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HYDERABAD, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is the fifth largest cosmopolitan city in India, rich in culture, enduring history and industrial growth. It is unique in being one of the few cities where tradition and technology co-exist. With a dynamic leadership, the state is steering the nation to new dimensions in the fields of Information Technology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Business Management, Construction, etc. - to emerge as a land of immense business opportunities.


Fact Sheet on HYDERABAD

  • The city houses several Techno-townships, Hardware Parks, Software Parks, Apparel Export Parks, Special Economic Zones and Industrial Promotion Parks.

  • Hyderabad is the seat of learning - has 8 Universities, professional colleges, more than 200 engineering colleges, the International Institute of Information Technology(IIIT), the Indian School of Business (ISB), the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI)– only to name a few.

  • Hyderabad is the city of pearls and pearl ornaments, silverware, saris, ‚'Nirmal' and 'Kalamkari' paintings and artefacts; unique 'Bidri' handicraft items; lacquer bangles studded with stones and silk, cotton, handloom clothing materials.

  • The city is also a great tourist centre for its rich culture, ancient forts and monuments including the Charminar, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Birla Mandir, Golconda Fort, Public Gardens, Lumbini Park, NTR Gardens, Necklace Road, Salarjung Museum, Lad Bazaar, Shilparamam ...

  • Hyderabad is well linked to other cities in India and to International destinations including the Middle East and South East Asia.

  • The City will soon have a modern international airport that will leverage its ideal geographic location while also enhancing global connectivity.

  • Hyderabad is also home for the choicest of luxury hotels that are located within 10-km range of HITEX Exhibition Centre.


Key Data

Population
6.4 Million
Literacy Rate % (1991) 70.7
Total Area 1864 sq. kms.
Latitudes 17o 20' N
Longitude 78o 30' E
Altitude 536 m

Climate

Month
Average Temperature oC
Average Rainy Days in a Year (Rainfall in 'cm')
Daily
Minimum
Daily
Maximum
January
14.7
28.6
February
17.0
31.8
March
20.3
35.2
April
24.1
37.6
May
26.0
38.8
June
23.9
34.4
  8 (9.6 cm Rainfall)
July
22.5
30.5
11 (16.4 cm Rainfall)
August
22.0
29.6
10 (17 cm Rainfall)
September
21.7
30.1
  9 (18 cm Rainfall)
October
20.0
30.4
  6 (9 cm Rainfall)
November
16.4
28.8
December
14.1
27.8
Source : India Meteorological Dept., Govt. of India; (www.imd.ernet.in)

Hotels


Taj Krishna *****
(A Taj Luxury Hotel) Road No.1 Banjara Hills Hyderabad-34 Tel.040-55662323 Rs.3800 to Rs.22000- (US$120 to 500) plus 15% tax.
e-Mail : tkhbc.hyd@tajhotels.com

Taj Banjara *****
Road No.1 Banjara Hills Hyderabad-34 Tel.040-55669999 Rs.2600 to Rs.10000 (US$90 to 300) plus 15% tax.
e-Mail : tbhresv.hyd@tajhotels.com

ITC Hotel Kakatiya Sheraton & Towers *****
Begumpet, Hyderabad-16, Tel. 040-23400132 Fax. 040-23401045 Rs.3300 to Rs.25000 (US$100 to 500) + 15% tax. e-Mail : mail@welcomegroup.com

The Tulip Manohar ****
Airport Exit Road, Begumpet Hyderabad-16, Tel. 040-27903333 / 55313333 Rs.2200 to Rs.9000 plus 15% tax.
Email: manohar@hd1.vsnl.net.in

Taj Residency ****
Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34, Tel.040-55663939, Rs.2900 to Rs.6500 (US$100 to 250) plus 15% tax.
e-Mail : trhbcentre.hyd@tajhotels.com

Viceroy Hotel ****
Opp. Hussain Sagar Lake, Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad-80, Tel.040-27538383 Rs.2500 to Rs.6500 plus 15% tax (Incl. of breakfast).
Email: viceroy@hyd1.vsnl.net.in

