The rise of western Hyderabad (better known as Cyberabad) as a major IT, financial and educational hub has developed not just the areas of Hitec City and Gachibowli, where these establishments are located, but many other areas around them while expanding the city’s boundaries at the same time. Among the biggest contributors to this development has been Aparna Constructions & Estates Pvt. Ltd., which has come up with a number of projects, catering to various segments of home buyers. One such project is Aparna HillPark Gardenia, a luxury villa project in Chandanagar.
The origin of this project is interesting: Aparna purchased a large land parcel, adjacent to the site of this project and began construction there. All the land-owners, who together held the area on which the project stands, decided to approach Aparna to develop their land as well. Aparna agreed and the villas that have come up since have been divided, with some owned by the land-owners and the rest by Aparna. Hence, one can approach either party to purchase a villa here. In this article, we look at Aparna HillPark Gardenia in greater detail.
Aparna HillPark Gardenia: Location & Connectivity
To arrive at Aparna HillPark Gardenia, one needs to take the Hyderabad-Mumbai highway till Chandanagar and then, turn on to PJR Enclave Road. After about a kilometer, one needs to take a left turn from the signboard indicating the project. A short picturesque drive with a hill on one side and a lake (Gangaram Cheruvu) on the other side later, one arrives at the project site. Aparna has 3 other projects next door: Aparna HillPark Avenues, Aparna HillPark Boulevard and Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze. This project primarily caters to professionals and businesspeople, working in the nearby areas of Miyapur, Kukatpally and Lingampally as well as head honchos of various IT companies around Hitec City and Gachibowli, who desire (and can afford) an independent villa.
While the Hyderabad-Mumbai highway (2.5 km away) is well-serviced by buses, none come towards the project. Aparna runs regular shuttle buses from the project site to the highway for the purpose. Chandanagar MMTS railway station (4 km) is the nearest railhead, from which one can take a suburban train to the major train stations of Secunderabad and Nampally. The Hyderabad Metro, due to be launched in June 2017, will further improve connectivity to the project with the nearest station, Miyapur, being 6.5 km from here. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad (42 km away) is at the opposite end of the city, but can be easily reached in around an hour, using the Outer Ring Road expressway, which is not too far.
Aparna HillPark Gardenia: Social Conveniences
If one is to look at the various social conveniences which residents of Aparna HillPark Gardenia can access in the neighbourhood, one can see some good options, but not too many of them nearby. The best schools in the vicinity include St. Anns School (4.5 km), Sancta Maria International School (6.5 km) and Chirec International School (10.5 km), although the most preferred options for residents were Oakridge International School and Delhi Public School (both 15 km away), which also run buses to here. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU, 10 km), University of Hyderabad (11 km) and NIFT (11.5 km) are among the most prominent higher educational institutions in the vicinity.
Hospitals such as Pranaam Hospital and Healix Hospital are within 4 km from here, but the more reputed ones nearby include Citizens Hospital (9 km) and Mythri Hospital (5 km). Aparna has set up a supermarket and clinic near the entrance of the project, from where residents can purchase their groceries or get normal medical treatments done. Also, the nearby Hyderabad-Mumbai highway boasts of a number of shopping centers, providing all kinds of products for residents.
Aparna HillPark Gardenia: Site Overview
Aparna HillPark Gardenia occupies an area of 16 acres, 80% of which is open space. The project contains 116 luxury duplex villas, of which 43 come under the land-owners’ share, while the remaining are with Aparna. All villas are arranged in blocks, which are criss-crossed by roads, with parking space for 2 vehicles provided within each villa. A set of 14 villas nearest to the entrance are at a slight elevation compared to the rest and offer a nice view of the entire project.
At the time of my visit, I could see that exterior work was completed for most villas, though I got the impression that many of the early purchasers are getting their interiors done before moving in. An onsite sewage treatment plant (STP) treats sewage from homes and reuses it for watering the gardens, while a water treatment plant augments the water supply to the complex by softening the water drawn from bore wells. The project also has a clubhouse and a swimming pool, but they were not accessible at the time of my visit, so I cannot comment on the same.
Aparna HillPark Gardenia: Villa Overview
All villas in Aparna HillPark Gardenia are 4 bedroom, duplex villas, which are either east-facing or west-facing. Villa sizes vary greatly, from 3,409 sq. ft. to 5,205 sq. ft. (including ground floor, first floor and parking), though most villas are at or near the lower area figure. Each villa comes for a price starting from approx. Rs. 2.8 crores upwards.
The ground floor of each villa has the portico, which is sufficient to park two cars. As one enters the apartment through the foyer, one comes across the drawing room, followed by the living and dining room. Next to the dining room is the kitchen, which contains a store and a utility area. Next to it is a deck, leading to the villa’s private garden. Also, on this floor are one bedroom (with attached toilet) and the maid’s room and toilet, which have a separate entrance from the rear.
The first floor contains a lounge as well as the Pooja room, master bedroom and two other bedrooms. Each of these bedrooms has an attached toilet and a dressing room. The best part of this floor is the large sit-out provided next to the lounge, which allows residents to soak in the cool air and enjoy the beautiful sunrise or sunset from the comfort of their homes. A large terrace lies atop the villa, with a staircase provided for internal movement of residents.
The developer is offering 100% power backup for all appliances, including ACs and geysers. All bedrooms, kitchen and the living and dining room have vitrified tile flooring, while the staircase and entrance has amalgamated marble flooring. Provision will be made for cable TV, telephone points and internet connection in all rooms of the villa.
Aparna HillPark Gardenia: Amenities Overview
All amenities in the complex are concentrated in and around the clubhouse located near the rear of the complex. The clubhouse comes with ample parking space and has facilities such as an air-conditioned lounge, gymnasium, steam room, spa, swimming pool and kids’ pool, along with facilities for indoor games such as billiards, snooker and table tennis.
Along the periphery of the complex are green lawns for residents to walk in or engage in social interactions with each other. In addition, there are pergolas, a basketball court, tennis court as well as a party lawn behind the clubhouse for any private or community functions.
Aparna HillPark Gardenia offers good quality villas for home buyers, who wish to have their own private home, separate from the usual apartments and at the same time, wishing to take possession at the earliest, as most villas are ready to move in. Built by a reputed developer in the midst of plenty of greenery and natural beauty and away from the hustle and bustle of the main city, this project holds plenty of appeal for its target class.