Travel Information

Flight Connectivity

Hyderabad has direct international connectivity to some cites of Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. One can reach Hyderabad either by a direct connection or via Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai or Kolkata. Delhi and Mumbai have direct connectivity to all major cities of the world and are within 2 hours flight time from Hyderabad.

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is the sixth busiest airport in India and is Located 30 km south of downtown Hyderabad. The RGIA, though new, already has a number of feathers in its cap, from being rated Rank One airport in the world (in the 5-15 million passenger category), to being ranked 5th worldwide in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) annual survey by the Airports Council International (ACI). More info at www.hyderabad.aero/

Train

Hyderabad & Secunderabad railway stations are well-connected to a number of Indian cities. Some of the major routes include to the places of Allahabad Junction, New Delhi, and Howrah Jn. There are 2 weekly trains connecting Allahabad Junction to Hyderabad, 1 weekly trains connecting New Delhi to Hyderabad, and 1 weekly trains connecting Howrah Junction to Hyderabad.

Some of the popular trains travelling to Hyderabad are

Train Name & Service # Destitation Operates
Nizamuddin Exp(12721) New Delhi 7 times a week
SC DURONTO EXP(12219) Mumbai Wed & Sat
LTT VSKP EXP(18520) Mumbai 7 times a week
RAJDHANI EXP(22691) Bengaluru 7 times a week
Rayalaseema Exp(17429) Tirupati 7 times a week
Charminar Exp(12759) Chennai 7 times a week
Hyb Qln Spl(07109) Kollam 7 times a week

Travelling in one of these trains will be a memorable experience.

Visa and Immigration

Important information on visa and immigration requirements can be obtained from

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/

http://mha.nic.in/ForeigDiv/ForeigHome.htm

  • All delegates (except those from Nepal & Bhutan) need valid Visa to enter India.
  • The delegates are advised to contact the nearest Indian Embassy / High Commission/Consulate in their country in order to obtain Visa.
  • The congress secretariat would send the Invitation letter for Visa purpose upon request.

Travel Insurance

It is advisable to obtain travel and health insurance. Such insurance should cover payment for medical care in the case of hospitalization as well as the cost of repatriation to home country if that should become necessary. The Organizers will ensure availability of ambulance service and hospital information but do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance.

Currency

The currency in India is Indian Rupee (represented as ` or INR). Currency notes come in the denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 2,000. The currency may be exchanged at the airport on arrival. Most bank ATMs honor Visa, Visa Electron, Master and Maestro cards and you may use these ATMs also to withdraw money. ATMs will also be available at the conference venue. Most hotels, shops and other establishments accept credit cards. Master and VISA cards are accepted at almost all such establishments whereas some of them accept Diners & American Express cards as well.

Local connectivity from Hyderabad Airport

Radio Cabs

Licensed Radio cabs and Telangana State Road Transportation Corporation operated pre-paid taxi services are available at the Airport. There are also Apps based taxi services available (Uber, Ola, etc,.), which can be booked through mobile Apps.

Aero Express

Aero express is an Airport shuttle bus service from the airport to many important destinations in the city. These are air-conditioned coaches that ply every hour and are relatively inexpensive for single person travel.