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. The host city for the conference, Hyderabad, is readily accessible from intercity and overseas.
From the conference attendees point of view, the host city Hyderabad has a lot to offer. One can experience the Royal grandeur of Nizam's (who ruled Hyderabad before Independence); experience the culinary feast. Hyderabad is truly a gourmet's paradise. Known for its biryani – a rice dish with succulent melt-in-the-mouth pieces of meat cooked delicately with the best Indian spices. Top the taste with a spoonful of Qubani ka meetha – a delicious dessert of apricots and cream and feel the charm of the Nizams overcome you.
Experience the charm and architecture of Old monuments like Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Falaknuma Palace, Taramati Baradri, Qutub Shahi Tombs. Not to miss the new face of the town which offers ample shopping opportunities, nightlife, sports bar, metro rides etc. One has a lot to explore around Hyderabad post conference as well. Shopping here is a unique experience too. Head to the old city and explore the lanes of the colourful marketplace. Bright, beautiful bangles, pearls of all shapes and sizes, exquisite Indian embroidery, you'll be spoilt for choice! For the more urban shoppers, there are of course swanky malls and designer boutiques.
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 Qutb Shahi and AsafJahi 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. The magnificent palaces and the forts still stand tall, inviting you to experience the glorious history of the past. The royal legacy of the city of Hyderabad waits to embrace you with its warm hospitality and myriad attractions. Add to that a brilliant platform for exchange of knowledge and interaction.
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