Travel to Hyderabad
Here is where the historic City of Pearls meets the modern metropolis. Upon arrival take some time to explore the 400-year-old historic city, making sure to visit the Charminar – the “Four Minarets” – the icon of Hyderabad, boasting 50 metre towers and a 140-step climb to the top. Next, be sure to visit Mecca Masijd, one of the oldest, and the biggest, mosque in the city, and an architectural triumph in granite. Not far are the Chowmahalla and Falaknuma Palaces, which allows you to imagine the city’s opulent past, as well as the Golconda Fort, with its amazing “echo” system, which was used to communicate with – and listen to – those inside. Finally, for those with an eye for style, you must not miss the H.E.H. The Nizam’s Museum, which hosts the world-famous wardrobe of Mahbub Ali Pasha, who is famous for never having worn the same thing twice. Do not forget to visit the Ramoji Film City, the largest film studio in the world, and one of India's largest theme parks.
Flights to Hyderabad India’s IT capital
Hyderabad was long ago a pearl and diamond trading centre. Now if you travel to Hyderabad on business you will still be in good company, but these days you will mingle with the employees of Microsoft and Google, which both have their India headquarters there. After your work meeting in one of Hyderabad’s sophisticated office buildings, take some time to relax in one of the city’s many modern shopping malls, or take a break from the hectic city in the beautiful Public Gardens or on the banks of the Hussain Sagar Lake, an artificial lake and historical landmark dating from 1562. And don’t forget to sample the city’s unique cuisine, a vibrant mix of southern Indian traditions and royal Mughlai flavours. The city is most famous for the rice dish biryani, which has a distinct and appetizing aroma you will never forget. The city boasts many new restaurants, due to its prosperous young professionals, and you can benefit alongside them no matter your budget. Don’t forget to finish your meal – and your trip – with an Irani chai, the delicious local tea.