Hyderabad – The City
Hyderabad – The City
The city of Hyderabad is located in South-Central India and is the capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh
The city of Hyderabad is located in South-Central India and is the capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of India’s fastest growing cities (currently the 5th largest), with a population 6.1 million and is a hotbed of technological innovation in India. Considered by many to be the Silicon Valley of India, the city is home to many global IT firms, international companies, central and state government units, research and development institutes and defense establishments.
Apart from IT, Hyderabad is also emerging as a leader in the pharmaceutical, insurance and tourism sectors. The city is a leading destination for companies like Microsoft, Deloitte, Oracle, Dell, E&Y, Google and IBM. Hyderabad has become a constant fixture on the itinerary of global leaders and business delegates, and has played host to distinguished personalities such as George W Bush, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, and Tony Blair
Hyderabad is a 400-year old city and the fifth largest in India. The city is known for its rich and resplendent history and its exciting confluence of cultures. The center of the old city has the graceful “Charminar” (literally, four turrets) that was built in 1591. On the outskirts of the city is Golconda Fort, a spectacular city fortress that was constructed and expanded between the 12th and 15th centuries.
The city’s old world charm, reflected in heritage forts, palaces, mosques and temples, coexists with modern technological innovation that attracts top global and domestic talent. The city has evolved quite rapidly and has adapted comfortably to a contemporary cosmopolitan life style that offer a diversity of arts, crafts, music, and dance. More details on Hyderabad are available on the websites below:
The city is well connected by air, rail and road to international and Indian destinations. For example, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines have direct flights into Hyderabad from Frankfurt and Singapore respectively. Every major Indian airline flies into Hyderabad and major cities such as Agra, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata are all within two hours flying distance from Hyderabad.