About Hyderabad

Hyderabad

The Host City

Hyderabad, the capital of the Telangana State, is the fifth largest cosmopolitan city in India. The city thrives with a variety of cultures intermingled into an astounding culture that gives it a distinct identity of its own. This is where tradition fuses with modernity, and heritage structures vie with modern high-rise buildings to add to the beauty of the city. Located in the heart of the Deccan plateau, about 500 m above sea level, Hyderabad is known for awe inspiring prehistoric rocks and natural lakes, along with a variety of flora and fauna. This City of Pearls, has been at the crossroads of global commerce dating back a 1000 years when the powerful Qutub Shahi and Asaf Jahi dynasties of Persian origin ruled. The emergence of a flourishing IT hub has given rise to the moniker of “Cyberabad.”Hyderabad is home to some of the premier educational institutions in India. These include the Osmania University (It is the seventh oldest in the Country and third oldest in South India, set up by His Excellency Nizam VII Mir Osman Ali Khan.

Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from heritage monuments, lakes and parks, gardens and resorts, museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience.

For more information about Hyderabad, visit:
http://www.incredibleindia.org/index.html : Official Government Website
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/andhra-pradesh/hyderabad-and-secunderabad : Lonely Plant Guideto India
http://www.hyderabadtourism.in/ : Public tourism site.

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Local Sight-seeing

City Transport Options

Various local transport options like bus, cars, auto rickshaw and suburban trains are available for getting around Hyderabad city. Self & chauffeur driven cars on rent are available at https://www.avis.co.in/ and https://www.mylescars.com/

Rental car services like Ola & Uber are available within 5-15 min. of booking and assure smooth and safe drives with GPS tracking and driver confirmation messages. The fares are very economical and various payment facilities make them user friendly and help delegates make their travel smooth.

Charminar

Hyderabad is almost synonymous with the Charminar. Built by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, in the sixteenth century, at the centre of the original city layout, Charminar lies in all its splendour in the middle of LadBazaar – Hyderabad’s famous bangle destination.

Golconda Fort

Golconda is one of the most famous forts of India. Originally a mud fort built in the 16th century, it was rebuilt by the first three Qutub Shahi kings over a period of 62 years. The exclusive Sound & Light Show takes you right back in time.

Qutub Shahi Tombs

The tombs of the legendary Qutub Shahi kings, the only tombs in the world where the entire dynasty has been buried at one place are at a short distance from Banjara Darwaza of the Golconda Fort.

Mecca Masjid

Mecca Masjid located near the Charminar, is so named because the building blocks were brought from Mecca to build the central arch. The Qutub Shah started building the mosque, which was completed later by Aurangzeb in 1694.

Salar Jung Museum

This museum is one of the largest personal collections of antiques by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III

Chow Mohalla Complex

The Chow Mohalla was built by the Nizams over a period of 1857 to 1869. The complex comprises four palaces in Moghul and European styles – hence the Chow Mohalla.

Birla Mandir

The tombs of the legendary Qutub Shahi kings, the only tombs in the world where the entire dynasty has been buried at one place are at a short distance from Banjara Darwaza of the Golconda Fort.

Pochampally Handloom Park Ltd. (PHPL)

Pochampally Handloom Park Ltd is an integrated textile park that houses designing, dyeing and weaving facility for textiles under a single roof, located in Kanumukkala Village, Pochampally Mandal, 40 km from Hyderabad.

Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma Palace is one of the finest palaces in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It belonged to Paigah Hyderabad State, and it was later owned by the Nizams. It is on a 32-acre (13 ha) area in Falaknuma, 5 km from Charminar. It is now a heritage hotel in the Taj Group.

Hyderabad Metro Rail

Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is the world’s largest Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in the Metro rail sector. Metro rail and other forms of Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) are emerging as prominent infrastructure requirement offering a viable solution to the transportation woes that accompany urban expansion. Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Project is an integrated urban transport development project with inter-modal connectivity and convenient sky walks that will mark the beginning of an era of seamless commuting across Hyderabad.