Green Park ***
Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16 Tel.040-23757575 Fax.040-23757677 Rs.2200 to Rs.4450 (Incl. of breakfast).
e-Mail: hyd@hotelgreenpark.com


Aditya Park Inn International*** Aditya Trade Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad - 38, Tel. 040-55788888 Fax.040-55789999; eMail: api@sarovarparkplaza.com; Special Rates for Visitors/Exhibitors to HITEX-Superior Single Room - Rs.1800/-, Superior Double Room - Rs.2100/-, Deluxe Single Room - Rs.2200/-, Deluxe Double Room - Rs.2500/-; plus 5% Tax


Hotel Baseraa ***
9-1-167/168, S.D.Road, Secunderabad-3, Tel.040-27703200 Fax.040-27704745, *Rs.1200 to Rs.2150 (Incl. of breakfast).


Hotel Golkonda ***
10-1-124, Masab Tank, Hyderabad-28 Tel.040-23320202 / 23320303 Fax.040-23320404; Executive Single Room - Rs.2100/-, Executive Double Room - Rs.2400/-, Executive Suite - Rs.2700/-, Deluxe Suite - Rs.2900/-, Extra Bed - Rs.300/-; Plus 5% tax (Incl. of buffet breakfast),
Email: golconda@nettlinx.com

upto 40% discount on above tariff for HITEX guests


Kamat Lingapur Hotel ***
1-10-44/2, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16, Tel.040-27764242 Fax.040-27765151 Rs.1250 to Rs.2100 (US$ 28 to 48) (Incl. of breakfast) No taxes Email: kamat_lingapur@hotmail.com

Hotel Harsha **
39 Public Garden Road, Nampally Hyderabad-1, Tel.040-23201188/55631188 Fax.040-23202729, *Rs.515 to Rs.1085 email: harsha@hd1.vsnl.net.in

Hotel Pearl Regency **
11-5-431, Red Hills, Lakdi-ka-pul Hyderabad-4, Tel.040-55666555 Fax.040-23376004 *Rs.1375 to Rs.1975 plus 5% tax (Incl. of breakfast).
Email: info@pearlregency.com

Hotel Asrani International *** M.G. Road, Secunderabad-3, Tel.040-27842267/68 Fax.040-27846903, Rs.1100 to Rs.1400/- (Incl. of breakfast).


Travel Services


Air Travels


Jet Airways Pvt. Ltd.
Nav Bharat Chambers, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad-82
Tel: 23401222 / 2790 5851 / 55620161 / 27900118.


Sahara India Airlines

5-9-62, Fateh Maidan Khan Lateef Khan Estate, Chapel Road
Hyderabad-1
Tel.27907940.


Air India
5-9-193, HACA Bhavan
Opp. Public Garden, Saifabad
Hyderabad-4.
Tel: 23237243 / 23237244 / 23241383 / 23233119 / 23232747.

Indian Airlines
Main Booking Office
Opp. Assembly, Saifabad, Hyderabad
Tel:23236902, Booking Office-23299333
Recorded Flight Information - 142
General Flight Information - 140
Reservations - 141
Tele Check in - 27906555
Railways Enquiry
                                                                                Telephone
Train Enquiry (Manual For Arr./Dep./Fare/Distance)
131
Reservation Enquiry (Manual For Acc./Confirmation)
135
Train Enquiry (IVRS) Telugu 1332, (Eng) 1331, Hindi 1333
Reservation Enquiries (IVRS Eng./ Hindi/Telugu)
1345
Bus Services
                                                                                Telephone
Imliban Bus Station - Enquiries & Reservation
24618685/24614406
Alighting Point
24601919
Jubilee Bus Station
27802203

Restaurants


Cafe Roulette
(Fine Diner for Italian, Indian & Mexican food with well stocked bar and great music),R K Plaza, Punjagutta, Hyderabad-82,

Copper Pot
North West Speciality Restaurant, Tulip Manohar, Airport Exit Road,Begumpet, Hyderabad-16
Tel. 27903333 / 55313333


Gaiety Restaurant,
Viceroy Hotel,
Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad-80
Tel. 27538383


