The expansion that the city of Hyderabad has seen and continues to see over the last two decades is spellbinding, particularly along its western side. The IT boom and better infrastructure, particularly road infrastructure, have ensured that places, which were little more than villages with only the bare minimum amenities till 10-15 years ago, today boast of top class facilities for shopping, healthcare and recreation. One such area that has changed beyond recognition is Chandanagar along the Mumbai-Hyderabad highway. Aparna Constructions and Estates Pvt. Ltd., one of the biggest names in the Hyderabad real estate sector, have recognized the area’s growth and have come up with a number of projects in this same area, one of which is Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze.
This project is one part of a series of contiguous projects by Aparna, which include the completed Aparna HillPark Avenues and Aparna HillPark Boulevard and the ready to move in Aparna HillPark Gardenia villa project. I recently visited the site of Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze to understand the changes that have come about since our last visit and have mentioned details of the same below.
Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze: Improved Connectivity
Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze is around 2 km from the Mumbai-Hyderabad highway, which residents need to get to, in order to catch a bus or train to other parts of the city or for shopping etc. Aparna now runs a regular shuttle service from the project to the highway, which has resolved a major concern for its residents.
Additionally, the Hyderabad Metro project is scheduled to start operations from June 2017 and the terminal station of Miyapur, barely 6 km from here, will greatly improve connectivity to and from here. Many prestigious schools such as Delhi Public School and Oakridge International School in Manikonda have their buses plying till the complex, which is a major boon for children and their parents as well.
Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze: Apartment Overview
During my visit to Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze, I could see that almost all apartment buildings were completed, a vast majority of units have been sold and a number of units are already occupied. This 12.5 acre complex has 11 residential towers, each having 15 residential levels, built above 2 levels of parking. The apartments are 2 and 3 BHK, with a total of 943 units in the entire project. While the 2 BHK apartments are available in a single size of 1295 sq. ft., the 3 BHK apartments have options of 1610, 1695, 1825, 2250 and 2335 sq. ft. Two car parking spaces will be provided to each apartment owner.
The apartment configurations are quite varied and prospective residents would be advised to look at all floor plans to choose what works for them best. While some apartments come with space for a study, others offer more sit-outs or terraces, while the larger ones have a dressing area attached to the master bedroom. Another feature that stood out for me was that in all apartments, there are only attached toilets, no common ones. The view from the higher apartments was breath-taking; I could see the lovely lawns and clubhouse of the complex as well as the perennial lake, Gangaram Cheruvu, which adjoins the complex.
Aparna has a reputation for good design and construction quality and the same is apparent in this project as well. All homes are open from three sides and there are no common walls between any two units. Apart from preserving residents’ privacy, it ensures the house is bathed in natural light during the day; in the sample apartment that I saw, the sunlight was reaching even the kitchen at the opposite end of the apartment from the sit-out. The fittings used in the apartments are by reputed global brands, while the vitrified tiles used in flooring are manufactured by Aparna themselves. Apart from this, all homes with have provision of internet connectivity, generator backup for 6 points for 2 BHK and 7 points for 3 BHK units, intercom facility for security and cable TV and telephone connectivity in the living room and master bedroom.
The base price of a west-facing apartment in Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze is Rs. 4,349/sq. ft., while for an east-facing apartment, it comes to Rs. 4,449/sq. ft. The overall price for a 2 BHK apartment comes to Rs. 70 lakh. A 3 BHK apartment of 1610 sq. ft. costs Rs. 86 lakh, a 1695 apartment can be purchased for Rs. 90 lakh, while an 1825 sq. ft. apartment comes to Rs. 97 lakh. The pricing is an indicator of the premium nature of the project as well as the developer’s brand.
Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze: Amenities Overview
Aparna is known for its amenity-rich projects and in Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze, it takes this several notches ahead. To begin with, the landscaping of the complex deserves a mention, be it the fountains at the entrance or the beautiful lawns along the lakefront as well as between the residential towers. This creates a green and peaceful environment within the complex while also providing spaces for social interactions among residents, creating stronger bonds between them. With vehicular movement restricted to a designated path, residents can take a relaxed walk or jog along the pathway provided in the lawns without needing to worry about vehicles.
The clubhouse is an impressive structure, having a built up area of 30,000 sq. ft. It boasts of a beautiful entrance lounge and numerous facilities such as a day care for residents’ children, guest suites for residents’ visitors to stay in, a video lounge to watch movies or sports programmes, spa, air-conditioned gymnasium and a billiards/pool room. An elevated swimming pool with deck chairs is a good place to relax, while enjoying a view of the neighbouring lake.
Next to the clubhouse are a cricket net, tennis court and basketball court. In addition, towards the southern side of the complex (away from the entrance) is a skating rink and a second swimming pool. There are fitness stations and children’s play areas at regular intervals in the lakeside as well as the central lawns. The latter also has two badminton courts. To complete the picture, is a fully functional commercial complex next to the entrance, which has a supermarket, ATM and a pharmacy.
Aparna HillPark Lake Breeze has come a long way in a very short space of time. This project has many positives; the biggest being the construction quality, the plethora of amenities, the vastly improved connectivity, the developer’s reputation and the ready to move in apartments. Among the most sought after projects in Chandanagar, this premium project has plenty to offer to prospective residents, looking for a peaceful lifestyle in a thriving community.