All conference activities will take place at Hotel Taj Krishna, a five-star venue located in historic Hyderabad, a bustling, multicultural city of nearly 7 million. Resting atop Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills, the Taj Krishna is a wonderful oasis that offers a panoramic view of the city and Hussain Sagar Lake. The Taj Krishna is located 30 minutes from the airport; shuttle transport can be hired on request.
Dating to 1591, Hyderabad is one of India’s major metropolitan cities and serves as the capital of two states, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Home to the historic Golconda Fort and the iconic, 400-year-old monument known as the Charminar, Hyderabad has long been a center of commerce. “The City of Pearls” enjoyed a role in pearl and diamond trading, and several traditional bazaars are still in operation. Today Hyderabad is equally known for its booming IT, biopharmaceutical, and film industries, the area acquiring a new nickname, Genome Valley, with the growth in the 1990s of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Hyderabad is also a cultural center, where Indian languages, traditions, and ancient religions mingle and thrive. Museums, parks, monuments, and a diverse array of restaurants offering local and international cuisines, delight, enlighten, and inspire visitors who make Hyderabad their travel destination.