Aparna Constructions and Estates Pvt. Ltd. (Aparna, in short) are among the most prominent developers in the flourishing real estate market of Hyderabad. Aparna has, over the years, built a solid reputation, for quality constructions and timely delivery of amenity-rich projects. They have a host of completed projects spread across the city, as well as numerous upcoming ones in Cyberabad, the IT and commercial hub in the western part of the city. Aparna has, in its portfolio, apartment complexes and villa projects and the sheer variety of their offerings ensures that they are sought after by numerous classes of home buyers, be they the high-end or the middle class. One of the most premium of their projects is Aparna Elixir, which is a villa project targeting the elite of the city.
Aparna Elixir is not the developer’s only ongoing project in this part of town: their apartment project, Aparna WestSide in Manikonda is nearby and projects such as Aparna Cyber Life, Aparna CyberZon and Aparna Sarovar Grande in Nallagandla are not too far either. I visited Aparna Elixir recently to get a feel of the project and have analyzed the same in this article.
Aparna Elixir: Location & Connectivity
Aparna Elixir is located in Puppalaguda and is in close proximity to the Nanakramguda Junction on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) expressway. It is accessible via the Narsingi-Nanakramguda service road of the ORR. The ORR connects the project to the commercial and IT hubs of Hitec City and Gachibowli, to the interiors of Hyderabad city as well as to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad (28 km away), which can be reached within 30-40 minutes from here. The Khajaguda Lake and Khajaguda Heritage Rock Formation lie near the rear of the complex, offering a good backdrop.
Public transportation connectivity to the project is not too good, though residents are likely to prefer using their own vehicles or take a cab. Buses to near here are rather few. The nearest railway station, Hitec City MMTS station, is 9.5 km away. The Hyderabad Metro, to begin operations around June 2017, however, is expected to significantly improve connectivity to other parts of the city and the nearest metro station, Shilparamam, is 7.5 km from here.
Aparna Elixir: Social Conveniences
Aparna Elixir is surrounded by a number of social amenities, which is a great benefit for prospective residents of this complex. Some of the best schools in the city such as Oakridge International School (2 km), Delhi Public School (2.5 km), Delhi School of Excellence (6.5 km) and Phoenix Greens International School (5.5 km) are in close proximity to the project site. Prestigious higher educational institutions such as Indian School of Business (6 km), University of Hyderabad (8 km), NIFT (8 km) and ICFAI University (8 km) are at a short distance from here.
Medical care options too are plenty, the most prominent being Continental Hospitals (4.5 km), Care Hospitals (5 km) and MaxCure Hospital (8 km). Malls such as Inorbit Mall (7.5 km) and South Indian Shopping Mall (4.5 km) are a short drive away, with Forum Sujana Mall and Manjeera Mall in Kukatpally also within the project’s neighbourhood. In short, residents have plenty of avenues to satisfy their needs.
Aparna Elixir: Site Overview
Aparna Elixir is coming up on a 12 acre land parcel. The project comprises 73 high-end triplex villas in clusters, divided by a good network of internal roads. The planned greenery in the complex should be taken note of, each villa will have a private garden while there will be landscaped lawns next to the clubhouse and trees along the roads.
When I visited the site, I could see that many villas were complete, with work on for the remaining ones. Along one side of the complex is the clubhouse and many other amenities for residents. The developer plans to hand over possession of the villas by August 2017. As photo-taking was not allowed within the complex or the villas, the site photographs attached are taken from the outside.
Aparna Elixir: Villa Overview
Each of the villas in Aparna Elixir is either east-facing or west-facing, with the former coming at an additional premium. The villas are either 4 BHK or 5 BHK, with the built-up area of a villa beginning from 4,693 sq. ft. The all-inclusive price (including utility and amenity charges, documentation and maintenance etc.) for a west-facing villa of this size is approx. Rs. 5 crore while for an east-facing villa is Rs. 5.1 crore. Should one wish to get an internal lift or air-conditioners installed by the developer (optional), additional charges will be payable. Also, any additional built-up area will be charged at a rate of Rs. 5000/sq. ft.
Apart from the brand value of Aparna, a major reason for the high-end prices of the villas here is their design, offering residents plenty of conveniences and personal space as well as its high-end specifications, befitting the resident profile of the complex. Each villa comes with parking for 2 vehicles. One enters the villa through a grand double-heighted foyer, which leads to the drawing room and powder room on one side and the dining room on the other. Next to the dining room is a bedroom with a walk-in closet and an attached toilet, as well as both dry and wet kitchens. Apart from all this, there is also a store and a maid’s room with a toilet, accessible through a separate entrance, two decks and private lawns at both the front and rear of the villa.
Moving to the first floor, one comes across a large lobby and the living room for the family to congregate and spend quality time together. This floor contains two bedrooms with an attached closet and toilet and another room, which can be used either as an additional bedroom or study. The pooja room and a linen closet for residents to keep their beddings, towels etc. are also on this floor. The second floor has 1 more bedroom and the home theatre room, as well as a large terrace. Not only does this design ensure all residents can maintain their privacy, it shows how the developer has provided plentiful space for all residents’ day-to-day activities. A staircase has been provided for internal movement and a private lift can be installed at an additional cost. Selected villas come with a private swimming pool.
The premium nature of the villas is evident, if one looks at their specifications. Imported aluminum sections have been used for all doors and windows. The entrance foyer has imported marble flooring, while the dining room, master bedroom, pooja room and first floor lobby have amalgamated marble flooring. The living room and home theatre room have laminated wooden flooring, while the other bedrooms use large and glossy 800X1200 mm vitrified tiles. Bathrooms will have fittings by reputed global brands and a glass partition in the shower area. Provision of telephone, cable television and internet connectivity will be made in the living room and all bedrooms. All villas will be provided 100% power backup, softened water from an onsite water treatment plant (WTP) and piped gas facility.
Aparna Elixir: Amenities Overview
Aparna Elixir will have a 17,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, offering a number of facilities for residents and their families. Among the more notable ones are a crèche, pre-school, guest rooms for visitors, Hobby room and a coffee shop. A separate room will be provided for yoga or meditation, while the clubhouse will also have a library, a gymnasium and a swimming pool. Indoor facilities for sports include two mini soccer courts and two billiards/pool tables.
Next to the clubhouse will be landscaped lawns, a children play area, amphitheatre and facilities for outdoor games such as a tennis court, a half basketball court and a multipurpose court.
Every aspect of Aparna Elixir, whether its design, specifications, amenities both within the complex and within residents’ homes, indicates the attention paid by developers to the needs and preferences of its discerning target segment, which represents the top honchos, successful professionals and business people, who have far greater expectations regarding their dream home. Quality always comes at a premium and this, combined with the developer’s reputation and track record, which is critical for a home buyer particularly in these times, warrant the project’s high-end positioning.