Peshawari ITC Hotel Kakatiya Sheraton & Towers,
Begumpet,
Hyderabad-16, Tel. 23400132


Ohri's Cuisine Court
(Fast Food, Gufaa for Peshawari, Mings Court for Chinese, Silver Metro for Indian), 5-9-30/16-20, Opp. Gandhi Medical College, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad, Tel. 23298811 / 22,


Our Place
(Spread over 1.5 acres of natural beauty. events, b'day parties, conferences etc.) 8-2-602/E, Charan Pahadi, Road No.10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34 Tel. 23353422,

Once Upon A Time
(Tycoons Buffet Lunch)
Green Park Greenlands,
Begumpet, Hyderabad-16
Tel. 23757575, Fax. 23757677.

Minerva Coffee Shop
(A/c veg. restaurant, S.Indian, N-Indian,Chinese & tandoor dishes) 6-3-1110, Amrutha Mall, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-16.
Tel. 23404635 / 23415910.

Shri Rang Restaurant
(A/c vegetar-ian restaurant)
Kamat Lingapur Hotel
1-10-44/2, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16, Tel. 27764242, Fax. 27765151.

Southern Spice
(Authentic Andhra cuisine along with Chettinad, Tandoori and Chinese)
8-2-350/3/2, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34
Tel. 23353802 / 23353803.

Spice of Life
(North Indian, Continental, Chinese, Andhra & Hyderabadi)
Asrani International Hotel
M.G.Road Secunderabad-3 Tel. 27842267.

The Banana Leaf
Authentic Andhra Cuisine Tulip Manohar, Airport Exit Road
Begumpet, Hyderabad-16
Tel. 27903333 / 55313333.

The Blue Flower Taj Residency
Road No.1 Banjara Hills
Hyderabad-34 , Tel. 23393939
Buffet Lunch Rs.250/per head + 18% tax

The Jewel of Nizam Hotel Golkonda
10-1-124 Masab Tank
Hyderabad-28, Tel. 23320202 Ext:3446
Exe. buffet Rs.225 per head


Utsav-The Vegetarian Restaurant
(Multi Cuisine)
221 Tivoli Road, Biligiri Hotels
Secunderabad, Tel. 27720638/55263646


Nanking Chinese Restaurant
103 Parklane, Secunderabad-3
Tel. 27843634 / 27847120
*Rs.200 to Rs.300

Szechuan Garden
(Authentic Chinese Restaurant)
Taj Krishna
Road No.1 Banjara Hills
Hyderabad-34, Tel. 23392323

Wang's Kitchen
(Chinese, Thai, Malaysian)
6-3-456/C/1/2, MGR Estate Model House, Pantaloon Showroom Lane,
Dwarkapuri Colony Lane,
Hyderabad-29 Tel. 23352303


Pubs & Bars


Atrium Bar Taj Residency

Road No.1 Banjara Hills
Hyderabad-34
Tel. 23393939 Fax. 23392684

Escape
(The fun place), Green Park
Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16
Tel. 23757575, Fax. 23757677

Hunt Pub
(Pub with cowboys, music & dance)
IInd Floor, Amrutha Mall, Somajiguda
'X'Roads, Hyderabad-82, Tel. 55628784


One Flight Down
Quality Inn Residency
Public Garden Road
Hyderabad-1 Tel. 23204060


Out Swinger
Hotel Baseraa, 9-1-167/168
S.D.Road, Secunderabad-3
Tel. 27703200


Passport Pub-Music Bar
Ramada Hotel Manohar
Airport Exit Road Begumpet
Hyderabad-16 Tel. 27903333/55313333

Spanish Fly
(Pub Where Attitudes Come Alive) M.G.Road, Secunderabad-3 Tel. 27842267 Fax. 27846903

Under Deck
(The trendy Fun Pub with International Cocktails/band), Taj Banjara, Road No.1, Banjara Hills Hyderabad-34



Art Galleries


Also
(Contemporary art from Masters & up-coming artists from Bengal, Delhi and Hyderabad on display & sale) 3 & 5 White House, Beside Life Style Store, Begumpet, Hyderabad-16, Tel. 23412047, Fax. 23412682, Email:alsoshop@mail.com

