Located 6 km north-east of Hyderabad
, Secunderabad forms a twin city with Hyderabad and is on the north side of Hussain Sagar Lake
. It was one of the chief British military stations in India in the early 19th century. Today, it is the headquarters of the 9th division of the Indian Army's Southern Command. Parsi Temple
located here is a major religious shrine.
Secunderabad is a center of wholesale and retail trade. The Hyderabad Airport is located at Begumpet in Secunderabad. Secunderabad Junction Railway Station is a major rail junction of South India.