMTS or Multi-Modal Transport System is a Commuter rail system in Hyderabad, India. Nampally is one of the biggest suburb of Hyderabad, India. The biggest landmark is the Nampally Railway station which is the gateway of Hyderabad city
Autos and taxis shuttle between this suburb to other areas of the city.
It has some of the best and oldest schools in the whole city. Some of them are Stanley Girls, Methodist school, St. George's school, Little flower High school, St. John's Grammar school, Rosary convent, All saint's high school, etc.
Missionaries used to visit this place and have brought with them the English system of education. They have set up schools and have brought early education to the citizens. Their sacrifices have seen the development of the region educationally.
Some of the famous churches are located here especially on the Chapel road like the old and famous churches such as St. George's, Methodist's,some of which are considered to be of heritage sites.