Cinema Ghar
M.F.Husain's Museum of Art & Cinema, Plot No.55, Road No.12, Banjara Hills Hyderabad - 54, Tel. 23392602 / 23326085 10 a.m to 7 p.m. , Entrance Fees Rs.10/- Tuesday Closed

Daira-Centre for Art & Culture
(Contemporary, Traditional & Tribal art on display) 200 Banjara Petals (Old), Road No.5 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-34 Tel. 55598627 / 23237720 (R), Email: atiyaamjad@yahoo.com Open on all days except Sundays & public holidays on appointment

Kala Mandir Art Gallery
(Drawings & Painting Institute and Studio) 6-3-1206 Near St. Francis College, Begumpet Hyderabad-16, Tel. 23407546 (10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday holiday), (Paintings on display)


Museums


Salar Jung Museum
Hyderabad-2, Tel. 24523211
(10 a.m-5p.m. Fridays and public holidays closed)
Entry fee Rs.10/-Foreigners Rs.150/-


Hyderabad State Museum
Public Gardens, Public Garden Road
Hyderabad-1


Archival Museum
(A.P. State Archives and Research Institute)
Tarnaka, Hyderabad-7
Tel. 27018371


B.M. Birla Science & Technological Museum
Adarshnagar,
Hyderabad-63
Tel. 23241067.

H.E.H The Nizam's Museum
Purani Haveli, Behind Princess Durru Shehvar Children's Hospital
Hyderabad-2, Tel. 24521029
10 am- 5 pm Friday holiday
Entry: Adults-Rs.50
Students & children-Rs.15/-

Qutub Shahi Tombs Site Museum
Hyderabad-8
Entry fee Rs.2/- 9a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
(Fridays closed)
Tel. 23513410

Parks & Outings


Botanical Gardens open for the public at Kothaguda, Entry fees Adult Rs.10/- & Child Rs. 5/-

Himayat Sagar 22.5 kms away, runs parallel to Osman Sagar. It is a smaller tank named after Nizam VII's eldest son, Himayat Ali Khan. A part near the dam is green and ideal for a picnic and a small stretch of road on top of the dam can be a pleasant drive or walk. Tel.3453036

Indira Park is situated in Lower Tank Bund. Boating facilities are available.

Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park (Chiran Palace Grounds) situated on Jubilee Hills opposite L.V. Prasad Eye Institute is a paradise for walkers and joggers. Open from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Entry fee Rs 5/-.Annual membership Rs.250/-

Lumbini Park near Tank Bund has a musical fountain which is switched on at 7.15 p.m. 8 p.m & 9 p.m. Open all days from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday closed

Mir Alam Tank a reservoir 16 kms away was once the city's water source. Built by and named after Mir Alam, (Prime Minister of Hyderabad, 1804-1808) this tank is a unique piece of engineering with a mile-long bund formed by 21 arches.

Nehru Zoological Park spreads over 300 acres and is one of the largest in Asia. Large recreational parks, gardens, a mini train and animal rides, make it an ideal spot for a picnic. 8.35 a.m. to 5p.m. Closed on Mondays. Tel. 24477355

NTR Gardens is unique for its topography landscape large scale use of fibreglass. The 34 acre garden is located next to N T Rama Rao's Samadhi. With the opening of the garden the surrounding Hussainsagar has 3 parks Lumibini Park & Sanjeevaiah Park.

Ocean Park is a family amusement park for people of all ages with water rides - kiddies pool, dry rides, bumping cars, slam bomb etc. From 11 a.m.-8 p.m. At Gandipet Near C.B.I.T. College. office Tel. 23223824 Park 923-233335/6

Osman Sagar/Gandipet is 20 kms from the city. This 29 sq. kms reservoir was formed by damming the waters of the river Musi. Hyderabad receives some of its water supply from this lake. A popular picnic spot and weekend retreat with guest house facilities.

