Alwal is a suburb of Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad city. It has a population of 106,424 (2001 census) and forms part of the Greater Hyderabad agglomeration. A part of the British cantonment, Alwal got its name from the residents of Alwar a city in Rajasthan who settled here in late 1800s.

Alwal is famous for the Venkateshwara Temple, which is located near Alwal Municipal office. There are a number of other temples in the vicinity, at the nearby cantonment (Lalbazar) including one built in the style of the Lotus Temple in Delhi.

Alwal is hub for shopping for nearby suburbs and villages, so the shopping options and wide ranging.

There is a Rythu bazaar located here for vegetables.

Alwal is also home to some of the famous schools in Secunderabad like theSt.Ann's High School, Bolarum which was set up in 1887 by a group of nuns from Italy. The other schools in the area are Valerian Grammar School (Bollarum), Loyola Academy, K.V.Bollarum and not to forget the Raja Praja High School. XLRI is starting a second campus there on a 30-acre plot located on the 135-acre Society of Jesuits-run Loyola College premises at Alwal.

Alwal is 8 km away from Secunderabad Railway station and just 12 km from away from the Old Hyderabad Airport in Begumpet Begumpet Airport and about 40 km from New International Airport in Shamshabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

It is in close proximity to relaxation spots like The Celebrity Club, Alankrita, The Orange Bowl, Dhola-Ri-Dhani, Runway-9.

Source: Wikipedia

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