Hyderabad, the city of the Nizams, is the capital of Telengana State. It is a city steeped in time, with a modern technological side to it. Hyderabad has some of India’s greatest archaeological wonders, amazing museums and palaces. It is famous for its traditional cuisine, textile and weave and pearls. With IT boom, it is a major centre for the Tech Industry in India and is so called ‘Cyberabad’. The city has beautiful lakes like the Osman Lake and the famous heart shaped Hussain Sagar Lake, with a 15 feet tall statue of Buddha at its centre. This city of mystical culture with a rich history and heritage is linked to the Middle East in terms of modern infrastructure and business. The world famous five-day long Deccan Festival or Hyderabad Festival takes place every February to celebrate the rich art, culture, literature, music and cuisines of Hyderabad. Hyderabad is already an established MICE destination on world map with Hyderabad Convention Visitors Bureau (HCVB) actively promoting and propagating Hyderabad as a MICE destination.
Why To Go
November to February is cool and pleasant Advance planning for optimal infrastructure and facilities for a MICE event is essential because leisure tourism is pretty popular in the vacation seasons.
Things To Do
Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) provides unmatched facilities and services. It is just 45 minutes drive away from the airport, located at the heart of the city, and is adjacent to a world class 5-star hotel. It has 65000 square feet pillar free hall and a pre function foyer. It is ‘Green Globe’ certified with architecture and designs of international standards. With 37 break away rooms including specialised meeting rooms and speaker preparatory rooms, and multiple smaller and flexible venues, more than one event can simultaneously run seamlessly. There are organiser’s suits, bedrooms for guests, business centre facilities and well equipped VIP lounge for parallel sessions to take place. In-house audio visual assistance, wifi, bandwidth and connectivity and dedicated event planning and execution teams make the events smooth. Besides a huge parking with valet, the mentionable point is a 16 terminals registration area which enables crowd management without trouble. Ramoji Film City, 32kms away from the main city of Hyderabad, is spread across 2000 acres with numerous entertainment facilities. Sets of the Wild West to Indian Bazars, palaces to slums, airports and railway stations are present. This Amusement Park is a popular MICE destination for any king of entertaining corporate events, say incentives and award ceremonies. Thematic marriage events at Ramoji are out of the world experiences. The Tollywood stars are seen around Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills making the Tinsel Town a notable place. It is home to the entertainment industry with their bungalows, apartments and studios here. The business centre and the central business district are sprawling around this area and so are some of the imposing 5-star properties with world class facilities and services. There hotels are experts in holding MICE events. They have separate meeting rooms and meeting spaces. Some of them even have meeting spaces as big as 5000 square feet. Even 5-star properties around Hussain Sagar have separate convention centres with optimal infrastructure.
What to Eat & Where
Hyderbadi Dum Biriyani and Mutton Paya and delicious traditional desserts are most popular in Hyderabad and these specialities can easily be included in the pre planned customised menu.
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The Charminar, Makkah Masjid and the Golkonda Fort are archaeological treasures. The Chowmahalla Palace, the palace of the Nizams with his collection of cars is another interesting place to visit. There are some significant museums in Hyderabad. The main market, Laad Bazaar, is around the old Hyderabad area. Hyderabad is famous for Hyderabadi Biriyani, Irani chai (tea), pearls and the indigenous weaves and fabrics. All these are available at the market. Shilparamam, an arts and crafts village, preserving and propagating Indian handicrafts and Ponchampally, a village famous for its weaves and textiles are intriguing places to visit.