Durgum Cheruvu Lake - Pedal Boating organised by AP Tourism at Durgum Cheruvu Lake near Madhapur from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Mechanised Boat-Adult Rs.18/Child Rs.12/-,Water Scooter-Rs.45/per trip. For details call 23453036

Prime Time Amrutha Mall Somajiguda, for kiddies. Tel. 23326506

Shoppers Stop for Video Games Arcade & Pool Tables. Tel. 27761080

Runway9-Go karting on Medchal Road Kompally, 9 kms from Paradise X Roads. RTC Bus No. 229 Entry Fee Rs.10/- weekdays, Rs.20/- weekends. Timings: 3p.m.-11p.m. (Mon-Fri) 1p.m.-11 p.m. (Sat,Sun) Tel.928-232752/232753 Cell.98490 07875/35350

Sanjeevaiah Park is a major recreation centre at the end of Necklace Road. Houses a rose garden, rock garden and a floral clock.

Shameerpet 24 kms away north of Secunderabad has a deer park and a lake. Cottages may be rented near the lake through De Lara Resorts &Orchards Ltd. Tel.928244510/928244520

Tourist Information


A.P. Tourism Development
Corporation Ltd. Opp. FDC 3rd Floor A.C. Guards, Hyderabad-28 Tel. 23399416/55510131 Fax.23376990 Email: apttdc@satyam.net.in


Dept of Tourism
(www.aptourism.com) Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad-4 Tel. 23453036 / 23450165 Fax.23453086

Dept. of Tourism Govt. of India

Himayatnagar, Hyderabad
Tel.27630037

Tamil Nadu Govt.Tourism
Sandozi Building, Street No.1, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad-29 Tel.27667492

Tourism Information Bureau
Opp. Borgu Ram Krishna Building, Secretariat Road, Hyderabad-4 Tel.23453086 / 23453036

Jammu & Kashmir Govt. Tourist Office
5th Floor, Chandra Vihar Complex M.J. Road, Hyderabad-1 Tel./Fax .24734806

Translation Services


Alliance Francaise de Hyderabad
Indo French Cultural Centre

(All translations from French to English and from English to French)
10-2-9, Plot No.9, Road No.16,
West Marredpally, Secunderabad-26
Tel.27700734/27700735/27700736
Fax:27700731, Email: afhyd@sol.net.in

Hyderabad Translation Bureau
(Scientific, Technical & Commercial Translation services in all Indian & foreign languages)
1-7-9 Surabhi Sapphire, 303
Opp. Musheerabad Telephone Exchange, Hyderabad-20
Tel.27604654 / 55505400 / 55633221
Fax: 27613355 / 98480 12332

Ram Reddy Translation of documents in foreign languages
(French-English, Spanish-English)
4-30/A Snehapuri Colony,
P.P.Saroornagar,
Hyderabad-35, Tel.24036466/24031017
Email: ramreddy2000@hotmail.com

Sharayu Ghurye
(Translation from German to English & need based German courses)
303 Pushpakalyan Apts,
East Marredpally,
Secunderabad-26, Tel.27730561
Cell: 98480 - 20089


Emergency Services

Police
100
Fire
101
Ambulance
102
Child Line Facility
1098
A.P. Sate Aids Control Society Help Line 1097 / 24608602 / 24608603
Ask me (for city tel no's) (www.justdial.com)
24444444

Hospitals

NIMS, Panjagutta
23320332/55626922
Gandhi Hospital, Sec'bad
27702222
SD Eye Hosp., Mehdipatnam
23317274
Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills
23607777
Care Hospital, B'Hills 55668888
CDR Hospital, Himayatnagar
23221221
L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Banjara Hills 23548267
Mediciti, Adarshnagar 23237644
Medwin, Nampally 23202902
Medinova, Somajiguda 23311122/23311133
Nature Cure, Balkampet 23731786

Ambulance

Telephone   
Apollo Emergency
23548888
A.P. Centre for Emergency
24603160
Devi Ambulance Services
23816903
Om Sai Ambulance Services
23703348
Pioneer Ambulance Services 23312145

24 Hour Pharmacies

Telephone   
Apollo Pharmacy
23233180
Health Pharmacy
23310618
Jublee Hills
23607777 Ext 2020
Masab Tank
23319825

Packers and Movers